It’s that time of year again, when being grateful and sharing time with treasured family and friends is here. Reflecting back on 2014, I realize that there are so many wonderful people, blogs and websites that have touched my heart with their talent and passion for spreading the word about delicious plant-based food - by sharing tasty tips, healthy ideas and scrumptious recipes. I am thankful too, that many of these fabulous folks have been a featured guest on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio!
Below, in no particular order, you will find links to jazzylicious holiday recipes from each of these ten luminous individuals, along with links to their impressive books, websites and more.
I’m thrilled to share our picks: “Top Ten Jazzylicious Websites of 2014” – featuring: Holiday Recipes for Hosting a Festive Plant-Based Party!
Wishing you a Merry and Magical Christmas!
Nava Atlas is a bestselling vegan author, cook, and creator of VegKitchen.com. Her new book, Plant Power celebrates the bounty of natural foods and teaches everyone—how to implement a plant-based approach to their lives—easily, practically, and joyfully, every day. Nava is the author and illustrator of many other well-known cookbooks, including Vegan Express, Vegan Soups, and Wild About Greens and she has written scores of articles on healthful cooking with natural foods, for Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Cooking Light, and numerous other publications. Click Here to listen to Nava share about her new book PLANT POWER! Click here for Nava’s delicious Chard with Brussels Sprouts and Red Peppers recipe featured in the following photo:
Victoria Moran is the author of eleven books. Ms. Moran is director of Main Street Vegan Academy, training vegan lifestyle coaches. Her latest book is Main Street Vegan, which VegNews magazine calls “The Vegan Bible, New Testament.” A two-time Oprah! guest, winner of “Vegan of the Year” for 2012, and host of the Main Street Vegan Show on Unity-FM radio, Victoria lives in a green condo in New York City. Below is a festive and easy holiday recipe from Victoria! Click Here to listen to Victoria share about healthy tips for the holidays!
Victoria Moran’s NONALCOHOLIC WASSAIL
Makes 12 one-cup servings
Put the cloves and allspice in a tea strainer or cheesecloth bag. Put the spice bag, liquids, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large saucepan; bring to a boil and then simmer ten minutes. Remove the spice bag and cinnamon sticks and serve warm. Alternatively, simmer on low in a crockpot and scent your home until you ring in the New Year!
Dianne Wenz, is a Holistic Health Counselor, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Plant Based Diet Nutrition Specialist, as well as an avid cook and baker. Dianne is the owner and editor-in-chief of the popular website, Chic Vegan. Dianne received her training to practice Holistic Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and her Holistic Health Practitioner certification through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach through Victoria Moran’s Vegan Lifestyle Academy and she has certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell University. Click Here to listen to Dianne share about healthy vegan eating! Click here for Dianne’s delicious CHRISTMAS Cocktail recipes featured in the following photo:
Ann Oliverio created Anunrefined Vegan.com to share her passion for eating as healthfully as possible while also eating as deliciously as possible; without the consumption or use of animal products. Her other creation, Virtual Vegan Potluck is an online party for vegan-friendly food bloggers. Ann’s recipes are all plant-based and she aims for ingredients to be as “whole” as possible. Her book, A Terminal Illness Primer for Caregivers: Lessons from My Brother’s End-of-Life Journey, is now available on Amazon in Kindle format, paperback, and on her blog in PDF format. Click Here to listen to Ann share about Virtual Vegan Potluck! Click here for Ann’s fabulous website with lots of holiday recipes and below you will find her glorious photo of Zel Allen’s SANTA’S FAVORITE PANFORTE recipe.
Zel Allen demonstrates that plant-based holiday foods are delicious, innovative, and elegant. Her book, Vegan for the Holidays covers all the details any holiday cook requires to create the perfect celebration. Along with her husband, Zel co-publishes Vegetarians in Paradise, a friendly online vegan magazine offering a vast array of resources for the vegan community and people all over the globe seeking information about the vegan diet and lifestyle along with tasty recipes. Click Here to listen to Zel share about recipes for the holidays! Click here for Zel Allen’s SANTA’S FAVORITE PANFORTE recipe featured in this photo - taken by Zel:
Rebecca Gilbert is author of the book: It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan! YUMMY PLANTS 101. Rebecca is a former competitive figure skater whose switch to a vegan diet healed her chronic joint pain. She founded the Yummy Plants vegan community to help provide support for people transitioning to a vegan diet and she is known for her talk: The Yummy Plants 101: Easy Transition Tips to a Vegan Diet. Rebecca has been a featured speaker at Vegfest events including the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Vegetarian Summerfest, Paris Vegan Day, and universities. Click Here to listen to Rebecca share easy tips for plant-based holidays! Click here for Rebecca’s fabulous S’mores Pudding recipe featured in this photo.
Hannah Kaminsky is the author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie! She is creator of the award-winning blog BitterSweetBlog.com. Hannah is a baker, writer, and photographer. In addition to authoring cookbooks, she contributes regularly to VegNews, Allergic Living, and Laika magazines. She has developed recipes for “Health in a Hurry” restaurant, as well as food manufacturers such as VitaSoy and So Delicious. Hannah has been fine-tuning her sweet tooth since birth, and has been baking since going vegan at age 14. Click Here to listen to Hannah share about her book EASY AS VEGAN PIE!
Chef Jason Wyrick is author of Vegan Tacos and he is an executive chef, cooking teacher, caterer and a former diabetic. He has co-authored the New York Times best-selling book 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart with Neal Barnard, and was a former diabetic who cured his diabetes and lost 100 pounds by going vegan. Jason was the first vegan culinary instructor in the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu program and he has been featured in the New York Times, Vegetarian Times, and on television. His and his wife Madelyn Pryor operate The Vegan Taste catering company in Glendale, Arizona. Click Here to listen to Jason share about recipes for the holidays! Click here for Jason’s fabulous Ensalada de Noche Buena holiday recipe featured in this photo.
Zsu Dever has been involved in the restaurant business most of her life and she hails from a long line of culinary professionals and restaurateurs. She is the author of the blog Zsu's Vegan Pantry and Everyday Vegan Eats. Zsu is passionate about teaching new vegans and vegetarians how to succeed with their newly chosen diet and become lifelong vegans. She is a homeschooling mother of three teenagers. Click Here to listen to Zsu share about delicious, vegan recipes! Click here for Zsu’s festive Spinach and Bean Enchiladas recipe featured in this photo.
Alisa Fleming, is the founder of GoDairyFree.org. Go Dairy Free was formally launched in 2005 to share all of the information from her personal milk-free journey. Back then, online help for dairy-free living was difficult to find. Go Dairy Free now receives over 2.5 million visitors and over 6 million page views per year! The website is updated with new recipes, product reviews, news, and FAQ’s each week to help with this growing need for non-dairy information and recipes. Click here for Alisa’s festive Dairy-Free Peppermint Patties recipe featured in this photo.