These savory and delicious vegan meatballs are easy to make and special to serve. Firm fava beans and short grain brown rice create a wonderful texture and go great on gluten-free or whole wheat pasta or as a healthy appetizer.

Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is heaven for vegetarians and vegans. My in-laws are the authors of The Great Life Cookbook, as well as macrobiotic vegan chefs in Ithaca New York. We knew they would love a vegan Thai cooking class from Vegan Heaven while traveling with us in Thailand. I served in the Peace Corps in Northeastern “Issan” Thailand from 2003-2005. That was before I gave up eggs and dairy and started eating mostly vegan. Eating out as a vegetarian in a small town did have its limits. Eating paht pahk roo-ahm (friend mixed vegetable) got old that first year before I became

Inspired by the "Jay" vegan restaurants in Thailand, this fried rice pops with colors from corn, red peppers, peas, red cabbage and cherry tomatoes. Chopping all vegetables to the size of a pea makes this dish a speckled rainbow. Mirin makes is sweet and a squeeze of fresh lime makes it sour. So delicious.

These cheatin' croquettes do not need to be formed by hand and they freeze well for a quick meal on a busy day. Similar to tubed pre-made polenta, this millet can be sliced, pan fried and then topped with delicious veggies for an easy vegan gluten-free gourmet meal at home. This is a great way to get another meal out of millet when you have cooked too much. Serves 2-3  Prep and cook time: 25 minutes if millet is precooked and already thawed if frozen Note about pre-cooking millet: If you cook 2 cups of dry millet with 4 cups of water for about 20 minutes, it

No processed vegan mayonnaise is needed for this delicious macaroni salad. Brown rice noodles make it gluten-free, and the simplicity of this salad makes it a great choice for a party and for kids. It's also a great dish for a Vegan Halloween Party because it looks like brains. Ha! Feeds 20 Four 12 oz packs of brown rice macaroni cooked as indicated on the package 3 medium sized zucchinis diced 2 onions diced 2 Tbsp lemon juice (bottled but not from concentrate is fine if you don't have fresh lemons) 1-2 Tbsp sea salt Chopped tomatoes and nutritional yeast if desired In a

This is a great recipe for finishing up leftover sticky rice. Chickpeas pop in your mouth, the simple miso broth is satisfying and the parsley adds beautiful contrast and everyone is happy. 2 cups of cooked black sticky rice1/2 cup chopped carrots1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas1 Tbsp white miso1 Tbsp brown misoChopped parsley for garnishCombine the sticky rice, carrots and chickpeas in a pot and add just enough water to cover.Bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat.Remove a teacup of the water from the pot and dissolve the miso. Whisk it or mash it with a fork until the chunks are gone. Turn

Sweet potato noodles have an amazing texture and they don't break easily like rice noodles. They soak up flavor and are a wonderful base for vegetable stir fries. 1 pack of sweet potato noodles cooked as directed on the package1 block of tofu (any firmness is fine) 1/2 an onion diced1-2 cloves of garlic diced1 Tbsp sesame oil (or just water if you have a non-stick pan) 1 diced carrot1/2-1 cup fresh diced mushroom (king oyster are my favorite but any kind are fine)2-3 cups of washed soy bean sprouts or mung bean sproutsRice vinegar, agave or other liquid sweetener and (gluten-free) soy sauce to tasteChopped

A quick and delicious whole grain breakfast of leftover black sticky rice with fruit, yogurt and seeds. Mix these ingredients together in any ratio you like:Black sticky rice (either hot, warm or room temperature)BananaHemp milk fortified with B12 and Vitamin DSesame seeds (just a sprinkle)Ground flax seeds (just a sprinkle)Unsweetened vegan yogurt (Kite Hill is a great brand) How to cook black sticky rice: Use a rice cooker on the brown rice function. Rinse twice. Measure the water by resting your fingertip on the surface of the rice in the rice cooker and adding water up to the first line on your finger (about an inch.