Cooking Up Justice With Bryant Terry

Chef and author Bryant Terry says that being a food justice activist could mean lots of things – for example, fighting for small family farmers or supporting major reform of national agriculture policies. But for Terry, author of cookbooks like Vegan Soul Kitchen and The Inspired Vegetarian, activism starts on the plate and centers on health: “My specific focus, for over a decade now, has been to look at the many ways in which people – particularly living in cities, …

Do Vegetarians Really Live Longer?

Does following a vegetarian diet really help you live longer? Or, as the comedians might say, does it just feel longer? Seriously, a large, new study found that avoiding beef, pork and chicken may give you a slight edge: vegetarians had 12 percent fewer deaths overall than nonvegetarians, and 19 percent fewer deaths from heart disease, during a nearly six-year period. Adding fish and seafood to a vegetarian diet helped even more. Those who were pesco-vegetarians had 19 percent fewer …

Recipe: Peperoni e Melanzane-A Mouth-Watering and Healthy Vegetable Dish

One of my neighbors, Richard Scammell, is a wonderful cook. Even though Richard does not cook for a living, I consider him a chef. Cooking is Richard’s hobby, but when it comes to food preparation, Richard is a highly skilled and well-educated professional. (He’s even traveled to Europe to take cooking classes.) Richard and I share a love of creative, healthful cooking. When I asked him for ideas that I could share with readers, he sent this recipe for a …

Foodie Friday: Grilled Vegetables Three Ways

Because three ways is better than two!

Foodie Friday: Tofu Breakfast Scramble

For all you vegans in the house (or folks who just like tofu), this looks like a delicious scramble for your weekend breakfast-making. Enjoy!

Foodie Friday: Lentil Walnut Veggie Burgers

For those vegetarians out there who don’t like the store-bought frozen veggie burgers, these homemade lentil walnut veggie burgers look absolutely delicious (and are healthier too!). Try it out!