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My Homemade Treadmill Desk

September 12, 2013
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Today I have a different kind of recipe for you…a recipe for health. [Cue the echo chamber and the dramatic music.] All melodrama aside, a few months ago I read an article that scared me. A current study shows that the more you sit, the more likely you are to die. Yes, not become obese […]

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Ridiculously Easy Vegetable Gumbo and Cooking From Your Pantry and Freezer

January 16, 2012
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Near the end of the first week of my KISSS healthy-eating plan, calamity struck–or at least what passes for calamity when you are trying to cook and eat healthy soups every day. I went to the pantry and found that I had no onions. No onions! Take a look at almost any of my savory […]

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My Get-Healthy Plan to KISSS in the New Year

December 31, 2011
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I seem to have started eating for the holidays sometime back in September. Though I had spent much of the early part of the year watching what I ate, exercising regularly, and losing around 25 pounds, a sinus infection in late August coupled with a quick trip to Portland (vegan Mecca) threw me off balance. […]

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What the Heck is Nutritional Yeast?

October 26, 2011
What the Heck is Nutritional Yeast?

Welcome New York Times readers and thanks to Tara Parker-Pope for mentioning this post in her article, How to Go Vegan! I hope you’ll check out some of my recipes while you’re here, and if you like what you see, follow me on Facebook or by email. Of all the ingredients I use in my […]

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Garlic Broth in the Pressure Cooker: A Pictorial Recipe

April 4, 2009
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In my last post, I asked you to weigh in with your thoughts about pressure cookers, and oh boy did you! I was gratified to hear that so many of you do use–and love–your pressure cookers (PC from here on out) but was disturbed to hear how many of you are truly afraid of them. […]

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What to Do With Leftover Pumpkin

November 30, 2008
What to Do with Leftover Pumpkin

I’m willing to bet that immediately after Thanksgiving, Google sees the number of searches for “leftover turkey” skyrocket. A comparable search for vegetarians would have to be “leftover pumpkin,” though having half or two-thirds a can of leftover pumpkin after the holidays is certainly not a strictly vegetarian problem. Many recipes call for just a […]

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Making Tofu and Soymilk Q&A

October 5, 2008

Several of you had questions about the process of making soymilk or tofu, and rather than answer them in the comments, I’ll try to answer them here. In no particular order… What form of soybeans do you use? in the pod, shelled or…? Because when you said you remove the skins by rubbing, I really […]

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Making Tofu

October 1, 2008
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Happy World Vegetarian Day! I never thought tofu had a flavor until a few years ago when I first made my own. Up until then, I thought of it as a blank slate, something to suck up the flavors of whatever it was cooked with. But the first time I made my own tofu I […]

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Greek-Style Soy Yogurt or Soy Yogurt Cheese

September 10, 2007
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My new favorite food! Or maybe it’s an old favorite? Ilva combines it with wine-simmered peaches. Heidi uses it to make frozen yogurt. And just about everyone is using it to make Tzatziki. Normally I just ignore non-vegan ingredients in recipes, but lately I’ve started to notice so many mentions of Greek-style yogurt that I […]

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Making Soy Yogurt

January 29, 2007
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My family is crazy about soy yogurt. My husband puts it on his breakfast cereal, my daughter likes it in smoothies, and I eat it with fruit, mostly frozen berries at this time of year. But I have a problem with store-bought soy yogurt. The only brand I can find “plain” is Whole Soy, and […]

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