Our very first episode of Totally Vegetarian was created because of the dilemma of what to make for a vegetarian holiday meal. Because holiday meals are usually based on family and cultural traditions, often the idea of introducing something new and different presents panic and dismay, yet there are so many wonderful meat replacers that substitute for turkey, chicken, pork, or beef in your favorite holiday recipes.
Even the very simple adjustment of replacing vegetable broth for animal-based stock, making a wonderful nut or mushroom loaf, entrées like stuffed squash, or creating a festive Tofu Pot Pie can easily solve your vegetarian menu problems, while at the same time making your friends and family feel welcome and engaged in healthier, more compassionate holiday meal choices.
Selecting Salt Many viewers ask about the amount and type of salt I use. I feel like I mention it often, but I’m always happy to talk about my choice of salt. I like and always use a moderately coarse kosher sea salt. Not so coarse that it must be ground by a device, but […]
Pasta Leftovers Leftover pasta can be a great quick meal when you’re in a time crunch, but the longer you store it the tougher and starchier it gets. Four days is about the limit for keeping plain, undressed pasta. After that, the best you can do is add it to a soup. My method for […]
I don’t know what I would do if for some reason I bought into the latest craze of carb phobia and actually eliminated pasta from my diet entirely. There really is nothing faster and more satisfying than a dish of spaghetti, noodles or macaroni simply dressed with fresh veggies, a quick sauce , fresh herbs […]
This is the time of year when we can find an abundance of wonderful summer ripe tomatoes at farm stands and grocery stores. But how many tomatoes can one realistically eat? Since late summer tomatoes are both deliciously sweet and surprisingly inexpensive, I always buy more and use them in a variety of ways, to […]