Providing vegan alternatives to the sorts of delicious comfort foods that everyone craves, Dirty Vegan by Catherine Gill makes it easier than ever to live the vegan lifestyle. Self-styled as “vegan junk food”–healthy vegan food that doesn’t skimp on taste–Dirty Vegan is a celebration of all the amazing tastes and dishes available to those on vegan diets. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below! Continue reading
Savor the flavor of the Southwest from the comfort of your own home with this easy recipe from Fertility Foods by Sara Haas and Elizabeth Shaw. Whip this up for a last-minute gathering, your Super Bowl or Oscar party, or just a night in with family.
Plant-based proteins, healthy fats and whole grains make this bowl concept a huge hit in the fertility department. Plus, this meal can be made in minutes, and let’s be honest—we all could use a little less stress in our day, right? Remember, higher stress levels have a direct link to increased rates of infertility, so try to focus on those chances you have to lower your daily stress, like a mess-free meal! Continue reading
Chocolate is definitely one of life’s little pleasures which is difficult to resist. Chocolate is rich in calories, but in moderation it can be part of our diet. Make allowances for it in your daily calorie intake. In my book The Mamma Mia! Diet, I recommend a dose of dark chocolate, 1 oz or about 30 g, two or three times a week. Continue reading
Eating healthy is an extra challenge during the holidays, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult with Paola’s improved version of the classic Mediterranean diet, which she aptly calls The Mamma Mia! Diet. And she is delighted to share this traditional Italian holiday cookie recipe below. Enjoy the recipe with warm wishes for the holiday season ahead. Continue reading
Have some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? Why not use that in this fantastic taco recipe? Which can be found inside Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas, a perfect gift for any taco lover. Check out her recipe below.
When I was in college, there was a delicious little sandwich place that I used to frequent. I loved it and spent most of any of the money I earned on their sandwiches. I wanted to re-create that sandwich in this recipe, but this time in taco form. The result? Let’s just say I’m glad I don’t have to pinch pennies to buy them anymore! Continue reading
Panzanella is a cold salad, full of summer flavors. It originated in Florence and had conquered all of Tuscany by the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is a rustic dish with a peasant birthright. In the past panzanella was made with basic ingredients such as crusty, day-old bread, tomatoes, onions and fresh basil tossed with a vinaigrette dressing. It is an example of how people did not waste any food….there was not a lot! Nowadays there are many richer variations with the addition of other ingredients. My recipe includes other vegetables and tuna, it is a Mamma Mia! Diet version. Actually, I tried this one in Viareggio in one of the outdoor restaurants along the beautiful beach and loved it. I made it to share with you as soon as I returned home. Continue reading