All posts tagged: vegan cookbook

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 …

Laura Theodore’s Vegan Ease & Her Mac ‘N Peas

I’m always being asked, “how do you create such versatility with vegetables, it seems like you’d run out of options?” Quite the opposite- preparing meat-less, vegetable-filled meals allows for endless creativity in the kitchen. One vegetable alone can be prepared countless, taste-filled ways- consider the sweet potato- fries, whipped, dehydrated, pies, sauces… I even use it in milkshakes and cocktails. While my mind is constantly streaming new, healthy food ideas, I realize it’s not the same for everyone- especially for those wanting to convert to a plant-only diet. Laura Theodore’s latest release, Vegan Ease is exactly that- the calm, relaxed, no stress answer to preparing plant-based meals for beginners or busy people wanting fresh, new, healthy vegan ideas for their families. Laura’s recipes are straightforward, easy to follow and while they feature a variety of healthy ingredients, the recipes tend to feature those ingredients in manageable numbers. With busy schedules and differing skill levels in mind, Laura created her recipes with an “Ease” guide to follow called “The Ease-Factor”. And, so that you’ll be able …

Miyoko Schinner’s The Homemade Vegan Pantry & Strangozzi al Tartufo

Of course I love vegan cheese expert, Miyoko Schinner’s, new book, The Homemade Vegan Pantry. She talks health, the environment, farmer’s markets, S L O W food, flavor, so much flavor… But back to the environment for a moment. I love seeing a cookbook that discusses ethical eats right from the gate- reminds me of the vegetarian-movement cookery books from the 70’s. Miyoko tells readers, “you probably recycle, shop at farmer’s markets, buy local as much as you can…” She goes on to offer some staggering stats about animals raised for human consumption that I’m not sure a lot of non-vegans have considered {at least not most of the ones I have spoken to}- some research has shown vegans use approximately 90 percent less water, energy, resources and land to raise their food than do omnivores. Woah. According to the United Nations, the biggest source of greenhouse gases is livestock raised for human consumption. Crops + water used to feed animals that are being raised to feed us… There’s a serious drought where I live, …