Finding suitable substitutes for your favorite meals can be a real challenge for those new to a plant-based diet. Thatís why having a few helpful foods for going vegan is critical in the beginning. It helps you stick to your guns during the transition period. Thatís why this recipe for a vegan tuna melt from… [Continue Reading]
If youíve been trying to reduce or eliminate dairy due to allergies or the process of going vegan, chances are youíve felt a bit deprived at some point. Any cheese lover making the transition does. And special events like Christmas or dinner parties? Fuhgettaboutit. Youíre really going to want something that feels as decadent as… [Continue Reading]
Pistachios and cranberries make a healthy and hearty holiday flavor pairing for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. If youíre wanting to celebrate the colors of Christmas with these two foods, try this pistachio-cranberry couscous from The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook as a fun holiday dinner side.
For most of us, hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern dip made with mashed chick peas and served with pita bread. In recent years, the definition of hummus has expanded to include dips made from several types of cooked beans. This recipe is made with all the ingredients of a traditional hummus, with one surprising… [Continue Reading]
These curried vegan meatballs are one of numerous meatless meatball recipes Iíve run across since starting the transition to a more plant-based diet. The recipe is from Robin Robertsonís savory cookbook, Vegan Fire and Spice, my go-to resource when it comes to spicy vegan recipes. With the exception of the vegan yogurt, all of the… [Continue Reading]
If youíre looking for a fiber-filled food item thatís affordable and relatively simple to prepare, consider the ages-old black eyed pea. Itís popular across a number of international cuisines, takes notably less time to cook than the frequently-used pinto, and doesnít really need to be soaked like other beans.