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Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes For more VRG recipes, see Food, Cooking, and Recipes in the Vegetarian Journal index, as well as back issues of Vegetarian Journal and Foodservice Update. Or search our website for the type of recipe you want. Also check out our Frequently Requested Recipes. Books Join The VRG with $35 via our subscription form, and receive the Vegetarian Journal for two years and a copy of Simply Vegan! Help yourself and others. Click here for ways to support this website and The Vegetarian Resource Group. © 1996-2014 The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. (410) 366-8343. The contents of this website and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Any page on this site may be reproduced for non-commercial use if left intact with credit given to The Vegetarian Resource Group and each page linked to www.vrg.org Web site questions or comments?

cole rise Vegetable Lasagna Cupcakes How about a couple of cupcakes for dinner? I haven’t made lasagna in ages but after seeing the oh-so-cute Petite Lasagnas at Can You Stay For Dinner?, I just had to make a vegan version. Super easy to make using wonton wrappers, the mini lasagnas bake in about ten minutes or so. I didn’t bother to replace the meat in the sauce called for in the original recipe, I just went with vegetables – fresh shiitake mushrooms and baby zucchini from the farmers market. Once cool enough to handle, you can actually pick one up and eat it without a fork. I only wish the Daiya cheese was a little more melted (I would have left it in the oven for a bit longer but the tips of the wontons were getting to be pretty brown and I have a very touchy smoke detector). Vegetable Lasagna CupcakesMakes 12 24 wonton wrappers 1 cup pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce 1/4 cup of your favorite cheese To make the vegetable filling, heat a wok or sauté pan to hot. Next, make the tofu ricotta. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Fatfree Vegan Recipes Vegetarian Journal 2006 Issue 2 -- The Vegetarian Resource Group Vegetarian Journal 2006 Issue 2 by Melissa Wong Can someone follow a vegan diet and stay within a strict financial budget? The cost and calorie levels for each meal plan can be found in Table 1 below. The USDA Thrifty Food Plan 2 serves as a national standard for a low-cost, nutritious diet. These meal plans provide room for substitutions. Table, Chart, and Recipe Index Mock 'Tuna' Salad (Serves 3) 1 cup canned chickpeas 1 stalk celery, chopped 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 3 Tablespoons vegan mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste Mash chickpeas in a small bowl. From Wasserman, Debra, and Charles Stahler. Veggie Pizza (Serves 1) 1 cup frozen sliced mixed bell peppers, thawed 4 ounces marinara sauce 1 large tortilla Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lentil Soup (Serves 4) In a deep soup pot, sauté shallots and onions in heated oil. From Wasserman, Debra, and Reed Mangels, eds. Karen's Creamy Rice Pudding Mix all ingredients in a pot. From Wasserman, Debra, and Reed Mangels. Vegetarian Chili References

Chinese Crispy Fried Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe It feels like yesterday, but the memory is fresh. Eons ago, I happened to spot some "white slabs" sitting next to my all time favorite Paneer, in the aisle of the grocery store I frequented. See, I was this good girl who went shopping for my mom during the weekends, all on my own, so that my mom can relax her feet. Once home, my mom had a different story to tell. In fact I think I love it even more (if that's even possible!) References recipe minimally adapted from the best international recipe Basic Information Prep Time: Under 15 min Cook Time: Under 15 min Serves: 4 people Ingredients For the Tofu1 (14-oz) block Mori Nu "Extra Firm" Silken Tofu (see Tips)3/4 cup Cornstarch1/4 cup CornmealSalt and ground Pepper to tasteChili Flakes to taste (optional)For the Sweet Chili Sauce 3 tbsp Sugar1/4 cup Water1/4 cup Rice Vinegar2 tsp Cornstarch1 tbsp Sambal Oelek (see Tips) Tips 1. Method Slice the tofu into cubes/1-inch thick slabs. Make sure to blend it well. Next add the tofu cubes to this mixture.

