Monthly Archives: October 2012

Spicy Orange-Sesame Stir-Fry

I tell my health coaching clients to get at least four colors onto their plates at every meal, with green being the main color. Without getting too science-y about it, the nutrients in fruit and vegetables lie in their color, and therefore eating lots of colors ensures that we’re getting lots of nutrients. Pretty simple, […]

Apple Corn Bread

Compared with traditional bread, this corn bread is closer to cake. However, it’s not the type of cake you bake for special occasions, but a quick bread type of cake that you bake for teatime, afternoon snack, or breakfast. Unlike traditional corn bread, which tends to be a bit crumbly, I use syrup and apple […]

Blueberry and Berry Jam Muffin

This super anti-oxidant blueberry muffin, made of dense nutrition and fiber, is wonderful for breakfast, lunch, or tea. Contributed by Annie Taylor Chen, Vegan Ann.

Keen-wäh Decadence Bars

I’m not generally a “bar” person, so bars reaaaalllly need to be good to motivate me to want another. Keen-wäh Decadence Bars definitely pass the “I want more” test. What’s most amazing is that these rich-tasting bars are filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and valuable omega-3s. At their heart, they are made of quinoa, whose nutritional […]

Walnut Meat-less Balls

These meatballs are flavorful and replicate a traditional meatball quite nicely, but without the heaviness that comes from the meat. You get a nice punch of protein from the walnuts and immune-boosting benefits from the mushrooms, onions, garlic and parsley. You can throw these into a typical tomato sauce and serve over pasta or as […]

Beet Muhummara

Inspired by muhummara, a Turkish spread typically made from roasted red peppers and walnuts, this stunning and addicting spread is perfect for festive occasions or any regular day of the week. Serve with warmed pita triangles. Recipe and photo courtesy of Betsy DiJulio, from The Blooming Platter Cookbook: A Harvest of Seasonal Vegan Recipes* (© 2011, Vegan […]

Sautéed Fennel, Leeks and Mushrooms

Though anise-flavored fennel is a great veggie, most of us don’t think to use it for everyday meals. Sautéed with leeks and mushrooms, it makes a nice accompaniment to pasta and grain dishes.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Fresh and Dried Tomatoes

The traditional pasta dish called aglio olio (garlic and oil) gets a fresh twist with fresh and dried tomatoes, lots of parsley and a sprinkling of toasted nuts. It’s a perfect summer pasta dish, but ou can enjoy it all year round.