Tag: Vegan

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 »

Vegan cheese: worth it or worthless?

Vegan cheese: worth it or worthless?
March marks five months of dairy free eating.  For the most part I would consider it easy.  It is surprising how much eating habits can adapt to restrictions with time.  Even my cheese loving husband has consumed many dairy free meals and agrees there are little benefits for including dairy in his diet.  The kids,... Read more »

Roasted cauliflower with crispy garbanzos and tahini: today's meatless monday meal

Roasted cauliflower with crispy garbanzos and tahini: today's meatless monday meal
Somehow I was directed to From the Little Yellow Kitchen, a quant site written by two 25-year-old gals who are best buds with a common love of cooking. They currently reside in a tiny apartment near the beach in San Diego and yes, have a very small and very yellow kitchen. These non mommy bloggers, amaze... Read more »
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Curried Coconut Lentils: Today's Meatless Monday Meal

Curried Coconut Lentils: Today's Meatless Monday Meal
Looking back at previous Meatless Monday posts, it is exciting to see how much I have grown both in eating and preparing new foods and flavors.  In the past two years of dedicating one day a week to vegetarian and vegan dishes, I’ve learned meat-free eating tastes good although requires time and a combo of... Read more »

Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe for Meatless Monday

Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe for Meatless Monday
My meals have been very soup heavy lately.  Nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of goodness on a winter day.  When I saw Karis’ Kitchen’s Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe I thought I found a satisfying winter dish that is not soup. I’ve been on a major sweet potato kick, but mostly... Read more »

Dairy-free banana applesauce muffins

Dairy-free banana applesauce muffins
I have lost a few pounds since I cut dairy from my diet mainly because of the lack of cheese in my life.  I still drool over thoughts of pizza or a dinner of Brie and wine, but have managed to stay away from the fanciest of fromage. Even harder is giving up on most... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Fast, Healthy Food at Olive

Meatless Monday: Fast, Healthy Food at Olive
Some days I don’t have the energy to cook, yet struggle with finding kid friendly restaurants where both my kids and I will enjoy the food.  It seems pointless for us to get out to eat if they are going to eat grilled cheese, mac and cheese or other basics that I can easily prepare... Read more »

My Dairy Free Thanksgiving

My Dairy Free Thanksgiving
I am the worst Thanksgiving guest.  Nobody wants to invite the no butter, no milk and no cheese eater over for a decadent meal. Having hosted the holiday before, I know how much love and time goes into preparing the family feast.   I love the tradition in diving into the rich, gluttonous meal amongst... Read more »

Why you should go meatless on Mondays

Why you should go meatless on Mondays
Many of you have enjoyed all the delicious Meatless Monday recipes I share, but some of you have asked a valid question. “What is the point of going meatless only one day a week?” Eating vegetarian once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It... Read more »
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Tasty Gluten Free Meatless Monday Dishes

Tasty Gluten Free Meatless Monday Dishes
I made it through my first gluten free weekend and surprisingly it wasn’t too hard.   I passed on the bread basket and held back when I wanted to grab a few French fries off my son’s plate.  I am most worried about hidden gluten in the form of sauces that I’m not aware of... Read more »