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Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis

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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

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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  …

Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash

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Just in time for Saint Paddy’s Day, our REAL Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash. It’s a savory dish that’s full of sweetness. 6 medium sweet potatoes (diced) 1 large onion (diced) 1 cup frozen corn (organic) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1 Tablespoon organic canola oil (optional) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon whole fennel seed (coarsely ground) 1 teaspoon whole…

Hamentashen: Gluten-Free

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Hamentashen are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, typically filled with poppy seeds, prunes, apricot or other fruit. Hamantashen are shaped like a triangle, recalling the three-cornered hat of the villain, Haman, as described in the Book of Esther. They are a great cookie for any time of year. I’ve included my original…

Mayo Wars

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Hi Everybody. Welcome to our new show. When it comes to food and lifestyle we plan on bringing you the good news, the triumphs, and successes that are happening all around us. We want to inspire you to be a part of this movement, this revolution, to create a healthy planet, that can provide us…

REAL Good News In Review, Episode 1

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  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…

A Thanksgiving Story: Turkey, Turnips, Transfusions

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Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go… As a child I loved the images in that song and thought of them every Thanksgiving as my family took off to my grandparents’ home, a one-bedroom apartment in Bayside, New York, where the Matinecock Native American first settled in 2000 B.C.  I’d…

Brenda Davis, Plant-Based Diets and Essential Fats, & Chad Oliphant, Smiling Hara Tempeh

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  Part I, Brenda Davis, Plant-Based Diets and Essential Fats Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She is co-author of nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics: Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegetarian, The New Becoming Vegetarian, The Raw Food Revolution…

Evita Ochel, Consciousness Expansion and the IFAD

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Evita Ochel, Consciousness Expansion and The International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentPart I: Evita Ochel, Consciousness Expansion  Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher, holistic nutritionist, optimal health expert, yoga and meditation teacher and web TV host. She is the author of the book ‘Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition’, and hundreds of articles on mind-body-spirit topics.…

Anne Dinshah, Michael Budkie, and André Leu

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Anne Dinshah, Michael Budkie, and André Leu   PART I: Anne Dinshah, Dynamic Harmlessness Day Dynamic Harmlessness Day is November 2, but it’s a concept to be practiced every day. “Do the least harm and the most good.” Anne coauthored the book Powerful Vegan Messages with her late father, American Vegan Society founder H. Jay Dinshah.…

Charles Horn, Meat Logic

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  Part I: Charles Horn, Meat Logic. Charles Horn is the author of Meat Logic: Why Do We Eat Animals?  Charles is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer with credits including Fugget About It, Robot Chicken, and Robot Chicken: Star Wars. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and holds five degrees in engineering…

Steve Kaufman & Gary De Mattei

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  PART I: Steve Kaufman, Christian Vegetarian Association  Steve Kaufman is the chair of the Christian Vegetarian Association and the co-chair of the Medical Research Modernization Committee. He coauthored (with Nathan Braun) Good News for All Creation and is the author of Guided by the Faith of Christ: Seeking to Stop Violence and Scapegoating. Professionally,…

Socca Breakfast Wraps, gluten-free

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Socca makes the perfect wrap. Try them for a hearty breakfast or brunch. Fill them with Baba Ganoush, White Bean Hummus, sautéed escarole, Tahini, olives and hot sauce. Socca/Chickpea Flour Crêpes Recipe

Carla Wescott, Ricki Heller

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Part 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 of America. Carla Westcott is founder…

Red Kuri Squash with Polenta Stuffing

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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

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 achieving whole being transformation. She is a…

Almond Biscotti, gluten-free

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1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1 1/2 cups rolled oats or oat flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/2 cups sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 3/4 cup apple sauce or 1 ripe banana mashed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 1/2 cups raw almonds, ground to…

REAL Pot Pie!

