A raw vegan delicious coconut cake made with coconut oil and coconut flour. No need to bake.

Avocado-Orange Salad Dressing

It's been coming at me from all directions for some time now, the idea that oils - even the "good" oils like olive and coconut - are not actually all that good for us. I've felt that as vegans, we leave enough out of our food already - all that yucky animal fat and cholesterol - that cooking with olive oil couldn't be a bad thing. I think perhaps I've been fooling myself, because adding fat to food, is, well, fattening. Want some convincing?...more

Vegan Thursday at Whole Foods + An Easy Kale and Lentil Salad

Good morning! I have to ask – have you tried the Cashew Cream Tofu yet?...more

Winning The Food Stamp Challenge And Eating Well

This week, Mario Batali made news as he announced how hungry he has been while taking the Food Stamp Challenge, an effort to make it through the week while spending no more than $31 total for all 21 meals and any snacks. Batali and his family are discovering how hard it is to fit meat into one's diet at the low price-per-meal covered by food stamps, and they're reportedly eating lots of rice and beans and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But Rachel Bolden-Kramer of Hip Dhamma is also taking the challenge alongside Batali and his family, I love her approach, which focuses on whole and healthy foods, as well as on guaranteed money-savers like looking beyond the grocery store....more
Something to point out, many states allow food stamps to be used to purchase seeds and plants ...more

Cashew Cream Tofu

Last week I wanted to bake tofu for dinner – the cool, grey day was perfect for turning on the oven.  I often lack imagination, and advance planning, when it comes to a tofu marinade and on this particular evening I wanted something comforting and quick.  I began to have visions of an Alfredo-like dish.  My instinct was to try a more substantive sauce which could make up for the lack of time to soak the tofu in a marinade. ...more

Chipotle Squash Salad with Jicama & Avocado from Eats Well with Others

All I had to do was read the recipe title and I knew this Chipotle Squash Salad with Jicama, Goat Cheese, and Avocado from Eats Well with Others was something I'd love to try. The squash is roasted and then tossed with jicama and lime juice and served on a bed of spinach with avocado and goat cheese. With all these great flavors going on in a Meatless Monday dinner I'm guessing no one will even think about meat!...more
@joanneeatswell @BlogHer My pleasure! Your recipes are always so creative.more

Meatless Monday - One Good Reason (To Go Vegan) #1

Since I'm meatless every day, I don't think much about Meatless Mondays, but I do want to encourage anyone who still eats meat to consider going without it just one day a week... for starters! I realize a lot of people don't have the time or interest to read entire books on the subject, or even to watch some of the really enlightening films on a vegan diet's effects on our health, animal welfare, and the health of the planet herself....more


Happy Mother's Day! I won't be seeing my kids today, but I'm proud as can be to be their mom. I'll be celebrating veg-style here, by vegging out a bit, cooking some good vegan food, and maybe going to a movie with my darlin' Rick this afternoon. ...more

One week from tomorrow – A 10-course vegan dining experience not to be missed!

Are you enjoying a bowl of green ice cream for breakfast this morning? How about black bean and sweet potato stew for lunch? Maybe gingered asparagus and leeks as a side with dinner tonight?...more

The Meat Debate

I have essentially been a vegetarian/pescetarian since I was 16, ever since my parents decided to go Atkins and I decided I needed to rebel.  At first it was a challenge, proving to my parents that I could not only cook for myself but that I could make healthy decisions.  I continued thru college with no intentional stops off the vegetarian train and honestly thought I was going to be a vegetarian for life. ...more
@Vladivosta Part of it is I don't "crave" meat by any stretch, at the time I went vegetarian I ...more