Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Life in Balance By Meg Wolff

Changing your diet can change your life, and Meg Wolff is proof of that. A Life in Balance: Delicious Plant-based Recipes for Optimal Health* tells her story and provides an arsenal of recipes and tips for enjoying healthy, flavorful and economic meals. Eating a diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits can prevent and reverse […]

Gardein Vegan Savory Stuffed Turk’y

Full disclosure: I’m not personally a big fan of meat substitutes, but I can fully understand why other vegetarians and vegans like them. I grew up with meat as a child, and one of the reasons I went vegetarian as a teen way back when was that I simply didn’t like it. Fast forward to […]

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

For hearty appetites, here’s a salsa made more substantial with beans and fresh corn. Serve with stone ground tortilla chips. 

Vegan Matzo Ball Soup with Spring Vegetables

This vegan matzo ball soup recipe is chock-full of vegetables, and the perfect prelude to the Passover Seder dinner. But more importantly, it’s vehicle for delicious Vegan Matzo Balls. Recipe adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas. Photo by Susan Voisin. As an alternative to this Ashkenazik-style soup, try Moroccan-Style Vegan Matzo Ball Soup.

Chard Stew with Tortellini and Summer Squash

Here’s a bountiful and nourishing late summer stew featuring chard and squash, made substantial with the delightful addition of tortellini. Of course, you can substitute other hardy greens, including kale, collards, escarole, or broccoli rabe. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

Vegan for Life by Jack Norris, RD and Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

I gush. It’s true. If I love something I can’t help myself. This book was in my mailbox on Thursday. I finished it by noon on Friday. It’s that good.

Corn Slaw

Cabbage and corn kernels are a salad marriage made in heaven. This super-simple corn slaw, dressed in a vinaigrette, goes well with Southwestern-style meals. Recipe adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet.

The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book by Reed Mangels, RD PhD

Any woman can feel confident about a vegan pregnancy with the easy-to-read but comprehensive Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book*, written by a registered dietitian who also holds a doctorate in nutrition.

Are You Hosting a Vegan for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving can be a trying time for the meatless crowd. That’s because the holiday is so completely bound up with the concept of turkey. For those who are hosting vegans for Thanksgiving — or if you’re going to be the lone vegan at the table, the biggest challenges are choosing a great main dish, an unstuffed stuffing, […]

Cold Potato, Green Bean, and Quinoa Soup

Potatoes, green beans, and quinoa make a refreshing trio in a cold summer soup. Serve with fresh corn on the cob and a colorful salad or grilled veggies. Though I think this soup tastes best chilled, if you can’t wait, it’s good warm, too!

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