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Vegan Recipe: Oil-Free Oil

I don’t usually pay much attention to oil use, or fat-free-ness: when my kitchen plans hum along normally, I find that a whole-food plant-based diet sort of naturally works out for me health-and-weight-wise, without oil restriction needed. But during a major household move, my eating habits have been a bit (vegan-)junky lately; and some of my family members are working towards weight loss goals. So I tinkered up this oil substitute, with an eye towards trimming the fat and calories from our daily bread. If you’re trying to cut down on added fats and oils in your cooking, check it out!

June 29th

Real Vegan Real Quick: 10 Fast Foods for Harried Herbivores

Gearing up for a cross-country move, I’ve got my meal prep dials set to the ‘fast food’ position — but to me that doesn’t mean McDonald’s or Burger King. Far from it! Instead I’m crazy about real-food strategies for eating well but cooking quickly. Whether you’re camping, road tripping, or (sigh) trying to pack up your kitchen into a U-Haul, use these ideas for good food when (no matter how much you love cooking) you DO NOT HAVE TIME TO FOOL WITH KITCHEN BIDNESS!

April 27th

The Rainbow Feast: Vegan Cooking for Omni Kids

Feeding picky kiddos can be daunting — all the more so when they’re used to hot dogs and hamburgers, but your pantry’s stocked with chickpeas and quinoa! Whether your vegan kid has an omni-friend play-date, or your family has just gone vegan, or (like me) you sometimes find yourself cooking for nieces and nephews with fast-food palates, finding something everyone’s happy with can definitely be a challenge! After extensive R & D on this topic, I’m ready to report my findings. With a few kid-friendly kitchen strategies up your sleeve, you’ll be surprised how quickly omni kids can come to enjoy a vegan table!

April 20th

Vegan Recipe: Toficken Salad

I dedicate this recipe to my lovely mum, whose homemade chicken salad filled my dchildhood sandwiches — but who now eats vegan. Same wonderful flavor, same tasty lunch-box happiness… no chickens needed!

March 28th

Vegan Recipe: Make-You-Sigh Massaged Kale Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

Don’t tell the other greens, but kale is my favorite! Packed with iron, calcium, beta carotene, vitamins, potassium, and healthful phytochemicals, it’s also one of the most versatile leafy green veggies around. If you haven’t tried massaged kale yet, well, you’re just cheating yourself! The rubdown removes the sharp ‘cabbage-y’ flavor, and magically transforms kale into the perfect raw salad green. This salad comes together quickly, and packs a nutritional power-punch — while making your taste buds keel over (er, kale over?) from happiness!

January 26th