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 138 (Special Travel Edition)


Breakfast: We were off to meet our friend Dave who lives in Watsonville. Fortunately the traffic over route 17 to Santa Cruz was light. We stopped in Aptos at Whole Foods and I got a Green Smoothie, the berry blast with coconut water, Kale and lots of berries. I asked…

What Vegans Eat – Day 137 (Special Travel Edition)


Breakfast: Staying in a pool house this month we don’t have a pantry or refrigerator filled with food. Our Oatmeal breakfast was lean and mean, with no fancy fruits, just a humble organic apple paired with sunflower seeds and soy milk.   Lunch: After trying another path on the Los…


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…