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Herbies of the Week: Where Are They Now? Diana & Lucy, Darlene, Leah & Jeremy - A Year Later

I think my crowning achievement on this blog has been the Herbies of the Week series, which I look forward to every Monday! This series started three years ago (back in 2011) and I'm always in awe, inspired, and touched, when I think about all the different people and their amazing stories, that have been shared here every week. Show More Summary

Nacho Soup, Fall Ratatouille, Baked Caprese Pasta & More!

Lots of flavorful and warming dishes are coming your way on this week's meal plan! Nacho Soup (NEW!), Fall Ratatouille (NEW!), Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (NEW!), Roasted Chickpea & Potato Salad (NEW!, indi.), and Baked Caprese...Show More Summary

Winter Squash Recipes ? Alphabet of Vegetables That's "Pumpkin" for the Brit, Aussie & Kiwi Visitors

Hello Vegetable Lovers: Over the next while, watch for some housekeeping with the Alphabet of Vegetables here on A Veggie Venture. The goal is to separate out our "most favorite" vegetables so their pages will load more quickly, handy for all but especially those of us who check for recipes on our phones. Show More Summary

Herbies of the Week: The Dern Family

Meet our Herbies of the Week: The Dern Family! After her mother suffered a heart attack at the age of 43, Jenna's parents made the decision to go plant-based after watching Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN special on plant-based diets. It's been...Show More Summary

Giant Vegan Sandwich and Date Cake.

Giant vegan sandwich with Tofurky slices, Tofutti and Follow Your Heart vegan cheeses, vegenaise, mustard, italian dressing, Maldon salt, freshly cracked black pepper, red and yellow peppers, cucumbers, red onions, olives, pepperoncini and romaine on a large french loaf. My favorite date cake. Recipe here. Substitute almond milk for the cow's milk.

Vegan Parenting Priorities

Yesterday my husband took our son to a birthday party. The party had cow cheese pizza. My husband explained to our son that the pizza was not vegan and that my husband was not going to eat it. He said to our son, however, "You can choose to eat it if you're hungry." Our son thought for a minute and then decided...

How to Talk to Others About Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle (Guest Post by Kayla!)

I'm always getting questions via email asking how one can spread the Herbie love. Specifically, how can they talk to others about living the plant-based lifestyle and without being preachy or overbearing. I talk a lot about outreachShow More Summary

Moroccan Lentil Stew & Bisquick Apple Cake

I love lentils, especially in a warm and comforting stew like this Moroccan lentil stew with eggplant and a variety of vegetables flavored with spices: cumin, curry powder, ras el hanout and cayenne. I got this recipe from sexy Vegan Mama.


If you are familiar at all with these traditional Czech sweet buns you will note right off the bat that mine do not have any kind of filling. But, since "buchty" translates as "buns" I think the name is still appropriate. I simply find it too finicky to try to seal jam or poppyseed filing inside the dough. Show More Summary

It's Pumpkin Week! Pumpkin Enchiladas, Creamy Pumpkin & Sage Pasta, Pumpkin Falafels & More!

Fall head over heels for pumpkin with this week's meal plan! Pumpkin Enchiladas (NEW!), Pumpkin Falafel Salad (NEW!, indi), Pumpkin Falafel Pitas (NEW!, fam.), Creamy Pumpkin Sage Pasta (NEW!), & Pumpkin Overnight Oats (NEW!) all highlight the squash of the season. Show More Summary

Herbies of the Week: Stacy & Jim (They've Lowered Their Cholesterol & Lost 50+lbs!)

Meet our Herbies of the Week: Stacy & Jim! Stacy started researching a plant-based diet after she felt her doctor was telling her she should just accept that she was not going to be able to lose weight and some people need to be on cholesterol medication. Show More Summary

How to Declutter Your Way to a Zen Home (Guest post by Stephanie!)

Not long after the release of my first minimalist book, Minimalist Monday: Zen Home, I saw this comment from Stephanie on Facebook: "Anyone reading the minimalist e-books? I just let things pile up after my son was born. He's five now! I went through my make-up dresser once and thought I did a pretty good job. Show More Summary

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl, Chunky White Bean Soup, Enchilada Pasta & More!

Lots of tasty and feel good dishes are coming your way on this week's meal plan! Spice up your life (and tastebuds) with the Enchilada Pasta (NEW!) and Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl (NEW!). We've also got more seasonal tastes with the oh-so comforting Chunky White Bean Soup (NEW!), Harvest Salad (NEW!) and Autumn Vegetable Soup (fam.). Show More Summary

Pumpkin Smoothies ?

Pumpkin Smoothies, just five minutes and five pantry ingredients. Love your smoothies? Yeah, of course! This one tastes much like a cold 'n' creamy pumpkin pie. Gluten Free and paleo. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real". We interrupt this...Show More Summary

Ten Years Vegan

Hi, how ya been? It’s been a year-and-a-half since my last post, but I’m not willing to let the blog die altogether, so here I am posting on my ten-year veganversary. On October 13, 2004–the day before I turned 29–I … Continued

Glazed Sugar Snaps (from Vegan Finger Foods)

Appetizer 06/06 Glazed Sugar Snaps (from Vegan Finger Foods) We picked up a copy of Celine Steen & Tamasin Noyes excellent book "Vegan Finger Foods" and the first recipe that jumped out at us was these yummy glazed Sugar Snap Peas

Herbie of the Week: Tommy (He Reversed All of His Medical Issues With a Plant-Based Diet!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Tommy! Once a die-hard carnivore, Tommy stopped taking his health for granted when at the age of 37, his doctor diagnosed him with diverticulitis after discovering abnormal growths in his colon and a pre-cancerous stomach lining. Show More Summary

Mushroom "Risoniotto"

From River Cottage Veg (Love this book!), this is the mushroom "risoniotto" which is a delicious mushroom sauce tossed with orzo pasta. I tweaked it a bit by added onion, zucchini and using red wine instead of white. Delicous!

Chickpea Ketchup Curry and Homemade Roti.

Chickpea ketchup curry from River Cottage Veg cookbook. Easy and satisfying. Homemade roti! Here's a good recipe using whole wheat flour. I used white flour for mine.

I'm Sick of Nutrition Elitism! Success on the Plant-Based Diet is More Important Than Ideology

(This post is long, so bear with me -- and please share it.) "It seems like there is a form of nutritional elitism going on, which is really doing more harm than good. The message is, if the food you eat is not fresh picked organic, local, GMO-free, that you picked yourself, [made yourself]... Show More Summary

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