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Vegan Dinner Ideas

Sometimes it helps to be able to figure things out in advance. Here’s a month’s worth of dinner ideas, along with some side dishes and appetizers…enjoy!

Vegan Dinner Ideas

APPETIZERS / SNACKS

Rice cakes + Fat-Free Hummus
Baked Tortilla Chips + Guacamole
Spicy Chickpea-Tahini-Miso Dip 
Rosemary Cashews
Steamed Spring Dumplings
Vegan Gougeres
Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree
Baba Ganoush

PIZZA

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How To Lose Weight As A Vegan

This plant-based weight loss program is based on The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss. Great book, great program, and I can say from personal experience that if you follow it faithfully, it works, and works rapidly, while at the same time giving energy and a full tummy.

  1. Eat until you’re satisfied, choosing well-prepared high-carbohydrate, low-fat foods.
  2. Fill half
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Tex-Mex Potatoes

This recipe is a slightly modified version of a McDougall recipe and it’s fresh-tasting and delicious.

Tex-Mex Potatoes 

6 firm red or white potatoes
2 cups pinto beans, mashed
1 cup salsa
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach
One 4-ounce can diced green chilies
1 small red onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon smoked … Read more

Grilled Tofu

Perfect summer fare! Add some veggies to the grill and you’ll have a feast.

Grilled Tofu

1 (14-16 ounce) package extra firm tofu
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
5 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup  low-sodium soy sauce… Read more

Soba Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This noodle salad is based on a recipe by Susan Feniger, co-chef at L.A.’s Border Grill. It’s a keeper!

Soba Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

VINAIGRETTE
1 cup orange juice (fresh is best, frozen works fine)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
Toasted sesame oil—a very light sprinkle, for flavor
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice

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Summer Soba Salad

After months of rain, we finally have warm weather, and so I made this crunchy, filling, cooling noodle salad this evening and it was a perfect supper for summer! Be warned—I think I’ll be making more versions of this 😉

Summer Soba Salad

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or vegetable stock)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, … Read more