For the past five months, my husband and I have been eating a largely vegan diet. I know that saying “largely vegan” is akin to saying “somewhat pregnant,” so let’s just say that we severely limit the amount of animal product we eat, and save it for very special occasions. Let it be known: I will NEVER give up cheese entirely!

So, most of what we eat is comprised of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains – you know, things that don’t have to have an ingredient list when you buy them. My friend Martha Stroud asked me to post links to some of my favorite healthful recipes and here they are.

Soup Au Pistou

Yellow peppers Stuffed with Quinoa, Corn and Feta Cheese

Spinach and Zucchini Soup

Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf

Quinoa Salad with Lime + Fresh Mint

Three-Bean Salad

“California Roll” Salad

Lemon-Roasted Green Beans with Marcona Almonds

Not available online is our favorite vegetarian chili recipe, which is in Anna Thomas’ book Love Soup.


  1. My pleasure! Please let me know of any you come across as well. I’m also trying to avoid refined starches, which makes the menu options even slimmer (so to speak).

  2. thank you so much! these recipes look divine (the stuffed yellow peppers recipe already has me drooling) and will help me to add some much-needed variety to my healthy staples. i appreciate you sharing these recipes. <3

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