Vegan Sloppy Joes

[Editor's Note: This Quicker Dinners option is not just fast and easy, but it fits right in with October's World Vegetarian Month theme. This is an incredibly healthy option that is a good one to work into the rotation—even if your family likes the meatier version of this slightly-messy sandwich, it's worth trying this one, which is a little easier on the wallet, and on the calorie count. --Genie] ...more

CSA Indian-Style Roasted Beets and Carrots Salad

Snacking in the KitchenPerfect for Meatless Monday or any night vegetarian side dish, try this Indian-Style Roasted Beetes and Carrots Salad....more

Vegans in Santa Fe

We love going to Santa Fe. Compared to Taos, it's the Big City, with far more shopping options, and at least two vegan restaurants. There might be more, and the search continues, but we're always happy to go to one (or both!) of our favorite places whenever we get the chance. ...more

The Wonders and Benefits of Chlorophyll

 Chlorophyll, the stuff that makes plants green, is amazing!Filled with nutrients and easy to obtain from plants and in liquid supplement form, it would be a sin not to take advantage of it.It has SO MANY health benefits it makes it a trueSUPER-FOOD! Check out this video to find out about the wonders and benefits of chlorophyll and the best way to have it every day! ...more

Kale is the New Black

 Lots of people are talking about kale these days.  And why not?  Kale is a literal superstar in the food world.  It is low in calories but high in fiber so fills you up.  It contains carotenoids and flavonoids, two powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals.  Additionally, the other components of kale have been shown to fight against the formation of cancer cells.  Kale also has high doses of vitamin C, vitamin A, and manganese.  Its anti inflammatory, its a detoxifier, it strengthens our bones.  This food is more t...more

Farro Risotto with Cannellini and Basil from FamilyStyle Food

One thing that's fun about eating less meat is the way it helps you discover delicious new foods that you might otherwise have missed. I remember how excited I was when I first tried farro, a type of whole grain wheat from Italy that's becoming more popular in the U.S.  Some types of farro need to be pre-soaked, but if you look in an Italian market you can find a type called "semi-perlato" that cooks quickly. When I saw this recipe for Farro Risotto with Cannellini and Basil on FamilyStyle Food, it sounded like a perfect Meatless Monday dish, and if you haven't had farro, I'm betting you'll like it. (Farro is not gluten-free but most recipes using it can be made with brown rice for a gluten-free version.) ...more

Tips for Moving when Vegan {Vegan MoFo #6}

Today’s Vegan MoFo “tip” is actually an announcement and how I plan to work my vegan lifestyle into said announcement.We are moving!...more

Portobello Margherita Pizzas

It's Meatless Monday again. Wonderful! This tasty dinner features big, "meaty" portobello mushrooms, so it's a good one for those who are hesitant to give up animal meat. My cousin sent me a picture of this dish, asking if I'd ever made these pretty little pizzas. I hadn't, but I made them for dinner that very night, and they were a huge hit. Find the original recipe at the Barefoot Baker. ...more
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Homemade Cottage Cheese (paneer) from scratch

You cannot talk about Indian Cuisine without touching Paneer. (read Puh-neer) It is one of the most versatile ingredients ever. Besides using it in savories galore, paneer plays a significant role in many sweet dishes too! It is a cheese made by curdling the milk. Paneer is similar to unsalted cottage cheese. And it is one of the easiest cheeses you could ever make at home! Try it out. It might be cheaper than buying....more

Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

[Editor's Note: I really like a good Alfredo sauce, but I rarely make it at home. This recipe might change my tune—it has all the richness of Alfredo but a depth of flavor and a bit more of a nutritional punch thanks to the pumpkin stirred in at the end. It's wonderfully seasonal dish that is a perfect way to celebrate Vegetarian Month. --Genie] ...more
@Genie Gratto Oh, indeed it will be. I am roasting my pumpkins as we speak. I decided that ...more