All Posts By Janel Ovrut Funk

Vegan Peppermint-Cookie Ice Cream

by , December 21st, 2013

vegan ice cream
‘Tis the season for all things peppermint! This festive vegan ice cream is rich and creamy (thanks to coconut milk) yet refreshingly cool from the pop of peppermint.

Vegan Peppermint-Cookie Ice Cream

2 (14-oz) cans light coconut milk

½ cup su...

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The Veggie Table: Navigating Thanksgiving

by , November 8th, 2013

spinach gratin

Maybe this is your first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, or perhaps you’re hosting your first vegan guests at a holiday dinner. Just because the traditional turkey takes center stage, it doesn’t mean there can’t be delicious plant-ba...

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The Veggie Table: Quinoa with Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate

by , October 8th, 2013

quinoa
In North America, the pomegranate season runs from late summer until early winter, making now the perfect time to start incorporating jewel-like pomegranates into meals and snacks. This dish has just four main ingredients (not including oil, salt an...

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The Veggie Table: Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

by , September 6th, 2013

cauliflower tabouli

September is synonymous with back to school and brown bag lunches. And even if you’re not going back to school, you may be looking to spice up your midday meal. As a vegetarian or vegan, you may think your lunch option is limited to plain pean...

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The Veggie Table: 3 Ways to Dig Into Quinoa

by , August 17th, 2013

herbed quinoa

Cooking quinoa (which is considered a whole grain even though it’s actually a seed) is as simple as cooking brown rice, using two parts water to one part quinoa. An important step in the cooking process is to rinse the dry quinoa before cookin...

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The Veggie Table: A Vegetarian Pregnancy

by , July 28th, 2013

egg yolk
On April 16th 2013, I gave birth to a healthy, happy, seven pound, two ounce baby boy named Zachary. Throughout my pregnancy, one of the most popular questions I got was, “Are you still going to be vegetarian?” I also heard a lot of, &#...

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The Veggie Table: Beyond the Portobello Burger

by , July 27th, 2013

veggie burger
When you make the move to a meatless diet, one of the first things you may miss is that familiar sink-your-teeth-into-it texture you got from beef, chicken and even some fish. Fortunately, there are so many plant-based foods that easily mimic the te...

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The Veggie Table: Three Ways to Enjoy Nutritional Yeast

by , April 22nd, 2013

nutritional yeast
Before I switched to a plant-based diet, I had never heard of nutritional yeast. Aside from it sounding like something you’d only find in a crunchy health food store, the name gives no indication to what it actually is or what it can be used f...

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The Veggie Table: Foods That Sound Vegan, But Really Aren’t

by , April 15th, 2013

tomato soup
A couple of years ago I posted about eight sneaky foods vegetarians should avoid because they contain surprising animal-based ingredients. Since that list was not entirely exhaustive, I’ve come up with a part-two post to help you avoid those f...

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How to Stock a Vegan or Vegetarian Kitchen

by , April 1st, 2013

frozen vegetables
Perhaps you’ve seen this quote floating around on Facebook or Pinterest boards: “If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.” –Erick McAdams.

I couldn’t agree more. I always say a healthy diet starts in th...

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