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As a kid I loved those pot pies that would come frozen in individual aluminum pie tins that we’d heat up in the oven. I still love pot pies, only they’ve evolved a bit. Now, vegan and gluten-free, this pot pie recipe is hearty and 100% comfort food. The crust is flaky, the filling is…

Seven Layer Cake, gluten-free

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Seven Layer cake has always been one of my mom’s favorites. This is the cake I made for her 80th birthday party. She recently gave up dairy so this cake was especially perfect. Happy Birthday Mom! FOR THE CAKE 1 1/4 cups sorghum flour Bob’s Red Mill 1 cup brown rice flour Bob’s Red Mill…

Socca Wraps, gluten-free

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Socca or Chickpea Flour Crêpes make a great wrap. We’ve filled our Chickpea Flour Crêpes with leftovers from our REAL American Barbecue food show. This wrap is filled with the following: Barbecue Tempeh Slabs Grilled Vegetables Sautéed Dandelion Greens Wild Rice Blend: 1/2 cup Basmati rice, 1/4 black rice, 1/4 red rice, cooked in 2…

Chickpea Flour Crêpes

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Chickpea Flour Crêpes are so easy to make and can be used in many ways. They can be used in place of bread, grilled on the barbecue and wrapped with grilled veggies. Use your imagination. They are a featured recipe in our REAL American Barbecue food show. 1 cup chickpea flour (also called garbanzo bean…

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Biscuits, gluten-free

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Wake up late on the weekend after a great date night and roll these up for the perfect brunch. Or make them with the kids for a weekend breakfast treat. These are rich biscuits, slightly sweet and full of cinnamon. Dough 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 1 cup brown rice…

Rob Poe, Rory Freedman

Part 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 his life Robert had struggled with…

Spinach Gnocchi, gluten-free

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Yes, gnocchi can be vegan, gluten-free and easy. We just received a sample from Caesar’s Pasta of Spinach Gnocchi and Potato Gnocchi, both vegan and gluten-free. They are delicious topped with our REAL Classic Italian Tomato Sauce and REAL

Celebration Biscuits, gluten-free

Rich, freshly baked biscuits are very special and something to celebrate! 1 cup Sweet Sorghum Flour 1/2 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour 1/4 cup tapioca starch 1/4 cup potato starch 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 ripe banana mashed 1 stick (1/2 cup) vegan butter (we use organic Earth…

Pam Popper, Norm Phelps

 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 lifestyle habits; to assist employers in…

Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffles: Gluten-free

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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…

Martin Rowe, Michael Wald

7/16/2013: Part I – Martin Rowe THE POLAR BEAR IN THE ZOO: A SPECULATION Martin Rowe is the co-founder of Lantern Books. He is the author of Nicaea: A Book of Correspondences, Bertie Wooster and the Lizard King, and co-author of Right Off the Bat: Baseball, Cricket, Literature, and Life. He edited the collection The…

Lentil Burgers, gluten-free

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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,…

Raspberry Lemonade Green Smoothie

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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…

Paul Graham

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 Oakland A’s baseball team. He moved to…

Blueberry Pancakes, Gluten-Free

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January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Start off this holiday morning or any day with our REAL Blueberry Pancake recipe. They are something to celebrate! 1 cup Brown Rice Flour (or Bob’s All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour) 1 cup Sorghum flour 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds (I buy them whole, grind them and keep them…

REAL Holiday Dinner Menu

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RECIPES Bread Sticks Risotto Milanese in Saffron Vegetable Broth Butternut Squash Lasagna Tempeh In Crosta Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes Sauteed Chard Crostada Di Ricotta Torta Al Limone    

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

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 for over 12 years through sold-out cooking…

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

Hello, 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 I think, ultimately, they are all…

Prune Butter Muffins, Gluten-Free

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Our REAL Prune Butter seems to go with everything especially these gluten-free muffins made with REAL Prune Butter. 2 cups Brown Rice Flour 1/3 cup Tapioca Flour 1/2 cup Ener G Egg Replacer 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup ground flax seeds mixed…

Talia Fuhrman and Miyoko Schinner

Episode #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 cooking and journalism, she understands that…

Take Back Your Health Conference – 2012

Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) was one of the sponsors of the Take Back Your Health Conference in Washington, DC. In this segment, Responsible Eating And Living founder, Caryn Hartglass, gets REAL about the hazards of dairy as well as what to be skeptical of at so-called health conferences. She also comments on the talk…

Interviews with Gary Steiner and Sue Coe, 6/21/2012

Episode #157 6/20/2012: Part I: Gary Steiner Animal Rights and The Vegan Imperative Gary Steiner is John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. He is the author of Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism, Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy and Animals…

Interviews with Linda Riebel and Roberto Martin

Episode# 155 6/6/2012: Part I: Linda Riebel The Green Foodprint Linda Riebel, is a psychologist and environmental educator. At Saybrook University in San Francisco, where she has been on the faculty since 1993, she helped create the sustainability program. A graduate of Wellesley College, she is a member of the American Society of Journalists and…

