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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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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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Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

  Serves 4   Ingredients:   2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 2 tbsp baking powder 3 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 3/4 cups non-dairy milk 2 tsp fresh lemon juice (or vinegar) 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil ¼ cup non-dairy semi sweet chocolate chips   Procedure:…

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Tempeh and Potato Stir Fry

Tempeh Stir Fry

  Ingredients:    1 block tempeh (approx. 350 grs/12 oz) 3 cups vegetable stock 2 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 cups potatoes, peeled and small diced 1/2 cup red onion, diced 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup bell peppers, medium diced 1 tsp chili powder or paprika 2 tbsp tamari 1/2 tsp sea…

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Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Blueberry Waffles

makes 6 eight-inch waffles       Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat pastry (or all-purpose) flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1 cup quick cooking or rolled oats 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your fave non-dairy milk) 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2…

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Oat and Chia Parfait

Oat and Chia Parfait

  Serves One   For the oats: 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk 2 tablespoons chia seeds ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon agave   For the layers: 1 tablespoon slivered raw almonds 1/3 cup fresh or frozen (and defrosted) raspberries 1/3 cup fresh or frozen (and defrosted) mangos…

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Creamy Banana-Raspberry Oatmeal Bowl

Oatmeal Bowl

Serves 4     Ingredients: 1 cup steel cut oats   Toppings: 4 bananas, sliced ½ cup raspberries 1½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon ground flax seed 3 tablespoons raisins 3 tablespoon chopped walnuts   Preparation: In a medium saucepan, bring four cups of water to a boil. Slowly stir in the steel cut oats. Reduce…

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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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Race Report from a Vegan Iron Spouse

Dan Goldman Iron Man Finish

My husband is an Iron Man. He eats a vegan diet. Tempting as it is to connect these two facts and attribute his diet to his athleticism, I don’t. I learned that lesson the hard way.   I hesitate to make claims about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Yes, it has the potential to…

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