Monthly Archives: August 2011

Live Raw by Mimi Kirk

I first found out about Mimi Kirk when she won PETA’s “Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50” competition in 2009. She’s stunning, all right, and the fact that she won this contest when she was not merely “over 50” but nearly 71 made it all the more remarkable. In this instance, Mimi can be completely forgiven for […]

Cool Kitchen Gadgets

Some time ago, I polled readers to find out what are some favorite kitchen gadgets. It turned out to be a treasury of great ideas. One of my personal favorites is an immersion blender.* We’re not huge fruit eaters in my family (we prefer our veggies!), so making smoothies most days of the week is not […]

Lagusta’s Luscious – Fine Handmade Confections

New Paltz (a funky college town in New York’s Hudson Valley, just 90 miles north of Manhattan) is very lucky—it’s the home of Lagusta’s Luscious, a cornucopia of sensuous pleasures for the palate, mainly centered around chocolate.

Mimi Kirk’s Raw Almond Cookies

Raw Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing

This variation of Raw Sweet Potato and Cabbage Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing was inspired by Ricki Heller of Diet, Dessert, and Dogs. She took my aforementioned recipe and varied it by using raw kale. The combination of raw sweet potato and raw kale (two veggies more commonly eaten cooked) is amazing. A small amount of red […]

Leftover Heaven: Ideas for School and Brown Bag Lunches

If you need fresh ideas for making healthy school lunches for older vegetarian or vegan kids or teens with open minds and even more open palates, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for fare for grown-up tastes beyond sandwiches, these ideas are for you. Admittedly, your first-grader may not relish this style […]

Vegan Holiday Kitchen

Delicious, hearty fare for major holidays year-round!  With more than 200 mouthwatering recipes, Vegan Holiday Kitchen is your go-to resource for recipes and menus for major holidays. Vegans can at last celebrate the holidays with gusto and enjoy every course of the meal—from appetizers to desserts. What’s more, these lovingly crafted dishes will satisfy everyone […]

Butternut Squash and Mixed Mushroom Lasagna

A dairy- and tomato-free lasagna, this one is offbeat, based on butternut squash and a creamy tofu sauce. It’s a luscious dish makes a special fall meal. It also makes a terrific vegan main dish for Thanksgiving dinner.