Tamales seem to be one of those foods that everyone loves - but they can seem a little daunting to make, so they often get saved for special occasions out to a Mexican restaurant (or an even more special vegan Mexican restaurant!) But in her new e-book Vegan Tamales Unwrapped Dora Stone unravels the mystery around making tamales - and vegan ones at that!
One of the comments I often hear from people who are new-ish to veganism is, "I love vegan food, but you know, sometimes I just miss the texture of meat." When we're really looking for a hearty meal, and a salad - even a beautiful, delicious, power-packed salad - is not going to cut it, it may be time to bring out the seitan.
Cheese and ice cream are two foods that many people think they will never again be able to enjoy when they become vegan - or two foods that may keep some people from taking that leap! So whenever a recipe book about either comes across my desk I sit up and pay attention. These days you can go into many grocery stores and find plant-based alternatives for cheese and ice cream, and some are better than others, but they all have one thing in common...
Anyone who says a vegan diet is boring obviously HAS NOT seen a copy of the cookbook Vegan Everyday by vegan executive chef, Douglas McNish. This cookbook boasts no less than 500 vegan recipes, so there is something for every imaginable occasion and situation. One of the goals of the book is to make veganism [...]
One of the most common things I hear when I meet with clients who want or need to change their diets is, "but my husband/kids/family will never do this." I have a lot of conversations around giving families (and selves) a chance to try out a healthy, whole foods plant-based diet so that they can see just how delicious and satisfying they can be, and I am thrilled to have a wonderful new tool in my arsenal, in the form of Forks Over Knives Family, an informational cookbook by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD.
I had to smile when I saw the title of this cookbook, Vegans Go Nuts, by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman. You know, a lot of people would say vegans are nuts, period (I can say that as a long-time vegan). :-) Seriously though, this is a fun cookbook from the title to the [...]
I don't think there's anything that makes a dish prettier than curly vegetables in the form of noodles, zoodles, ribbons or spirals! They are a great way to add height and color to a dish, not to mention the fact that they make a lot of vegetables that you might not otherwise consider eating raw [...]
There's something about little books that I love - well, there's something about almost ALL books that I love - but with little books, I think it's the fact that I feel like I can take them anywhere. There aren't many cookbooks that fit into that category. Usually they're pretty big and bulky, or they [...]
A whole foods plant-based diet is coming to be seen by many as the "ultimate" in healthy eating. There is an ever-increasing body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of such a diet, and more and more people are trying it out and feeling great. Social media is loaded with before and after images and stories that [...]
I have been using almond flour for a couple of years - I love its flavor, texture, and the fact that it adds a nutrition boost to whatever you add it to. However, I have to say, I have learned a thing or two about almond flour from Beverly Lynn Bennett's new book, named for [...]