REAL American Barbecue

In the spirit of the cooking shows Hartglass & De Mattei grew up watching on public television— with a little bit of ‘Lucy & Ricky’, and the silent movies added…

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Happy B’Earthday Revue Trailer


Celebrate Earth Day! Come see the Swingin’ Gourmets in the Happy B’Earthday Revue. If you can’t make it you can still swing with us by making a tax deductible donation to Responsible Eating And Living. WATCH THE TRAILER NOW!

Living The Farm Sanctuary Life


Gary De Mattei and Caryn Hartglass have three REAL recipes in this new book which was released on Monday, April 7, 2015. We went to the book launch party at ABC Home in Manhattan. Here’s a short clip with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Gene Baur, Cornelia Guest and Gene Stone.

Summer BBQ!

REAL American Barbecue: Strawberry Shortcake With Cashew Cream


Just in time for Labor Day or any day, the second installment of the Swingin’ Gourmets video food show series finds our two culinary cut-ups, Caryn Hartglass & Gary De Mattei, making the perfect plant-based dessert: strawberry shortcake with sweet cashew cream. It’s vegan, gluten-free and delicious. Watch the step…

REAL American Barbecue


In the spirit of the cooking shows Hartglass & De Mattei grew up watching on public television— with a little bit of ‘Lucy & Ricky’, and the silent movies added for good measure— we find our two culinary cut-ups going back in time to rescript the great American Barbecue. This…


What Vegans Eat – Day 173


Breakfast: I had not slept well and I was sluggish when I got up. I didn’t want to prepare anything so I finished up the last of the Many Vegetable Stir Fry, served cold with chilled Jasmine Green Tea.   Lunch: With Gary away, not only do I miss him,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 172


Breakfast: Heat and humidity dictate what I want to eat. I want food that is hydrating, cool, crunchy. This morning I had the remaining collards I had steamed and chilled earlier in the week. Celery stalks with peanut butter was the fun, main event along with iced green tea.  …


Popeye’s Sweet Sensation


On a hot summer night, here’s a sweet treat to have for a light dinner. 1 cup frozen spinach 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened soy milk 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 4 ice cubes In a high powered blender, blend ingredients until creamy. Serve immediately. Makes 1-2 servings.

Many Vegetable Stir Fry


This is a very colorful dish with fresh flavors. 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips 1 eggplant, peeled and diced 1/2 cup cauliflower florets 1 small sweet…

Creamy Carrot Bisque


This is a luscious rich soup that can be served hot or cold, delicately flavored with the French Herbes de Provence. Ingredients: 6 carrots cut, sliced (about 4 1/2-5 cups) 2 onions chopped (about 3-3/12 cups) 1 Tablespoon Herbes de Provence or a combination of basil, savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme,…

Sweet and Smoky Beans


Cooking with fruit can be surprisingly sweet. I like the combination of the sweetness from the fruit and smoky chipotle. 1/2 cup water 1 pear, cut in small pieces 6-8 dried figs, chopped in small pieces 1/2 teaspoon madras curry powder 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 2 cups cooked adzuki beans…