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Vegetarian recipes: the really hungry burger

A modern way to cook a hearty vegetarian burger by Anna Jones

I had a little fight with myself over this recipe. Does a veggie burger have a place in a modern book about vegetarian food? Something about veggie burgers feels a bit ‘nut roast at brightly painted cafe wearing hemp trousers’. However, …


Avoid the Stress of Eating Corn on the Cob. Make a Corn Salad Instead.

Easy, delicious Sriracha-lime corn salad.Photo by Bobbi Lin This post originally appeared on Food52.Corn salads are a summertime staple in my life, …

Corn on the Cob

Nigel Slater’s roast tomatoes with mint and parsley couscous recipe

The recipe

Put 650g of assorted small tomatoes (red, orange, yellow, green, cherry etc) into a roasting tin with a crushed clove of garlic and 2 tbsp olive oil. Peel and slice a red onion and add it to the tomatoes with a seasoning of salt and black pepper. Roast at 200C/gas mark 6 for 25-30 minutes …


Thai Green Curry with Spring Vegetables

Show of hands: who drank too much Guinness last night? Not me. I took it easy with Cookie and ate some green curry for dinner. Maybe I was sampling …


Your Next Lunch Needs This Thai Salad in a Jar

Given a choice between sandwiches or this Thai beef noodle salad, we’re pretty confident that you’re going to pick the salad (cue shocked face). This salad has it all: layers of fresh crunchy veggies, leftover beef (or any other meat/fish/tofu), slurpy vermicelli noodles and the only spicy Thai …


Vegan Palak Paneer Will Turn Tofu Naysayers into Enthusiasts

Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.

Today: Never have a bad experience with tofu again.

When I mention the word “tofu” in passing, I tend to get one of two very different responses. Half the people I’m chatting …

Vegan Recipes

Black Bean Zucchini Burger Recipe

Who doesn’t like a good old juicy burger?! I will be honest and first to admit that I love everything about burger – aromas of grilled meat, messy …


Grilled Vegetables with Quinoa + Tomato Sauce

In our home, summertime = grill time. It’s one of Alex’s favorite pastimes to fire up our charcoal grill, and one of mine to eat whatever comes off …


Shredded Carrot and Chickpea Salad

July 25

My market stall neighbours sell healthy snacks. I always think it is funny standing there as they describe their flourless, sugarless treats …


Crispy Paleo Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries have always been a favorite of mine. I have made more versions than I can shake a stick at, and let me tell you…regardless of the …


Cucumber Apple Green Gazpacho Recipe


Summer Squash Vegetable Pizza Recipe


Super Detox Salad

Super Summer Detox Salad

posted on June 8, 2015

Before this post begins, I want to extend the most heartfelt of thanks for all of your kind wishes on


No Bake Peanut Butter Chia Healthy Granola Bars

I made these No Bake Peanut Butter Chia Healthy Granola Bars in honor of my sister, who recently informed me that she is, “over quinoa.”Over quinoa? …

Comfort Food

Tofu and mushroom stroganoff – vegan recipe

Stroganoff – just the mere mention of it makes you feel warm and cozy. I had been using the same vegan stroganoff recipe for about 20 years and felt it was time for an update! This version is full of creamy and heavenly mushroom flavour, with hints of white wine and thyme. Lightly sautéed strips of …

Vegan Recipes

Anti-ageing pizza: spelt dough with spring onions, artichokes and rosemary

This vegetarian pizza uses healthy wholegrain spelt flour and is topped with tomato, goats cheese and artichokes

My take on a traditional family pizza, but this will leave you with a spring in your step instead of a heavy, dull ache. Artichoke is great for the liver and tomatoes are an …


Cool Summer Salad: Arugula, Blackberry, Avocado, and Pecorino

Photo © Ashton Keefe/LonnyCelery, cucumbers, carrots—if there's one thing we can't stand about salads it's the tired toppings that come with them. …


Cheap, Sustainable, Delicious Recipe: Quinoa Salad With Walnuts and Mint

I’ve never run a marathon, nor do I ever want to. It’s not that the physical feat seems daunting (although it does, a little) it’s that I just know …


20-Minute Healthy Dinner: Spicy Chickpea Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time:
20 minutes
5 cups

2 cans (14 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lg sweet onion, …


Tomato, Apricot, and Feta Salad With Mint

It's tough to improve on a classic Caprese salad of ripe summer tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil, but it's pretty darn easy to make a nice lateral transition to something that's not quite as classic yet equally tasty. Here, I've combined those same tomatoes with sweet …


Radish and Watercress Detox Salad with Almond Tahini Dressing

Serves 2

3 Tbsp tahini
3 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1½ tsp lemon juice
1½ tsp soy sauce

1 c cooked and cooled farro (prepared according to …


17 Easy Vegetarian Bento Box Lunches Anyone Can Make

Whether you’re a vegetarian or are just trying to find a new #meatlessmonday lunch, packing a well-balanced meal without the help of animal protein can be tricky. A bento-style lunch box is a great tool to ensure you’re giving your body a variety of different foods. Fill up each section and just …


Deliciously Ella butternut squash, bean and quinoa stew recipe

Comforting, hearty, but still healthy - this stew ticks all the boxes


1 butternut squash

3 cloves garlic

3 tsp cumin

3 tsp paprika

3 tsp ground coriander

4 tbsp olive oil

1 400ml/14fl oz tin coconut milk

2 400g/14oz tins tomatoes

1 400g/14oz tin cannellini beans, drained

180g/6½oz …


Omelette with goat's cheese and soft green herbs

Simple, delicious and on the table in no time, this summer omelette is a good vehicle for goat's cheese, feta or ricotta

This is a great way to use up the last bits of a few bunches of herbs. My favourite combination is basil, mint, dill and tarragon.




• 4 free-range, organic eggs

• 2 …


Spinach and lemon polpette

A healthy vegetarian version of Italian meatballs, made with spinach, lentils, breadcrumbs and a pinch of nutmeg

These are lovely, light “polpette” to serve with spaghetti and a quick tomato sauce. If you want a lighter meal, they are great with quinoa and green salad.




• 250g spinach


Avocado, tahini and olive flatbreads

A delicious twist on avocado toast - throw in black olives, a squeeze of fresh orange, tahini and toasted cumin seeds for a refreshing light snack

This is one of my new favourite lunches. Often I double the recipe and serve the avocado smash in bowls with home-made tortilla chips for a …

Food (UK)

The New Caprese, a.k.a. the Best Way to Eat Ripe Heirloom Tomatoes

Every once in a while, we eat a restaurant dish so sublime that we order another plate seconds after taking the first bite. At St. Anselm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ordering two of the Grilled Tomato and Burrata appetizers is the pro move. Hot and cold, charred and sweet, creamy and crunchy—the …


Eggplant-Mozzarella Melt

Under 30 Minutes

Grill any extra eggplant slices and use them for making dips or spreads (such as baba ghanoush), or add them to salads.

Photography: David Malosh

Source: Martha Stewart Living


4 slices eggplant, each about 1 inch thick, cut crosswise from thickest part of 1 large eggplant
• 1 …

Clean Eating 101: Lessons + Recipes from Chef Candice Kumai

“Clean eating” is one of those phrases that’s thrown around a lot these days, but there isn’t just one diet that really nails it. It’s like saying you want to “eat healthy” — for some people that’s just managing portion control, and for others it’s signing up for a Beyoncé-approved vegan …

Healthy Eating