Tag: vegan

Tag: vegan

Immunity-Boosting Borscht

Quick, name a Russian dish. Bet borscht is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s practically a national dish in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. Traditionally, this simple soup, also called borsch, starring beets (with a whole lotta other vegetables as supporting players) is made with beef or chicken stock and garnished with a dollop […]

Vegan Cheese, Made Easy

I’ve said it before: I’m not vegan,  I’m not into raw food and the Paleo Diet isn’t for me. But I am into flavor, and I’ve been a big vegan cheese kick ever since I discovered how easy it is to make. As with anything you make a lot, the process evolves over time. This […]

Adventures with Vegan Cheese

A few years ago, I wrote a story about the benefits of a vegan diet. I interviewed Neil Barnard, M.D., founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and considered by many to be the “peaceful warrior” of the vegan movement. “So what’s keeping you from going vegan?” he asked. “I love cheese,” I admitted. […]

Vegan Baking Grows Up

I’m not vegan, but I’ve been on a bit of vegan kick lately. There are plenty of health, animal welfare and environmental reasons to adopt a plant-based diet. But my current interest is really more culinary than ethical. I’m seeing a whole lot of great vegan fare on restaurant menus — and often served alongside […]