This soup recipe emerged from the typical scenario: what did I have in the pantry and fridge to make something with. I added flavors until it was bold enough. I added “stuff” until it was hearty enough. Yes, a bowl of this soup is definitely a meal, no question. And it has enough flavor to […]
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In a fun thread on Vegan Twitter a couple weeks ago, there was a claim about how expensive vegan chili was to make. That making a pot of chili cost $36. It turns out that other costs, such as gas and utensils were included in the financials. However, it made me realize that I should […]
Many pesto recipes or store-bought products contain oil. If you are following a whole-food plant based diet (or the oil-free versions of plant-based like McDougall or Forks over Knives), sometimes called WFPBNO, you are healthfully and deliciously oil-free. So what about pesto? Yes, you can actually make an entirely delicious and pesto-tasting pesto that does […]
I am excited about this easy to make vegan winter stew recipe. The mushrooms and barley are really filling, and the stew features a bunch of ingredients that are inexpensive if you buy them, or easy to grow if you garden them. Turmeric and garlic flavors the stew, but doesn’t overpower the dish. I tried […]
I love a good yellow curry. If you have a bunch of zucchini and potatoes to use up, this is one great way of doing it. The curry flavor absorbs into the potatoes and zucchini which results in a very flavorful soup. I have used both sweet potatoes and regular yellow potatoes for this recipe, […]
This Tomato Jam contains both goldenberries and chia seeds. The Goldenberries add a sweet and sour note to the delicious tomato spread that you can use in your sandwiches, vegetable bowls, as a tomato ketchup replacement, or many other plant-based dishes. It’s healthy, and an SOS-free recipe: it’s free of oil, salt, and sugar. Goldenberries […]
Most Thai Peanut Noodle soup recipes contain coconut milk and peanut butter. Because I follow a low-fat (and oil free) way of eating, I did not want to use coconut milk. Not only does a high-fat soup cause my gastrointestinal upset after adopting a low-fat diet, that saturated fat adds up quickly even in a […]
It’s usually quite difficult to eat out when following a plant-based diet. But what about when you are following a whole foods plant based diet, without oil. Maybe no salt. What about when you decide to eat low fat too? It might seem impossible at this point, but it isn’t necessarily. It certainly isn’t easy […]
I wanted to make a few different types of trail mix for quite some time. I have a bunch of bags of nuts and seeds, and I’m moving internationally, this means it’s time to start moving through my pantry so I do not need to pack it all in boxes! The plan was to make […]
Starting a new diet based on health can be daunting. Not only do you need to adjust what you cook, but your monthly expenses also change as a result of a different grocery list. Many people think that starting a plant based diet is expensive, and therefore unrealistic considering their budget. However, it is certainly […]
On a plant-based diet, salads are key. And while this may seem cliche and a bit boring (did someone say rabbit food!?), it definitely doesn’t have to be. By having a bunch of healthy homemade salad dressing recipes on hand and a stocked fridge full of vibrant vegetables, you can vary your salad day by […]
Are you having a difficult time transitioning to a plant based diet? Here are a couple of tips to help you get on track with your transition to eating more fruit and vegetables.