Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. This is when it starts to cool off and I can begin making hearty soups and stews again. But since I’m a vegetarian, hearty takes a little bit different form than what you might think of when you conjure up the aromas and textures of […]
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About Vanessa Vanya
As a student of nutrition and a lover of great food, Vanessa Vanya contributes some of her favorite recipes to help keep your libido pumping and your stomach full. You may be surprised to learn that although Vanessa is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she is also a talented visual artist. And she recently traded in work at her nutritional consulting company, Tangerine Green Wellness to become a full-time illustrator. But she still creates delicious plant-based meals for friends and family.
Entries by Vanessa Vanya
Pizza is a winner for almost any occasion. It’s delicious, it’s fun and it’s finger food! You can make pizza any number of ways but one of the most unique is to make it with a flour-free crust.
Is there any more delicious or widely celebrated American food than burgers? A backyard cookout wouldn’t be complete without them and just because you’re trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to miss out. This week I decided to skip the beef to make this white bean sweet potato burger. It features one of […]
This recipe is one of the breakfast world’s best-kept secrets. Two-ingredient banana pancakes? With no flour or oil or sugar-filled store-bought mixes? It’s all true. Bananas and eggs. That’s all you need for this delicious and healthy gluten-free start to your day.
A vegetarian meatloaf recipe packed with so much flavor, you’ll never miss the meat Meatloaf has to be high up there on the list of comfort foods. With Roman and French roots, it quickly became popular during the Depression and other economically rough times, and thus a staple of American classic dinners. But now is […]
Ah, chocolate. The Aztecs may have been the first on record to make the connection between the cocoa bean and sexual desire: the emperor Montezuma supposedly consumed the bean in excessive amounts to fuel his romantic liaisons. True, he may not have enjoyed Black Bean Chocolate Brownies, but if someone had offered them to him, […]
How to curb that lasagna craving a healthier way My inner Garfield has a strong monthly craving for lasagna that I can rarely deny. Instead of trying to fight my desire for that beautifully layered carb-fest, I decided to make some slight changes to the traditional veggie lasagna that would satisfy Garfield and my waistline […]
Healthy cupcakes sounds pretty contradictory but part of being healthy is being balanced and having fun. So if you just HAVE to make vanilla cupcakes, mix up some of the ingredients a little!