Sharon @ The Plant-Powered Blog: Eggplant Pecan Pâté
December 22 2014
My Recipe Redux challenge this month: Take a recipe from page 42 of an old favorite cookbook and “healthify” it. What a fun culinary project! So, as a cookbook collector (I have over 200 cookbooks), I pored through some of my old dog-eared classics.
Fennel with Lemon and Garlic
December 21 2014
Fennel is a great winter vegetable—lending its crisp bite and anise flavor to side-dishes, salads, and entrees.
Vegetarian Diet May Help Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes
December 20 2014
In a recent systematic review published in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, researchers found that a vegetarian diet was associated with reduced hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels—a marker that indicates glucose control over time.
Plant-Powered Week in Photos
December 19 2014
It was rainy and cold in LA this week, so I pulled out of one of my favorite recipes from The Plant-Powered Diet, my French Onion Soup. Most French onion soups are based on a beef broth, but mine is vegetable-based. The recipe calls for 3 pounds of onions! I let them caramelize in the oven before simmering the soup. Just top with toasted rustic bread and some plant-based cheese and you have a fragrant comfort food that just can’t be beat! My youngest son got so excited when he smelled my onion soup cooking!
Can Vegetarianism Save The Planet?
December 18 2014
What would happen if everyone stopped eating meat? This hypothetical question was highlighted recently in a compelling infographic created by Arbtech, an ecological consultancy based in the UK.