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 143


Breakfast: Gary made a special cooked oatmeal breakfast with fresh blueberries, bananas, chopped almonds and apples, dusted with ground flax seeds. It was served with Kukicha Tea.   Dinner: We were invited out to Candle Cafe West by Fran Costigan who organized a dinner gathering with Allison Rivers Samson, her…

What Vegans Eat – Day 142


Breakfast: Our first breakfast at home in over a month. The weather was perfect so we thought we’d dine on the terrace but we discovered some pigeons had been there while we were gone. The birds flew the coop but left us an abandoned nest and their pigeon poo was…


Yellow Cake with Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Icing


The carrot juice gives this cake a lovely yellow color and a moist sweetness. Cake Ingredients 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegan butter (we use organic Earth Balance Buttery Spread) 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, oil or…

Peanut Chocolate Smoothie


I was so inspired by Jessica Nadel’s blogpost yesterday with her Peanut Butter Milkshake Smoothie recipe. When I saw it, I had to have it. I do have a problem following recipes exactly and I did not have all of the ingredients so I came up with my own. Thank…

Sunny Pesto Paste


I love when Gary makes Pesto and this might be the most delicious and versatile version he has come up. It’s a thick paste that can be used to flavor soup, or thinned to be used as a sauce on pasta, whole grains or veggies. It’s made with sunflower seeds…

French Herbed No-Egg Omelette


I can’t get enough of these chickpea flour no-egg omelettes. They are so satisfying and make a lovely brunch. 1 cups Garbanzo Bean flour 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon Herbes do Provence 1/2 teaspoon…