185 Articles by Leah Vanderveldt

Leah Vanderveldt

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowl

Salad chain sweetgreen is all about reducing food waste in the most delicious ways possible. Below is their recipe for the ultimate Thanksgiving...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 26 2015

What We Can Learn From The "Pre-Colonial" Diet

Chef Sean Sherman is making waves in the culinary world by cooking from his roots. As part of the indigenous tribe Oglala Lakota, he's spent the last...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 25 2015

11 One-Pot Meals To Make This Week (They'll Solve All Your Dinner Problems)

One-pan meals solve almost every weeknight dinner problem. They're simple to prep, easy to cook, and require minimal clean up — what's not to love?

Leah Vanderveldt
November 23 2015

Eat Healthy All Week With These 15-Minute Meals!

The most affordable way to eat heathy is to cook for yourself. In an ideal world, cooking for yourself would be effortless and simple — but that's not...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 21 2015

9 Wellness Experts On What Booze They ACTUALLY Choose

Everyone likes to indulge every now and again, and the holidays always offer a good occasion to grab a cookie and a cocktail and fully enjoy yourself.

Leah Vanderveldt
November 20 2015

15-Minute Meal: Spicy Buckwheat Noodle Bowl

Quick, tasty, and comforting, this bowl is exactly what I want at the end of a long day.

Leah Vanderveldt
November 17 2015

15 Healthy (And Ridiculously Tasty) Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine year-round, but they seem especially appropriate in fall.

Leah Vanderveldt
November 15 2015

3 Plant-Based Recipes For Thanksgiving

It might seem like the holidays are a difficult time for the plant-based eater, but I think Thanksgiving is a great time to introduce family and...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 11 2015

A $7 Dinner ... With Ingredients All From Trader Joe's

This bowl was inspired by Trader Joe's convenience foods. And by convenience foods, I mean stuff like precooked and pre-sliced vegetables and legumes...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 10 2015

Doing This One Thing Could Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes

If you needed some motivation to actually cook something from all those Pinterest boards you created, this might be it.

Leah Vanderveldt
November 9 2015

Slow-Cooker Sunday: 16 Plant-Based Recipes

Most people think of slow cookers for meat stews and braises. And while they're great for that, they're also great for lots of plant-based meals.

Leah Vanderveldt
November 8 2015

Roasted Fall Vegetable Bowl With Spicy Peanut Sauce

This bowl has been my favorite lunch for the past week. It's super-easy when I take time to roast some vegetables on a Sunday, especially when I pick...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 7 2015

Plant-Based Puttanesca Sauce + Zoodles

My ideal weeknight meal is packed with vegetables and whole foods, fills me up, and tastes delicious. And ideally it doesn't cut into my precious...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 2 2015

Cook Once, Eat Healthy All Week: Here's How To ACTUALLY Do It (For Under $35)

I'm all about making my weeknight meals healthy, delicious and quick. While I love a 15-minute meal, some of my favorite vegetables (like winter...

Leah Vanderveldt
November 1 2015

America's Hottest Vegan Baker On Her Career, Self-Care & What She Eats For Lunch

Erin McKenna was at the forefront of the cupcake craze in the early aughts. She won best cupcake in New York in 2006 and has since expanded her...

Leah Vanderveldt
October 30 2015

8 Better-For-You Versions Of Your Favorite Chocolate Candy

Whether you're looking for healthier dessert options or just want a fun DIY project this Halloween, ditch the spooky prepackaged stuff and try these...

Leah Vanderveldt
October 28 2015

Zucchini + Basil Soup To Brighten A Cold Day

This soup is a new favorite in my kitchen because it packs a ton of flavor with a few simple ingredients, comes together quickly, and is a lovely...

Leah Vanderveldt
October 24 2015

12 Healthy Food Bargains You Can Find At Trader Joe's (Each One's Less Than $6!)

Despite the crazy-long New York City lines, Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to grocery shop. From the basics to their seasonal specialty...

Leah Vanderveldt
October 22 2015

7 Lessons From The Woman Making Good Food Cheap For Everyone

While Leanne Brown was working on her master's degree in food studies at New York University, she decided to create a cookbook as her final project....

Leah Vanderveldt
October 21 2015