Monthly Archives: March 2012

Avocado and Bean Enchiladas

These enchiladas make for a perfect meal for the family or a small dinner party. This recipe is from Vegetariana* by Nava Atlas.

Couscous-Stuffed Eggplant

For this delightful stuffed eggplant dish you can use regular couscous, or try it with Israeli couscous, as shown in the photo. Regular couscous has more of the look and feel of a grain; Israeli couscous more like a tiny pasta. If you’re looking for a gluten-free variation, you can substitute quinoa, which is also […]

Practically Raw by Amber Shea Crawley

Delicious, vegan, raw, gluten-free, soy-free and easy to make meals…sounds hard to do but Amber Shea Crawley has done it in her book Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make*(Vegan Heritage Press, 2012). Every recipe gets you excited to make and enjoy it. What’s different about this book is that it presents both raw […]

Optimizing Bone Density

Bone health is a complex and multifactorial process. Bone mass accumulates most during the first couple decades of life. The more bone gained during this period, the less risk of osteoporosis you face later in life. Unfortunately, this critical window closes before most young people even hear the word osteoporosis. If you did know to focus on […]

Dreamy Tahini Dressing

Keep it as is for slathering on sandwiches and burgers, or thin it out with a little water for a creamy salad dressing. Excerpted with permission from The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude* ©2012 by Brian Patton.  Published with permission of New World Library. 

Marinated Eggplant Pasta Salad

The eggplant in this luscious pasta salad takes on a crunchy, almost pickle-like texture, and the zingy marinade penetrates its every fiber. You have to make this one the day before you plan to eat it, but it’s totally worth the wait. Excerpted with permission from The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary […]

The Best Way to Become Vegan

No matter what your reason is for wanting to become vegan, the transitioning process may be challenging. However, saying farewell to your traditional diet and lifestyle, incorporating a new plant-based diet, and embracing a new lifestyle might be exciting and extremely rewarding. Whatever your purpose is for choosing to be vegan, educating yourself and being […]

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe

Many people consider broccoli rabe a delicacy, savoring its slightly bitter flavor. Here’s the simplest, most traditional way to prepare it — a quick sauté in olive oil and garlic. And that characteristic touch of sweet raisins to balance the slight bitterness is optional, but do give it a try! You can prepare chard, kale, […]