Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rice Noodle Soup with Lettuce and Shiitake Mushrooms

This simple Asian-style soup, filled with fine rice noodles, crunchy lettuce, and healthy shiitake mushrooms, is a good introductory course for stir-fries and tofu dishes. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Avocado Recipes: Nutritious and Delicious

If you want a food that’s going to give your body the nutrients and vitamins it needs every day, grab yourself an avocado. Try some of these avocado recipes to see just how great it can be! Avocados don’t just taste amazing, they’re also packed with loads of nutrients. These green fruits provide folate, vitamins […]

Dreena Burton’s Plant-Powered Lunchbox Solutions

This post is excerpted from Dreena Burton’s Plant-Powered Kitchen. For the entire article, with lots more tips and photos, go to Vegan Children at School and Packing Plant-Powered Lunches. Here are some great ideas for lunch meals you can prepare for your children.

Stocking Your Refrigerator for Everyday Healthy Meals

VegKitchen’s post on stocking a healthy vegan pantry is one that gets a lot of views, so it occurred to me, in this bountiful season of fresh produce, that we should explore what it takes to keep your refrigerator stocked with fresh foods as well as other natural, wholesome edibles that compliment and bolster them. […]

Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet

I’ve had the original edition of Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Corbleet for some time now. In the summer, I like to try for at least 60% raw food, simply because eating raw makes so much sense when fresh fruits and veggies are at their most abundant. But much […]

Raw Chocolate Mousse

No one will know that avocado replaces butter, cream, and eggs in this silky treat. Create an easy  and elegant parfait by layering it with Vanilla Crème Sauce. Recipe contributed by Jennifer Cornbleet, from Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People*, revised edition. © 2012, Book Publishing Company. Photo by Warren Jefferson.

Cream of Cucumber Soup

Lettuce isn’t just for salads. Blending it with cucumber makes a light and delicious soup. Recipe contributed by Jennifer Cornbleet, from Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People,* revised edition. © 2012, Book Publishing Company.

Basic Brown Bread (Gluten-Free)

This bread is one of my favorites to have around for midday snacking, toasting, or using as bread crumbs. It is delicious toasted and topped with vegan mayonnaise, a fresh garden tomato, and a generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Reprinted from Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats* by Allyson Kramer (Fair Winds, © 2012), by permission […]

Spinach or Arugula and Miso Pesto

This delicious pesto turns ordinary carbs into special meals. You can use this as suggested below for serving with pasta, pizza, or potatoes. Or skip the carbs as I’ve done here, and toss this pesto with “noodles” made of raw zucchini and/or yellow summer squash made with a spiral slicer. No matter how you use […]

Healthy School Lunch: Recipes and Ideas (pdf e-book)

Healthy School Lunches: Recipes and Ideas (pdf e-book) will make the task of making school lunch for vegetarian or vegan kids easier and even more fun. The recipes here will also be useful for those following dairy-free diets due to allergy or intolerance. Here you’ll find lots of easy recipes and ideas that will appeal […]

Fruitful Flavors for the Lunch Box

Here are some tips for getting more fruits into your child’s lunch box —and getting them eaten! Unfortunately, the season for the abundant array of summer fruits doesn’t coincide with the fall, winter, and spring school schedule. Sure, more fruits than ever before are available year-round due to importing, but they tend to be expensive […]

Oats: Making Good Use of a Versatile Grain

Their mild, pleasantly nutty flavor and the variety of ways in which they can be processed make them a good, all-around grain whose uses go far beyond that of the familiar breakfast cereal. Here are ways to make the most of this familiar and comforting grain.

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