Author - Zel Allen

With a focus on healthy eating, compassion for animals, and environmental consciousness, her vegan journey led Zel Allen to partner with her husband, Reuben, to publish Vegetarians in Paradise. Their online publication is read by more than 125,000 visitors monthly www.vegparadise.com. In addition to her articles, the e-zine spotlights her humorous illustrations and her innovative recipes. Zel’s interest in the powerful health aspects of nuts resulted in her one-of-a-kind cookbook, The Nut Gourmet<, which features 150 innovative, totally nutty recipes. Presently, Zel spreads the message of a healthy vegan lifestyle by teaching vegetarian cooking classes at libraries, churches, and at Glendale Community College in Southern California. She lives in Granada Hills with her husband and her cat Fuzzy, once a homeless kitten.

Tangerina Macadamia Dressing

Winter through springtime, when tangerines are in season and at their sweetest and juiciest, is the ideal time to prepare this salad dressing. When available, honey tangerines are a good choice for their ultra-sweetness. Freshly squeezed sweet...

Hot Karachi Pea Dip

Serve this super-easy appetizer to friends of all ages and all dietary preferences and you’ll quickly be collecting compliments. It’s the pleasing combination of peas, spices, and pistachios that creates the base of this Indian-inspired starter...

Cool Quinoa Salad

A delicious, eye-appealing salad for a hearty family meal or the buffet table, this colorful medley of quinoa, broccoli, black beans, and fresh dill counts on toasted pecans to add the finishing touch. Serve it warm, immediately after preparation...

Cashew Lime Dressing

A harmonious blend of salty and tangy flavors coupled with a pleasing creamy texture, this cashew lime dressing adds character and a nutty pizzazz to any salad. Quickly made in the blender, you can have a delicious homemade dressing on the table in...

African Peanut Soup

Richly flavored with peanuts and lightly spiced with a seasoning combination that hints of far away places, this hearty soup just might entice you to make an entire meal of it. This is one of my very favorite easy, no-fail recipes.

Almond Paradise Baked Apples

Deliciously homespun, this enhanced version of baked apples is no trouble to prepare and creates its own rich fruity sauce. Included in the filling is rose water for its delightful infusion of flavor; however, if you don’t have any on hand, it can...

Cranberry Walnut Pie

Toss showy red cranberries, walnuts, and raisins into a pie crust and the result is a stunning dessert that features a zippy sweet-and-tart flavor. This tantalizing treat is an ideal, easy-to-prepare, make-ahead holiday dessert. When cranberries...

Buddy Up with Nuts

Nuts - you’ve just gotta love ’em. They’re the friendly food that brings you many more benefits than you expected. Be a good buddy to nuts, invite them to breakfast, lunch, or dinner and discover the tasty, healthful surprises they’ll deliver.

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