Interviews with Jim VanDerPol and Jason Das

5/30/2012: Part I: Jim VanDerPol Conversations with the Land Jim VanDerPol farms and writes in a western Minnesota world very different from the one in which he was raised in the 1950s and 1960s. The small, diversified farms and tight-knit communities of his youth have been replaced by town jobs and gigantic equipment operating on…

Interviews with Rae Sikora, JC Corcoran and Dreena Burton

Part 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 also is a certified fitness instructor…

Interviews with Amber Shea Crawley and Ryan Andrews

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 cuisine at the world-renowned Matthew Kenney Academy,…

Going Vegan, Is It Really That Big A Deal?

I 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 scientific knowledge to eat vegan and,…

REAL Enchiladas

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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

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, the Diffleys owned and operated Gardens of…

Pumpernickel Bread, Gluten-Free

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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

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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

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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

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 Bitch, and Skinny Bitch in the Kitch,…

Glutamate, GE Corn, Sugar and Bioplastics

March 4, 2012: Responsible Eating And Living presents it’s first live broadcast featuring the ASK A VEGAN show. In response to a listener’s question regarding nutritional yeast being an excitotoxin, I talked about glutamate and glutamic acid including MSG, Monosodium Glutamate and other foods with glutamate, whether or not they are healthy or not? Next…

Blueberry Pan cake, Gluten-free

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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

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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

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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…

Raisin Cookies – Gluten-Free

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When I was in college in Pennsylvania we would go to the farmer’s market. There was an Amish bakery that sold raisin cookies. They were so simple, soft, gooey and so good. I have not had them in decades! I have recreated a vegan, gluten-free version here. Cookie dough 4 cups white rice flour 4¾…

Dill Poppy Seed Bread: Gluten-free

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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…

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

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 dessert book titled My Sweet Vegan. Now…

Tofu Leek Stir Fry

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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

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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

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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…

Breakfast Blini With Blueberries, Gluten-free

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For a very special breakfast or brunch, try this Blini recipe. These small, yeasted pancakes are lovely and light, served with blueberries and your favorite vegan sour cream. 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour 1/3 cup buckwheat Flour 1/2 tsp salt (optional – I don’t use salt) 1 1/4 cups non dairy…

Pina Colada Kale

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This is a fun way to get more greens. Pina Colada Kale is a blended salad of kale, pineapple and coconut. It’s quick and easy and so good for you. Kale, about 4 leaves, stalks removed. 1 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen, cut into chunks 1/2 cup coconut milk (fresh, rehydrated from Edward & Son’s…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins: Gluten-free

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For Thanksgiving morning breakfast or any chilly morning, we recommend these Pumpkin Spice Muffins. They are easy to make and get you into the spirit of pumpkin and spice and everything nice. 3 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (We use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 cups water…

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

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This pumpkin ice cream is delicately spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. A small scoop along with our Poached Pears is a perfect finish to our Thanksgiving Celebration Feast. 2 cans coconut milk, chilled 2/3 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1⁄4 cup brown sugar (evaporated cane juice and molasses blend) 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄2…

REAL Thanksgiving Celebration Feast

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Here are some REAL Thanksgiving favorites. These dishes can all be prepared in advance. They can be served all together or separately as side dishes. Links to the actual recipes are included below each video.     TABLE OF CONTENTS: THE MENU CHAPTER ONE: GREEN BEAN ONION WALNUT PATE CHAPTER TWO: LA SOUPE AU PISTOU…

Savory Pumpkin Pie, Gluten-Free

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This is a variation on our Tomato Onion Quiche.  It is a gorgeous addition to any Thanksgiving table with orange hues from the pumpkin and flecks of green from the pepitas.  The pumpkin seed crust is so flavorful and free of oil, butter or margarine. Crust 1 cup brown rice flour plus extra on the…

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…

Lettuce Wraps

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The fun way to get your greens – lettuce wraps. Even kids that don’t want to eat lettuce like wrapping stuff up in the leaves and eating them up. One head lettuce 3 carrots, diced, about 1 cup 3 celery stalks, diced, about 1 cup 1 large leek, white and light green parts, cleaned and…

Tomato Onion Quiche

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REAL men and women eat quiche. Vegan Tomato Onion Quiche. Basic Wheat Crust (or use your own favorite recipe) 3/4 cup white flour and 3/4  cup whole wheat or 1/1/2 cups white flour 1 stick (1/2  cup) vegan butter (We use Earth Balance) Ice Water, 6-8 tablespoons Filling One cup organic diced tomatoes (one half…

