One New Habit

You hear it all the time - when trying to change diet or lifestyle habits, it really helps to replace what's being left behind with something new. From a vegan standpoint, that would mean finding new substitutes for all the animal foods you're cutting out of your diet. It's not as hard as you might think. There are plenty of good vegan alternatives to things like cheese, milk, and meat. The trick is to do it in a way that's healthier than your former omnivorous diet....more

Cauliflower Crust Pizza: He Said/She Said Reviews

You know that old saying that pizza is a lot like sex? That even when it's bad it's good? Well, that saying is exactly why I decided to include Jim's pizza review in this post, because when it comes to pizza and sex, men and women have vastly different views about what's good. ...more

Plated + Served: Light and Easy Guava & Cheese Empanada

You’ve made your resolutions and promises to take better care of yourself, right?Here’s an easy four-ingredient flavor-packed snack that will indulge your sweet tooth, but has only 40-calories a serving (and it’s all about portion control!)...more

Thai Black Pepper Garlic Tofu from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

After she fell in love with the dish at a local Thai restaurant, Susan from FatFree Vegan Kitchen re-created this Thai Black Pepper and Garlic Tofu at home. For tofu fans who don't mind a little heat, this sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday dinner. Susan makes hers lower in fat than the restaurant version by baking the tofu and steam-frying the vegetables, so her recipe is perfect for anyone who's thinking about losing a few pounds. ...more
sounds divine!!more

Using Up Those Broccoli Stalks - Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

We go through a lot of broccoli around here, but usually the pretty little tops are what get used in stir-frys and such, leaving the stalks feeling unloved. My dogs come begging for them, but there's really only so much broccoli you should feed a dog... if you know what I mean. My solution is to save up three or four bunches worth of stalks, and make soup out of them. I love how nothing goes to waste, and we get a beautiful, creamy, slightly cheesy soup out of the deal. Don't worry - Lucy and Heidi get plenty of snacks.  ...more

Meals with friends + Vegan News You Can Use (1/6/13)

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SuperFudge Brownies

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Quick Vegan Pepperoni Tortilla Pizza

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Winter Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

The other night I had a couple of friends over for dinner.  I love having friends over.  First of all, I love cooking for other people and have always loved entertaining.  It’s fun to try out new recipes on your friends as well.  So, I created a winter brussels sprouts salad to start the meal which went over really well!...more

Plated + Served: On The Eleventh Day of Christmas...

Churros!In celebration of the Eleven Pipers Piping, Mama made Mexican Crullers, better known as Churros.Churros are crispy fried dough fritters sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. They come in two shapes: thin and coiled in the traditional cruller shape or long and thick “porras” (the Spanish word for baton).In some parts of Latin America, Churros are filled with guava paste, chocolate, dulce de leche (caramel and sweet cream) and even cheese....more