Terry's Blog

Jan 1

EXAMINER.COM | The Official 2015 Vegetarian Cookbook List for Newbies and the Recommitted






View the full article at examiner.com | January 1, 2015 | A. Michelle Blakeley

The carefully curated cookbooks below are all the inspiration you need to take being a vegetarian, one day at a time. Each month, I will feature a book from the list and post a weekly recipe accompanied by an interview with the author. I want readers to eat with their eyes first, and then for content. Even if you are a “seasoned” vegetarian or “foodporn” addict, you will not be disappointed. We’re talking about endless pages of vibrant, flavorful, fresh and wholesome recipes.

1. Eat Clean Live Well by Terry Walters (Sterling Epicure, 2014)
2. Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry (Ten Speed Press, 2014)
3. Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin (Harvard Common Press, 2014)
4. The Vibrant Table by Anya Kassoff (Roost Books, 2014)
5. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ten Speed Press, 2014)
6. But I Could Never Go Vegan by Kristy Turner (The Experiment, 2014)
7. Veggie Burgers Every Which Way by Lukas Volger (The Experiment, 2014)
8. Green Kitchen Travels by David Frenkiel and Luis Vindahl (Hardie Grant Books, 2014)
9. The Southern Vegetarian by Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence (Thomas Nelson, 2013)
10. Plant Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer (The Experiment, 2014)
11. Whole Grains by Julie Karla (Karla’s Nordic Kitchen, 2014) and Homemade Flour Cookbook by Erin Anderson (Fair Winds Press, 2014)
12. Pure Food by Veronica Bosgraaf (Crown Publishing Group, 2015)

I can assure you, with these authors and cookbooks, your journey and commitment to being a vegetarian will be nothing short of mind-blowing and enlightening. Don’t miss the interview series with each of the authors or the recipes, subscribe to my feed or follow me on Instagram for the featured recipes at @vegetarianaficionado.

Dec 31

New Year 2015

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Dec 12

The Giving Season

When it snowed last week, I exclaimed with excitement, “Winter is here!” But my enthusiasm was matched by nobody. Quickly, I was reminded that winter is still weeks away, and while the days are chilly and dark, winter is actually not here yet!

While many look to winter for an opportunity to escape, I feel just the opposite. In summer, the heat is inescapable. I wilt on each run and for as active as I want to be, I question whether the heat will bring me down. But in winter, I love to bundle up and overcome the elements. The woods are tick-free, so perfect for long quiet walks with my dog. The kitchen smells incredible from the aroma of roasted vegetables, long-cooked soups and stews and sweet and delicious baked goods. My snowshoes beg for freshly fallen deep snow, and the mountains call me to throw my skis in the car and spend the day cruising the flats and weaving my way over and around the moguls.


This season, that gives me such a high, also gives me plenty of peaceful quiet time indoors to reflect. And in so doing, I am left feeling incredibly blessed and grateful for the people and organizations that work year round to assure a sustainable and healthy future for me, my family, my community and our environment. Giving Tuesday may be officially behind us, but I would be remiss if I did not encourage you to join me in giving back this holiday season. This is just a small sampling of local and national organizations near and dear to my heart that depend on our generosity to continue to do the work that they do.

Please share your favorite organizations in the comments section of this blog so that we can bring even greater awareness to the important work that they are doing. Each gift helps assure that all will be able to…

Eat clean and live well.

Terry Walters