Friday, July 31, 2009

Sushi Hand Rolls

Jamie at The Life of a Vegan writes, "Here are some sushi hand rolls. They are filled with pan-fried tofu, carrots, chives, avocado, cucumber, broccoli, and red bell pepper." (follow the link for more pictures and instructions!)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Healthy Stir Fry

Healthy veggie stir-fry: kale, yellow squash, carrots, red bell pepper, and peas.

(submitted by Kiersten at Full of Beans)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Stuffed Giant Zucchini

It's that time of year again -- time for zucchini plants to begin producing in alarming abundance! Jamie from Life of a Vegan sent in one idea of what to do with your bumper crop: stuffed giant zucchinis. These zucchini from Jamie's garden are stuffed with brown rice, mushrooms, onions, carrots, red bell pepper, garlic, and seasonings. (follow the link for more pictures and instructions!)

What are you doing with your zucchini?

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Emily wrote this fabulous blog entry expressing her love of a recent discovery at the produce stand, kohlrabi. First she made this salad of yellow string beans, cukes, and thinly sliced kohlrabi.

Next, did you know you can eat kohlrabi greens, too? Cook them just as you would collard greens -- they taste the same. Emily sauteed the greens with broccoli, jalapenos, garbanzo beans and tomatoes, and serve it over brown rice. Delicious!

101 Summer Salads

Check out this great article in the New York Times: 101 Simple Salads for the Season. (site requires free registration)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza

Megan Hubbard sent us these pictures of a gluten-free vegan pizza.

"I used a premade gluten-free pizza crust, although you could use regular prepackaged or homemade crust, and topped it with tomato-basil hummus, some salsa, broccoli, red pepper and red onion."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Salad Rolls

Here's another dish that looks like it might be just right for these hot summer days. Jamie writes, "These are some salad rolls, with some sweet chili sauce for dipping. In the salad rolls are rice noodles, basil, carrots, cucumber, avocado, snow peas and green onions."

Visit Jamie's blog The Life of a Vegan for the recipe!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Two Yummy Summer Salads!

Zucchini Breath writes, "I have two yummy summer salads to submit! Both of these salads are raw, vegan, gluten free, quick, fresh and FANTASTIC!"

Raw Vegan Ceviche

Corn, butternut squash, cauliflower, red bell pepper, roma tomatoes, carrot, plum, celery, onion, garlic, and fresh grapefruit juice. "The raw butternut squash 'cooks' in the grapefruit juice. It gets soft but stays crisp sort of like apple."

Visit the recipe here!

Gluten Free Raw Vegan Tabouleh Salad

Carrot, kale (or parsley), fresh mint, roma tomatoes, and lemon juice. "I made the whole thing in my food processor and it took me about 8 minutes including cleaning the machine."

Visit the recipe here!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup

Another version of cool, summery gazpacho, but with a twist: Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup with Cucumber Salsa and Toasted Peanuts.

More photos and the recipe at Onions & Garlic.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Janna at Viva Sustainable sent in pictures of her healthy, cool summertime meal: delicious gazpacho made from ingredients she found at Trader Joe's in Manhattan.
  • Heirloom tomatoes (red, green and yellow)
  • On the vine tomatoes
  • "Garden Patch" veg juice (Trader Joe's brand)
  • Annie's vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Cucumber (seeds removed)
  • Yellow and orange bell peppers
  • Frank's Red Hot
  • Fresh chopped garlic
  • Red onion
  • Chopped parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper
Janna says, "I made a ton of it and it's lasted me for a week and it tastes better and better every day! Perfect summer meal with some lightly salted pita chips. Gazpacho is great because you can make it your own, mix and match how you want and do it however you like it to taste! So easy."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Soul Food

Raoul writes, "My girlfriend and I went to Soul Vegetarian in Atlanta, Georgia, this past weekend -- vegetarian soul food!

"I opted for the BBQ tofu, broccoli, and brown rice with mushroom sauce and Missy went for the mock-fish sandwich with baked potato strips. We recently blogged about it on our own blog but wanted to share a few photos with This Is Why You're Thin."

Thanks, Raoul! Mmm, I bet you can get really good greens at a soul food vegetarian restaurant.

Is anyone else staying healthy while on vacation or eating out at restaurants this summer? Send us pictures and tell us about it!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Workout Road Trip

Jodelle Fitzwater from Southwest Fitness Center sent this one in: "Here's a pic of my students and I this spring on my Spring Workout Road Trip to St. Louis. I am a fitness instructor and I took a group of my students on fun fitness-filled weekend complete with a 5k, fabulous healthy food, lots of walking around the city, and one tough "Stairwell to Hell" workout in the stairwell of our hotel! It was fantastic and this is why we're thin! Proud of my girls!"

Awesome inspiration! Have a great fitness-filled weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus and veggies make a great healthy snack! Visit Hangry Pants for the quick and easy recipe.