Monthly Archives: April 2012

Groovy Green Smoothie

A great way to start the day with a hit of blood-cleansing chlorophyll and some good-quality protein from the seeds and protein powder. Adding protein will keep you feeling satisfied for hours! Recipe and photo contributed by Ricki Heller, from Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

What is a Vegan Diet?

What is a vegan diet, and how is it different from a vegetarian diet? Sometimes called a plant-based diet, vegans avoid all animal products in the diet, including eggs, dairy product, and even honey. Vegetarians avoid meat, fowl, and seafood;  For most vegans, ethical factors weigh in equally, if not more so, as health and environmental […]

Healthy Vegan Snacks, Appetizers, and Dips

VegKitchen offers an array of easy, healthy vegan snacks, appletizers, and dips for the grazing pleasure of adults and kids alike! Here is our listing of tasty and nutritious treats, from everyday to celebratory, many of which are based on vegetables, grains, and other whole foods. Photo by April Jones depicting The Best Vegan Nachos […]

Cauliflower-Avocado Bake

Try this unusual combination of cauliflower and avocado in a casserole for a family dinner or even as an appetizer for a dinner party. It’ll be sure to please all your guests! 

Home-mixed Curry

Compare the rich scent of this mixture with a supermarket curry powder and you won’t believe the difference. This recipe is from Vegetariana* (Amberwood Press, 1999) by Nava Atlas.

Warm Apple-Walnut Cobbler

This date-based, no-sugar-added caramel sauce does double duty by sweetening both the apple filling and the crumbly topping. Use a crisper variety of apple, such as Pink Lady, Jazz, or Honeycrisp, for best results. Serve with vegan vanilla ice cream for a nice warm/cold contrast. This recipe is from Practically Raw,* copyright © 2012 Amber […]

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

This dish contains all the flavor and nutrition of sushi, but requires only half the effort! Instead of rolling the ingredients into a traditional makizushi, you just toss ‘em together in a bowl—no muss, no fuss. If you really dislike seaweed, you can leave the nori off, though it is a fantastic source of essential minerals. […]

Sweet Potato Waldorf Salad

The addition of the sweet potato and toasted pine nuts makes this simple salad an exceptional side dish or a hearty lunch. Because the natural flavors blend so well, there’s little need for exotic seasonings. A basket of whole grain bread makes the ideal accompaniment. Contributed by Zel Allen, reprinted from The Nut Gourmet.*