Heart healthy (and palate pleasing) for Valentine's Day

Heart healthy (and palate pleasing) for Valentine’s Day

Heart healthy (and palate pleasing) for Valentine\'s Day

This African stew is loaded with good-for-your-heart veggies and just enough spice to jump-start your metabolism. (Karen Schneider photo) Although I don’t follow a vegan diet, I do explore vegan cooking and have discovered that, more and more, I really do like making and eating this type of food. As I fill up on more veggies and indulge in fewer breads and sweets, I’m convinced I feel lighter, more energetic and even sleep better.

Because February is American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day will be celebrated this Wednesday, this is the perfect opportunity to remind everyone to care for your […]

Cauliflower & Black Bean Tacos (Vegan option)

Cauliflower & Black Bean Tacos (Vegan option)

Cauliflower & Black Bean Tacos (Vegan option)

Taco night is THE BEST. It’s one of my go-to ‘clear-the-fridge’ meals. Get some veg in there, cook up any kind of beans or lentils and a quick salsa or dressing.

This lovely combo of turmeric-roasted cauliflower and simple refried beans is from Sonja and Alex’s (of A Couple Cooks) new cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking *. It’s a beautiful book packed full of everyday vegetarian recipes (perfect for my uni meal planning!). When I was on their podcast last year , we realised how closely our food philosophies aligned (i.e. no faddy diets, no ‘quick fix’ crap. Just delicious, vibrant […]

Vegan Camembert is now a thing and our mouths are watering

Vegan Camembert is now a thing and our mouths are watering

Vegan Camembert is now a thing and our mouths are watering

The Vegan movement has gained quite a bit of momentum over the past few years with more and more people choosing to follow a plant based diet.

All animal products are off the menu – meaning meat, poultry, seafood, eggs and dairy are all prohibited.

However, given the growing percentage of the population choosing to go vegan, many chefs have been inspired to created plant-based alternatives to satisfy the cravings of former dairy-lovers. French entrepreneur Anne Guth, has created a vegan Camembert using cashew nut milk instead of cow’s.The 28-year-old set up her alternative food company Les Petits Veganne after she […]

Celebrity Chefs Recipes: Tanya Holland’s Vegetarian Dirty Rice

Celebrity Chefs Recipes: Tanya Holland’s Vegetarian Dirty Rice

Celebrity Chefs Recipes: Tanya Holland’s Vegetarian Dirty Rice

Photos: Wendy Goodfriend , Video: Vic Chin and Peter Ruocco This dish is fragrant, spicy and very satisfying. It won’t matter whether or not you’re a vegetarian.

And this dish can be vegan if the Worstershire sauce is vegan, made without anchovies. It’s possible to find this product in health food stores. Once you make a batch of the creole spice, you’ll find other excuses to make this dish or add it to your favorite vegetables.I was a vegetarian once for a short period of time towards the end of high school and beginning of college. I decided […]

Wicked Healthy to Launch New Vegan Cookbook

Wicked Healthy to Launch New Vegan Cookbook

Wicked Healthy to Launch New Vegan Cookbook

The brothers behind Wicked Healthy food , Derek and Chad Sarno, along with David Joachim, have announced the launch of a brand-new vegan cook book and it is due to hit the shelves this May! May 8 th , to be exact.

The book is titled ‘ THE WICKED HEALTHY COOKBOOK: Free. From. Animals.’ and will feature a forward written by Woody Harrelson. Harrelson is a keen vegan activist and at the end of last year, he partnered with fellow animal rights enthusiast, Paul McCartney , to create a short anti-meat film encouraging people to try out veganism. The book […]