TIP OF THE DAY: Meatless Monday

A delicious veggie burger for Meatless Monday. Photo courtesy Morningstar.   Meatless Monday is a global movement that began in 2003, launched in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It is now active in 34 countries and growing, with appeal to different constituencies: Environmentally concerned citizens who want to cut back…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Vegan Wraps For Earth Day

We’re recommending vegan wraps for Earth Day. Animal-free foods are more sustainable, so today’s the day for a vegan lunch. These two recipes were sent to us from Red Rock Press, from their book, A White House Garden Cookbook by Clara Silverstein. Both are lettuce wraps, but you can also use tortilla wraps. The first…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lettuce Cups or Wraps

Lettuce cups: Fill them with something warm for a contrast with the cool, crunchy lettuce. Photo courtesy House Foods.   First introduced in Asian cuisines, lettuce wraps are now popping up on the menus of other types of restaurants and on the dinner table at home. We’ve really been enjoying this lettuce cups recipe as…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Dear Coco Toffee Chocolate Bars

Quite a few artisan chocolatiers are also pastry chefs. Rachel Ferneau makes chocolates as Dear Coco, but was previously the proprietor of Eden Cake, a made-to-order kosher pareve bakery serving metro Washington, D.C. While we’ve missed the opportunity to try her desserts, she was kind enough to send us some chocolate. Everything from this artisan…
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RECIPE: Tipsy Chestnut Cake ~ A Chestnut Loaf Cake

This wintery cake combines chestnuts and red wine, and has no added fat. Contributing blogger and cookbook author Hannah Kaminsky, who developed the recipe, explains: “Infused with a generous pour of Cabernet from the start and doused with an additional slug of brown sugar-enriched wine syrup—soaking each nook and cranny with a strong dose of…
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