Over 50 Meatless Meal Ideas

over 50 meatless meal ideas

Stumped with menu planning? Here are over fifty meatless meal ideas to help you out! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** If you're familiar with Jewish customs, you're likely already aware of why I'm posting this list now. For those who aren't, we are about to enter the saddest time of the Jewish year, the nine days of mourning [over the destruction of the temple]. During those days, we follow certain mourning customs, including refraining from eating any meat or chicken during this time. For some people, that's no big deal. But for lots of … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu

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This Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu recipe is flavorful, easy to make and healthy! This post is sponsored by The Soyfoods Association of North America. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that help make this blog possible. ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Did you know that April is National Soyfoods Month? Well, I didn't either until recently, but I have to say, I find it very appropriate because after Passover, when people have spent the week eating (too much) chicken and meat, it's good to have some lightened up, healthful meals featuring … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Tomato Soup

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Thick, filling and hearty, this Butternut Squash Tomato soup is great winter comfort food.  ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Looking to start 2015 off with some healthy recipes? Looking for warm, comforting recipes to get you through the cold winter? Looking for easy recipes that taste great? Love soups of any sort? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I'm here with your new favorite recipe: Butternut Squash Tomato Soup. So, we've been through this before: I. Love. Soups. I know it's not a new story, which is why it's … [Read more...]

12 Meatless Soup Recipes To Keep You Warm This Winter

12 meatless soups

Keep warm this winter with lots of meatless soup recipes! If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know how much I love soups. Basically all soups. Personally, I can eat soup all year round - no matter what the weather is like outside. But as the days shorten and the temperatures drop, there's really no better time to have a delicious and comforting pot of soup simmering on the stove. And so, I present, 12 vegan soup recipes. No meat, no chicken, no cheese. Vegetarian. Vegan. Parve. Whatever kind of meal you're having, you'll find a great soup to go with it. Soups on my blog: 1) Chunky Vegetable Soup 2) Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup 3) Zucchini and … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Pasta and a Review + Giveaway of Dairy Made Easy!

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Sweet Potato Pasta has a unique and exciting flavor, making it a great change from the usual. Recipe part of a review of Dairy Made Easy. The dynamic duo of cookbook writers, Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek are back again with the fourth book in their Made Easy cookbook series, Dairy Made Easy.  As I mentioned in previous reviews (See my reviews of Passover Made Easy, Starters and Sides Made Easy, and Kids Cooking Made Easy), the authors are good friends and colleagues of mine, and I am in total admiration of their knowledge of food, their creativity passion for food, and above all, their ability to put forth a creative and exciting cookbook. I'm so excited to have the opportunity … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip is easy to make, is healthy and the perfect party dip! Raise your hand if you love dips. Shabbat challah and dips go together like...peanut butter and jelly? My personal favorite has always been hummus. I like the dips full of mayo too, like creamy basil dip or creamy eggplant dip. But then I went on my diet, and couldn't quite indulge in endless amounts of hummus or mayo based dips. (Who should, really? So calorie dense!) So I started making my mom's old classic - roasted red pepper dip! Here's the thing though. I grew up enjoying it, not as a healthy dip, but just as one that my siblings and I enjoyed. It wasn't until I was an adult on a diet that I realized … [Read more...]

Maple Pumpkin Granola

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There are certain foods which I seem to forget about for a while, then I remember them suddenly. And as I eat said food, I kick myself as I wonder why I don't make it more often. Like, every day, for example. My Spicy Baked Zucchini Sticks are a perfect example of this. They are among the most popular recipes on this blog, and for very good reason. And I often forget that I've got such a delicious and easy recipe in my repertoire. Then I make them, and I get all confused as to why I haven't been making them daily since the day I came up with the recipe. Well, it turns out that homemade granola is another such example. I've made homemade granola plenty of times in the past, and totally … [Read more...]

Chunky Vegetable Soup

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***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** When you think about Thanksgiving, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it family? For me it is. I think about family. Specifically, my mother. She was born on Thanksgiving (the story is that my grandmother wasn't sure if she was in labor or had indigestion from too much turkey!) so every year, Thanksgiving means it’s my mother’s birthday celebration. When I was tasked with putting together a delicious new dish for Thanksgiving, I thought of making a dish my mom would - and could - enjoy. In the last few … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

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If you're going to learn one thing about cooking from me, let it be this. Roasting vegetables brings out the best of their flavors. It intensifies their best notes, makes the vegetables sweeter and more flavorful. Take this soup for example. Carrot ginger soup is delicious. I've made it and enjoyed it many times in the past. But the other day, in the grocery store, I suddenly thought of roasting the combination. I knew I would make a soup ten times better than the unroasted kind. And I was totally right. This soup has the most amazing, rich and delicious flavor of carrot and ginger. It's fall and comfort in a bowl! Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup: By Miriam Pascal, … [Read more...]

Healthy Apple Berry Crumble

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As a general rule, I am not a huge fan of diet dessert. In my mind, diet + dessert = fresh fruit. Simple math, really. But as we've discussed before, even a dieter needs a treat on occasion. And if you are going to treat yourself, there are better and worse ways to do it.Last year, my editor for my magazine column asked me to come up with some diet desserts for the magazine's annual diet issue. Naturally, I published a healthy muffin recipe. (You all know how much I love coming up with those!) And I came up with my amazing oatmeal protein cookies. And the third dessert, I figured, would be a crumble. Lots of fruit, oatmeal topping, it seemed like the natural choice for a healthier … [Read more...]