Let food be thy medicine. Learn how changing your diet from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes, and then put it into practice by following our easy plant-based recipes.
Healthy PupusasPerhaps the most traditional dish in El Salvador, pupusas have reached international popularity. They are usually filled with cheese, pork rinds or refried beans and served with tanned cabbage and tomato sauce. For this healthy version we use vegan cheese to reduce both the amount of calories and saturated fat, although they can also be filled with red or black “flipped” beans, which can be prepared without fat.Simple PancakesMy family loves these light and fluffy pancakes exactly the way this picture shows: with a little dab of almond butter and sliced bananas.Grilled Cheese-Style SandwichGooey cheese? Check. Toasty bread? Check. Creamy Tomato soup? Check.Bean and Green Chile QuesadillasQuesadillas, another recipe you might have thought would become obsolete in your plant-based repertoire. Feel free to kick this recipe up a notch with some corn, mushrooms, and onions for a balanced lunch.Southwest Black Bean BurgerA zingy southwestern take on a summer classic. Be sure to take this one with you on your next picnic.Asian Tofu FajitasWe first tasted these fajitas at a friend's housewarming party. Meghan McKinney, the author of this recipe, served them to us on perfectly warmed corn tortillas and a little scoop of brown rice. Needless to say, they were a hit.Sweet or Savory Breakfast QuesadillaWhile weekend mornings are special, a chance to take my time making breakfast. Sometimes, though, I don’t want to linger over the cooking. Enter the very special and quick-cooking breakfast quesadilla; dressed up or down with whichever sweet or savory ingredients you have on hand. These are a wonderful and colorful break from the speedy toast and oatmeal routine of typical Monday–Friday mornings.Blueberry-Oatmeal PancakesDue to the addition of oats in this recipe, these pancakes are a little denser and heartier than the Simple Pancakes. Make a big steaming stack and serve them with a mug of warm tea for a cozy winter breakfast.French ToastThis isn't your typical eggy, drippy french toast, but trust me, it is delicious.