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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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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.

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