Kim Freeman’s Spinach and Zucchini Soup

This is a good soup for all of the spring spinach: Spinach and Zucchini Soup 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed/chopped 2 med. onions, chopped (as an onion-phobe, I tend to half the amount, sometimes quarter it--how much you like onions is up to you) 2 1/2 med potatoes, peeled and cubed 2

A Note About Block 11

Hi everyone! just wanted to put a shout out for another of my favorite eateries, this one in Somerville, Union Square. Block 11 is the sister cafe to Diesel in Davis. I love their artichoke hummus on toasted ciabata bread for breakfast. They also have great vegan sandwiches and salads. They offer tofutti cream cheese as

June 2009 Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

Ah, the quintessential yoga pose. This posture is also the bane of many a yogi’s knees! This month we will focus on the special attention and preparation this posture requires. Padmasana is about tightly binding the lower body to create a sort of prana lock. If you cannot get into the posture fully you can

Joanne Chang’s Vegan Chocolate Ganache

2 more V02 Exclusive Recipes!!!!!! Joanne Chang is the owner of Flour Bakery and Myer's and Chang. Flour Bakery is an amazing bakery and sandwich shop located on Washington Street in Boston's South End, and on Farnsworth Street in Boston's Fort Point district. I myself frequently have lunch there! They feature Vegan soups and dinner specials

Flour’s Fabulous Vegan Spring Risotto

Ingredients: Arborio or Carnaroli rice....2 cups Olive oil....3/4 cup medium, diced small Garlic...6 cloves, 3 minced, 3 smashed Water or vegetable stock....4-5 cups Fresh morel mushrooms....1/4 pound of fresh mushrooms, sliced thin Asparagus: tough ends snapped off and cut into one inch pound English peas, fresh or frozen....3/4 cup Ramps, cleaned....1 cup Lemon

Stuffed Cabbage by Diana

Stuffed Cabbage: Ingredients: 1 cup or rice (I think any would work, but I like to use sticky rice) 2 tbs miso paste 1 green cabbage 1 block of tofu (preferably flavored – I use “5 spice” tofu) chopped in small pieces 2 roasted red peppers, chopped 1 hot pepper (thai, Serrano or chipotle), chopped

Red Hot Chili Tofu

Our friend Justine sent me this recipe, a favorite of hers, for all you spice lovers! Red Hot Chili Tofu The tomato paste and chili paste combine to turn the tofu a lovely red color. Add more or less chili paste according to your heat tolerance.  (From Vegan Fire and Spice: 200 Sultry and Savory Global Recipes.)

Mimi’s Hearty greens soup with potatoes, white beans and veggie italian sausage

I too get Boston Organics.  I found that I had a plethora of greens in my fridge and didn't know what to do with them so I made this soup and it came out great!   Ingredients:  4-6 cups greens well washed and chopped course ( I use kale, beet greens, and swiss chard)  Make

May 2009 Astanga Second Series

Second Series of Astanga Yoga is called nadi shodana or nerve cleansing. Primary Series is called yoga chikitsa or “yoga therapy.” Nadi shodana is more about stimulating the nervous system, but also about evening and balancing all of the energetic centers along the spine. In Second Series we begin to explore much more back bending,

April 2009 Props

This month we will explore all the many ways to use blocks and straps, towels and the wall. Props can be used to modify for injury or tightness, deepening postures, support, and also to create stability and balance in a pose. We will be using props to make our classes interesting, challenging and accessible. Props