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Pandemic Pasta Primavera

Here’s a nourishing yet comforting dish to prepare while practicing social distancing. Ingredients 1 package of brown rice spaghetti or other pasta (12-16 ounces) 1 bunch collards (about 6 large leaves) 3 carrots 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup vegetable broth or water 1/2 raw cashews (about 50) 2 1/2 cups water…

Quinoa Pilaf

I like using spices when I cook grains and vegetables because they add so much flavor. Onion, garlic, turmeric and tomato powders make a quick replacement for vegetable broth. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon tomato powder 1 yellow onion, chopped…

Cassoulet Bean Soup

Turnips and parsips add great flavor to vegetable soups. Soup making is not an exact science. You can add more or less of any of the vegetables below. Ingredients: 3 cups (2 15-ounce cans) cooked white beans like cannelini, navy, etc. (we use Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans) 2-3 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, peeled and…

The New Classic Cobb Salad

The story behind the origins of the Cobb Salad varies slightly, depending on who you talk to or what cookbook or online source you get your recipes. Most will agree that it was named after Robert Cobb, the owner of the famed Brown Derby Restaurant. Legend has it that one latenight Mr. Cobb realized that…

Purple Potato Salad

Purple potatoes give an eye-catching and tasty twist on the classic German potato salad. Ingredients: 4 pounds purple potatoes ½ cup chopped red onion ¾ cup chopped scallions 4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill ¾ cups apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Scrub and clean the potatoes. Place in a large pot and…

Blueberry Better-Than-Bran Muffins, Vegan, Gluten-Free, SOS-Free

This is a hearty muffin recipe. This recipe does not use an All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour that typically contains starches. Instead, only whole grains are used along with a little Garbanzo Bean Flour. Ingredients: 1 cup Rolled Oats or Steel Cut Oats (or Oat flour) 3/4 cup Millet (or Millet Flour) 1/4 Flax Seeds (or…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1825

First Meal: I woke up with a craving to bake muffins. Blueberry Muffins. I used to make muffins a lot. When I went to look at some of the muffin recipes we have here I knew I had to start upgrading. This new Blueberry Muffin recipe is better than before, using my own homemade gluten-free…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1824

First Meal: Today’s Oats are topped with Cacao Nibs, Coconut, Apples, Blueberries and Raisins.   Second Meal: The last of the recent leftovers came together in a Tomato Vegetable Stew served with Mashed Potatoes.   Third Meal: It was late and I was hungry. I made a big Kale Salad with Green Onions and Grated…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1823

First Meal: I got up super early for another audition. I was determined to be one of the first on the list so I could get an early appointment and be done quickly. I succeeded. I was one of the first ten in line and the second person to sing for the show I wanted.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1822

First Meal: You can’t tell but this is a bowl of Oats, smothered with Blueberries and Coconut.   Second Meal: The bean du jour is the Rancho Gordo Cranberry Bean.   We had them on Corn Tortillas with Quinoa, Avocado and Tomato Cashew Cream Sauce    

What Vegans Eat – Day 1821

First Meal: For dessert or breakfast, I am nuts over Thin Stackers with Almond Butter and Date Paste. Sliced Oranges and a little Cashew Yogurt on the side completed the plate.   Second Meal: Today was housecleaning day for mom and I sit with her so the housekeeper can do her work. Afterwards I made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1820

First Meal: Gary and I were going in super early for more auditions today. We arrived at Actor’s Equity at about 7:45am and there was another big crowd of people waiting. This time we were numbers 51 and 52. At 8am they let us upstairs to the audition rooms. We got our times. I chose…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1819

First Meal: Gary was going to try to cram in an audition but in the end he got up a little later in the morning and went to his acting class. I prepared some music for what I want to sing for tomorrow’s auditions and I ate a Banana.   Second Meal: We were both…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1818

First Meal: Here’s another version of what I call a Hotel Breakfast, fresh fruits and baked breakfast breads. I couldn’t wait to have another couple of Apricot Danishes that I made yesterday. We had them with fresh sliced Oranges, Apples and Bananas. Gary made the Teeccino with his excellent Soy Foam.   Second Meal: I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1817

First Meal: I love waking up on a Saturday morning and baking. I went to sleep with Gooey Apricot Danishes on my mind. I made up the recipe four years ago based on a memory Gary had and haven’t made them since. In reviewing the recipe I came up with some improvements. The result was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1816

First Meal: Gary and I got up super early again but this time we were both going to the same audition. What fun to be able to do this together. It almost made the pain of getting up early somewhat bearable. We arrived at Actors Equity at about 7:45am and the waiting room was full.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1815

First Meal: I made a new batch of Cashew Yogurt adding less water to make it very thick and rich. Gary says it’s the best. I like it with Date Paste.   I made Hemp Milk, blending Hemp Seeds with Water. It’s pretty simple. I had some Houjicha tea and drove out east to visit…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1814

First Meal: Gary had an audition today. This means getting up at the crack of dawn to get a good audition time. We both got up and I went to work. I didn’t eat until he came home. He stopped at Westerly and brought home Peanuts and Coconut covered Dates. We snacked on them as…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1813

First Meal: Just another day at Responsible Eating And Living headquarters. And it starts like this. With Steel Cut Oats, topped with Cacao Nibs, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Blueberries and Walnuts.   Second Meal: We’ve got a podcast to broadcast today and Gary knew we’d need to eat first. He made his Asian Slaw with Napa…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1812

First Meal: I had two auditions this morning. Auditions are exhausting. I got up early, went to Pearl Studios in Manhattan, sat and waited until I could sign up for one audition, then I signed up for the other and sat and waited for my times to arrive. Gary had an audition too and then…