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The Make Ahead Vegan: Ranch Tacos

As a Sunday night marathon cooker, I’m pretty stoked on The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook: 125 Freezer-Friendly Recipes. The more meals I can make ahead of time, the less I have to do when I’m actually hungry. It’s probably no big surprise that I...

The Make Ahead Vegan: Ranch Dressing

Think going vegan means saying goodbye to every Midwesterner’s favorite salad dressing? Shows what you know! Sorry, that was rude, let me start again… Make this easy vegan ranch dressing from The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook: 125 Freezer-Friendly Recipes on a...

DIY Vegan: Savory Egg Mix

My copy of DIY Vegan: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry by Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman is already becoming well-worn thanks to easy recipes like this one. Tofu scramble is a go-to workday breakfast for me, and this mix makes for an...

DIY Vegan: Buffalo Mozzarella

 I couldn’t wait for my copy of DIY Vegan: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry to come in the mail. Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman have been dropping vegan knowledge at VegNews for years, and I’ve been making an effort to...

Basil Pesto from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

Basil grows like a week on my patio herb garden so summertime is pesto-making time in the Slater house. For the freshest flavor and brightest green flavor, make your pesto fresh right before using it – freezing will cause the color to darken. Use this pesto in...

Puttanesca Sauce from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

Puttanesca! It’s fun to shout while making wild hand gestures and it’s fun to eat, too. If you’re pinched for time you can make this recipe with store-bought sauce but I highly recommend it with Scoty’s Marinara Sauce for an authentically...

Scoty’s Marinara Sauce from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

It’s hard for this Italian girl to stray from her grandma’s marinara recipe, but I think she’d forgive me once she tried this slightly sweet “gravy” from famed Vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen.  Try this in Grilled Garden Vegetable...

Easy Herb Ricotta from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

If you haven’t tried Kite Hill cheese yet consider this my official recommendation to do so immediately. If you have, consider this another reason to keep buying it. With just a few ingredients you can fancy up your store-bought vegan ricotta into...

Bronx 12 News: Healthy Fall Recipes

Food For Thought Autumn recipes News 12 Bronx from Natasha Geigel on Vimeo. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of filming a few segments with Brooklyn 12 News’ Natasha Geigel. (While I was in town I may or may not have eaten at Dun Well Donuts and Champs...

Chipotle Lime Chickpeas + Plant-Based Journey Giveaway

 People ask me how to get started on a plant-based diet all the time. That’s why I wrote my Vegan 101 Crash Course – but it’s been accused of being a we bit sassy. So for those who want a guide that will educate and ease you into things, there is The...

Veggie Potpie Pasta Recipe

My friend Kathy Hester is at it again – The Easy Vegan Cookbook: Make Healthy Home Cooking Practically Effortless is like, her 800th vegan cookbook and this one might just be my favorite. No fuss, no exotic ingredients you’ll need to mortgage your house to...