Holidays

A Savory Roasted Veg Strudel for the Holiday

A Savory Roasted Veg Strudel for the Holiday

Happy Holidays! It's the time of year when we plan to sit down for some shared meals, with the people we love. That always means it's time to navigate the mixed diet-style table. It's really not that difficult to do, with a dash of planning and and splash of creative...

Last Minute Veg Thanksgiving Hit Recipes

Last Minute Veg Thanksgiving Hit Recipes

  It's time to have your Thanksgiving dishes planned, there are only a few shopping days left. So, for your recipe searching convenience, I have put together a roundup of a bunch of my holiday greatest hits. Get to the store now, so you can get the ingredients...

Vegan Chunky Pumpkin Streusel Pie

Vegan Chunky Pumpkin Streusel Pie

November is underway, and it's time to start planning that big Thanksgiving menu. This is the fun part,when you can spend hours mentally rolling through a list of your most beloved holiday dishes. It's easy to come up with far more must-have dishes than you can...

Start the Day with Holiday Baked Sweet Potato Oats

Start the Day with Holiday Baked Sweet Potato Oats

During the holidays, we often face a unique situation. Because family and friends are gathering, we may very well be expected to provide breakfast. When you are used to shuffling to the kitchen for a bowl of cold cereal, this may feel odd. Should you just offer your...

My Holiday Persimmon Salad

My Holiday Persimmon Salad

For such a beautiful little fruit, the persimmon kind of reminds me of a little orange bomb. Cut into it too soon and you will be rewarded with a bite of something so tannic and tart that you will not be able to eat it. Wait for it's little inner timer to reach the...

Sage-Quinoa Sweet Potato Croquettes for the Holiday

Sage-Quinoa Sweet Potato Croquettes for the Holiday

  The Holidays are here again, and it's time to navigate the big meals with all our mixed diet-styles. I'm convinced that some day we will look back and say, what was so hard about that? The folks who lament the difficulties of having their vegan sister and...

Happier Halloween with Homemade Treats

It's that time of year, when a trip to the grocery store means walking by huge displays of Halloween candy. Do you succumb to the nostalgic sugar buzz of it all, or do you keep on moving, planning your green juice for later? For me, Halloween is a good time to make a...

Make Your Own Valentine’s Candy!

Valentine's is a big chocolate holiday. The chocolate industry predicts that this week, 60 million pounds of chocolates will be purchased, and most of them will be snatched off the shelf on the day before Valentine's Day. Nothing like putting it off! So this year, I...

The Persimmon Enigma, and Persimmon Chutney

  Around the holidays we start seeing some traditional fruits, like cranberries and those little mandarin oranges that everyone likes. You may also come across a gorgeous orange fruit a little bigger than those mandarins, called a persimmon.Now, you may be an old...

My Thanksgiving Leftovers, Even Better the Second Time

Spike That Relish with Chipotle! So the big feast is over. Did you knock yourself out, baking for weeks, up before dawn to start cooking? I've done that. Or did you sail effortlessly into a family gathering, where all you had to do was bring your wonderful self?  I...

Thanksgiving Dishes to Share, with Everyone

Wild Rice, Apple and Walnut Stuffing If you are sharing the holidays with loved ones, chances are that you will be smiling across a table with a big roast turkey in the middle of it. That is part of living in the world we live in, for most of us. It's really best to...

The Lucky Number Seven and Happiness

We all hear about how many servings of fruits and vegetables we should eat, ranging from the five-a-day of the USDA to healthy eating experts who nudge it up to 8 or 9. Too bad most Americans have a hard time getting up to five, unless you count french fries and...

Dessert is Served, Sweet and Easy Potluck Week Two!

I hope last week's breakfast course got your appetite warmed up for this week' desserts. Take a tour of these blogs, and I promise that you will be craving some yummy desserts from Sweet and Easy. The bonus with these treats is that they are made with Real Food, not...

We’re All Irish On St Patrick’s Day

First things first, I'm not Irish. I have some Scottish blood mixed with my all-American mutt lineage, which may make me a stone's throw from it. But when St Paddy's Day rolls around, we can all be Irish for a day. The idea of a simple, rustic cuisine based on local,...

A Sexy Salad for The Big Night

Well, it’s time for the big Valentine’s romantic meal, and lots of people are making reservations for gourmet restaurant feasts. They will dine on oysters and steak, cream doused pastas, and then a big chocolate dessert, all accompanied by plenty of alcohol. Then, if...

Fudge-Filled Chocolate Heart Cakes for Valentine’s Day

This weekend, while everybody else is making Superbowl food, I am looking ahead to the next big food event. Valentine's Day. It's been a while since I made a new romantic chocolate treat, and it's time. I've been slacking off, resorting to boxed chocolates or candy...

A One-Size Fits All Resolution

              2012 is just beginning, and the new year is a good time to start a new habit. Call it a New Years resolution if you want, as long as that doesn’t mean you will forget about it by February. I propose that just about...

Raise a Glass of Bubbly, with Extra Fruit, for New Years!

I think it's no secret, I love a Nice Glass of Wine. In fact, at one point I noticed that almost all of the photos of me on Facebook depicted me holding a glass, and I promise that it is because the snaps are taken at festive moments, not because I always have a glass...

The Latest Numbers on Meatless Eating-Yes, It Is Growing

For much of my life, I liked believing that there were lots of vegetarians out there. I wanted to believe that our numbers were swelling exponentially, every day. Even when I was the only vegetarian I knew, I held out hope that if I got in a car and drove far enough,...

Recycling the Leftovers, With a Little Spice

So the big feast is over. Did you knock yourself out, baking for weeks, up before dawn to start cooking? I've done that. Or did you sail effortlessly into a family gathering, where all you had to do was bring your wonderful self?  I hope you had a blast, either way....

Thanksgiving is Almost Here, Bring a Big Salad!

The big day is almost here. If you have already been testing and planning, you've been sampling some festive fare. If you put the whole thing off for the last minute, well, you still have time. We've shared (virtually) some Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Peanut...

Thanksgiving is Coming, Veggie Stuffing to The Rescue

If you are sharing the holidays with loved ones, chances are that you will be smiling across a table with a big roast turkey in the middle of it. That is part of living in the world we live in, for most of us. It's really best to focus on the warm feeling of spending...

Start Planning Your Sides for Thanksgiving…

The Thanksgiving meal is always a biggie, especially for Vegans and vegetarians. We want to share our love with our families and friends, but not to eat any turkey. You may opt for a turkey free day, or you may be bringing a dish to a shared meal with omnivores....

Edamame, Easy, Fast and Great for Vegetarians

It's always nice to see a great food get popular. The sushi craze was mostly good, and recent love for local food is a beautiful thing. Congrats also go to the lovable Edamame pod, which is riding a nice wave of public interest. Credit that sushi trend with bringing...

What’s New About The New Vegetarian?

The New Vegetarian is finally out! After the long process of writing, testing, editing, and then just anxiously waiting, my book is finally getting shipped from Amazon and making it onto bookshelves. Whew! The latest part of the process is, of course, doing interviews...