We think lasagna is one of the all-time favorite comfort foods. Cathe Olson shares five of her favorite lasagna recipes – traditional, spinach, vegetable, butternut squash, and lima vegetable – plus a delicious vegan substitute for Parmesan cheese you ca make yourself!
Nothing’s better after an afternoon of sledding or a cold winter hike than a nice hot drink. Here are a few recipes you could try out.
I love giving homemade gifts – especially from my kitchen. Here are the recipes and some ideas for packaging and accompaniments.
Don’t let the table become a battleground. Here are a few ways to make meals enjoyable for the whole family and to help your child develop a healthy attitude toward food.
Are you nervous about packing lunch? Don’t know what to make? Don’t worry, you’ve got it covered with these easy recipes.
Rather than heading to a convenience store for neon-colored, artificially flavored, overly sweetened slushies, try making your own specialty drinks. They’re fun for kids to create and are so delicious.
“I find myself making this delicious soup from Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson every week when I get my box of vegetables from the local CSA. It’s a great way to serve the thinner asparagus spears.”
“This soup was a hit in a cooking class I gave recently. Everybody asked for seconds.”
This is an easy way to prepare root vegetables and a delicious side dish for dinner. Use any kind of root vegetables you like (white or sweet potatoes alone are delicious)
This may not be totally authentic but it is easy and it tastes great. Try it with your favorite enchilada dish.
Cashew yogurt is delicious alternative to dairy or soy yogurt. It is a good source of protein, iron, magnesium, and zinc as well as beneficial bacteria and enzymes. It just takes a few seconds to mix up.
I want my kids to have a healthy, hot lunch when the weather gets cold. Here are some of our favorite lunchbox recipes.
With colder weather on the way, you may be looking for warming foods. Why not try buckwheat? Here are a few recipes to get you started with buckwheat.
Using prepared wonton wrappers (available in the deli section of most markets) makes it easy to make ravioli. If you get your family to help wrap up the raviolis, it won’t take any time at all.
This is a lovely light dinner full of colorful vegetables that takes only about a half hour or less to make.
Looking for warming foods to stave off that winter chill? Why not try buckwheat? It’s an excellent winter food because it aids circulation and is warming to the body.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas This delicious meal is high in protein, vitamin A, and iron. If you're in a hurry, you can use prepared enchilada sauce instead of making your own. Ingredients2 teaspoons oil 1 small onion, diced 2 sweet potatoes, diced (about 2 1/2 cups) 2 cups or 1 (15-ounce can) cooked black beans with a little cooking water 2 cups chopped greens (kale, spinach, etc.) Sea salt and black pepper to taste 2 cups...
These are cookies you can feel good about. This makes a big batch so there’ll be plenty to store in the freezer.
A sweet and nutritious cookie to complement your holiday meal. If you’ve never tried sweet potato cookies you are missing out!
Wait until you bite into this moist, warm, delicious applesauce cake with a cool, whipped tofu topping. Easy to make and great for the whole family!
Many non-vegetarians think vegans eat strange food. When serving them, rather than switching from steak to tempeh, or serving tofu or seitan to your wary guests, here are some delicious dishes that are naturally vegan and they are sure to enjoy.
Forget about sweet potatoes smothered in brown sugar and marshmallows and try some of our favorite recipes.
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t make luscious cakes, pies, and cookies. Try some of our favorite holiday treats. And check out these great vegan baking cookbooks.
Find out the ten things you can do that will have a huge impact on your health—and the health of your children.
I love summer salads because I can take advantage of the abundance and variety of fresh vegetables and fruit. Try these recipes for an amazing summer salad by the pool.
One of the things I love most about spring is…asparagus! Here are a few recipes and ideas you could try.
Smoothies can be great snacks for the whole family. They are easy to prepare and perfect at home or on the run.
These light, refreshing treats, bursting with fruit flavor, with maybe a subtle hint of an herbal infusion or liqueur, will make a sorbet lover out of you.
Every mom needs a selection of quickie meals. Here are a few staples to keep stocked up on.
Although the FDA has approved all plastics currently being used to package food, they might not all be safe.
Here are a few recipes to get you started in the wonderful world of millet.
So what’s your favorite bean dish? Split pea soup, bean and cheese burritos, chili, bean salad? Here are a few recipes that are cheap to make, but still very satisfying and delicious.
hickpeas are easy to prepare. They have a long cooking time but there is really no work involved. Here are a few recipes to try.
Here are some easy ways to select, store, and prepare kale. If your family still won’t eat it, I’ll share tips for adding kale to dishes you already eat in ways that nobody will notice.
The term ‘fermented foods’ may sound unappetizing but yogurt, miso, pickles and sauerkraut are delicious and easy to incorporate into your diet. Here are a few ideas
Here are some easy and tasty ways to incorporate more nuts and seeds into your diet.
I found the best way to satisfy my ice cream craving, however, is to make it myself. With these simple recipes it should be easy!
Sometimes you’re just too busy. Here are some foods that can be prepared ahead of time in large quantities and frozen.
When you give them a chance, you may be surprised at how adept your children can be in the kitchen!
There are many ways you can use coconut milk in your cooking. Give these recipes a try!
With a little advance planning, you can have a healthy and inexpensive breakfast-even on the busiest mornings. Try these recipes.
Berries not only taste good but they are very nutritious. Your family will love these recipes.
Avocados are great in so many ways. These recipes can help you include them in your meals.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Try these simple and delicious apple recipes.
Almonds are a vegan super food. They are a good source of protein, essential fatty acids, calcium, iron and several B vitamins. If your children don’t love almonds, they will after you try these delicious recipes.
Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as you may think. A lot of it is just relying on your own motherly intuition about when your baby is ready for solid food. Here are a few guidelines to help you get started.
What you eat makes a big difference in how you feel physically and emotionally while pregnant or breastfeeding Your diet also directly affects the health of your baby. Vegan women must take extra care to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need in order for mother and baby to thrive.
If you or someone you know is looking to change to a healthier plant-based diet, this book is what you’re looking for. It’s like having your own personal coach to guide you through the transition to a new way of eating!