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Ellen Sheen

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Ellen Sheen | December 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: Cookies, ginger, vegan recipes

 Gingerbread boys, gingerbread girls, gingerbread trees, snowmen, stars and more! This dough is super simple and very delicious with lots of ginger and molasses. They're chewy, yet crunchy and delicious with or without frosting. Even better when little hands help...

J Morris Hicks

The Dollars and "Sense" of Plant-Based Eating

J Morris Hicks | December 9, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: cost of plant based eating, subsidies for meat and dairy

  What about the cost of plant-based eating? On the surface it would seem to cost a lot more than our standard meat, dairy and egg diet. And since most people never get beneath the surface, the perceived high cost of...

Gail Davis

Book Review and Bonus Recipe: Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

Gail Davis | December 8, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Book review, Gail Davis, Quick-Fix Vegan, Robin Robertson

When it comes to getting dinner on the table, I'm all about quick! Since I work at home, I'm sometimes still tapping away at my computer keyboard until well past the time I should have been figuring out what we're having for...

Jess Parsons

Real Food Part 2: Eating Less Sugar 5 Ways

Jess Parsons | December 7, 2011 | Food

Read More: addictions, American Heart Association, coffee, dr mcdougall, Dr. Michael Klaper, health, juicing, money, snacks, sorbitol, stevia, sugar, tea, vegan, whole grains, xylitol

The Real Food series helps you eat more real food in the real world.  In Part 1, we ate more whole grains.  Now let's learn how to do what we know we should - eat less sugar. What's so...

Ellen Sheen

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Ellen Sheen | November 24, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan recipes

A collection of my favorite vegan recipes for holidays, celebrations or Tuesdays. Happy Tofurky day everyone! For full blog post and more information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Benjamin Eksouzian

How I Reversed My Diabetes Eating Potatoes

Benjamin Eksouzian | November 24, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: diabetes, vegan, weight-loss

  IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS AN ARMENIAN AND A PIZZA... I have been in the food business since I can remember. My first stab at it was at Rico's pizza in San Jose, California when I was 14....

Jess Parsons

Happy Vegan Thanksgiving - Frugal Vegan Stuffing

Jess Parsons | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: Christmas, family, frugal, garden, holiday, home cooking, Thanksgiving, vegan recipes

Just in time for Thanksgiving and early enough to plan for Christmas - my other easy "use it up" bread crusts recipe:  Yummy Vegan Stuffing.Not for the birds!  This is the dish to take to your family Thanksgiving so...

Chef AJ

How to saute without OIL!!!

Chef AJ | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: garlic, oil, onion

Hopefully by now you have read one of the great books by Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Fuhrman or Dr. McDougall. and you already now that ALL OIL is really, really bad for your health and that it promotes obesity, diabetes and...

Ellen Sheen

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Ellen Sheen | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: broccoli, vegan recipes

 Here's a really simple recipe that has 'hidden' greens for those picky green eaters, protein and fresh tomatoes. I think we've touched all the essentials, yes? Oh, and it's delicious! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here...

Gail Davis

Book Review: The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

Gail Davis | November 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, crock pot, Gail Davis, Kathy Hester, The Vegan Slow Cooker

I was bubbling with anticipation for the release of my friend, Kathy Hester's first book, The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour. You may wonder...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ellen Sheen | November 16, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan food, vegan recipes

 Everyone wants a little treat every now and then, yes? Try these! Sweet but not too sweet... and healthy, with bananas, whole wheat flour and very little sugar. They are super delicious, simple to make and yum! For full recipe...

Jess Parsons

Real Food Part 1: Hate Whole Grains? Here's help!

Jess Parsons | November 15, 2011 | Food

Read More: dr mcdougall, family, fat, fiber, kids, nutrition, refined food, sugar, whole grains

First, watch Dr John McDougall: Lowfat foods vs whole foods Whether you're seeking a healthy weight or just plain good health, you need to find your way to whole foods.Whole Grain HealthFats Your body needs some fat.  Not lots...

Ellen Sheen

Potato Kale Soup with Quinoa

Ellen Sheen | November 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: soup, vegan recipes

 A perfect nutritious way to fill up and warm up on the sure to come cold winter nights. I love this soup for it's nutrition and flavor. It's just a tiny bit spicy which is just perfect. For full recipe...

Jess Parsons

Eat More Fruit and Whole Grains - Frugal Vegan Fruit Pudding

Jess Parsons | November 8, 2011 | Food

Read More: frugal, fruits, garden, home cooking, vegan recipes, whole grains

I like to cook with what I have.  And this healthy fruit pudding can be made with practically anything.  Of course, I used my garden-fresh organic rhubarb.  With this recipe, I also transformed the bread end collection from our...

Ellen Sheen

Coconut Curry Tomato Soup

Ellen Sheen | November 8, 2011 | Food

Read More: soup, tomato, vegan recipes

Nothing warms you more on a rainy, blustery day than tomato soup and grilled cheese. My favorite! This one is a little spin off the original. I added coconut milk and a bit of curry, for a kick. I hope...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Mediterranean Plate

Ellen Sheen | November 3, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan, vegan recipes

Three of my favorite things: falafel, hummus and greek salad. Does it get any better than that? It's just plain delicious. Oh, and it's fun to eat! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Pumpkin Eggnog French Toast

Ellen Sheen | November 1, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan, vegan recipes

A perfect carb load featuring two of my favorite holiday ingredients: pumpkin and nog. De-lish! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama Blog. Enjoy!...

Jess Parsons

More Vegan Waffling - Sticking to it

Jess Parsons | October 30, 2011 | Food

Read More: breakfast, free, frugal, home cooking, vegan, vegan recipes

Our waffle maker had made its last wholewheat vegan waffle, but I got lucky with Freecycle with another waffle maker in great condition.  Guess who was pleased with herself?Try... But then I tried to use it.  This waffle maker was...

Ellen Sheen

Quinoa Sunflower Stuffing in Celebration Squash

Ellen Sheen | October 26, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan, vegan recipes

This original recipe came from our CSA newsletter. I made a few simple changes in order to veganize it, and just because I like to add my own little flare. This would be a lovely vegan main dish for the...