It’s not easy removing beloved food items from one’s menu. I had both wheat and dairy intolerances as an infant, and while I did outgrow both, I have adjusted my diet to accommodate, at least in part, the wheat intolerance part of those childhood allergies. Allergies do return as one grows older, so it seemed… [Continue Reading]
So many of my friends and colleagues are exploring gluten-free food these days, I thought I should give a nod to their efforts by posting this recipe for spelt-flour tortillas from the book Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites. The ingredient list is short, along with the prep time, making this a simple go-to recipe… [Continue Reading]
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]
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.
While flax seeds have been around for some time now (indeed Charlemagne was touting their health benefits during his time), modern society is finally starting to get a grip on things like the health benefits of flax seeds, how to eat them and what exactly can be prepared with these little nutritional wonders.
While transitioning to a plant-based diet, one of the concerns that pops up over and over again is appropriate food for special occasions and dinner parties. So when I saw the title ďVegan CelebrationsĒ, I had to check it out. While not a comprehensive go-to vegan cookbook, Alicia Simpsonís Vegan Celebrations does live up to… [Continue Reading]