Online phenomenon Tess Masters, a.k.a. The Blender Girl, offers up 100 recipes for healthy living with tasty, crowd-pleasing dishes to help boost nutrition in her new book The Perfect Blend. I'm happy and lucky to call Tess a friend. She is smart, funny and helpful. In her latest book, we have a super useful new guide to healthy and delicious living. It's a great follow up to Tess's other books The Blender Girl and The Blender Girl Smoothies. The Perfect Blend functions not only as a cookbook … [Read more...]
Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes by Pastry chef, culinary educator, and cookbook author, Fran Costigan. She is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Her scrumptious creations lack nothing—except dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol. Now everyone with a real sweet tooth, including those who are lactose intolerant, reducing cholesterol, or simply prefer healthy, natural ingredients without sacrificing taste, truly can have their cake… and eat it.
The wind was driving the snow sideways last week, and it was bitterly cold and icy outside. I was in, warm and cozy in my NYC apartment and Ifound myself craving bread. This is definitely unusual, and it was a specific craving at that. What I wanted was a Vegan Banana Nut Bread that was not exactly a quick bread loaf, and not exactly a loaf of bread. I saw my yet to be opened bag Bob's Red Mill Organic Ivory Wheat Flour™. on the counter. This flour is what is known as white whole wheat. It is … [Read more...]
Rip Esselstyn says in his just launched book The Engine2 Seven Day Rescue Diet, says“an unpeeled apple a day keeps the oncologist away.” As I eat a couple of apples everyday, simply because I like them, I was very happy to read that. Well, this morning after I ate my apple, I found myself thinking about about the apples in pies and in crumbles and crisps. I have come to the conclusion that what I like most about that category of desserts are the individual components, and so I decided to see … [Read more...]
As you may know, I joined Rouxbe Cooking School as the Director of Vegan Baking and Pastry. For many months prior to launching the inaugural Essential Vegan Desserts course on November 10th, I had the pleasure of working with Wicked Healthy chef Chad Sarno, and chef Ken Rubin (aka Kencyclopedia). Chad is the VP of Wellness at Rouxbe, as well as lead chef in the Plant Based Professional Certificate Course, and Ken is VP of Culinary Training. In addition to Chad and Ken, there was chef Dawn, "the … [Read more...]