Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday: Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Buddha Bowl

August 10, 2015
Meatless Monday: Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Buddha Bowl

A “Buddha Bowl” is the affectionate name given to the hearty and delectable grain, vegetable and protein combos that I first experienced at one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants. Their “Bowls” usually featured brown rice, seasonal greens and root vegetables, seaweed, and tofu. Over the years, I have experimented with my own Buddha Bowls at home–using whatever fresh seasonal, […]

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Meatless Monday: Spicy Tomato Okra Lentil Soup

June 15, 2015
Meatless Monday: Spicy Tomato Okra Lentil Soup

For as long as I can remember, lentils have been my go to source for a healthy, hearty, clean and satisfying plant-based protein meal. This delicious legume is a versatile base for all types of flavorful soups, stews, chillies, patties and burgers. Lentils are rich in dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. With about 30% of […]

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Meatless Monday: Grilled Fennel

August 4, 2014
Meatless Monday: Grilled Fennel

Summertime and the grillin’ is easy! When the weather is hot, who wants to cook indoors in a hot kitchen when you can be outside in the fresh air and sunshine whipping up delicious dishes on the grill. What to grill besides burgers and other cookout faves? That’s never a problem. There are so many […]

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Meatless Monday: Lose Weight, Feel Great with a Hot Body, High Protein Vegan Smoothie

July 21, 2014
Meatless Monday: Lose Weight, Feel Great with a Hot Body, High Protein Vegan Smoothie

It’s summertime and we want to look extra lean and lovely, don’t we? It doesn’t help that the cover models on all of the health, fitness and fashion magazines I subscribe to, look especially fit and fabulous in their swimsuits and revealing summer shorts. Plus, the reflection in the mirror is just not measuring up to […]

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Meatless Monday: Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

June 23, 2014
Meatless Monday: Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

One of my favorite “simple pleasures” is strolling through our neighborhood farmer’s market ooh-ing and ahh–ing over the season’s fresh, local, organic produce. I never know exactly what I am going to find or what I might decide to haul home and make something delectable with. I am always delighted to find garden fresh tomatoes. There is really nothing quite as […]

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Meatless Monday: Tapping the Power of Green Tea: Banana Pina Colada Green Tea Green Smoothie

June 16, 2014
Tapping the Power of Green Tea: Banana Pina Colada Green Tea Green Smoothie

Have you had your green tea today? If you’re an advocate of healthy eating then you’ve probably heard about the benefits of green tea. It’s been associated with: *cancer prevention *lower heart disease risk *reduced blood pressure *diabetes prevention *protection from mental diseases *protection from allergies *weight loss… just to name a few. The most popular […]

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Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Mango Walnut Dressing

June 9, 2014
Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Mango Walnut Dressing

I love to make hearty, flavorful, nutrient-rich salads. Full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and fiber, salads like these are so filling and satisfying. I find that roasted beets add wonderful texture and a rich, bold taste to any green salad. If available, mix red, orange and gold beets for color, variety and flavor. Usually yellow or gold beets have […]

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Meatless Monday: Chunky Mexican-Style Guacamole

May 26, 2014
Meatless Monday: Chunky Mexican-Style Guacamole

When I crave something rich, creamy, savory and satisfying, I immediately think of an avocado. It’s distinct, creamy texture and rich, nutty flavor make it a popular ingredient in many dishes. Although it is probably most well known as a key ingredient in the Mexican dip “guacamole”, avocado adds an amazing texture  to mouthwatering wraps, sandwiches and salads due to its high-fat content. […]

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Meatless Monday: Curry Tofu Bok Choy Vegetable Soup

May 5, 2014
Meatless Monday: Curry Tofu Bok Choy Vegetable Soup

One of life’s great pleasures is a cherished “food ritual. One of my favorite food rituals is  treating myself to an amazing meal at the popular, macrobiotic- inspired vegan restaurant, Souen, in the West Village. It is not unusual to find lots of hungry fans crowded into the peaceful, Asian-inspired space. Like me, many are here for their signature bowls […]

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Meatless Monday: Spicy Vegan Portabella, Vegetable & Brown Rice Hot Pot

April 27, 2014
Meatless Monday: Spicy Vegan Portabella, Vegetable & Brown Rice Hot Pot

After a long walk spent meandering through the eclectic streets of the Lower East Side in Manhattan, I often like to reward myself with a hearty, healthy, vegetarian hot pot. At many of the Asian-inspired noodle shops in the area, it is not unusual to find long lines of hungry locals waiting patiently for the huge, steaming bowls of […]

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