Raw Taco Supreme

[Editor's Note: Other than salads, I haven't experimented much with raw food. But this recipe, which replicates spicy refried bean "tacos" with a cashew "sour cream," definitely caught my eye as something that would be worth trying out. It's high in protein, full of nutrients, and an adventure in eating for those who aren't familiar with this method of, well, not cooking. Give it a whirl! --Genie] ...more

Holiday Desserts: Pomegranate Poached Pears

[Editor's Note: Though pears are often poached in red wine, this version of this elegant dessert uses grape juice, pomegranate juice, and the juice of a clementine to deepen the pear's flavor and add a rich color to the fruit. It's a vegan, gluten-free dessert that is unexpected, free of added sugar, and quite healthy at a time of year when over-indulgence is the norm. --Genie]...more
That looks so good! I might have to try it. more

Great Gift Cookbooks: Sweets & Treats

[Editor's Note: This new cookbook from Janice Cuevas of A Healthful Gluten-Free Life is available in both ebook and paperback version, and features recipes that are perfect for the holidays....more

Dairy-Free Tomato Soup

[Editor's Note: Tomato soup is one of my very favorites: it's simple, flavorful, and so comforting. Depending on which type of broth you use to make it, it can either be vegan or perfect for omnivores. Pair it with crusty bread or a sandwich, and it's the perfect dish for a lazy, chilly weekend. --Genie] ...more
Yummy! I love me some tomato soup this time of year. :)more

Whiskey-Garlic Chicken with Gluten- and Dairy-Free Fettuccine Alfredo

[Editor's Note: Whiskey plus a creamy pasta sauce? Just the name of this recipe was enough to get my attention. The post, though, provides some on-the-stove insights into cooking with alcohol, while providing a terrific recipe that works even for those who don't eat dairy or gluten. Think it sounds miraculous? Check it out! --Genie] Jack Daniel's Garlic Chicken with Fettuccine Alfredo (Gluten and Dairy Free) ...more
@JessicaRae21 So happy for you! The cashew cream revolutionized our gluten-free, dairy-free, ...more

Vegan Tuesdays: Broccoli Salad With Smoky Tempeh

[Editor's Note: Today's Vegan Tuesdays recipe is packed with energy-boosting nutrition and a whole lot of flavor. It gets a smoky note from tempeh "bacon." This would be a great recipe for a potluck, a workday lunch, or a quick weeknight dinner. --Genie] ...more

One-Pot Chicken and Eggplant

[Editor's Note: After a doctor diagnosed Angie's husband with candidiasis, he had to cut carbs out of his diet for six weeks. Angie took it as an opportunity to rise to the challenge and make delicious food that still fit the dietary restrictions at hand. This one-pot dish not only fits the prescribed menu, but is a terrific, easy, and convenient meal to cook at any time. --Genie] ...more
That looks so good!more

Mango Smoothie With Cucumber and Mint

[Editor's Note: This cooling and refreshing smoothie is packed with nutrients. It's also a great way to use summer cucumbers and fresh mint from the garden. It's a healthy treat for August's hot days. --Genie] ...more

Raw, Vegan Pesto Pasta

[Editor's Note: Many people will turn up their noses at any recipes billed as raw and vegan, but there are an awful lot of folks who embrace these dietary choices for health reasons. This raw, vegan pesto "pasta" uses thin strips of zucchini as the noodles, and the flavor of the ingredients shines without a moment near the stove. Even if you're a devoted meat eater, you should consider giving this a try! --Genie] ...more
Hey Hannah, I would definitely try the pines nuts. Walnuts are wonderful, and I have made pesto ...more

A Versatile Lentil Salad

[Editor's Note: I'm always looking for great legume and/or grain salads to make for dinner, partially because they make such great leftovers for my office lunch the next day! This salad caught my eye and looks quite versatile. In fact, when I was checking out the post, my Mom was visiting, and the photo on the screen caught her eye as she walked by—the recipe got the Mother Seal of Approval just by its picture! -Genie] ...more