Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fruit Salad

Mikaela writes, "This fruit salad was glorious, the yoghurt was so natural and fresh tasting, not masked by all those artificial sweeteners and thickeners. It was entirely pure citrus yoghurt. It has strawberries, blood orange, grapefruit and watermelon and mint. Yum this meal was delicious....And so pretty :)"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chickpea & Broccoli Couscous Salad

Amy from Fit and Fabulous at Forty shares this lunchtime favorite of hers: Chickpea & Broccoli Couscous Salad.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Peppers.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pomegranate Cranberry Relish

Raw Pomegranate Cranberry Relish, submitted by Melissa. "Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!"

Pumpkin Seed Pate

Karen writes, "This Pumpkin Seed Pate was delicious on 'cheesy' rice crackers and goes well in a leafy salad."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

"I decided to add pumpkin to my regular trail mix recipe and it is absolutely delicious!" Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix from Sweet Salty Spicy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chocolate Hemp Shake

Melissa writes that her Chocolate Hemp Shake is a "nourishing, plant-protein power house of a shake! and tasty too :)"

Monday, November 8, 2010

Stuffed Lychee with Citrus Coriander and Chili

Stuffed Lychee with Citrus Coriander and Chili, submitted by Dave, who previously brought us Pestomole!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Heavenly Raw Pudding

Heavenly Raw Pudding, made with chia seeds, bananas, pecans, and dates, from Le Petits Chef Vegan.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Roasted Beets

Veggie Gobbler from Australia writes, "Here is a photo of some beets (we call them beetroot in Australia) from my garden that I roasted. The link explaining what I did is here."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blueberry Explosion Muffins

Selene shares with us her recipe for gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, oil-free Blueberry Explosion Muffins. Selene writes, "They're light, fluffy and generally delicious. If you're looking for a chocolate-y treat, swap out the blueberries for 1/2c-2/3c vegan chocolate chips."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stuffed Peppers

Vegan Stuffed Peppers from Sweet Salty Spicy.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sweet Potato Chili

"Filling and delicious, totally veggie!"

Submitted by Alex.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quinoa With Asparagus, Dates & Orange

This Quinoa With Asparagus, Dates & Orange recipe is from Vegan Grrl, who says it is "one of my favourite recipes and a staple for picnics, potlucks and any event where omnivores are present. They love this."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vegan Hors D'Oeuvres

Nikki writes, "The photo I am submitting is one of my latest and greatest recipes, and it is a tasty little hors d'oeuvre with avocados, tomatoes, fresh mint, spices, vegan 'Monterrey Jack cheese', all on freshly baked whole wheat baguette. SO delicious. I took them into work for all my meat-loving coworkers who loved them and wanted to steal my recipe!"

Simple Med Salad

A colorful salad made with tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, green olives, and a mix of seeds.

Check out the recipe at Le Petits Chef Vegan.

Gan Jang Du Bu

Dana writes, "I'm an English teacher in South Korea and this past week my students have been learning about nutrition, obesity, and meal planning in English. I used the site This Is Why You're Fat to show them some examples of bad eating. That's when I came across your site. I love the healthy inspiration! I'm not a vegetarian, but I reguarly cook veggie meals.

"Here is a photo of a meal I made a few nights back. In Korean it's called 'Gan jang du bu' (roughly translates to "savory tofu"). It's tofu+watercress+black rice in a soy-sesame sauce."

Carrot Fries

Carrot Fries - delicious and incredibly healthy! A great substitute for deep fried potatoes! More pics and the recipe at A Healthy Endeavor.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Oats

Now that the weather is turning colder and the markets are filled with pumpkins and winter squash, these Spiced Pumpkin Oats sound just right!

"I made myself a batch of squash puree to make delicious oats, which from hereon we shall refer to as 'squashy oats', which sounds both disgusting and unintelligible, but which I assure you is delicious, filling and nutritious..."

Read the full recipe at Funny Fat Faithful Foodie.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Carrot Spinach Salad

Carrot Spinach Salad

Submitted by Holly

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seitan & Spinach

Seitan & Spinach with brown rice (from the cookbook Veganomicon).

Submitted by Stephanie.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Raw Stuffed Peppers

Raw Stuffed Peppers, another submission by Holly, who did not include links to any recipes. Anyone have any idea what this yummy-looking raw stuffing could be?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sushi Rice Bowl

This Sushi Rice Bowl from "So Many Veggies, So Little Time" (I know the feeling!) is made with brown sushi rice, chickpeas, avocado, veggies, and a homemade mustard wasabi dressing. It's garnished with pickled ginger and herbs. "It has all sorts of good ingredients that taste good, and make me feel good, too!"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Roasted Veggie Pizza

This pizza made from leftover roasted veggies exemplifies frugality (the 4th meal from one batch of cooking!), good health, and good taste. To make it vegan, I would substitute a vegan ricotta made from tofu or nuts.

More pictures and a great-looking cauliflower dish at Munching Madness!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Now this one I can't wait to try! This is Pestomole: a pesto sauce made from all whole foods using avocado instead of oil.

How brilliant is that? Pestomole's creator, Dave, tells me it "has become a favorite among my circle of friends and family. It freezes really well too. We make a lot during the summer when basil is plentiful and put a bunch in the freezer for winter."

Run and get the recipe at Le Chateau Soleil.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stir-Fried Veggies with Brown Rice

"Farm-fresh seasonal veggies stir fried with brown rice."

