Posts tagged "Vegan"

Meatless Monday: All about tofu

Meatless Monday: All about tofu
Tofu is a soybean product made from soymilk coagulation.  It is high in protein, low-calorie, nutrient-rich and both vegan and vegetarian. Tofu can reduce cholesterol and is a great source of iron, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. The flavor of tofu is quite bland, however tofu absorbs the flavor of the vegetables and the spices it is cooked with.... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Creamy Vegan Zucchini Soup

Meatless Monday: Creamy Vegan Zucchini Soup
The weather is cooling down and it is almost officially soup season.  Food & Wine shared this deliciously simple and silky soup by Chicago chef Grant Achatz. I still cannot believe there is no cream in this bowl. The only ingredients needed are zucchini, garlic, onion, butter, olive oil and vegetable broth.  Also, the versatile veggie-packed soup... Read more »

Never buy salad dressing again

Never buy salad dressing again
Salad dressing is very easy to make and much cheaper and cleaner than any store bought one you would buy. You only need a few things you might already have. Any kind of oil Any kind of vinegar Salt Pepper Any herbs The only measuring you need is two parts oil to one part vinegar.... Read more »
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Friday Favorites: The Softest Yoga Pants, NightFood and Sweet Potato Pancakes

Friday Favorites: The Softest Yoga Pants, NightFood and Sweet Potato Pancakes
Happy (Good) Friday!  We are celebrating Passover tonight with my family and driving to Indiana tomorrow for another Seder.  Before I left, I wanted to share some of my favorite products with you. There are so many brands of yoga clothes, that I have a hard time keeping up. Are there any that you are... Read more »

Meatless Monday: One-Pot Pasta with Eggplant and Mushrooms

Meatless Monday: One-Pot Pasta with Eggplant and Mushrooms
You know the nights; you want to eat something delicious and healthy, but don’t have energy to make a big mess that needs to be cleaned up?  The Minimalist Baker solved that problem with this tasty Pasta with Eggplant and Mushrooms.  Sounds simple, but packed with veggies and did I mention that you only need... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto
My sister-in-law taught me to make pesto a few summers back as a way to use up my overgrowing basil.  When using the freshest parmesan cheese, the pesto was by far, my favorite summer dish. This summer I was worried how I would use my basil and make my favorite dish dairy free.  I had... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Summer Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho

Meatless Monday: Summer Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho
After returning from a week at the beach, I am in full on summer mode.  The heat decreases my appetite of heavy dishes and I am gravitating toward light fresh meals. I ordered Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho from The Post House in South Carolina, and although wasn’t blown away by that version, my wheels began to... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Vegan Indian Parantha (Potato Stuffed Bread)

Meatless Monday: Vegan Indian Parantha (Potato Stuffed Bread)
Writer, chef and business woman Anupy Singla invited me to Williams Sonoma to taste her Vegan Indian Cooking.  Very intrigued, but intimated by Indian cooking, I was thrilled to learn it is simpler than it seems plus some other interesting tidbits. 1. Indian people do not eat Naan, the buttery bread we all eat at... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Mexican Chopped Salad with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

Meatless Monday: Mexican Chopped Salad with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
In general salads don’t excite me.  Occasionally, I can get pumped for the Whole Foods salad bar, but mostly I eat salads out of necessity to get my greens and nutrients. This Mexican Chopped Salad changed everything.  The simple combination of romaine, beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and scallions topped with the most delicious, creamy,... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Recipes for Spring and Summer

Meatless Monday: Recipes for Spring and Summer
Bookmark this now.  You are going to want this list of the best vegetarian and vegan dishes to make for picnics, barbecues and your family.  This time of year is when all the fresh ingredients begin to bloom and are available at Farmer’s Markets throughout the city.  There is nothing more fun than serving food... Read more »