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Tofu Lettuce Cups

Post by Susan on August 1, 2017

I have loved lettuce cups for years. There is something so tantalizing about the spicy filling juxtaposed with the refreshing, cool lettuce. I want to say it’s a party in your mouth but seriously, that is not one of my favorite ways to describe food. Even if it is true. I have researched recipes for…

Vegan Hazelnut Brownies with Cacao Frosting
Vegan Hazelnut Brownies with Cacao Frosting

These hazelnut brownies are kind of an accidental post. It all started with a bag of hazelnut flour. I had used the bulk of it making the crust for a strawberry rhubarb galette (kind of a free-form pie without a pie plate) last weekend. The galette was pretty tasty but the crust still needed a…

Orange Glazed Tempeh
Orange Glazed Tempeh

Did you know that Tempeh is actually more nutritious than both tofu and edamame? And all those rumors that soy is bad for you? The latest studies are showing that soy phytoestrogens actually protect against breast cancer and other cancers. Even if you have had breast cancer, soy can be beneficial. Please note: we are…

Vegan Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
Vegan Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

I am bringing you another cooked recipe from our healthy vegan cooked collection! Vegan Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms! And the pesto is made from basil, avocados and pecans! But wait, the recipe calls for the avocado to be cooked? I think you will be amazed by the results. Remember, it is only one ingredient in the…

The Ravens’ Eggplant Cannoli
The Ravens’ Eggplant Cannoli

Jeff Stanford graciously gave me permission to reprint this recipe for Eggplant Cannoli from The Ravens Restaurant. You can also find it in their cookbook, “Dining at the Ravens: 150 delicious plant based recipes”. This dish was one of my favorites when I was recently up there for a weekend away with my husband. I…

Simple Vegan Garlic Acocado Bean Dip
Simple Vegan Garlic Acocado Bean Dip

This recipe contains cooked beans. It is part of our transitional (part cooked part raw) collection. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to get more beans in our diet. Why more beans? They are nutritional powerhouses. And because they fit in both the protein and vegetable group, they do double duty! Not only…

Sweet Potato Broccoli Salad with Garlic-Ginger Tahini Sauce
Sweet Potato Broccoli Salad with Garlic-Ginger Tahini Sauce

I was tired. And I didn’t want to cook. But I wanted something super healthy and super healing. Take-out  just never seems to fit that bill. It had to be fast, easy and delicious. We seem to have an over abundance of sweet potatoes around (one should always check before going shopping and buying a…

Simple Savory Wild Rice Sweet Potato Patties
Simple Savory Wild Rice Sweet Potato Patties

We have a winner! Congratulations to Mellissa Y! You won the Pashen Bars! The midwest is hunkering down for a blizzard, the east is digging out from one and here in California, it is cold and rainy. A great time for these delicious, easy savory Sweet Potato Patties! This recipe is part of our cooked…

Super Easy Gluten Free Seed Bread
Super Easy Gluten Free Seed Bread

A couple of years ago, a recipe took the internet by storm. It was a seed bread posted by Sara Britton of “My New Roots“. She called it “The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread”.  It was stunning in it’s simplicity, delicious, and beautiful. Her recipe was inspired by a danish friend’s recipe that “changed her life”….

White Bean and Broccoli Soup (the anatomy of a recipe)
White Bean and Broccoli Soup (the anatomy of a recipe)

I have been focusing a lot more on creating recipes that give a big nutritional pay-off. I am always looking for ways to get more beans and cruciferous veggies in our diet. Beans and cruciferous vegetables are some of the healthiest foods we can put in our bodies and we should be eating them every day. Beans literally…