Angry Alien Productions: 30-Second Bunnies Theatre and other cartoons. Vegan Health Home Page Vegetarian Cold Sesame Noodles March 11, 2014 Cold Sesame Noodles Serves 2 to 3 Adapted from Saveur Ingredients: ½ lb whole wheat spaghetti, cooked al dente, according to package directions (soba noodles also work, but I find they have a slightly bitter after-taste that’s distracting) – $2.19 4 Tablespoons sesame oil, divided – stock 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce – stock 1 […] Read the full article → Classic Chickpea Hummus February 17, 2014 Classic Chickpea Hummus Makes about a pint Slightly adapted from Simply.Food Ingredients: 15-oz can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed – $1.29 1 clove garlic – stock 2 tablespoons water – stock 1 tablespoon olive oil – stock 3 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed paste) – $4.79 2 teaspoons lime juice – $0.59 Freshly […] Read the full article →

Wondering About a Vegan Diet? (Infographic) Want to know how to be healthy and cruelty-free? No worries—eating vegan is easy! Get all your answers and more with PETA’s “Wondering About a Vegan Diet?” Are you ready to eat healthy? Embed “Wondering About a Vegan Diet?” <a href=” src=” width=”720″ border=”0″><p>Wondering About a Vegan Diet? Tofu 101: Your Guide To All Things Tofu! Readers, meet tofu. Tofu, meet readers. Welcome to Tofu 101: a guide to the what, why and how of all things tofu. Class is now in session! What Tofu is made similar to cheese, and starts with extracting soy milk from ground, cooked soybeans. The more the tofu is pressed, the firmer it becomes. Silken tofu is great for adding to smoothies or scrambling like eggs, while firm or extra firm (my fave) is best for using in everyday dishes. Why Tofu is a great source of protein for those looking for a meat alternative, and it’s also high in calcium, iron and contains no cholesterol. Plus, it’s so versatile! The nutrition and versatility is great, but the TASTE is what I really love. I also really like eating tofu raw, adding it to cold salads and such. What I’m sure you really want to know though is, what’s the texture like? Now, I use a tofu press to press out even more of the water my extra firm tofu comes packed in, just to get it that much more firm, but it’s totally not necessary. How Wok oil

Useful Items You Never Knew You Could Print Out – The Ultimate Guide EmailEmail After I wrote my post about ‘useful things you could print out’, many of you were kind enough to help out and point me to some excellent additional resources! Anyway, I’ve compiled all the submissions and comments into a definitive ultimate guide. Enjoy! The items below were taken from my original Top 5 list with full writeups about them PocketMod - Print out your very own customizable pocket organizer Big.first.name - Quickly print out big beautiful nametags PDFPad - Print out graph paper, Smith Charts, and so much more Businesscardland - Design printable professional looking business cards Lenshood.co.uk – Print out a lens hood [tags] printables, print, printouts, [/tags]

Roasted Cauliflower Totally addicting bar snack or nutritious side dish? You decide. I am completely fine with it being both. Roasted Cauliflower 1 medium head cauliflowerabout 2 tablespoons canola oilabout 1/2 teaspoon garam masalaabout 1/2 teaspoon saltabout 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro (optional) Heat the oven to 400. Poppy Seed Ramp Dressing Ramps are a seasonal spring delicacy: a wild-foraged allium that only grows for a few weeks out of the year in our North Eastern region. Starting in the early spring, I begin throwing these flimsy onion-like greens in everything from salads to chilled soups. Unfortunately ramps are only available for a few weeks but if you scurry out to your farmer’s market this week, you can toss them to into your recipes for a boost of Rampy flavor. And so I thought since it is Rampy Season and all, I’d share with you a delicious recipe I created this week using newest gem: Barlean’s Flaxseed Oil. I’m in love with it and have been pretty much adding it to everything I can think of. I’ve been using this tasty oil in my morning oats, afternoon salads, evening pilafs and dessert smoothies. Now go ahead, dip those lil’ fruits n’ veggies into this fabulous dressing. Is your mouth watering yet?

7 Superfoods for Your Health | Blendtec Blog Were you under the assumption that a superfood is some type of strange and foreign melon from an exotic, far-off country? If so, I’m happy to inform you that superfoods come in many shapes and varieties, and some of these foods are probably in your kitchen right now! Checkout our list of delicious superfoods with phenomenal health benefits and tasty appeal. We’ve even included a super-easy smoothie recipe packed with these superfoods. Click here to share this infographic on your website. Copy/paste the code below to add this infographic to your site.

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