Podcast #96: Vegan Swaps & Recipes for Animal Products

February 23, 2021

Are you thinking of adding more plants to your diet in 2021?  Today’s podcast shares some easy vegan swaps to ease the transition. Finding substitutions for animal products is perhaps the most difficult part of vegan cooking. But it can also be the healthiest thing you can do. For example, when you switch one tablespoon…

Read More »

Podcast #95: Alcohol and Cancer Risk – Should You Be Concerned?

February 9, 2021

In today’s podcast, Dr. Noelle LoConte discusses the relationship between alcohol and cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, alcohol use is one of the most preventable risk factors for cancer. They further state that alcohol use accounts for about 6% of all cancers and 4% of all cancer deaths.  For many cancers, the more…

Read More »

Podcast #94: Arsenic In Rice – Should You Be Concerned?

January 21, 2021

The questions about arsenic in rice have been floating around for many years. Mainly because studies have detected high levels of arsenic in rice. So should you eat rice? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, but today I present all the evidence so you can make an informed decision. Podcast #94 will answer all the…

Read More »

Vegan Bourguignon with Portobello Mushrooms over Cashew Cream Polenta

November 5, 2020

This vegan bourguignon is a vegetarian variation of the classic dish beef bourguignon. The word bourguignon (pronounced boor-gee-nyawn) refers to a recipe prepared in the style of the French region of Bourgogne. Bourguignon is a stew of slowly simmered ingredients in a hearty red wine along with pearl onions and carrots. In this vegan version,…

Read More »

Oil-Free Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing Made With Cauliflower

September 14, 2020

  Today’s recipe, oil-free vegan Caesar salad dressing, has a nice creamy consistency and clean tart taste. Traditionally a Caesar salad dressing uses anchovies, parmesan, and garlic, of course, to create flavor.  I used cauliflower as the base, miso, capers, lemon, dijon, maple syrup, and garlic. A slurry of ground flaxseed replaced the oil. Making…

Read More »

Podcast #77: How To Improve Gut Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

May 28, 2020

“The single most powerful determinate of healthy gut microbiome is the diversity of plants.” ~Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Did you know that over 70% of the immune system lives in the gut?  And the Covid-19 virus can hit people with a weakened immune system harder. Which is why I am delighted to have Dr. Will Bulsiewicz…

Read More »

Ordinary Vegan Podcast #66: A Discussion with Colleen Patrick Goudreau

November 24, 2019

  Every November, we commemorate World Vegan Month. What better way to celebrate than welcoming long-time animal advocate, author, and all-around inspiring vegan, Colleen Patrick Goudreau. Not only that, she is an acclaimed speaker, and her award-winning podcast, Food for Thought, has been changing hearts and minds for over 14 years.  Colleen is also a recognized…

Read More »

Vegan Beer Battered Cauliflower Tacos – Crispy Crunchy Roasted

September 17, 2019

Welcome to Ordinary Vegan’s first new recipe of 2019 – Roasted Vegan Beer Battered Cauliflower Tacos! So happy you are joining me in this new year because I am very excited about the plant-based possibilities of the future. Here’s why! Plant-based food continues to be the number one food trend, and more people than ever…

Read More »

Vegan Meatloaf with Chickpeas and Tomato Maple Glaze

October 4, 2018

  It all started with a yearning for a maple glaze that I used to use on various loafs made with animal protein. I just had to have those flavors. So today, I decided to create a vegan meatloaf with all the same tastes. Chickpeas were a natural choice for the protein. Garbanzo beans have…

Read More »

Podcast #17: The Ultimate Vegan Grocery List

February 6, 2017

Do you want to begin a plant-based diet full or part-time but don’t know where to start? Are you tired of all the confusion around what to eat on a plant-based diet? Do you worry about all the planning, hunting and gathering needed to create a vegan grocery list?  If you answered yes to any of these questions,…

Read More »

Support Ordinary Vegan at
Support Ordinary Vegan at Patreon