Tag Archive for plant-based

Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis

While living in the south of France, I often saw Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis on dessert menus of upscale restaurants. It was often the one dessert I was happy to choose because it was vegan. This is a beautiful dish to finish a perfect meal; very fresh and light with just enough sweetness. 8…

What Vegans Eat – Day 27

Breakfast: Our leftover buckwheat crêpes from the day before became new again, filled with roasted banana cream and strawberries with a Brandied Apricot Butter and Berry Coulis. Served with Sliced Oranges, Kukitcha tea and the Sunday New York Times. That’s a Sunday Brunch!   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Black Radish, Lemons  …

REAL Good News In Review, Episode 1

  REAL GOOD NEWS IN REVIEW is a new plant-based lifestyle and information series for the web. Each segment will include a good news newscast, a food show titled, The TRANSITION KITCHEN, and a visit to a local business whose mission is in line with ours at REAL.   Episode 1 features a vegan mayo…

Carla Wescott, Ricki Heller

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/9kg3ye/ItsAllAboutFood112613.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart I – Carla Westcott, Cruelty-Free Handbags Carla Westcott graduated from the Parsons School of Design BFA program in 1994 and one year later founded Westcott, a designer eveningwear company. She is adjunct faculty in the Parsons BFA program and is a member of The Council of Fashion Designers…

Red Kuri Squash with Polenta Stuffing

This dish is a main event that can be carved at the table and served with your favorite sides and gravy. If you can’t find a Red Kuri Squash (pictured) you can use a pumpkin or a large squash that can be hollowed out and filled with our REAL polenta stuffing. When you see this…

Tina Leigh, Marc Bekoff

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/fyv2b/ItsAllAboutFood110513.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 11/5: Part I – Tina Leigh Balanced Raw Tina is the founder of Haute Health and author of Balanced Raw and Superfood Juices and Smoothies. She is passionate about raising the bar on wellness and uses a variety of holistic services to support small businesses and individuals in…

Rob Poe, Rory Freedman

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/gqhggz/ItsAllAboutFood080613.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart I – Rob Poe, The Broccoli Rob Show Robert Poe a.k.a. Broccoli Rob is an accomplished singer and songwriter from New York, voted ABC Radio Network’s Best New Unsigned Artist. He has been on radio, television and performed throughout the U.S.A as well as Europe. Throughout most of…

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 is the first in The…

Pam Popper, Norm Phelps

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/sasqp7/ItsAllAboutFood072313.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Part I – Pam Popper, Food Over Medicine  Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. The company offers educational programs designed to assist individuals in changing their health outcomes through improved diet and…

Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffles: Gluten-free

For those who are allergic to many of the grain flours or for those who want to try something new – here’s an easy to make waffle recipe made with garbanzo bean flour. It’s oil-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and full of great flavor and good nutrition! I’ve flavored it with almond extract, coriander and fennel…

Lentil Burgers, gluten-free

Fire up the barbecue. These burgers are great on the grill. They are wonderful anytime, even cold. 1 3/4 cups brown lentils, cooked, rinsed, drained 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 teaspoon beet powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried summer savory 1/4 cup raw almonds,…

Robyn O’Brien, Kristin Lajeunesse

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/r6mws5/ItsAllAboutFood062513.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 6/25/2013: Part I – Robyn O’Brien AllergyKids Foundation Robyn O’Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world. She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape…

Raspberry Lemonade Green Smoothie

Watch out! This smoothie is TART! I was craving something clean and tart this morning and this smoothie is a REAL eye opener. You can always sweeten it up to your taste by blending in pitted dates or raisins. 1 cup frozen raspberries 3/4 cup water or more, depending on desired thickness 2 Tablespoons flax…

Erik Blauberg, Gene Baur

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/6vg8pp/ItsAllAboutFood061113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart I – Erik Blauberg, Master Chef Cooks Vegan With more than 20 years of experience, renowned culinary expert Erik Blauberg is known around the globe as a master chef and first-class restaurant consultant. He has brought his considerable talent and expertise to such acclaimed eateries as Manhattan’s famed…

Marion Nestle, Erica Kubersky

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/fkfrtf/ItsAllAboutFood060413.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 6/4/2013: Part I – Marion Nestle Food Politics 10th Anniversary Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor…

Paul Graham

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/2m837v/ItsAllAboutFood052113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 5/21/2013: Part I – Paul Graham Eating Vegan In Vegas Paul Graham was born, raised, and lived most of his life in the San Jose area of Northern California. While in the San Jose area he worked with teens and professional athletes and was the chaplain for the…

Interviews with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Freya Dinshah 12/4/2012

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/3zvbt4/ItsAllAboutFood120412.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 12/4/2012: Part 1: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau The 30 Day Vegan Challenge The award-winning author of five books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has guided people to becoming and staying vegan…

