All Posts By Janel Ovrut Funk

Vegan Peppermint-Cookie Ice Cream

by in The Veggie Table, December 21, 2013

‘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.

The Veggie Table: Navigating Thanksgiving

by in The Veggie Table, November 8, 2013

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-based options for both main dishes and sides that will satisfy you or all of your guests this year.Read more

The Veggie Table: Quinoa with Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate

by in The Veggie Table, October 8, 2013

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 and pepper), gets a nutty crunch from the walnuts and a burst of tart juice from theRead more

The Veggie Table: Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

by in The Veggie Table, September 6, 2013

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 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but here are three creativeRead more

The Veggie Table: 3 Ways to Dig Into Quinoa

by in The Veggie Table, August 17, 2013

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 cooking to help remove the coating of bitter-tasting saponins. Once cooked, quinoaRead more

The Veggie Table: A Vegetarian Pregnancy

by in The Veggie Table, July 28, 2013

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, “Are you craving meat now?” and “If you crave meat, will youRead more

The Veggie Table: Beyond the Portobello Burger

by in The Veggie Table, July 27, 2013

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 texture of meat and are versatile enough to be used in a varietyRead more

The Veggie Table: Three Ways to Enjoy Nutritional Yeast

by in The Veggie Table, April 22, 2013

Nutritional yeast is a complete source of protein and is used by those following a vegan diet to mimic the flavor of cheese in recipes. Have you tried it?

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

by in The Veggie Table, April 15, 2013

Foods that sound like they be meat and dairy free, like vegetable soup or non-dairy creamer often contain ingredients you’re not expecting. Be sure to check labels and ask your server at restaurants what foods contain, especially for the foods on this list.

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