If you’re new to an ingredient, it can be daunting to figure out what to do with it — especially one as ubiquitously buzzy as nutritional yeast. But don’t give into your fear of the unknown! Here’s everything you need to know nutritional yeast, plus five recipes that will make you wonder why you waited so long to try it.
Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi has been the sweetheart of the health world lately. Just about everyone who’s even just a little bit health conscious or simple curious has been running to the store to pick up a bag or two to try.
On busy days, you need lunch stat. And preferably that lunch isn’t going to make you long for a three-hour snooze session when you get back to work. If you’re following a vegan diet, or simply want to pack a bunch of vegetables into your mid-day meal, one of these simple, easy-to-make vegan lunches will do the trick.
If you hear “plant based” and think “boring,” or “rabbit food,” get ready for an entire day’s worth of colorful dishes loaded with flavor—and yes, we included dessert.
If the notion of vegan food still conjures images of plain quinoa and kale, get ready for Vegan: The Cookbook. In it, French chef Jean-Christian Jury offers an encyclopedic global tour of plant-based cuisine, with nearly 500 recipes from 150 countries.
When you open a can of chickpeas to make hummus, do you discard the liquid that drains off? Sure, who doesn’t? Turns out that liquid has a name, aquafaba—and a pretty strong social media following, too.
We’ve got a new secret weapon to looking and feeling radiant and glowing; it’s Nourish + Bloom’s Whole Food Shake Powder and Vegan Protein Snack Bar.
If cold sesame or peanut noodles are part of your usual comfort food rotation, this dish is a great take-out fake-out. Soba noodles are traditionally made from buckwheat, which, contrary to its name, is a gluten-free flour that’s rich in protein and fiber.
Hanging for the holidays with vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar and Paleo eaters? What do you feed them? We have the answers
These sweet and savory recipes will bring eaters with every kind of diet-restriction—vegan, Paleo, gluten-free or sugar-free—holiday joy.
This recipe is from The Conscious Cook ($20; William Morrow Cookbooks) by Chef Tal Ronnen of LYFE Kitchen and Crossroads.
You can use zucchini, summer squash, patty-pan squash or a combination in this side dish.
This tomato sauce is for making when plum tomatoes are at their peak, when the flavor of the fruit shines through, and all that is needed is quality olive oil, fresh garlic, salt, pepper and a bit of time. Sweet basil, freshly sliced at the last minute, is more than welcome but not necessary.
Delicious, simple-to-prepare, plant-based meals at your doorstep
Green Chef—the popular organic meal kit delivery service—has added mouthwatering plant-based options to their menu, so now eating a healthy diet is easier than ever.
Vegetables are the star at the chef's new 00+Co in New York City
Matthew Kenney may have first made his name with raw foods in New York at the now-closed Pure Food and Wine, but he and chef Scott Winegard, are doing wonderful things with fire at their new East Village vegan pizzeria, 00+Co.
Emily von Euw's new book, The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook
We have no plans to go 100 percent raw or vegan any time soon, but Emily von Euw of the gorgeous healthy recipe-focused blog This Rawsome Vegan Life is sure filling our heads with visions of maki rolls made with cauliflower rice and collard leaf “burritos” bursting with purple cabbage and mushrooms.
This Thai fruit can be a great flavor substitute for meat and other proteins
Jackfruit is the next meat substitute you should incorporate into your diet.
Move over avocado toast, try some of this avocado mayonnaise on your bread instead
This mayonnaise is vegan and made from avocados.
Where you can find it in LA
Peruvian restaurant Los Balcones has partnered with vegan chef Rachel Carr to open Chavela, a plant-based restaurant next door serving up Peruvian cuisine with pan-Latin influences—and no animal products.
This is one kitchen tool worth making some room for
We’re not usually ones for one-use kitchen gadgets: Fun for a minute, then they turn into dust-gathering…
Mexican food doesn't have to be greasy: Toca Madera is L.A.'s new health-centric spot
Whether it’s quesadillas oozing cheese or refried beans packed with processed lard, Mexican…
The Homemade Vegan Pantry will help you stock up on kitchen essentials
The Homemade Vegan Pantry will help you stock up on kitchen essentials.
Beaming, the superfood cafe, is more than just smoothies and juice
Not to get all hippie-dippie, but do you ever feel like every electron in your body is vibrating…
Peganism is the new eating philosophy, combining the Paleo and vegan movements
At first glance, the tenets of the Paleo and vegan movements seem to be diametrically opposed…
Try Goodbites for organic, vegan, gluten-free treats
Goodbites’ addictive snacks are made using a short list of wholesome, raw and nutritious ingredients.
Got extra guests coming, or need to whip up a dish in a hurry? Check out these fast recipe videos for the holidays or any time!
Swapping out meat for tofu is the healthy way to go. Or is it? You might be surprised to learn which vegetarian foods aren’t actually good for you.
This gluten-free, vegan apple tart is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert
Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side dishes for Thanksgiving, ideal for contributing to the holiday table or combining for a luscious, plant-based meal.
Demystifying the vegan diet kids (and adults)
Vegan art teacher Ruby Roth looked for books that would help explain her diet to children; when she couldn’t find any that “didn’t have talking animals and vegetables,” she decided to write her own.
The founder of Real Food Daily shares the tale of her vegan conversion
Ann Gentry, founder of LA’s iconic organic vegan restaurant, Real Food Daily, dishes about the decision to give up meat, the importance of sustainable farming and what it’s like to be a vegan on the road…
Pay Mother Nature respect with these environmentally conscious and delicious eats
Here are some Clean Plates-approved eateries that stand out in their dedication to Mother Earth—from on-site gardens to composting kitchens, these restaurants give her the respect she deserves…
The man behind vegan pop-up WildFlower shares his vegan origin story
Ayinde Howell is the visionary behind WildFlower, a vegan pop-up restaurant, as well as I Eat Grass, an online vegan community…
This Upper East Side offers juices, smoothies, and a full raw/vegan menu
The Juicy Naam, located at The Hotel Wales on the Upper East Side, offers organic juices and smoothies, a full vegan/raw menu, and a wide selection of herbs, supplements and snacks…
This Saveur magazine recipe gets a health-conscious but no less delicious makeover
Enjoy the rich Indian flavors in this recipe for Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Curry Leaves, made all the more delicious with these substitutions recommended by holistic chef Lisa Roberts-Lehan…