Episode #117: Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain; Restless Leg Syndrome; Inspiring words for healing and eating healthier; Vegan Omelette and Epic Lasagna

http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/shows/Ask-A-Vegan-20121202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHello, everybody, I’m Caryn Hartglass and you’re listening in the 117th episode of Ask A Vegan. It’s the 2nd of December 2012. I’ve been enjoying counting these episodes. I can’t believe that so many have already happened. I’m not a point where I’ve started to transcribe these podcasts. And…

Talia Fuhrman and Miyoko Schinner

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/tk2u4/ItsAllAboutFood091112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEpisode #166 Part I: Talia Fuhrman, Healthy Eating: Fun, Delicious, Easy Talia Fuhrman, daughter of author Joel Fuhrman M.D., has a degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She is on a mission to help people understand that eating healthfully can be fun, delicious, and easy. A lover of…

Interviews with Rae Sikora, JC Corcoran and Dreena Burton

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/r7qfbx/ItsAllAboutFood052312.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart I: JC Corcoran, Rae Sikora, Plant Peace Daily Jim (JC) Corcoran co-founded and served as president of VegMichigan, the state’s largest vegetarian organization, for seven years. He is a retired fire captain/paramedic/training officer, has a BS in Emergency Medicine and is certified in the Living Foods Lifestyle. Jim…

Interviews with Amber Shea Crawley and Ryan Andrews

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/p6pxcf/ItsAllAboutFood042512.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 4/25/2012: Part I: Amber Shea Crawley Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make Amber Shea Crawley is a linguist, chef, and author specializing in healthful vegan and raw food. Known for her flexible recipes and friendly voice, she was classically trained in the art of gourmet living…

Going Vegan, Is It Really That Big A Deal?

http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/shows/ASK-A-VEGAN-22APRIL2012.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI reviewed the recent New York Times blog post, The Challenge of Going Vegan, especially the over 1000 responses (and counting) to it. I debunked popular myths and covered the most popular topics including vegans being “preachy”, the connection behind rainforest destruction and soy beans, needing a chef, requiring…

REAL Enchiladas

Enchiladas are easy and fun to make with the family. You can make everything from scratch with our REAL Tomato Sauce and cashew jack vegan cheese, (save 2 ounces for garnish) 1 (15 ounces) can Black Beans or 2 1/2 cups cooked beans Large baking dish 1. If you are making the REAL Tomato Sauce…

Interviews with Atina Diffley and Karen Le Billon

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/p5cm5/ItsAllAboutFood040412.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 4/4/2012: Part I: Atina Diffley Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Atina Diffley is an organic vegetable farmer who now educates consumers, farmers, and policymakers about organic farming through the consulting business Organic Farming Works LLC, owned by her and her husband, Martin. From 1973 through 2007,…

Pumpernickel Bread, Gluten-Free

When my father was young he worked in a bakery. He explained that they would take the cake that did not sell during the day, crumble it up and turn it into pumpernickel bread. This fascinated me – using cake to make bread? Maybe that’s why pumpernickel tastes so good. This is my vegan, gluten-free…

Choucroute Garnie

Choucroute garnie is a famous Alsacian recipe for preparing sauerkraut with potatoes, chopped onion, sliced apples, black peppercorns, cloves, garlic, juniper berries, bay leaves and white wine. I have created my own “traditional” recipe here with tempeh instead of the traditional meat and sausages. Cooking sauerkraut and potatoes in white wine is simply heavenly. 1…

Kale, Red Cabbage, Daikon, Ginger Stir Fry

Sometimes I go out of my comfort zone and create something new. I rarely use daikon radish although I can’t say why. It’s a very versatile root vegetable and I have enjoyed it raw in salads and cooked as well. I recently bought some and made a dish with several ingredients I don’t typically put…

Interviews with Kim Barnouin and Amie Hamlin

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/msvepj/ItsAllAboutFood031412.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST.  Listen to: PART I WITH KIM BARNOUIN Listen to: PART II WITH AMIE HAMLIN 3/14/2012: Part I: Kim Barnouin Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps She is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Skinny…

Online Shopping, Dairy Farming, Ensure, Ligans, Ginger and Shallots

http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/shows/Ask-A-Vegan20120311.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download3/11/2012 – Join me on my second live broadcast from REAL Worldwide Radio where I give time saving tips with online shopping, talk about the economics of dairy farming, where to get your healthy lignans and delicious things to do with ginger and shallots.

