Tag: whole food plant based diet

baked ratatouille

I’m in love with Joseph Shuldiner’s new recipe book Pure Vegan. It’s beautifully presented (yes, I’m a sucker for sexy photos of food), and it’s all VEGAN and mostly whole-foods / plant-based, and by this I mean that not all the recipes depend on…

creamy mushroom and leek pasta

It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes I get a nasty craving for something creamy… and attending to this craving vegan-style has been easier than I ever would have thought! This dish is cooked, but if you want something raw, check out my chili…

spanish lentils and mushroom stew

It wasn’t my intention to do two blogs in one day, but you have to strike while inspiration is hot, right?! My goal  for 2013 is to try a new recipe every week, and given it’s Sunday of the first week, I had to…

moroccan quinoa pilaf

Today was shopping day and organic berries and stone fruits are out in force, so we spent most of the afternoon eating the delicious selection of cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries,  grapes, apricots, and nectarines I so naughtily washed and placed on the counter. As…

banana (gr)oatmeal

I need some time to think about what to write about my Beauty Detox experience as I want to rant and rave about how much I’m not enjoying it but feel like, on day 2, I’m not far enough in to make a valid…

hearty lentil soup

Today I played gardener, handy(wo)man, cleaner, laundry-lady, interior (re)decorator, and yogi. Come 6:30pm however, I just didn’t have the energy to add grocery-shopper or gourmet chef to that list! I didn’t eat much all day – about 8 bananas, a dozen medjool dates, and…

farm fresh tomato soup, no cans allowed

It is a miserable afternoon in Boston… raining and cold and supposedly snowing later on. There are Halloween parties I’m supposed to dress up for, then there’s what I want to do, which is to stay at home writing my MBA application essays and watching movies…

butternut squash and red potato bisque

This was an unexpectedly spectacular outcome of a big cooked vegan experiment last night in an effort  to use up some of the vegetables I got from my Marshall’s Fenway Farm Stand CSA in the last week or so. It was also the result of a…

whole foods plant-based diet good, but not as good as raw…

I haven’t been a very good raw foodie since I saw Forks over Knives the weekend before last… A combination of feeling good about the health benefits of a whole food plant based diet and the eight straight days of Boston rain resulted in me…

raw vegan vs. whole food plant based diets

I finally saw Forks Over Knives this afternoon and it was as good as I expected it / wanted it to be! It provides a good balance of scientific research and clinical evidence, statistics and human experience, fact and practical advice that illustrate the…