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Warm Caprese Bites ?

Today's quick summer appetizer recipe: A miniature bite of caprese salad, warm and cheesy. So really, how does Trader Joe's read my mind? how does it know what I want before I walk the door? Blame it on all the Pretty Ways to Serve Summer's Best Tomatoes but I was feeling caprese-crazy. Show More Summary

SisTot Vegans: Fair Trade Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the 4 year Old’s Birthday Party

Here is the the kick-off blog piece for SisTot Vegans. Kira-Satya, My 21 month old daughter, enjoying a cupcake. I made these yesterday morning for my 4 year old’s birthday party. They were a fantastic hit, enjoyed by everyone. I surprised quite a few non-vegan folk who didn’t know that it was possible to make…

Rice Cooker Disaster!

So the day after the bulb exploded in my oven, I wanted to make a cake but didn't want to use the oven until the broken bulb was replaced. I am ignorant about electronics and I believe there are loose wires somewhere and didn't want to risk anything. Show More Summary

Thai Style Fried Rice and Baja Fresh tacos.

I made the most delicious thai style fried rice on Tuesday. I kind of winged it and based it loosely off the recipe from Buddha's Table. I stir fried garlic, onions, celery in oil, then added the veggies, cut up Tofurky sausages and then the rice. Show More Summary

Sassy Vegan Sausage and Salsa Roll-Ups (Stupid-Easy and Simply Beautiful)

Yield: 4 servings With a couple of grilled vegan sausages left over from testing my Vegan Sausage with Curried Peach and Kale Quick Compote and my husband’s leftover tortillas from “date night” at a Mexican restaurant late yesterday evening,  the idea for these super simple sausage and tortilla rollups sprang into mind for my lunch today. The […]

Avocado Recipes ? Alphabet of Vegetables

This Veggie Evangelist came late to the "Avocado Craze" but is catching up, fast! Here you'll find a whole collection of avocado facts and seasonal avocado recipes, savory to sweet, salads to sides, soups to supper, simple to special. Show More Summary

Sassy Sofritas, Firecracker Chickpeas, Peachy Spring Rolls & More!

Get the party started in your mouth with this week's EXPLOSIVE meal plan! Savor the incredibly flavors all week long with Peachy Spring Rolls (NEW!), Soba Kale Salad (NEW!), Firecracker Chickpeas (NEW!) and Sassy Sofritas (NEW!). And...Show More Summary

Vegan Sausage with Curried Peach and Kale Quick Compote

Yield: 4 servings Despite the fall colors in my photo and the sausage–which I often associate with cool weather–this recipe capitalizes on one of summer’s biggest boasts: peaches! Starving after a 2 mile walk with Minnie and an hour long Pilates-Barre class (with the formidable, but lovely, Darlene Stephens at Music in Motion hear in […]

Herbie of the Week: Vanessa (She's Lost 40lbs & Feels Better Than Ever!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Vanessa! After watching "Forks Over Knives" while recovering from surgery, Vanessa, a longtime vegetarian, decided it was time to ditch eggs and dairy and go plant-based. Unfortunately, she was unable to make the transition not once, but twice, because she was so overwhelmed. Show More Summary

‘Grow Your Own Food, Be Sustainable…[Just Be Out by Sundown if You Don’t Look Like Taylor Swift]’

The above image is satire. I created it because… I am on a community food listserv (Comfood). I am also on my community Critical Race and Food Studies list serv. The other day, I sent an email to the wrong listerv (the Comfood one). On July 24th 2015 I wrote: Good morning, I was wondering…

[EVENT] From Seed to Table[t]: Food+Tech in an Era of Systemic Racism and Neoliberal Capitalism (Challenges and Possibilities)

In May of 2015 I wrote an article that interrogated the role of Foodie+Tech culture within an era of neoliberal capitalism and a racist food system. A surprisingly high number of you privately emailed me to express enthusiasm and appreciation for me having written this article. In addition, having attended quite a few food+tech (or similar)…

Dinner ruined! Plus backup dinner and chocolate pudding freezer pops.

So I got home from work today and spent a good amount of time making the above dinner. I revamped the coconut lentil dahl and made patties and roasted cauliflower. It would have been so good. Unfortunately when I took them out of the oven, I realized a light bulb in the oven had exploded and there was glass on the food. Show More Summary

Day 101: Eggplant Sandwiches with Cilantro Hummus ?

Today's vegetable sandwich recipe: Quick and easy, just baked eggplant slices paired with a healthy green hummus. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real". ~recipe updated from the Recipe Box, first posted 2005!~ ~recipe republished 2015 for...Show More Summary

Coconut Lentil Dahl & A Sandwich.

The Happy Pear's recipe for Puy Lentil Dahl with coconut and veggies. I changed up my veggies from the original recipe based on what I had in my fridge. It's really good with rice. A sandwich for dinner. Tofurky italian deli, vegan cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato and olive salad.

Stacked Ratatouille ? A Fun Summer Recipe

Another hit recipe from our favorite cookbook this summer, Seven Fires by fascinating Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann. Appearance-wise, it's dramatic; preparation-wise, it's ever so simple. It's just sliced rounds of baked (and "burned"!) eggplant, tomato and summer squash, topped with a lemony spinach if you like. Show More Summary

Must I Be Killed By a Racist Cop While Traveling to a Vegan Event for You to Finally Get it?

(Photo: Dr. A. Breeze Harper doing a book signing of Sistah Vegan at Farm Sanctuary, Orland CA Summer 2010) I just wanted to humbly celebrate the 5th year anniversary of Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (Lantern Books 2010). In the photo above, it was my first talk I gave about the…

Red Pesto Pasta, Bollywood Sweet Potatoes, Almond Joy Overnight Oats & More!

The summer of amazing eats continues with this week's meal plan! Enjoy minimal to no cooking at all with Sriracha Sushi (NEW!), Buffalo Wing Hummus, Red Pesto Pasta (NEW!), Caprese "Steak" Burgers (NEW!) and Almond Joy Overnight Oats (NEW!). Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Michael (He's Lost 55lbs & No Longer Has a Fatty Liver)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Michael! In 2006, much to his surprise, Michael discovered he had high cholesterol and a fatty liver. After doing some research on a fatty liver and health in general, he came across the plant-based dietShow More Summary

Vegan Spiked Banana Mocha-Cherry Sippers

Yield: 4 snack size servings When the temperatures rise, cool off with these sweet and refreshing shots of some of my favorite tropical flavors: banana, chococlate, coffee, and cherry.  And for adults only: a hint of Creme de Cacao. This is my sixth and final entry in the fun “Savory, Sweet, Sippable”  Go Dairy Free and […]

Oven-Fried Eggplant PoBoy Sandwiches

When I was creating my last recipe, Oven-Fried Okra, I suspected that the batter I used, a combination of cornmeal and brown rice flour, would make a wonderfully crunchy breading for other vegetables. I lost no time checking that theory out on one of my favorite summer veggies, eggplant. I’m happy to say that I […]

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