Jennifer D. Besario

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The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Tone, tighten and lift your backside with this muscle-sculpting circuit workout.<p>Newsflash: Squats aren't the only secret weapon when it comes to sculpting a strong and lifted backside. Whether you have Beyoncé-level aspirations or would be happy to just give your skinny jeans a little more to cling …

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Vegan Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado Recipe

These vegan falafel-esque patties made with chickpeas and bulgur wheat have a crunchy breadcrumb and are served with mashed avocado for a rich and creamy texture.<p><b>Read more: Vegan: Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado</b><p>Ingredients1/2 cup bulgur wheat1/2 cup loosely packed parsley leaves1/2 cup loosely …

Thai Red Curry Vegetable Soup

My husband adores my Thai-style soups and curries nearly as much as he enjoys my Indian creations. I made this just as I was coming down with a cold …

Curried Cream of Celery Soup

Curry powder lends a spicy twist to this soothing standby.<p>8Servings<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup sliced almonds<br>• 2 Tbs. olive oil<br>• 6 celery stalks, diced (31/2 …

Recipes

Cream of Tomato Soup

This soup is thick and rich and creamy and perfect for a soup and sandwich lunch on a cold winter's day. It does take a little time to make, but the …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

Nutrition

Banana For an Egg: Vegan Substitutions for 8 Common Baking Ingredients

Annie Shannon knows all about vegan baking substitutions. The food blogger and author of the upcoming <i>Betty Goes Vegan</i> cookbook spent the last couple …

Breakfast

Is Sugar Vegan & Does It Contain Bone Char?

Alright, so what on earth is wrong with sugar? Sugar is derived from a variety of sources. The most common sources in the United States are beets and …

Gluten Free Vegan Ranch Dressing

Here is a dressing for all our salad lovers out there: gluten free vegan ranch dressing! This is a classic dressing that can be used as a dip as …

Roasted Beet Hummus

Once your beet is cooled and peeled, quarter it and place it in your food processor. Blend until only small bits remain.<p>Add remaining ingredients …

Recipes

Vegan Spaghetti Squash Black Bean Mexican Bowl - Kalyn's Kitchen

<i>posted by</i> Kalyn Denny <i>on</i> January 12, 2014<p><i>Vegan Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Mexican Bowl features spicy black beans and tomato-avocado-cilantro</i> …

White Bean and Sage Crostini

Crostini, sometimes called crostino, which means “little toast” in Italian, is a small slice of grilled or toasted bread capped with a flavorful …

11 Delicious Spices That Make It Easy to Hold the Salt

Eating too much salt and sugar can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, which can lead to more serious conditions like stroke and …

Vegan Fruit Pizza Recipe | Dairy-Free State

This weekend, my friend had a cookout, and I figured, what better to welcome in the warm weather but fruit pizza? It’s berry season, and this …

Dessert

Vegan For Her: What Women Need To Know About Plant Based Diets

Reading Time: 11 minutes<p><b>Why A Compassionate Diet Equals Good Health and A Healthier Planet</b><p>Many women are choosing plant-based diets, not only because …

Vegan: Stovetop-Style Macaroni and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Yesterday, when I posted a long article about constructing awesome fully-loaded vegan nachos, complete with recipe, step-by-step illustrated instructions, well-researched and thought-out tips and techniques on the …

The Food Lab: Vegan Nacho Sauce That's as Good as the Real Thing

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>There's a reason my wife married me, and surprisingly it's got nothing to do with my debonair charm, my rugged good looks, or my dashing sense of adventure. No. She married me on the promise of cheese sauce. Pools and pools of gooey, tangy, salty, …

The Food Lab: The Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe experiments.<p>More<p>…

How to Make Great Vegan Ice Cream

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>It was the first few days of vegan month and Ed Levine was not doing well. Today, halfway through his 28-day vegan diet, he has a good handle on things, but Ed's first few days of pork, dairy, and egg deprivation hit him hard. You …

How to Cook Crispy Tofu Worth Eating

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Tofu is my favorite food, which makes me an outlier. People don't like tofu. And I get it. There's a lot of bad tofu out there, and it's easy to dislike when it's soggy, mushy, or bland. But great tofu—tofu with a …

Vegan Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini With Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise Recipe

A hearty vegan sandwich with a balance of sweet caramelized onions, savory mushrooms, and a tangy sun-dried tomato mayonnaise.<p><b>Read more: Vegan: Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini With Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil, divided2 medium onions, thinly sliced (about 3 …

Pesto soup with gnocchi, beans and greens – vegan recipe

You've heard me soapboxing about vegan creaminess. Usually, creamy texture is brought to us via delicious fatty vehicles such as cashews, tahini and coconut. Here, instead, is an almost fat-free method that might not pack the decadent punch of a cashew-based cream but gets you there all the same. …

Vegan: Spinach and Hominy Enchiladas With Spicy Cashew Cream

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe</b> …

HOW TO: Whip Together a Healthy and Flavor-Packed Vegan Greek Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy dish to counteract all those Valentine’s Day chocolates you’ll be eating, you’ll love our delicious recipe for vegan …

Vegan Sweet Potato and 2-Bean Chili With Hominy Recipe

A vegan black bean and sweet potato chili packed with rich, complex chili flavor.<p><b>Note:</b> Masa harina is a dried corn flour used to make tortillas and other corn-based Mexican dishes. It can be found under the brand name Maseca.<p><b>Read more: The Best Sweet Potato and Bean Chili</b><p>Ingredients3 whole sweet …

The Vegan Experience: Crispy Kung Pao Tofu

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Welcome to the third year of The Vegan Experience! All month we're exploring the vegan lifestyle, from dining out to eating in, developing a slew of delicious recipes for vegan appetizers, snacks, and entrées along the way. For more posts in the series, check here!<p>Things I …

How to Make Vegan Cheese at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: McKel Hill of Nutrition Stripped makes a cheesy, cheese-free spread that you can eat on anything from salads to potatoes to sandwiches.</i><p>Cashew …

Cashew and Pretzel Crusted Tofu with sweet onion relish

• 16 ounces package extra firm tofu*, cut into 8 slices<br>• 2 cups pretzel sticks<br>• 3/4 cup raw cashews<br>• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk<br>• 1 cup whole wheat flour<br>• 2 teaspoons onion powder<br>• 2 teaspoons garlic powder<br>• 2 teaspoons chili powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 teaspoon lemon pepper<br>• 1/4 tsp teaspoons black pepper<br>• 1 cooking …