Submitted by Stephanie.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Liz writes, "Here is one of my recent attempts at making a local specialty: tajadas, one of the many ways in which plantains are served in Nicaragua. In my vegetarian version, crispy plantain strips are topped with refried beans, soy 'hamburger', shredded cabbage, and my homemade hot sauce. Plantains are a staple of the Nicaraguan diet, served at pretty much every meal. As tajadas, they are a lot like nachos and can be heaped with any yummy topping.

"I wrote about tajada night and my homemade hot sauce at Las Frutas de Paraiso."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quinoa Pasta

Gluten-free quinoa pasta with sundried tomatoes, asparagus and lima beans.

Submitted by Lauren from Ginger is the New Pink.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stir-Fried Veggies and Polenta

Stir-Fried Veggies and Polenta.

Submitted by Stephanie.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Raw Pineapple Kiwi Parfait

Raw Pineapple Kiwi Parfait.

Another submission by Holly, who did not send along any website or recipe links. Anyone want to take a stab at figuring out what this might be made of? Anyone have recipe links to something similar? It looks lovely!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Kale Salad

Raw Kale Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Flax Cracker

Submitted by Holly*

*Holly didn't include a recipe with this submission, but I sure wish I had one! Does anyone have a raw kale salad recipe that looks like this?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Veggie Pesto Sandwich

Liz writes, "This isn't the most beautiful sandwich, but it was so tasty! My first attempt at baking homemade bread somehow yielded a crusty flat loaf, which ended up being perfect for a serious sandwich. Pesto from my own basil, plus shredded carrots, sliced cucumber, homegrown arugula and a slice of mozzarella: a deliciously simple sandwich!"

To make it vegan, substitute some vegan mozzarella or some avocado!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli & Peppers

Whole wheat pasta with steamed broccoli and red pepper.

Submitted by Linda.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Growing Your Own Garden

Kale is a spring garden.

"Grow your own backyard garden for the fun and health of it!"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Spicy black bean & sweet potato filling wrapped in a corn tortilla.

From Full of Beans.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Stuffed Papaya

Homemade Stuffed Papaya and Guacamole with Whole-Wheat Tortilla Chips.

The recipe and another for a simple asparagus stir-fry are at NathanOnline.

(A million apologies to Nathan and the next few submitters, for losing your submissions in my old email program and just discovering them last week!!)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


"My name is Terita, I'm a vegan living in San Diego and I took this photograph for my food blog, Vegetable Mine. It shows my homemade, probiotic-rich sauerkraut as part of a light summer meal that I gobbled up shortly after taking the photo :)"

I couldn't find a recipe for the homemade sauerkraut on Terita's blog, but there is one at Wild Fermentation. I've been reading a lot about the health benefits of fermented foods lately, but haven't gotten up the courage to try making my own!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Portobello Burgers

Hannah writes, "This is my version of a vegetarian burger. Not exactly raw food material, but vegetarian style for sure, and a damn good one at that!

"This takes about 10-15 minutes of prep and cooking combined. A toasted bun with a panfried portobello mushroom (not actually panfried, but over a pan and cooked with the help of some water), topped with two layers of thinly sliced avocados, and some panfried (again not actually fried with oil) minced tofu. The tofu was cooked with a dash of hoisin sauce, a couple of shakes of hot sauce, and a pinch of chili pepper flakes. Add a dash of pepper to both the mushroom and the tofu topping. Enjoy!"

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Tropical Snack

Pineapple with unsweetened organic coconut and almonds.

Submitted by Columbus Food Revolution.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lemony Baked Tofu

Cadry writes, "The secret to this Lemony Baked Tofu with Rosemary is in the pressing and the long baking time. It gives the tofu such a wonderful give and texture that is, dare I say, succulent. It's great on its own, in a salad, or on a sandwich. You can find the recipe on my blog Cadry's Kitchen.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Left Over Quinoa Salad

Laura, from Food From a Former Fat Girl writes, "One of my favorite things to do with left over quinoa is turn it into a bright and healthy salad. This makes a very filling lunch, and you can add pretty much any vegetable that you like."

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Roasted Chickpeas

Jackie wanted to share a quick, easy, yummy snack food with you, readers: Roasted Chickpeas!

"They are a great substitute for salty snacks!" she says.

Monday, August 2, 2010

BodyRock TV

Mandy wrote this from Seoul:
"...there is a website that I've discovered that has been a life saver since I moved here. The gym in our area is incredibly expensive and running hurts my knees, so I was at a loss as to how to stay fit. Luckily I found Zuzana! Her blog is full of fun, short exercise routines that can be done in your own house with minimal or zero equipment. They are also incredibly intense, so even 15 minutes feels like sweating at the gym for an hour or more."
Follow the link to Body Rock TV for Zuzana's inspiring videos of short interval workouts you can do at home using your own body weight and minimal equipment.

Thanks, Mandy!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Raw Not-sagna

"Raw Not-sagna, a lovely treat my girls whipped up for me!"

Submitted by Julie, from Gluten-Free Vegan Family.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Instead of macaroni and cheese, try this pasta dish made with blended broccoli, garlic, and lemon juice tossed with whole wheat macaroni. Check out the recipe at Munching Madness!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Strawberry Ice Cream

Really? Yes, when it's raw, vegan and sugar-free!

Picture and recipe submitted by Green Beans and Jam.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Simple Pasta Dish

Rotini pasta with extra virgin olive oil, zuchini, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes (rehydrated with vegetable broth), Italian-seasoned canned tomatoes, fresh basil, and a little SoySations parmesan-style shreds.

(Submitted by Robin)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Healthy Lunch

A fresh veggie platter with Red Pepper and White Bean Hummus, from The Year of the Vegan.