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Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts

July 30th, 2009 2 comments

Even people who “hate” brussels sprouts love this dish! So get ready… Roasting is a wonderful way to cook veggies, and brussels sprouts are no exception. They taste like spicy potato chips, and they’re so good for you that your mother will approve!

It takes some time, but these sprouts are well-worth it. They will fill you up and make you say “wow” with every bite.

finished bang bang brussels sprouts

This dish has become one of my staples. You’re going to love it!    Click to continue →

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Zucchini Stuffed Zucchini

June 24th, 2009 No comments

I love zucchini, and I usually just slice it up and stir-fry it with some soy sauce and red pepper flakes (which is delicious!). Yesterday, I decided to get fancy and make something worth showing off… zucchini-stuffed-zucchini. It turned out great! The filling is rich and hearty, and when it is paired with the roasted zucchini shell the taste is savory and refreshing.

Zucchini Stuffed Zucchini

Best of all, it was super-easy! Read on to find out how to make it.    Click to continue →

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6 Tricks for Healthy Eating

June 6th, 2009 2 comments

This was a guest post for my uncle’s site, Healthy Eating Healthy World. Enjoy!

I’ve been eating a mostly plant-based diet since 2006. When I first got started, I faced personal and social barriers. However, by taking a few conscious steps, I was able to break them down and really improve my eating habits! Knowing the truth about nutrition, understanding the benefits of a plant-based diet, and committing to a change are all important, but actually revamping my lifestyle was a daunting task. Here are 6 tricks that I used.

  • Think Long-term
  • Add Some Extra Steps
  • Keep the Good Stuff Nearby
  • Surround Yourself
  • Embrace Frugality
  • Get Accountable

By thinking long-term about rewards and taking steps to preempt myself from falling into old eating habits I was able to leap feet-first into a new way of eating that has improved my life immeasurably.    Click to continue →

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Tasty Tofu Spread

July 7th, 2008 1 comment

A tasty spread is great to have on hand. I use it on sandwiches and wraps or as a dip for veggies and chips. It has a great creamy consistency, but its all vegan and low fat! This is my favorite way to use tofu. Here is a picture of the spread in action on a tasty wrap (instructions for the wrap are included!).

I show one version of this spread, but it’s very versatile and can seasoned any way you like. Read on for the full recipe!    Click to continue →

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Wasabi-Tofu-Zucchini Salad with Gin Dressing

June 5th, 2008 1 comment

This salad that combines flavors that you might not expect to see together. All together it is light and refreshing while at the same time being hearty and filling! It has lots of parts to it, but the whole thing can be put together very quickly.

Wasabi-Tofu-Zucchini Salad

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Roasted Rosemary Veggies

February 11th, 2008 1 comment

I’m just discovering roasting as a means to cook vegetables. Its a very hands-off method that results in a nice flavor. This dish feels very autumn-y to me, but I’ve been enjoying throughout the winter. This particular time I made an especially wild addition… purple cauliflower!

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Baked Beets with Curry Sauce

December 11th, 2007 2 comments

I have been a big beet fan for some time now, and I enjoy turning others on to the magic of beets. (For more on this, read “Jitterbug Perfume“). I usually stir-fry beets and it turns out nice, but I recently heard of baking them. This sounded like a great low-hassle way of preparing these voluptuous, vibrant roots.

Baked Beets with Curry Sauce

Sure enough, this turned out to be easy and delicious! This is far and away my new favorite beet recipe, and will be a good introductory dish to convert non-beet-eaters. Give it a try (and look below for baking instructions). As usual, this is 100% vegan and tasty-tasty-tasty. Happy pink pooping!    Click to continue →

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5 Minute Cranberry Sauce

November 29th, 2007 No comments

Even though I try to eat vegan most of the time, I just can’t help but eat turkey on Thanksgiving… and the next day. But, although we had turkey leftovers, we didn’t have any cranberry sauce leftovers when I went to make my mom’s famous turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches. So, I whipped this stuff up in 5 minutes and it was as good as if you made it on the stove for hours and hours… here’s what I did:

Cranberry Sauce
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Ginger-Garlic-Walnut-Soy Veggies

November 26th, 2007 No comments

This is one of three recipes that I made this Thanksgiving weekend… Expect “5 minute Cranberry Sauce” and “Hummaganoushus” soon. This particular recipe, though, is a good one that I actually made up last Thanksgiving. This is a great general-purpose sauce that is full of flavor and will add zing to anything you put it on. I of course usually put it on veggies : )    Click to continue →

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Cran-Apple Sauce

November 13th, 2007 1 comment

My buddy Naomi suggested that I make some apple sauce when she visited from NYC two weeks ago. Actually, she insisted and we bought a bunch of ingredients at Your Dekalb Farmers’ Market. So, here I sat weeks later, lots of apples, cranberries, and cinnamon in my house and no recipe. So, I got on the internets and came up with this. (based on this one from epicurious)

Cran-Apple Sauce
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