Diana Cook

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17 Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Mondays

In case you were wondering, Meatless Monday is not part of an agenda to create a vegetarian nation. It was actually introduced as a way to advocate one-day vegetarianism as a step to preventing illness associated with excessive meat consumption <i>and</i> to reduce our carbon footprint. In celebration of …

Homemade Veggie Dogs

Af few weeks ago, my family had a craving for hot dogs, and having heard so much about Field Roast Frankfurters*, I decided to give them a try. When …

What Do I Do With … Jackfruit?

2<p>SHARES<p>I was first introduced to jackfruit in southern India, where the edible orbs dangle from trees like prickly green footballs. In hot and steamy …

Spices

POWER GREEN SALAD

It was funny how similar in sentiment Hugh and my Valentine's cards were. They essentially said "I don't know how the hell we are going to pull all …

Black and Red Lentil Chili

This is probably the fastest chili I’ve ever made without using canned beans. The secret is black beluga lentils, which cook quickly and keep their …

Black-eyed Pea Chili with Quinoa and Corn

Happy New Year!<p>In my newsletter this week, I asked my subscribers what they would rather have, a new semi-healthy dessert recipe or a new black-eyed …

Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. If you’re looking for a snack that you can eat without guilt while all of your friends and family are stuffing …

Flavorwire’s 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2014 – Flavorwire

The last 365 days yielded a considerable bounty of great books to get through, and the next 12 months on the calendar promise to be no different. …

Books

Carrot Scramble

Why I Only Read Books by Women in 2013

In December 2012, I read Joanna Russ’ <i>How to Suppress Women’s Writing</i>. In the book, Russ identifies the arguments that many people make to discredit …

Books

Doris Lessing: a gloriously odd writer who never held back

Doris Lessing was deserving of her many accolades: she railed against the establishment and demolished conventions<p><b>Doris Lessing</b> was an extraordinary writer and when I first read The Golden Notebook, at the age of 15, I was delighted and inspired by her beautiful, forthright phrases, by the plain …

Literature

Single Guy Breakfast Pancake (Chapati)

4<p>SHARES<p>When my good friend Dominic told me he’d mastered making a single morning pancake/crêpe using just flour and water, I wasn’t just skeptical. …

Breakfast

Natural Defense

The best foods to protect your body from damage caused by running.<p>With the fall racing season nearly here, your training is probably in high gear. Running extra miles will get you into top shape, but it also boosts the body's production of free radicals. These unstable molecules float around in the …

The Globe Books 100: Best international fiction

<b>The Goldfinch</b><p><i>By Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)</i><p>A masterly novel about friendship, objects and how we live now, Tartt's third novel (following <i>The Secret History</i> and <i>The Little Friend</i>) is at once deeply traditional and extremely fresh. One of the year's very best books.<p><b>The Son</b><p><i>By Philipp Meyer</i> …

Books

The Man Who Invented Vampires and the Creepiest Literary Gathering Ever

One of the most famous literary gatherings ever is vividly brought to life in a new book about the man who invented the modern vampire and was …

The Best Foods to Eat This Thanksgiving

Here are nine foods to include in your holiday feast, and what they do to improve your running health.<p>Every year on Thanksgiving I set out to run a half marathon, by myself. I don't need a race or PR to make the day special; I simply want to burn off as many calories as possible so I can enjoy …