Vegetarian-friendly summer

When it comes to food, if someone says “summer”, what word pops into your mind? Ice Cream? BBQ? Tomatoes? How about … Vegetarian? Maybe not, but truthfully there’s no better season to be a vegetarian (or vegan) than summer.  Fresh vegetables abound.  Appetites are turned more towards foods that are lighter and more refreshing.  What […]

Black bean beet burger experiment

Anytime a recipe is labeled “best ever” — Beware!  Best according to whom?  Anyway I’ve been on a quest for an at-least-decent bean burger recipe, aside from the one in my book “Feed Your Vegetarian Teen”.  I’ve written about my experiments with white beans, chickpeas and tofu as the basis of meatless burgers.  A friend […]

The veggie burger saga continues

This time I try tofu burgers…. with not much success. Translating our cultural love affair with burgers to a plant-based burger just isn’t easy.  Burgers originated using meat, which has a distinct texture and (IMPORTANT!) holds together.  It’s the nature of ground meat to do that.  It’s not the nature of plant foods to do […]

Making bean burgers

Who knew bean burgers could be so much work! For plenty of vegetarians and vegans, processed soy burgers are a dietary staple.  Giving up meat is just a matter of switching the type of burger you buy.  Otherwise, nothing else changes. This doesn’t say much for the nutritional quality of those types of diets.  It’s […]

Inheriting eating disorders Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:32 — 3.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI don’t envy parents of teens today.  Raising teenagers can be difficult enough without adding all the issues unique to our times.  There’s one problem that’s not new: eating disorders.  They’ve been around for a very long time.  Long […]

The future of meat is clean Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:31 — 2.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAccording to the book “Clean Meat“, our food future is all about lab grown meat.  What are the implications for that?  And what will vegetarians and vegans do about non-animal meat?

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