10 Non Profits You Need To Know

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CONTACT: Caryn Hartglass PHONE: 718-490-0507 EMAIL: Caryn@ResponsibleEatingAndLiving.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION – PDF) Responsible Eating And Living selected by VegNews as one of the 10 Non Profits You Need To Know.   OCTOBER 25, 2011, New York, NY. Responsible Eating And Living (REAL), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on…

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

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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

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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

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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

Part 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 campaigns to green the restaurant industry.…

9/7/2011 Interviews with Demetria Clark and Karyn Calabrese

  09/7/2011: Part I – Demetria Clark, Herbal Healing For Children Demetria Clark started learning about herbal healing at a very young age from friends and mentors she had during her youth and in childhood. She has formally studied and apprenticed with Rosemary Gladstar (in beginner and advanced trainings), apprenticed with Jane Smolnik, studied the…

Red Cabbage Soup with Leeks and Potatoes

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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…

Leeks with Vinaigrette

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Leeks are extremely popular in France and when I lived there I had this dish several times a week. It’s hard to find slender leeks here in the United States but when I do, I make this dish. 4 slim leeks Vinaigrette Rinse the leeks. Peel away the out leaves to make sure there is…

Tofu Sour Cream

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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

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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

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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…

Pizza: Gluten-free

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Pizza is one of America’s favorite foods. But white flour and cheese are two of America’s worst foods in terms of health. Try REAL’S pizza, with organic tomato sauce, chick pea flour crust and cashew grated cheese. Everyone will gobble this up because it looks and tastes just like pizza. And it is.  It’s also…

Classic Italian Marinara Sauce

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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

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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

  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 Green Belt Movement, the Sierra Club, and…

Tempeh Skillet Dinner

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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.

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  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

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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:

Rynn Berry, Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Diets – the history

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Rynn Berry, Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Diets – the history Rynn Berry specializes in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective. He is the author of six books on vegetarianism: The New Vegetarians, Famous Vegetarians, Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism and the World’s Religions, Hitler: Neither Vegetarian Nor Animal Lover, and The Vegan Guide…

Jennifer Cornbleet, Raw for Dessert

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Jennifer Cornbleet is a nationally recognized raw food chef and instructor. She is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker dedicated to making the world of raw fod an easy and accessible addition to 21st Century kitchens. Jennifer’s enthusiasm for the culinary arts began at an early age and her preference for the flavors of pure,…

Cathe Olson, Lick It!

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Cathe Olson is the author of several natural foods cookbooks. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Mothering, Natural Awakenings, Vegetarian Voice, and VegFamily Magazines. Cathe is also the Library Media Technician in charge of an elementary school library. She directed the Central Coast Writers’ Conference for four years and has served…

Debbie Merrill, Raw Foods On The Roll: Getting America Healthy

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Debbie Merrill is making a name for herself as the Rolling Raw Vegan Guru. As host of her own popular TV show along with her diet program called Raw Foods On The Roll: Getting America Healthy she is teaching people how to “eat less and live more” everyday and for the rest of their lives.…

Neal Barnard, The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

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Neal 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 hosted a popular public television program…

Laura Dakin, Alan Roettinger

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Sea Shepherd’s Laura Dakin and Speed Vegan author, Alan Roettinger The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship the Steve Irwin was docked at Chelsea Pier in Manhattan for a few days. Caryn spoke with Laura Dakin, the current head cook for the Steve Irwin about the organization and what they do and what kind of vegan…

Robert Goodland, Livestock and Climate Change

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Robert Goodland retired as lead environmental advisor at the World Bank Group after serving for 23 years where he was nicknamed “The Conscience of the World Bank”. In 2008 he was awarded the first Coolidge Memorial Medal by the IUCN for outstanding contributions to environmental conservation. He is the co-author of Amazon Jungle-Green Hell to…

Stephane Groleau and Meghan Kelly, Veganics

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Veganics! Stephane Groleau and Meghan Kelly founded the Veganic Agriculture Network in 2008 to promote farming and gardening that is free from chemicals and animal by-products. Their website www.goveganic.net features profiles of veganic farms in North America, and introduces people to the main concepts of farming and gardening in a way that is environmentally sustainable…