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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...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson

Gail Davis | October 25, 2011 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Book review, Gail Davis, Julie Hasson, Vegan Diner

When I was growing up in the neighborhood of Long Island City/Astoria, in the borough of Queens, in the city of New York, I couldn't wait for Friday nights after dancing school, because that was when my mom would take...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Winter Veggie Egg Rolls

Ellen Sheen | October 24, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan recipes, vegetables

When my salty fried food craving kicks in, this is my new favorite recipe. Simple and as healthy as you can get when it comes to egg rolls! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the...

Sarah Taylor

Tomato Eggplant Appetizer

Sarah Taylor | October 20, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan recipes

When I first got married and started having a little fun in the kitchen I came across a recipe for an appetizer similar to this one.  I now don’t follow any recipe and instead just wing it on my own,...

Meet The Shannons

NYC gets Vegucated!

Meet The Shannons | October 20, 2011 | Animals, Celebrities, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: activism, Bizzaro Cartoons, documentary, education, events, factory farming, Girlie Girl Army, movies, New York City, outreach, vegan

It's a scientific fact that for centuries, New York City has attracted a higher percentage of the most talented and creative people in the world than the original York (or as some might call it, Old York City). When we moved...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Pumpkin Bars

Ellen Sheen | October 20, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

A perfectly perfect treat for all the little ghouls and goblins in your life... no matter how 'little' they are! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Veggie Hominy Stew

Ellen Sheen | October 18, 2011 | Food

Read More: soup, stew, Vegan Recipes, vegan soup

This little meal was so simple and so delightful. It's bursting with great curry flavor and packed with delicious, healthy veggies, hominy and my favorite faux meat. It's perfect for those busy weeknights when you're not sure if dinner is...