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Vegan Minestrone Soup

This hearty soup delivers plenty of warmth, flavor and heft. Even the staunchest carnivores will enjoy it. The key is to sauté the vegetables first to meld the flavors and almost caramelize them. This gives...

Vegan for Omnivores

Veganism, the practice of avoiding the consumption of all animal products, is on the rise. Sources indicate that anywhere between 2 to 4 percent of the U.S. population is vegan, and the practice is...

Tofu for Beginners

  In our ongoing series on vegan for non-vegans it was inevitable that we would feature tofu. Long a staple of vegans for its high protein and calcium content, tofu is made from soybeans, water and...

Take That, Winter! February BLT

One of my favorite sandwiches in summer is the classic BLT: crisp turkey or beef bacon, fresh lettuce, toasted whole-grain bread, a schmear of mayo and slabs of ripe, juicy tomato. Winter is in full...

Happy Brownies

  We can all use a mood booster this time of year. The cold temperatures, the short days, the winter blues — however you slice it, we’re in kind of a bummer period. My solution, not...

Orbs of Heaven: Chocolate Truffles

  So the festive season has passed, and we have all perhaps made and broken resolutions by now. But let’s all make one resolution that is positive and achievable — eat better chocolate. I am not...
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Beets Me!

With beet season in full swing these days, we are fairly bursting with them. I prefer to buy beets with the greens still attached to optimize use of the vegetable. My family has a “Jack...