I talk a lot about protein in the clinic. It’s a major macronutrient; "macro" means that our bodies need it every day because it's essential for almost every cell in the body to function. Protein is used to make muscles, skin and hormones. In some cases, people get too much protein: maybe fitness-minded folks who … Continue reading Where’s the Protein?
I love mayo unlike a lot of people, so the pic from this recipe from createmindfully.com caught my eye. It looked like a hearty chicken salad sandwich -- except it was vegan. I doubted a mixture of tahini and mashed chickpeas could taste like chicken salad but I was wrong! When everything blended together, it … Continue reading Chickpea Almond Salad
Are you a lasagna person? I ate my fair share of lasagna growing up. The traditional type with lots of rich creamy ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. Later on I was perfectly content with a lower fat recipe using cottage cheese from an early favorite cookbook, Quick & Healthy Recipes. And then I saw this recipe … Continue reading Vegan Lasagna?
This Thanksgiving will be unusual, with Covid-19 causing most of us to trim our gatherings in half or less. It's a bummer but we've been cloistered for most of the year already, postponing vacations and other travel, so maybe mentally we're prepared? Still, I love the holiday season and plan to do everything else I … Continue reading Maple Dijon Tempeh with Roasted Fall Vegetables
Whatever's in my supermarket produce aisle inspires my next dish—this time it was large, perfectly round portobello mushroom caps. I know some people hate mushrooms, maybe a texture thing, but I grew up eating them. My mom often had a bowl of dried mushrooms soaking in its brown liquid that she'd toss into a vegetable … Continue reading Stuffed Portobellos
I try to fit in some meal prep on Sundays for the upcoming week, like prepping vegetables, baking marinated tofu or tempeh, or cooking a batch of whole grains. I'm always grateful during the week when I can quickly heat up a comforting homemade meal. But there are some weekends I don’t feel like meal … Continue reading Super Easy Vegan Weeknight Meal