Beverly Lynn Bennett

Hearty Tempeh and Veggie Breakfast Skillet

Tempeh and veggie breakfast skillet

Provide your body with plenty of energy to make it through a hectic day with this savory mixture of tempeh, onions, carrots, and the green cousins broccoli and kale. Serve it with slices of fresh fruit or whole grain toast. Recipe from Vegan Bites: Recipes for Singles* by Beverly Lynn Bennett. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. Reprinted by permission of The Book Publishing Company © 2008. more→


Slow-Cooker Boston Baked Beans

Slow-cooker Boston baked beans

For many, baked beans are a must-have for any picnic or family get-together. In this sure-to-please recipe, tender navy beans are flavored with bits of onions and covered in a rich and tangy sauce enhanced with molasses. Traditionally, Boston baked beans are made by slowly cooking the sauce-covered beans in a low-temperature oven for several hours. Low temp … long hours — sound familiar? That’s exactly what a slow cooker does! Reprinted with permission from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Vegan Slow-cooking* by Beverly Bennett (Alpha Books, 2012). Photos by Evan Atlas. more→


Vegan Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin bread pudding

This sweet vegan caramel sauce makes a great topping for pies, ice cream, cakes, and bread puddings. Try it over Pumpkin Bread Pudding for an amazing treat! Contributed by Beverly Lynn Bennett (reprinted by permission of the author), author of Vegan Bites* and other titles*. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky. more→


Raw Vegan Cheddar Cheese Spread

This vegan cheddar cheese spread is made with raw cashews and sun-dried tomatoes and requires no cooking. Serve as a spread for raw veggies, fruit, crackers, slices of bread, or for sandwiches. From The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Cookingby Beverly Lynn Bennett and Ray Sammartano. more→


Raw Vegan Parmesan-Style “Cheese”

Vegan Parmesan style cheese made with raw almonds

You can easily and quickly whip up this cheesy, slightly nutty-tasting dairy-free Parmesan-style seasoning with the help of a food processor. From The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Cooking* by Beverly Lynn Bennett and Ray Sammartano. more→


Fruit and Granola Parfait

Fruit and yogurt parfaits with granola

This fresh fruit treat is as pretty to look at as it is delicious to eat. It’s made with generous layers of fresh fruit and berries, granola, and soy yogurt flavored with bananas. It’s presented in a similar fashion to an ice cream sundae. Breakfast treat or dessert, you choose. Recipe from Vegan Bites: Recipes for Singlesby Beverly Lynn Bennett, reprinted by permission of Book Publishing Co. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.   more→


Plant-Based Calcium: Sources and Absorbability

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living* by Beverly Lynn Bennett and Ray Sammartano. What are some calcium-rich foods, and how much of their calcium are we capable of absorbing and holding on to? You can find plenty of calcium in leafy green vegetables, and 40 to 60 percent is absorbable by our body. It was once believed that the oxalates in certain plant foods messed with our body’s ability to absorb calcium by binding with it and forcing it through the elimination process, but the latest research proves otherwise. more→