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A Dozen Satisfying and Tasty Plant-based Breakfast Recipes

Oatmeal Bowl

I’m often asked what I eat for breakfast. For many of us, it’s hard to imagine starting the day without meat, dairy or eggs. Turns out there are many wonderful non-dairy yogurts and cream cheeses on the market. My favorites are two superb products from Kite Hill: an almond-based yogurt and a chive cream cheese. I also love Miyoko’s Kitchen nut-based cheeses….

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The Most Impactful Thing We Can Do to Protect our Planet

Planet Earth

The news for our planet is not great these days. A climate change denier has been appointed to head up the Environmental Protection Agency transition team. He questions the scientific consensus that human activity is fueling climate change. If this leaves you increasingly concerned about the environment, there is something you can do.   Go vegan!…

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Beantown Kitchen’s Chocolate Mousse

At least once a week, someone tells me that they’d like to adopt a plant-based diet but can’t imagine how it’s possible to live without dairy. A few years ago, in response to this, I set-out to create recipes that provide fabulous alternatives to dairy. One of the most popular has been a Chocolate Mousse. It is…

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My Experience with a Juice Cleanse

Green Juice

Hello Dear Reader-   When my youngest daughter came back from a few days away with friends and announced that she’s been eating nothing but junk and needs to detox, I took notice. Her idea…”let’s do a juice cleanse together.”   As it happens, I’ve been pretty curious about juicing as a culinary technique. I know…

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 A Cry in the Night

Cow with calf

      This post is a departure from my usual format in which I write about plant-based cuisine, share recipes and nutrition/health information. I wrote this after reading an article about a dairy farm located relatively close to my home in Massachusetts.    ——————————————————————————–   A mother’s experience, 20+ years ago, Singapore (where two…

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Veggie Packed Curry Stew

(Curry in a Hurry) Serves 6-8   Garam masala is a blend of spices typically containing cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, pepper and cumin. This blend of spices adds a highly aromatic flavor and warming quality to this nutritionally dense and simple to prepare curry dish.   Ingredients:   1 medium onion, small dice 3 carrots,…

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Ten Steps to Grant Funding Your Vegan Work

This post outlines how I obtained grant funding to do what I love (teach free vegan cooking classes to low-income groups) and how you can too!   Network with Likeminded People At a Forks Over Knives screening, I met an attendee who is a board member of Mission Hill Health Movement (MHHM), a non-profit organization…

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Magical Multi-layer Bars

Hello Dear Readers-   These yummy bars are a family favorite in our house! And they’re pretty simple to make.         The ingredients can be pretty hard to find, though. Recently, I sent a care package to my daughter in NYC with the ingredients after she went on an unsuccessful  wild-goose chase…

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Challah Rolls

Basket of Braided Challah Rolls

Makes 12   Ingredients: 1 cup lukewarm water 1½ tablespoons sugar 1 packet active dry yeast ½ of a medium-sized ripe banana, mashed 3 cups all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon almond milk 2 teaspoons maple syrup   Preparation:   Add the water to a small bowl and then stir in the sugar until…

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Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

Serves 2-4   Ingredients:   1 – 16oz. package firm or extra-firm tofu, drained 1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp dried oregano ¼ tsp ground turmeric 2 tbs nutritional yeast 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 bell pepper, chopped 1½ cups spinach or kale, chopped salt and pepper, to taste 1…

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Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Serves 2-3   Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen 1½ cup frozen mango or pineapple chunks 2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice (about one lime or lemon) 1½ cup non-dairy milk (e.g., almond, soy, rice etc.) 2 cups of chopped kale   Procedure: Blend all of the ingredients together in a  blender. Enjoy!…

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