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Estelle’s Vegan Breakfast Pancakes

Vegan Pancakes

This recipe was inspired by the fabulous pancakes served by Estelle O’Driscoll at her famous B&B in Glin, Ireland. We visited on many occasions, and it became our home for our visits to Ireland. Sadly, the B&B is closed, but we will never forget those great breakfasts, and the pancakes were a real favorite. The […]

Arlene’s Lobster Spaghetti

Lobster Spaghetti

Our go-to treat for special occasions, this version of Lobster Spaghetti was inspired by our trips to Italy. It is a variation of a recipe in the Simply Tuscan cookbook by Pino Luongo.  Oil is substituted with our vegan oil substitute so that in the final product, the only thing not on our diet is […]

Quickest Black Bean Salad

Quickest Black Bean Salad

This is a great dish to put together quickly and there’s no cooking.  It is featured as a recipe in Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s ground-breaking book, “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease“.  Note this is the book not the cookbook. It serves 4 Ingredients: 2 15 oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed WELL. 1 very […]

Big Bean Soup

big bean soup

This delicious recipe is from the “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook” by Ann and Jane Esselstyn. It serves 8-10.  I usually make it with sweet potatoes but you can substitute butternut squash for a change when it’s in season.  It has a good sweetness to it. Ingredients: 1 large chopped onion 1 leek white […]

Williams Crock Pot Chili

Williams Chili

This has become our favorite Chili recipe,  It serves 8-10 and takes only 15 minutes to put together.   Cook in the crockpot on hi for 4 hours or on low for 8.  It’s quite well known and featured in many books, but we believe it originated from the “The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook” by […]

Oberlin Corn and Shallot

corn chowder

This chowder comes to us from Chef Wayne Jacob at Kendal in Oberlin, Ohio.  It was featured in the “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook” by Ann and Jane Esselstyn. You have an option to use wine or vegetable broth, we like the vegetable broth.  It serves 4 Ingredients: 1 shallot, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 […]

Caribbean Black Beans with Mango Salsa o...

This recipe is from the “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook” by Ann and Jane Esselstyn. The black beans are quick to prepare.  You can use a mango salsa from the grocery, we like one from Costco, or you can prepare your own from the following recipe. Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped(1 1/2 cups) 3 […]

Middle Eastern Chickpea Stew

Middle Eastern Chickpea Stew

This versatile recipe from Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s “The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook” serves 8 and came from Chef Martin Oswald, owner of the Pyramid Bistro in Aspen, Colorado. He is known as the rock star of vegan cooking. You can vary the recipe by substituting the veggies below with any bean, lentil, greens […]

Indian Pilau Rice

Pilau Rice

This recipe serves 4, and  was inspired by our friend, Mridula Baljekar, award winning author of 30 Indian cookbooks. Here are the ingredients: 225g/8oz/1 cup of basmati rice 60ml/4 tbsp of oil substitute using bay leaves below as spice of choice 25g/1 oz cashew nuts 25g/1 oz seedless raisins 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 2.5cm/1 in […]

Recipe Substitutes

Little girl with mixer

When we decided to go vegan, I thought it would be easy to modify recipes to fit our needs.  I soon realized that oil, eggs and butter are the backbone of most recipes.  So off I went to research substitutes for these ingredients.  I have to say, I had to try a variety of suggestions […]