Laura Theodore

Avocado Salad Parfaits

Avocado parfaits recipe by Laura Theodore

Here’s a festive and fabulous way to serve a first course salad featuring avocado, any time of the year. Spooned into tiny parfait or champagne glasses, this tasty combo provides a refreshing change to a standard green salad. Recipes from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet © Laura Theodore 2015, Jazzy Vegetarian, LLC. Reprinted by permission.Photos by David Kaplan.Learn more about Vegan-Ease and its tie-in with Jazzy Vegetarian (Season 5) following the recipe.  more→

Super-Easy Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

Stuffed green peppers by Laura Theodore

I first made these delicious peppers for a New Year’s Eve party and they were a huge hit! Featuring a meaty-tasting seitan and hearty brown rice stuffing, these beautiful bell peppers satiate omnivores and vegans alike. Ready for the oven in under 20 minutes, these six-ingredient wonders are equally ideal for a holiday party or weeknight supper. Recipe from Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet. Published by Jazzy Vegetarian LLC, © 2015, reprinted by permission. Photos by David Kaplan.

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Spicy Baked Home Fries

Spicy baked home fries recipe

Who doesn’t love home fries? Laura Theodore came up with this tantalizing version that’s easy to make for any meal of the day. There’s a little heat and a lot of zest. Recipe and photos by Laura Theodore, from Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet. Published by Jazzy Vegetarian LLC, © 2015, reprinted by permission.

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Lime and Coconut Corn Muffins

Coconut lime muffins by Laura Theodore

Cornmeal gives these vegan lime and coconut corn muffins a hearty texture, while the lime and coconut contribute a tropical twist. Recipe and photo by Laura Theodore, from Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet. Published by Jazzy Vegetarian LLC, © 2015, reprinted by permission.

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Top Five Tips for Vegan-Ease Cuisine

Vegan Lime muffins

Here are five great tips for starting on the path to Vegan-Ease cuisine, and enjoying easy plant-based meals, without sacrificing great taste or giving up the textures and flavors we all love! Contributed by Laura Theodore, from Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet* (October 8, 2015). Published by Jazzy Vegetarian LLC, © 2015, reprinted by permission. more→

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Chocolate Ganache Cake from Laura Theodore

This is a rich, decadent-tasting, and gorgeous cake. This scrumptious confection, topped with a luscious vegan chocolate ganache frosting, is ideal to serve as an enticing dessert at any gathering throughout the year. Recipe and photos contributed by Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian.
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Zucchini Fettuccine with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Fettuccine with Fresh Tomato Salsa from Laura Theodore

This raw zucchini noodle side dish is low in calories, a breeze to prepare, and fabulous fare on a hot summer night. The zucchini strips really do look and taste a lot like fresh pasta. Recipe contributed by Laura Theodore, from Jazzy Vegetarian, Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious  (Book Publishing Company), reprinted by permission. Photo by Warren Jefferson. more→

Vegan Zucchini Summer Quiche

ZUCCHINI QUICHE

A warm-weather brunch calls for vegan quiche, and this one pleasingly fit the bill. Featuring shredded zucchini and a flaky, gluten-free crust, this quiche will be declared a winner when served at any midday meal. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites* by Laura Theodore (BenBella Books 2013), reprinted by permission.

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Magnificent Maple Granola

maple granola recipe

Nothin’ like homemade granola. I love the scent and taste of freshly baked granola served with some nondairy milk on the side. To jazz it up a bit, top the granola with a dollop of Banana Whipped Topping. Mornings just got better! Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites* (BenBella Books 2013), reprinted by permission.

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Mom’s Turtle Cookie Squares

Turtle Cookie Squares from Laura Theodore

For years, my mom has been making a dairy-based version of classic turtle cookies for the holidays. Several years ago we decided to create a vegan version, which is as good as—or maybe even better than—the original recipe. Recipe and photo from Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites by Laura Theodore, reprinted by permission.

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Marvelous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse

Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

This super creamy and delightfully delicious dessert will please the chocolate and peanut butter fans at your table. Tofu replaces the eggs in this rich tasting pudding. Contributed by Laura Theodore, from Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet* (October 8, 2015). Published by Jazzy Vegetarian LLC, © 2015, reprinted by permission. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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Vegan Desserts Made Easy

Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Serving a tasty vegan dessert can be challenging, but it’s made a whole lot easier by substituting various quality vegan ingredients for the eggs and dairy products usually associated with these comforting culinary creations. Best of all, vegan desserts are delicious and often nutritious. It’s actually pretty easy to bake without using eggs and dairy, once you get the hang of it.

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