Vegan - a healthy way

What Is and Why Vegan? [Vegetarian] [Beans] [Healthy] [Lee's Recipes]

Vegan is explained by Wikipedia as "any plant-based dish may be vegan. Common vegan dishes prepared without animal ingredients include: ratatouille, falafel, hummus, veggie burritos, rice and beans, vegetable stir-fry, and pasta primavera. Ingredients such as tofu, tempeh, and seitan are widely used in vegan cuisine. Plant cream and plant milk, such as almond milk, grain milk, or soy milk, are used instead of cows' or goats' milk. Vegan recipes will use apple sauce, ground flax seeds, mashed potatoes, soft or silken tofu, or commercial starch-based egg-substitute products"[1] . So, no cheese, no eggs, It is important for vegans include enough protein in their diets. Legumes, such as beans, lentils, and dried peas, are versatile, low-fat, high in protein, and have fiber, vitamins and minerals like iron. Other good protein sources are soy and corn. Maddie's mom Marilyn inspired me to explore the advantages of eating vegan. She looks great. Marilyn says that a vegan diet is good for lowering blood pressure and weight. Sure sounds good to me. Among my favorite food writers who include vegan recipes are Heidi Swanson and Christina Pirelli.

Vegan Recipes [Vegetarian] [Beans] [Healthy] [Lee's Recipes]

  1. Vegan Beans
  2. Vegan Pad Thai from Christina Pirelli
  3. Vegan Pumpkin Soup (soy-free) with potatoes, white beans or rice
  4. Vegan / Vegetarian Kebabs
  5. Braised Tofu with Mango on Arugula from Christina Pirelli
  6. Water spinach and preserved bean curd
  7. Tunisian Winter Squash Puree by Martha Rose Shulman

Vegan Food Blogs [Vegetarian] [Beans] [Healthy] [Lee's Recipes]

  1. Vegan Yum Yum by 25-year old Lolo who lives in Boston. Great recipes, layout, writing, and photos. No index, but navigating is very easy. Check out her how to section. So many good recipes for anyone, vegan or not, especially me. I am eager to make "Avocado Wasabi Salad". An extra bonus is Lolo's very helpful photography tips on her about page. I will be back; Lolo has a really good blog! VEGAN
  2. Show Me Vegan by Lisa includes a neat recipe for Sweet Potato Bites with Chipotle Black Bean Spread - looks so good VEGAN
  3. 128 Vegan Indian Recipes - Vegetables / Curries contributed by Vegetarians and Vegans from around the world


[1] from "Egg Replacements", People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, accessed August 17, 2011. [Back]

Sources: About Vegan from Wikipedia
online at accessed March 28, 2012