I grew up in a typical meat & potatoes house. When I became a vegetarian, I put aside the delicious meat recipes I was using in favor of omelettes, rice & beans, and salads. Then I found the world of imitation products and began incorporating them into my old recipes. You're more likely to remain a vegetarian if you don't feel like you're sacrificing. With the right product in the right recipe, you can once again enjoy 'meat' recipes.
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BE POPULAR AT POTLUCKS! by Bonnie Antonini

What happens when you combine a spicy satay sauce with pasta and veggies?  You become the hit at every potluck you attend – as long as you bring Steve Buri’s Thai Pasta Salad.  If you have a peanut allergy – move on.  This is not the recipe for you.  But for the rest of us, … Continue reading

LOTSA LATKES by Bonnie Antonini

I asked actor Blair Leatherwood (blairleatherwood.com) to come on Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores (Monday nights at 6:30 PST on tacdradio.com) to talk about a couple of traditional Hannukah foods. Blair explained that in order to honor the oil that burned for 8 days there is a lot of fried food such as latkes and even … Continue reading


Quinoa is the latest go-to food.  Even though it’s been around for 4000 years my guest – writer, strategist, and really nice gal, Bitsy Kemper – and I had only heard of it within the last year.  We wondered if it had gone the way of wheat germ and coucous.  If, perhaps, a thousand years … Continue reading

THE DOLMA SHOW by Bonnie Antonini

My guest this week, Deborah Shahloub, and I have had a friendly argument over the years as to who makes the best dolma.  Dolmas, for those of you who may not know, are stuffed grape leaves.  They bear a slight resemblance to cigar butts, which is why my brother and I refused to eat them … Continue reading

Less Guilt Chocolate Candy

Chocolate is one of those words that instantly grabs our attention, often eliciting a little swoon from our mouths.  I’ve even heard that magazines sell more copies when a photo of some sinful chocolate dessert graces the cover.  And, yes, I admit it – I’m a chocoholic like my mama before me.  However, I’m noticing … Continue reading

THE SOUP SHOW – October 14, 2013

I call the show this week, ‘The Soup Show’, but I really should have called it, ‘How To Keep From Packing On The Pounds During The Holiday Season Show’.  My guest and good friend, actress Julia Smyth, and I talked about the temptations facing us all this time of year – beginning with the Halloween … Continue reading

Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores – Sept. 30, 2013

I insisted actress/writer/forensic psychologist, Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark, return immediately as my guest on Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores after she told me about her mother’s homemade cream cheese. What a great concept:  making your own cream cheese!   I haven’t tried it myself yet, but when I do I’ll report back. Making things from scratch … Continue reading


My good friend actress, writer, and forensic psychologist, Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark, came to me with a dilemma: what to serve at a dinner party with mixed guests (vegetarians and carnivores).  I suggested this portobello topped polenta dish with stuffed tomatoes as a side dish.  All the parts can be made ahead of time and … Continue reading

Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores – August 26, 2013

Actress Monica Bhatnagar (monicabhatnagar.com) was my guest this week.  She brought in two yummy recipes:  Wild Rice/Buckwheat Groat Salad, and Almond Butter/Peanut Butter Cookies.  We ran out of time before we could talk about the cookie recipe, but I included it here, as promised. WILD RICE/BUCKWHEAT GROAT SALAD 1 cup uncooked wild rice 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores August 12, 2013

GOLDEN GAZPACHO 5 or 6 yellow, orange, or red tomatoes 1 cup vegetable stock 1/2 – 1 red chili, seeded & minced 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 tsp tumeric 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups orange juice 1 mango, diced (1 3/4 cup) 2 cups cantaloupe 1 yellow, orange, or red pepper, diced 1 cucumber, … Continue reading

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