Cookbook Review: The Vegan Table

the vegan table

Hosting special-occasion events with a vegan menu can be stressful even for experienced vegans, let alone when picky-eating carnivores will be attending and the hostess is new to the vegan lifestyle. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s The Vegan Table steps up to the support plate with selections like polenta hears, red lentil paté, panini with lemon-basil pesto and… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions

vegan food substitutions

New vegans looking for substitution ideas to help them through the “going vegan” transition period often feel frustrated with the many areas of their diets where animal products remain difficult to remove.

Cardamom Potato and Lentil Wraps

Potato Lentil Wrap

Looking for an unusual lunch wrap recipe? Check out these cardamom and potato lentil wraps from the Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook.

Book Review: The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook

vegetarian meat and potatoes

Worried that giving up meat is going to mean a lifetime of kale smoothies and sprout sandwiches? Robin Robertson might have the answer.

Book Review: Vegan Celebrations by Alicia C. Simpson

Vegan Celebrations

When making the transition to plant-based eating, people inevitably hit a snag when it comes the first major holiday or party-worthy event.

Cooking with Brown Lentils: More to Love than You May Realize

Lentil salad lead pic

You may think brown lentils are something served for dinner on the boring train. And in all honesty, so did I for many years.

Black Bean Recipes for All Occasions


Popular in Caribbean food and Mexican cuisine, black beans offer flexibility, reduced cooking time and cranberry-comparable antioxidant properties. They are also a food item that is still affordable when transitioning from conventional to organic food purchases.

The Curious Cook’s Guide to Chick Peas

Falafel Balls

Chick peas are one of the most flexible cheap food items I’ve ever run across. They rank among the top ten beans on the ANDI chart, and are used for everything from dips and fritters to curries and cookies. Yes, cookies.

Cooking With Collard Greens: How to Get More of This Nutritional Powerhouse Into Your Diet

Collard Greens

It’s no secret that collard greens and other cruciferous vegetables are good for you. With an ANDI score of 1,000, they’re pretty tough to beat when it comes to nutrition.

Red Bean Hummus


Looking to take hummus to the next level? This version with red beans is simple and short on ingredients. Read on to find out how to make it for yourself.

10 Secret-Weapon Foods for Going Vegan

Secret Weapon Foods for Going Vegan

Going vegan? Cutting back on animal protein for health reasons? Maybe you’re just a moderate meat eater with a recently discovered dairy intolerance. Whatever your reasons for reducing meat and dairy and moving towards a plant-based diet, going vegan isn’t exactly easy.

White Bean Hummus with Sundried Tomatoes

White Bean Hummus with Sundried Tomatoes

Last night, I had some cooked cannellini beans to use up and wanted to make something fun for Memorial Day weekend. A little creativity and a food processor produced one of our favorite concoctions thus far. Here’s how I did it.