Weeknight Vegan Asian Dishes

Spicy Tofu Hotpot

Are you in the mood for some excellent vegan Asian food, but don’t want to spend all your money on take-out?  Try making your own Asian-inspired recipes.  It can be hard to find good vegan food at a low cost.  Specialty restaurants often seem ridiculously over-priced.  And you still can’t be sure of finding exactly… 

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Creamy Avocado Pesto

CREAMY AVOCADO PESTO PASTA

With basil and pine nuts, this creamy plant-based pesto lends itself to classic pesto flavors with a twist. Traditional pesto is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese but we’ve created our own oil-free pesto! It is plant-loving and free of extracted oils, yet still rich and creamy. Not only does this… 

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza on Dr. Oz

My colleague pointed out this Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe she found on pinterest and I knew right away it was going to be a winner. Cheesy, crispy cauliflower… warm tomato sauce… veggies. Yum! The recipe that caught our eye was posted here (where Beth took much better photos than I did… just look at that crust!) but the… 

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Lucky Watercress & Lime Soup

LUCKY WATERCRESS & LIME SOUP

Question: What does a 7-course Irish meal usually consist of? Answer: A boiled potato and a 6-pack of Guinness Actually, truth be told, Irish cuisine has come a long way. In celebrating my Irish heritage this month, I’ve decided to highlight a few Irish-inspired recipes and share them with you. This recipe, Watercress & Lime Soup, is not… 

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Red Lentils with Stewed Tomatoes

RED LENTILS WITH STEWED TOMATOES

Winter inspires me to cook warm, hearty dishes with a little heat thrown in – chili, spicy soups and legume dishes, especially lentils. I know plenty of people who are unmoved by lentils but I adore them. They easily soak up different flavors and can be paired with a variety of ingredients. They’re nourishing, relatively… 

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Parsnip & Sweet Potato Bisque

PARSNIP & SWEET POTATO BISQUE

I know what you’re thinking…parsnips, how exciting… But really, this soup is fabulous. We’ll get to that. First, a couple of things I wanted to mention. 1. All month long, I’ll be the featured nutrition expert on Sweat & the City. You’ll be able to find my recipes, tips, and articles during the month of… 

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Tomato Mint Quinoa Salad

TOMATO MINT QUINOA SALAD

Quinoa is a very intriguing ingredient. It’s classified with the rest of the grains but it’s not even a grain, it’s a seed. Pronounced “keen-wah,” this grain-like crop has been around for over 6,000 years, originating in the Andean region of South America. The Incas held the crop to be sacred and referred to it… 

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Garlicky Curried Lentils

GARLICKY CURRIED LENTILS

When I started cooking more plant-based dishes I got really interested in Indian cooking. Indian cooking uses a lot of veggies and dresses them up nicely using fragrant spices, herbs and oils. Many dishes in Indian cuisine are naturally healthy, delicious and many of them are not that costly. My ultimate favorite spice is coriander…. 

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