Banana-Flax Pancakes And Banana-Flax Bread


Banana-Flax Pancakes These pancakes are a delicious treat that provides a good source of whole grains, cinnamon, and flaxseed. 1 ½ cups flour (you can use part whole wheat or oat flour) 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. ground cinnamon 2 Tbsp. agave sweetener 1 ¼ cup nondairy milk 2 very […]

Spelt: What is it? Superior Spelt Bread Recipe


Spelt makes a comeback. The best new grain has a long history. Sometimes the original ideas are still the best. The wheel hasn’t changed much in thousands of years, and tasty and nutritious spelt, one of the first grains to be grown by early farmers as long ago as 5,000 BC., is finding renewed popularity […]

Vegans, Not Freaks

Vegetarian Chilli Beans

I recently received a copy of Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World by Bob Torres and Jenna Torres. I read the book in a couple of days, and I have to say, as much as I love fellow vegans, I am sincerely disappointed. Vegan Freak is a sort of vegan manifesto in which […]

Vegan Hamentashen


The Jewish holiday Purim ( begins tonight at sundown. I’ve always enjoyed Purim because it’s one of the happiest holidays, celebrating the Jews being saved from extermination by the Persians. Along with reading the story of Purim, dressing up in costume, and engaging in age-appropriate festivities, my favorite aspect of Purim is the tradition of […]

Being Vegan and Loving Mac ‘N’ Cheese


When I first decided to go vegan, my best friend Jenna reacted with the following statement: “But you love cheese!” And I really did love cheese before I went vegan. The problem was that cheese didn’t like me so much and I didn’t really like the idea of eating cheese. After two years of a […]

Different and Delicious- Healthy Winter Salads


Living in the Midwest makes eating salad in the months after the first frost until April or so a particular challenge, combined with the fact that many times when I get home from work, I don’t want to eat cold food. To top that off, being vegan, making a main course can be a challenge […]