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Ingredients to Avoid on a Vegan Diet

Although most people know vegan diets should avoid dairy- and egg-based ingredients, sometimes other nonvegan ingredients aren’t so easy to spot. To keep your diet vegan, check food labels to avoid these [more…]

Basic Ingredients for the Vegan Kitchen

Vegan cooking can seem intimidating, but always keeping a few basic vegan ingredients in your kitchen can bolster your confidence. Stock your kitchen with the following vegan basics so you always have [more…]

Making Vegan Substitutions in Nonvegan Recipes

Just because you’ve become vegan doesn’t mean you’re ready to give up Mom’s classic nonvegan recipes. Luckily, you can often make ingredient substitutions to make those recipes vegan-friendly. Try these [more…]

Vegan Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Many assume a vegan diet forces you to avoid lots of ingredients, foods, and favorite recipes. However, stocking your vegan kitchen with some basic ingredients and making simple ingredient substitutions [more…]

Shopping for Vegetarian Cooking Staples

Before you cook your first vegetarian meal at home, you need to shop for basic ingredients. Stocking your pantry, fridge, and freezer with vegetarian staples is essential for cooking success. [more…]

Cooking Up a Vegetarian Feast for Guests

One day, Mom and Dad or some other significant people may call to say they’re visiting you at school. How should you entertain them? If you have a little notice, you can cook a vegetarian feast that will [more…]

Student’s Vegetarian Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Vegetarians have so many fantastic ways to prepare all the foods that grow from the ground that your options are limitless, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy-shmancy ingredients [more…]

Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing

In the mood for something a little exotic? Try this recipe for Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing. Sweet potatoes are ideal for the health conscious — they’re highly nutritious, contain huge [more…]

Fresh and Light Roasted Corn and Shrimp Salsa

Roasted corn, shrimp, bell pepper, and sweet onion make a chunky, flavorful, salsa to eat by the spoonful (when no one's looking). You won't find this yummy salsa on a grocery store shelf! [more…]

Paleo Diet Recipe: Sesame Kale

Leafy green kale is a perfect Paleo diet food, full of fiber and anti-oxidants. And eating Paleo- (or cave man) style doesn't necessarily mean raw veggies. Here, sesame oil and fresh ginger add an Asian [more…]

Paleo Diet Recipe: Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips

In the Paleo diet (or cave man diet), crunchy snacks like potato chips aren't approved — but Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips are satisfyingly crunchable. Here, Paleo-friendly coconut is lightly toasted and [more…]

Braised Cumin-Coriander Carrots Recipe

Spiced with the complementary duo of cumin and coriander, these carrots are sweet and delicious. Note that older, large carrots take longer to cook than baby carrots. [more…]

Mashed Spiced Butternut Recipe

Butternut, like pumpkin, is enhanced by spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Here it is steamed with whole spices that scent the butternut and then pureed like mashed potatoes, spiced, and tossed [more…]

Recipe for Gingered Zucchini or Summer Squash

In summer, when zucchini is plentiful, who doesn’t look for a new way to cook it? This spectacular recipe takes the commonplace squash to new heights. [more…]

Recipe for Spiced Lemony Lentils

In this dish, lentils absorb the complex flavors of the seasonings, giving them a pleasantly spiced taste. This dish can be served as a main dish or as a side dish. You can also serve it cold or at room [more…]

Recipe for Spiced Roasted Vegetables

These flavorful vegetables can be served as a side dish or as a first course or salad. They’re great on a buffet table — at room temperature, warm, or chilled. Although there are several ingredients and [more…]

Recipe for Spicy Green Beans

Liven up ordinary green beans by spiking them with spices like cumin, chiles, mustard seeds, and coconut — just like some Indian and Southeast Asian cooks do. [more…]

Vegetarian Bean Chili Recipe

This spicy vegetarian chili combines beans and vegetables. Add a few extra veggies if you wish, such as a sliced zucchini or yellow summer squash. This recipe freezes well. [more…]

Braised Red Cabbage with Caraway, Apples and Bacon

You can use green or Savoy cabbage if you prefer in this northern European–inspired dish of braised red cabbage. The savory bacon and caraway seeds combine with the sweetness of the apples perfectly. [more…]

Fragrantly Spiced Spinach Recipe

The spice mix for this dish is based on the classic French spice combination, quatre épices. If you have some handy, substitute 1/2 teaspoon quatre épices for the white pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves [more…]

Recipe for Greens with Mustard Seeds, Onions, and Tomatoes

Collards or turnip greens, which are cooked quite differently in the Southern states, can stand up to the strongly flavored Indian combination of mustard seeds, ginger, and chiles. [more…]

Garlicky Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

This recipe highlights garlic, but it also features a blend of predominantly Chinese flavors. The broccoli in this recipe doesn’t need to be cooked beforehand. However, feel free to use frozen or leftover [more…]


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