Blueberry Pan cake, Gluten-free

This is literally a blueberry pan cake. In other words, you pour it in a pan and bake. 12 ounces blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup rice flour 1 cup garbanzo bean flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup Ener-G Egg Replacer 1/2 cup cold water 1/4…

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free

Chocolate and mint are perfect partners. Here’s a gluten-free version of the chocolate chip mint cookie. They are especially good to dunk in Teeccino Herbal Coffee. 1½ teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer in 2 tablespoons water ¾ cups vegan butter (Earth Balance buttery spread) ½-3/4 cups sugar (evaporated cane juice), I use 1/2 cup but if…

Light Rain Soup

Vegetable Soup? All my soups are made with vegetables, but should I call them all “vegetable soup”, when they are all so different and unique? I named this soup after the weather today, Light Rain. The herbs give off a lovely, cozy fragrance to the home. I used a lot of dried herbs in this…

Dill Poppy Seed Bread: Gluten-free

This gluten-free, yeast bread is perfect for sandwiches. I like it because I can make very thin slices with it. I usually make one standard loaf and 2 mini loaves. I like to slice the mini loaves and toast them to use a crackers with dip. 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1 1/2 cups…

Vegetable Noodle Soup

This soup features turmeric and nutritional yeast for flavorings. I put turmeric in as many dishes as I can. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. With an unusual warm and slightly bitter flavor and, a mild fragrance it is used in curries and gives many foods…

1/25/2012 Interviews with Hannah Kaminsky and Alan Roettinger

http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/shows/ItsAllAboutFood012512.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 1/25/2012: Part I: Hannah Kaminsky Sweet Vegan Hannah Kaminsky began playing in the kitchen at a very young age, encouraged by her drive to create accessible and delicious animal-free eats. By her senior year of high school, she was already busy working on her first cookbook, a vegan…

Tofu Leek Stir Fry

I love making something new, something satisfying – out of what’s available in the kitchen just BEFORE going grocery shopping, finishing up what’s fresh and leftover before buying new food. Today’s 1/2 package of tofu, leftover leek tops and a fresh crop of home grown sunflower sprouts came together with some pantry essentials to make…

Red Cabbage Masala Soup

This soup features a rich, distinctive, flavorful broth. The secret is a small amount of garam masala: a mix of spices that include cinnamon, roasted cumin, caraway seeds, cloves, nutmeg (and/or mace) and green cardamom seed or black cardamom pods, dried red chili peppers, dried garlic, ginger powder, sesame, mustard seeds, turmeric, coriander, bay leaves,…

Vegetable Corn Cakes, Gluten-Free

Breakfast, brunch or appetizer, try these savory Vegetable Corn Cakes. Top with salsa, guacamole, hot sauce or vegan sour cream. 1/2 cup corn meal (polenta) 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour 1/4 cup ground flax seeds in 1/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons Ener-G Egg Replacer in 1/2 cup water 1 cup frozen…

Buckwheat Noodles in Peanut Sauce

As an appetizer or main dish, cook up your favorite noodles and toss with this easy, creamy sauce. It’s too good. 2 tablespoons peanut butter – almond butter or sesame tahini can be used instead of peanut butter 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon mellow white miso paste 1/4 water for the sauce 4 ounces…

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

It’s time for soup! Take the autumn chill off with this lovely white bean and vegetable soup. 2 cups small white beans (dry) 2 carrots 1 large onion 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon blackpepper salt to taste (I don’t use any) 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped juice…

Soupe au Pistou

Another dish I made very often while living in France was this vegetable soup. Made with a few simple vegetables and herbs, it can be served as a first course or as a meal in itself. It’s the turnip that gives the soup its full flavor. This is not the traditional French version which is…

V-BLAT: Vegan Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato

Autumn is here. We are trying to get in a few more days of outdoor eating and V-BLT’s or V-BLAT’s (Vegan Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato) hit the spot. On a busy day, we keep it simple with our favorite store-bought tempeh bacon and vegan mayonnaise, although you can certainly make your own. Try it…

Bart Potenza and Joy Pierson, and Jesse Boss

http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/shows/ItsAllAboutFood092111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart I – Bart Potenza and Joy Pierson, The Healthy Candles Since 1988, Bart Potenza and his partner Joy Pierson have created three successful vegetarian dining establishments. Candle Cafe was the first restaurant to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association and both restaurants are at the forefront of…

Red Cabbage Soup with Leeks and Potatoes

Whenever I make Leeks with Vinaigrette I like to use the leftover green tops for soup. Leeks go great with cabbage and potatoes. Red cabbage is especially flavorful in this soup. 1 red cabbage, shredded 1 onion, diced 4 leek tops, just the green tops not used in the Leeks with Vinaigrette recipe, diced 4…

Tofu Sour Cream

This is my vegan version of sour cream. Other tofu sour cream recipes have oil, vinegar, sugar and salt. I like this simple version best. 1 package (12 oz) silken firm tofu 6 Tablespoons lemon juice 3 Tablespoons water Blend the tofu, water and lemon juice until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Tofu sour cream…

