Green Beans

Also known as snap beans, wax beans or string beans, green beans usually abound in the spring season, though better quality crops can be grown in the fall season. Green beans can be further sub-categorized into ‘pole beans’ or ‘bush beans’ depending on whether they require poles for support during growth or not. Long, skinny…

Broccoli Raab

Many names refer to this green cruciferous vegetable, so it is easy to get confused. Examples include broccoli raab, broccoli rabe, Chinese broccoli, rapine, rapini, turnip broccoli and rappi (to just name a few) but they all actually refer to the same vegetable. Broccoli raab comes with green flowery like leaves, small florets that resemble…

Can My 12 To 23-Month-Old Toddler Drink Plant-Based Milks?

Young toddlers between 12 -23 months of age need a good high calorie nutritional beverage to help in their growth and development, especially if they stop breastfeeding at 12 months of age. Since breast milk is about 20 calories per ounce (equivalent to approximately 160 calories in 8 ounces), it makes sense that a good…

Easy Creamy Soy Frosting

This past fall, I made a plant-based chocolate cake for a neighbor’s son’s birthday. It was a double layered 8 inch cake, and I wanted a frosting (without a ton of sugar!) that was plant-based for the middle. I searched online but didn’t really see any good recipes using a minimal amount of sugar, that…

Asian Tahini Noodles

These vegan, egg-free and dairy-free Asian Tahini Noodles  are quick to whip up for lunch or dinner for the whole family. It only involves a few simple steps and works with any kind of whole wheat pasta you would like to use. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds so it’s a great source…

Going Plant-Based: The First Year

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since our family embarked on our transition to a plant-based diet. At first, the prospect seemed daunting because I was new to using plant-based foods such as chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil, various beans, split peas and lentils. I also didn’t have many plant-based recipes…

Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes

Want an easy way to make pancakes for your children without the fuss of frying them on the stove? Try these protein packed Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes. Great for breakfast or as a snack on the go! These vegan, egg-free and dairy-free Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes taste great as leftovers cold or heated, or thawed and warmed up from…