All posts tagged: Kathy Hester

Lentils & Rice: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook For Your Instant Pot

My friend Kathy Hester has a thing for pressure cookers and instant pots. If you ask her how many she has, she’ll pause, and say, “let me see…” while considering. I can’t say I loved my pressure cooker until I was introduced to Kathy. Kathy loves and understands the pressure cooker the way my grandmother loves hers so I figured it was worth trying out. I don’t usually take shortcuts in the kitchen. Since I could use more hours with my family, I decided to test out Kathy’s book as if I didn’t know how to cook. I followed several of her recipes without making any changes. My daughter loves lentils, so I decided to share this one with you all today thinking your kids might like it too! Give it a shot and let us know what you think or how you personalized it. Lentils & Rice From The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook For Your Instant Pot Ingredients Sauté 1 tsp oil (can dry sauté) 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced (I added …

Kathy Hester’s Veggie Quinoa Drop Biscuits From The Easy Vegan Cookbook

The Easy Vegan Cookbook. The recipes are easy. You won’t need to search store after store to create any one of them. Some people won’t buy certain cookbooks because they want a challenge, easy isn’t their thing. Some people buy cookbooks and never cook from them at all- those books become coffee table adornments. I’m like Kathy- I hear the word easy and think, nah, that’s not for me, but turns out, when it comes to healthy food, sometimes easy is exactly what we all need. Kathy created The Easy Vegan Cookbook so that you could rely on some things- taste, an ability to save time, ingredient variety and health-conferring meals. You might be new to cooking. Kathy’s latest cookbook can help you build your confidence fast. Sure, the first time you prepare a recipe it will take a bit longer, but when you try her recipes and they taste delicious, it’s because Kathy takes more time than most cookbook authors I know to test her recipes. Kathy relies on testers to carefully critique each …

Kathy of OATrageous Oatmeals Shares Gluten-Free Mushroom Congee Today!

Happy Friday friends. today we’re bringing you a very time-appropriate gluten-free back-to-school meal that is all things food therapy. By now your kids and the rest of your family have been subjected to their unavoidable round of a million germs from school and yes, some of you have already written asking when we’re publishing fall food therapy recipes to beat cold and flu! So voila, today we’re featuring mushroom congee to give all of your immune systems the love they need to be once again robust! Vegan recipe genius, best-selling author and and writer friend Kathy Hester has just released her latest beautiful cookbook, OATrageous Oatmeals. She invited Garden Eats to share our take on her congee recipe and apparently the timing is perfect! We’ll get back to the congee in a minute though- my favorite chapters so far in OATrageous Oatmeals are the DIY homemade staples and beyond the kitchen chapter. We’re big fans of creating our own over packaged products- we love the idea of stevia chocolate syrup, easy oat roti and cashew …

You Never Knew Gluten Free Doughnuts Could Be So… Beany? Cool Giveaway!

When you consider a gluten free doughnut, you either think, “not a chance it’s as good as the ‘real thing’” or you’re wondering who will get the gf flour fixings right to create what is definitely my all time favorite, any time of day, sweet tooth satisfy-er. I’m pretty in love with doughnuts and have been searching for a recipe that wouldn’t send me into a sugar coma tizzy every time I baked. The last time I attempted gluten free doughnuts, I ended up with buttery Madeline-style French cookies (that I still promise to post the recipe to soon). No complaints from anyone in the kitchen, but, not exactly what I was going for. One of my new, talented-in-the-kitchen friends and best-selling author, Kathy Hester has released several very creative, plant-based cookbooks I’ve been playing around with of late. I usually acquire cookbooks as kitchen inspiration, yet never end up following the recipes. But, Kathy’s bean book is different- flipping through the pages, I landed on a photo of doughnuts! First, I have never followed …