Rainbow Chard Mango Velvet Smoothie

This is lovely, really. Very smooth going down. I do not like bitter, but this is just the right taste of bitter. A hint of the sweet mango and cinnamon make it the perfect complement of ingredients. And, of course, the walnuts give you the very necessary Omega 3 fats. Yum!...

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Chickpea Curry Dip Recipe

Step 1

Rinse and drain chickpeas.

Step 2

Process chickpeas in your food processor or coarsely mash them with a large fork.

Step 3

Mix the vegan mayonnaise with the curry powder.

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Brown Rice Recipe

This Brown Rice Recipe is an easy vegan rice recipe and one I think you might make often as part of your plant-based meals. I suppose you could make plain brown rice, but this one has so much more character.   Voila! Not only ready to serve your guests, but also another recipe to add to your collection of great rice recipes. The rice mixture makes 8 (1 cup) servings. ...

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Mushroom Curry Rice Dish

Step 1

Brown mushrooms in 2 tablespoons oil. Set aside

Step 2

Saute onion in 2 tablespoons oil until cooked but not brown. Add curry powder, chutney, vegetable broth and tomato paste. Cook 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies weren't served for dessert that night, just the traditional chocolate chip cookies. Thin, crisp, grainy and delicious. We were at William and Sabrina’s for dinner and they were going as fast as she could get them from the oven to the table. However, they spread flat and stuck together. More square than the typical round cookie. We tried to solve this mystery and checked possible causes off the list: Was the baking soda old? Did she cream butter and sugar together? Did she not use melted butter...

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Vegan Sloppy Joe Recipe

My old, non-vegan Sloppy Joe Recipe was easy to make – as classic and American and kid-friendly as Apple Pie. When I wanted to make a simple meal for a crowd (and my own five children were a crowd at my house), add a few more people and now I really had a crowd, this was one of those meals I could make in a hurry, without much fuss and even get rave reviews to boot.   As you may recall, Bill is not vegan. There isn't much in the way of...

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Creamy No Dairy Broccoli Soup

This soup sort of happened by accident. When I was making a Broccoli Orange Salad one day, I only wanted to use the florets. I cut up all the stems on the fresh broccoli bunch and put them in a baggie in the refrigerator. A few days later, I made the Broccoli Orange Salad again and here I was left with all these stalk pieces. What to do with them? Well, I could cut them up very fine and put them in with the salad, which is exactly what I did...

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Creamy No Dairy Tomato Soup

Fresh tomato soup, thick and creamy with NO cream, Ecuador style. So, on one of our trips to Ecuador and in a lovely inn, I asked if they had anything vegan they could prepare for me. Of course, it was going to be no problem. When this wonderful version of tomato soup touched my taste buds, I couldn't believe it didn't have cream in it. It was just too good. I ordered it every night with a salad. But one day I just had to find out. So I ventured into the...

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Carrot-Butternut Squash Soup

Step 1

Saute butternut squash, onions and carrots in a bit of olive oil in a large pot.

Step 2

Add vegetable broth, spices and salt and pepper. Simmer until cooked.

Step 3

Remove from heat and process in blender until well blended, about a minute or two. Return to pot.

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Vegan Black Bean Soup

After one of my Cuban friends had my Vegan Black Bean Soup, she told me it was very delicious. She loved it and said it was pretty authentic. My not being Cuban and all, and my not even having made this soup before...

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