Food Articles

The Power of a Plant-Based Pantry

Everyone wants to eat healthier, but many of us are too busy for the kind of cooking that requires long recipes and even longer cooking times. Some days, it may be tough enough just to find the energy (or time) to even boil water. One sure-fire way to ensure that you can enjoy quick, easy, […]

Creative Vegan Pack and Go: Foods for picnics, hikes and other outings

Summer is the time for backyard barbecues, beaches and blistering heat. And for vegans, that means trying to fit in with the beef jerky, turkey sandwich and burger crowd on summer outings. Veggie hotdogs and burgers have their place, but there are other options. To break away from veggie imitations of these meals, consider branching […]

Restaurant Review: Sublime Restaurant Lives Up to Its Name

Last December, I had the pleasure of enjoying the Winter Solstice with seven family members, feasting on the gourmet “all-vegan” fare of Sublime Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, known for its award-winning menu featuring natural and organic foods. Lucky for us they had just reopened, as hurricane Wilma had previously destroyed a portion of their […]

Restaurant Review: Garden Cafe

I recently had the pleasure of eating at this fabulous vegan restaurant with three of my favorite friends. The atmosphere is charming and simple with just the right touches of homespun decoration. We began with such drinks as “Vivacious Violet,” fruit smoothie made with vanilla soy milk, chocolate soy ice cream, wild blueberries and bananas, […]

High in Flavor, Low in Allergens Recipes Everyone Will Love

Quinoa Tabouli Yield: about 10 cups Quinoa makes an ideal substitute for bulgur and combines well with the traditional Middle Eastern flavors of this time-honored salad. 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed well and drained 3 cups water 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh parsley 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 English cucumber, peeled and […]

Vegetarian Awareness Month Recipes

African Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew This stew is indescribably delicious serving it over quinoa (which is incredibly nutritious), couscous (which is a traditional North African accompaniment), or brown rice. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 Tbs. water for saut√©ing 3 sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1/2″ cubes 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, pressed […]

Vegetarian Awareness Month Desserts

Apple or Blueberry Cobbler Yield: 6-8 servings This could easily be called ‘Fruit Cobbler,’ as it invites the inclusion of any berry or fruit, such as apples or peaches. Because I love biscuits and berries so much, this is one of my favorite desserts. Ingredients: Cobbler Biscuit Dough 1-1/3 cups (165 g) unbleached all-purpose flour […]