I’ve been cooking my way through Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health, and every single recipe is a winner. Highly recommended! For instance, here’s my version of one of his recipes that I made for dinner tonight—
Mexican Polenta Bowl
Serves two, generously
1 cup dry polenta
¼ cup nutritional … Read more
Here’s a quick, easy, and nourishing dish for busy nights—most of the cooking takes place in the oven, leaving time for other activities. Wild rice is not a grain, but rather a grass seed that grows in wet fields. Nutritionally, wild rice has twice the protein and fiber as brown rice and is high in B vitamins, too.
Wild Rice … Read more
This isn’t actually “fried” but incorporates the same ingredients and then cooks everything in a bit of water or vegetable stock instead of oil. All the flavor, none of the fat. win-win!
Fat-Free Fried Rice
2 servings as a main course, 4 servings as a side dish
1/2 cup green onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup carrots, diced… Read more
I love Thai flavors, and this salad really delivers. I sometimes add a side serving of tiny cubes of crispy tofu or tempeh to make it a heartier meal, though it’s just fine as is.
Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lime Vinaigrette
Serves 2 as main course, 4 as side salad
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 carrot, … Read more
Both my husband and I are Irish, and one of our favorite meals used to be a very meaty full Irish breakfast. Now that we’re eating a low fat and plant-based diet it was time to see if I could re-jigger this recipe into something that wasn’t a heart attack waiting to happen!
Irish White or Black Puddings are traditionally … Read more
Quick, simple, and filled with the sweet, spicy flavors of Morocco, this couscous is wonderful as a side dish, or as a filling for baked acorn squash* (shown).
Yield: about 2-1/2 cups
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup orange juice (about one orange)
Zest from one orange
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon… Read more