Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease



Plant Packed Meals!


It was so fabulous chatting with the amazing Jessica Kellner on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio today! Jessica is editor-in-chief of Mother Earth Living, and she shared expert tips for living a healthy summer! (Listen to the show here). Scroll down for four nutritious plant-packed recipes!




Plus, I am so excited to have four of my plant-packed recipes from Vegan-Ease featured in this month’s issue of Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. (Scroll down for the recipes). Each issue of Mother Earth Living features the latest information you want for choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Do you have a subscription yet, to this wonderful magazine? Well, Mother Earth Living magazine has been super kind to offer a special, heavily discounted $10 subscription price with us! WOW!

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Thank you Jessica and Mother Earth Living!




We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us, and that we should eat plenty each every day. But getting a wide variety of types of produce into our diets is as important as quantity. A diet rich in produce offers many positive health effects: It can lower blood pressure; regulate blood sugar; keep the appetite in check; reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, eye problems and digestive issues; and even prevent some types of cancer, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. But no single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients needed to perform all of these superhero functions. The nutrition experts at Harvard suggest we seek out recipes that include more vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens; cooked tomatoes (note that conventional canned tomatoes usually contain high levels of the endocrine disruptor BPA); and brightly colored vegetables and fruits.




So, this month, Mother Earth Living has published four recipes from my newest cookbook, Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet. The recipes all contain about 10 plants and cover all of the bases the Harvard researchers recommend for getting maximum nutrition from our meals. (Even though the ingredient lists are long, each of these recipes is simple and ease-y to prepare)!

Click on the recipe titles below to get the recipe on Mother Earth!




Lentil, Brown Rice and Carrot Stew

This delightfully fragrant and satisfying stew makes impressive fare for company. Serve with crusty whole-grain bread and a crisp green salad on the side.



Carrot, Cabbage and Walnut Coleslaw

Crisp, lemony and inviting, this unusual take on coleslaw adds color and crunch to any meal.




Quinoa and Butternut Squash Paella

Traditional paella is rice-based, but here the nutrition is kicked up a notch with protein-packed quinoa. The result is a filling and flavorful paella-style dish that makes for a satisfying meal.



Walnut and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These meaty-tasting mushrooms are brimming with hearty quinoa, walnuts, sweet red peppers and fresh basil, making them a colorful, crowd-pleasing entrée. Bonus: They’re gluten-free and soy-free—ideal for guests with these common restrictions.


Do you have a subscription yet to this wonderful magazine? Well, Mother Earth Living magazine has been super kind to offer a special, heavily discounted $10 subscription price with us today here!