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.
Baked TostonesTostones (also known as patacones, tachinos, fried or sliced) are undoubtedly very delicious. However, because it is traditionally a fried dish, it contains high calories and fat. Fortunately, instead of frying, you can bake, which makes them a much healthier option.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.Zesty Tomato-Basil BruschettaMost people love and remember bruschetta for its bright, fresh tomato and basil components, not so much for the sprinkle of cheese on top. So why not omit the cheese altogether?Chilled Summer YamsFor quite some time, I wasn’t sure what to call this recipe. Pumpkin pie mash? Pumpkin pie filling? Sweet potato salad? Then, I took a bite and closed my eyes. What came to mind were picnics, summertime, Tupperware containers, and my happy children. Hence, “chilled summer yams,” perfect for packing intRoasted Root Vegetable MedleyVegetables really don't get simpler and tastier than this herbacious, roasted form.Curried Peas and AlmondsLooking for a quick side dish that won’t take up oven or stovetop space? This recipe might be your answer. Vibrant colors and an exciting combination of soft and crunchy textures make this curried pea dish an excellent “change-of-pace” addition to any meal.Roasted Butternut Squash and SageRoasted squash embodies the essence of winter meals and could be the perfect solution if you were searching for a plant-based holiday side dish. Consider this simple recipe a base for a more-dressed up roasted squash and sage dish; consider adding caramelized onions, dried cranberries, and toasted pine nuts for a more lavish holiday spread.Ground Bulgur “Meat”Bulgur is a quick-cooking type of whole wheat, commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking, that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried and ground. This ground bulgur “meat” is a wonderful stand-in for ground beef in dishes like tacos, chili, casseroles, and “meat” sauces. One tip: It works especially well in our Corn & Green Chile Enchiladas. If taco seasoning isn’t for you, try mixing in another of your favorite seasonings!Roasted Peppers and Marinara SauceThere are countless delicious ways to stuff bell peppers. Just like magic, halved bell peppers turn into little boats that are perfect for filling with various ingredients to make a simple meal with a (boat)load of flavor. This stuffed peppers recipe is one of my favorites and for good reason! It features a blend of favorite Italian and Mediterranean flavors with its tomatoes, basil, and capers, and is a truly healthy, eye-catching, and delicious side.