Cassoulet

When I lived in the south of France I learned about Cassoulet, a rich, slow-cooked white bean stew made with different meats, like pork sausages, pork, goose, duck and mutton). This was an easy dish to veganize, adding tempeh, seitan and tofu in place of the meats. The French are very particular about ingredients remaining…

Coconut Cake

There’s something about coconut that irresistible. When I was young I loved coconut cream pie, coconut ice cream and any other coconut treat that came my way. I forgot about coconut for a while, maybe because most coconut desserts had dairy in them. I decided to make a coconut cake several years ago and made…

Classic Italian Marinara Sauce

Classic Italian Marinara Sauce, made with organic tomatoes, so flavorful, no salt or sugar is necessary. Great for all recipes that call for tomato sauce, including REAL’s Baked Eggplant. 1 large onion 1 cup of red or white wine (or water) 2 cups water 3 garlic cloves 1 bunch parsley (about 1/2 cup chopped) 1…

Chemo and Soda on the Rocks, Put it on Uncle Sam’s Tab

Today’s New York Times had two articles in it that made my chemo-tainted blood boil: U.S. Scrambling To Ease Shortage of Vital Medicine and U.S Rejects Mayor’s Plan to Ban Use of Food Stamps to Buy Soda. In the first article we learn that there has been an increase in shortages in drugs used to…

8/17/2011 Interviews with Mia McDonald and Lois Dieterly

http://itsallaboutfood.podbean.com/mf/web/4xraee/itsallaboutfood081711.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download   08/17/2011: Part I: Mia McDonald Executive Director, Brighter Green Based in New York, Brighter Green is directed by Mia MacDonald, a public policy analyst and writer who has worked as a consultant to a range of international non-governmental organizations—including the Ford Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the…

Tempeh Skillet Dinner

One skillet dinners are easy and have that good, old-fashioned home-style cooking feeling to them. 1 package, 8 ounces, tempeh 1 onion 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon tumeric 1/2 medium hot chipotle chile powder 1 teaspoon parsley 1 cup water 1 can, 15 ounces, diced tomatoes (I use the no added salt variety) 1 cup…

Only REAL disclaimers please.

  SAD is the acronym for Standard American Diet and it is sad indeed. The health of Americans is degrading quickly with some predicting that today’s generation of children will not live as long as their parents.  Our diet is killing us and the planet – with animal agriculture warming the atmosphere and degrading the…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: Gluten-Free

These are perfect anytime, for holidays, celebrations and especially everyday moments like treating children to warm oatmeal cookies after school or for dipping in your afternoon tea. 2 sticks (1 cup) vegan butter 1 cup sugar (vegan, evaporated cane juice) 1 cup brown sugar (vegan) 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 4 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon…

Green Juice

I can not say enough about the importance of green juice. This is a great way to cram nutrients and super charge the immune system. Many people have asked me how I make green juice. I use a Breville Juice Fountain Elite. The ingredients in my juice vary based on what I find in the market.

I might use 3-6 stalks of celery, 1/2-1 cucumber (with skin if organic), 5-10 dark green leaves with stalks (can be kale, collards, chard), 1/2-1 whole lemon with the skin, 1 to 2 inches of whole, fresh ginger (with skin). Optional: 2-6 carrots, 1/4-1/2 beet, 1/2 bunch of parsley with stems, 1/4-1/2 onion, 1/2 bunch mint, 1 whole apple (with skin if organic). I also like to take the fiber that is separated from the juice and run it through the juicer 2 or 3 times. You’ll get more juice that way. Broccoli stalks are great too. You can cook the flowery heads separately and juice the stalks, since most people don’t like to eat the stalks. The lemon peel has vitamins and minerals and really smooths out the bitterness of the greens. I love ginger, but the more you add the hotter it will get. Some people like a little onion or raw garlic. I don’t like raw garlic. Here’s an interesting and important point: Many of the wonderful nutrients in the greens are fat soluble so you need to eat a little fat when you eat greens, in juice or salads or whatever. That’s why it’s nice to add a small amount of raw nuts and seeds with the salad. You can munch on a small amount of nuts, like 6 walnut halves when having the juice if you are not having any fat at the same time. If you really don’t like the juice then you can back up and start with a sweeter mix like carrot, apple and ginger and/or lemon. Little by little you can add a leaf or two of kale and get used to the taste. Cucumber and celery are great too, the flavor is very light.

Watch how to make it here:

Neal Barnard, The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ItsAllAboutFood081110-neal-barnard.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNeal Barnard, M.D., is a physician, clinical reseacher, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University of Medicine and principal investigator of a major study on diet and type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of numerous books and has…