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Archives: August 2013

Tomato Bulgur Soup

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There’s no faster, surer way to enrich soup than by stirring in a handful of grains; they absorb the surrounding flavors and release starch to make the broth thick and creamy.  Bulgur is ideal because it cooks in a flash, but you can use whatever you’ve got, including already cooked grains (leftovers are perfect) or ground grains like cornmeal.  Depending on which you choose, the cooking time may decrease or increase from a little to (rarely) a lot, and you might need to add more liquid.
 

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Coconut Flan

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The classic caramel-sauced custard of Spain and Latin America is usually made with milk or cream and plenty of egg yolks.  This version is creamy, rich, and sweet but dairy-free, thanks to coconut milk, tofu, and gelatin.  For best results, use full-fat (not light) coconut milk.  You can also add ½ cup shredded coconut to the custard, which will sacrifice the flan’s smoothness but does add some chew and intensifies the flavor.
 

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Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

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Almost, but not quite, classic.  This recipe will give you a rich-tasting, chewy, not-too-sweet treat.  If you prefer a sweeter cookie, increase the brown sugar to ¾ cup.

 

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The Truth About Gluten

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More and more groceries and health food stores stock gluten-free products. That’s good news for people with celiac disease, who for health reasons should not eat wheat with gluten.

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What is a GMO?

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—foods produced in the laboratory to meet precise individual specifications—may sound like something the Jetsons would serve. In reality, they’re making their way to our tables today. So if we are what we eat, what exactly is a GMO?

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Indian Cauliflower Fritters

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Cauliflower Fritters

 

Deep-frying requires an oil that has a high smoking point.  Once an oil ‘smokes’ then it becomes a carcinogen.  Choose rice bran, safflower, organic peanut or sunflower oil for the best possible result. 

 

 

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Smoky Black Bean Soup

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This soup is hearty, smoky, and filling—almost a meal in itself. While it’s simmering, relax and read a book as the entire house fills with the smells of a campfire!

 

 

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Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

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Cream-based soups need not be off-limits on a vegan diet. Coconut milk is not only creamy and delicious, but it also contains lauric acid, which has been shown to promote brain development and bone health.

 

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Scrambled Tofu

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Tasty and nutritious on its own with thick slices of good whole wheat bread, this dish is even better accompanied by luscious fried tomatoes, hash browns, and maybe even some vegan sausages.

 

 

 

 

 

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Banana Bread Muffins

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These delicious muffins are such a nice treat on weekday mornings and weekend brunches alike, and they're gluten-free, vegan, and super easy to make as an added bonus. Loaded with banana flavor, you'd never know that these melt-in-your-mouth muffins are good for you, too!

 

 

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