I love pasta but I hate the full feeling I get when I've finished a heavy dish. Last week I was getting dinner together for my family, rushing to prepare it between work and homework. I pulled some whole wheat pasta out and set it up to boil, but I just didn't feel like pulling together a salad too. I wanted a dish that was … [Read more...]
Trendy Vegan Recipes for health and sheer enjoyment
Simply fabulous and easy vegan recipes from Yonni Wattenmaker
Diets and fads come and go, but eating healthfully while still enjoying life is a trend that's here to stay! As The Trendy Vegan I will feature great vegan recipes to help inspire you to live the best healthy lifestyle you can without compromising on the fun!
I'm a full-time working mom who turned vegan three years ago for medical reasons. Between my career, the commute, juggling my family's schedule and a busy social life, adjusting to the vegan way of life took some getting used to. Now that I've done it, with great success, I've got some great tips and stories to show how anyone can adapt to this way of life without letting food restrictions stand in the way of a great time! Enjoy...
At Thanksgiving in the States, everyone's thinking about dinner. Sure, we should all be talking about what makes us grateful and for what we are thankful, but instead it's about wearing comfortable (albeit hopefully attractive) clothes so that we can eat to our hearts delight! Now whether you celebrate or not, a highlight of this … [Read more...]
I know they are an acquired taste, but how do you feel about mushrooms? Portobello, shiitake, porcini, cremini, button, hen of woods...truffles...they are so many different varieties of mushrooms it's hard not to find even one you might like. Well, I have been a long time fan of these spongy, woody vegetables, and I think they … [Read more...]
If there are two foods I enjoy often as a vegan, they are apples and potatoes I tend not to eat them together, but give me a crisp apple and peanut butter or slices of rice cheese, or some crunchy roasted potatoes or their less healthy cousin, the french fry, I am a happy girl! My motivation in combining them was spurred on by the … [Read more...]
Brunch is such a fun meal ~ it's not the easiest one for a vegan, but it's a great excuse for sleeping a little later, eating a little more, and usually enjoying the company of friends or family. When you have a variety of fresh and what I consider "staple" ingredients in your fridge and pantry, it's easy to whip up something great. … [Read more...]
I don't know about you, but I love bread. Sourdough, bagels, cheeseless pizza, baguettes...the list goes on. But my latest favorite is a flatbread. I've always liked flatbread ~ those crispy, crunchy thin slices, often topped with a variety of seeds, and spread with a thin layer of margarine, tofutti, hummus or even just a bit of … [Read more...]
I was in my favorite supermarket, Guido's, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts this weekend. I knew I had some gorgeous Japanese eggplant at home and was looking for a nice grain to compliment the vegetable. What I found was black barley. [wpdealpon unixtime="1358341334" price="ONLY £5pm" style="red" buy_url=" … [Read more...]
Last night, after a fabulous night out with four of my closest girl friends (who doesn't love girl's night out?) I walked into my kitchen to find this week's CSA share my husband had picked up. I don't think I can stand to look at one more zucchini or yellow squash, but I got such a gorgeous, purply eggplant that my mouth started to … [Read more...]
Last week we were having quite a heat wave, and as you know, water is simply essential, especially during such brutal weather. As water can get boring after sometime, I spiced it up as a refreshing iced water with fresh citrus right from my fridge! [wpdealpon unixtime="1358341334" price="ONLY £5pm" style="red" buy_url=" … [Read more...]
I came home from my CSA (Community Sustained Agriculture) pickup and had onions, summer squash and zucchini coming out of my ears! I know it's summer, but I decided to pick up some textured vegetable protein and an avocado and make myself a delicious, heart-healthy chilli. It likely makes two servings but you'll see for yourself...you … [Read more...]