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Banh Mi Burger, Caribbeano Tacos, Thai Sweet Potato Fries & More!

This week's meal plan is out of this world delicious with amazing new flavors and healthy eats! Enjoy 6 (SIX!) all NEW! recipes including the Banh Mi Burger (NEW!), Sweet Chili Quesadilla (NEW!), Caribbeano Tacos (NEW!), and Thai Sweet Potato Fries (NEW!). Show More Summary

Chef Ernesto’s All-Natural Vegan and Vegetarian Foods at..wait for it…Dollar Tree!

As a high school art teacher frequently in need of cheap prizes (fun erasers, pencil sharpenters, etc.) for my “Prize Patrol”–a bin of prizes I award to the winners of art-related competitions during our morning journal entries–I often find myself in Dollar Tree, a locally-grown (get it?) company.  Wherever you live, I hope Dollar Tree has come […]

Herbie of the Week: Stephanie H (She Lowered Her BP & Lost Over 20lbs By Making Nutritional Excellence a Priority!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Stephanie H! After losing over 100lbs through various weight loss programs, Stephanie hit her worst plateau. When a friend suggested she cut out meat and dairy from her diet, she immediately noticed a change in energy and decided to keep going. Show More Summary

Vegan Espresso-Cocoa Dreamsicle Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving I’m ready to head out for yoga with my  Vegan Espresso-Cocoa Dreamsicle Smoothie and ice water in my new Orla Kiely water bottle, a birthday gift from my dear friend and sweet in our art department!  She also gave me a traction towel to match! In high school, I was a “Carnation […]

Vegan Tomato-Tuna Stack

Yield: 4 servings (very light) I love my Vegan Tuna Salad with Sunflower Seeds, Apples, Capers, and Fresh Dill on sandwiches, crackers, toasted bagels, and more. But since I am the only one in this house who eats it–though, Minnie would love it–I had enjoyed quite a bit of it that way and wanted something […]

A Vegan Taste of San Francisco

Last week Happy Herbivore HQ went to San Francisco for a corporate retreat. (BIG thanks to all the Herbies who suggested POIs!) Funny thing, when we arrived, I'd planned for us to eat at our hotel. (Having browsed their menu online,Show More Summary

Seitan Saltado (Peruvian Stir-Fry with Potatoes)

May has flown by and was very close to becoming the first month since I started this blog that I haven’t posted anything. The end of the school year is always busy for us, but because E was graduating, this May was more jam-packed than usual. But all the activity and anticipation came to a […]

Vegan Smokey Grilled Asparagus and White Bean Spread with Fresh Dill

Yield: approximately 2+ cups I am headed to an outdoor concert at The Hermitage Museum in Norfolk tomorrow evening and I think I’ll take along this crowd pleaser.  I took it to a party on Saturday night and everyone seemed to love it, even with a garnish of peanuts that the hostess accidentally spilled on […]

Buffalo Chickpea Pasta Salad, Summer Rolls, Bagel & Chive Cream Cheeze & More!

We've got an AMAZING week of delicious eats waiting for you on this week's meal plan! Show your taste buds how good healthy can taste (and feel!) with Summer Rolls (NEW!), Potato Verde Tacos (NEW!), Thai Rice Salad (NEW!), Buffalo Chickpea Pasta (NEW!). Show More Summary

Are You Up for a Challenge? {Yogivore is Here!}

By popular request... 3 WEEKS TO A YOGA BODY (AND YOGA MIND) You know those people you see around town, the ones that are always smiling, carefree, in a positive mood? They seem to be immune from feeling stressed, frazzled, angry and...Show More Summary

Foodie-Tech Apps Worth Millions Won’t Kill the Neoliberal Racist Capitalist [Food] System

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:I just saw this video on CNN (Will Blue Apron Kill your Grocery Store?). So many questions and comments have popped into my head. Here are my thoughts as a critical race feminist researcher within the discipline of critical food studies and critical pedagogies of consumption. I have been…

Lasagna Lunch.

I used "no boil" noodles today and I didn't make enough sauce! The whole point is having lots of sauce to cook the noodles. My noodles were cooked but a tiny bit chewier than normal. And it wasn't all saucy the way I usually like lasagna. Show More Summary

Vegan Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Cookies (coconut oil is the secret to THE BEST chocolate chip cookies ever!)

Yield: approximately 3 dozen cookies In my go to chocolate chip cookies, I like a blend of vegan butter and vegetable shortening for the best of both worlds.  Craving cookies, but with no shortening, I decided to substitute coconut oil (solid at room temperature) and oh, boy, those of us who haven’t been baking cookies […]

Herbie of the Week: Denise (How a Plant-Based Diet Helped With Multiple Sclerosis!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Denise! At age 43, Denise was put into a nursing home due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. As her health continued to decline, her daughter, Tracy tried to put her on a vegetarian or vegan diet after her husband came across a video from Dr. Show More Summary

Garbanzo Balls

If you are like me and have been experimenting with aquafaba, then you have a lot of chickpeas that need to get used up. And, if you are like me, then your kids have been begging you not to make another batch of hummus. These are the perfect addition to your favourite pasta and tomato sauce recipe. Show More Summary

Homemade Crackers, Sundried Tomato Pate and a Sandwich.

Homemade crackers. I forgot to prick the dough so they came out curved! Sundried tomato pate recipe from You Won't Believe It's Vegan! and some fancy jalapeno cilantro hummus. The pate is so good! It's nut based and so very creamy. The hummus was ok. Show More Summary

Skinny Doesn't Mean Healthy Podcast

TGIF! A new Meal Mentor podcast is up and ready for you! In this episode MJ (my copilot!) shares how being super skinny her entire life didn’t mean she was actually healthy! She also shares the very unconventional way she became vegetarian...Show More Summary

Bistro Beet Burgers, Vegetable Manchurian Bites, Spinach Artichoke Dip Panini & More!

A whole bunch of awesome is coming your way on this week's meal plan! Get ready for Bistro Beet Burgers (NEW!), Tuscany Pasta Salad (NEW!), Southwestern Breakfast Tacos (NEW!, indi) Vegetable Manchurian Bites (NEW!), Raspberry Grapefruit Blast (NEW!), and Spinach Artichoke Dip Panini (NEW!). Show More Summary

Afghan Eggplant & Tomato Casserole ? (Borani Banjan)

Today's eggplant recipe: An explosion of tastes and textures and temperatures, just eggplant and tomato slices baked in a smoky tomato sauce and topped with a garlicky yogurt-mint sauce. Serve this great summer dish as a side dish or...Show More Summary

Fluffy Tapioca Pudding

Unless you have been hiding in a cave for the past little while, you know that aquafaba has taken the vegan world by storm. I have been experimenting with it for about two weeks and this was my first success. I used to make this pudding with eggs for my family when in my early teen years when I first caught the cooking and baking bug. Show More Summary

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