Delectable Planet is a place where you can get delicious recipes that taste good and are good for everyone. Why? Because we believe that by eating more plant-based foods we use far less resources, lower our carbon foot print and support food for more people.
Delectable Planet has been designed to provide you with a simple approach to making your own meals that consist of all plant-based ingredients. Whether you would like to do your part to help the planet, make a life style change or just learn more about animal-free food options, we hope you find our recipes and “how-to” instructions helpful. Using a short instructional video with every recipe, makes learning how to cook a plant-based diet easy and entertaining. Plus the nutritional tidbits that are provided with many videos will help you learn more about how to reach your healthy lifestyle goals.
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Our mission is to provide great tasting healthy meals for a sustainable planet that are relatively easy to prepare. There are many great features with our system for you to get to know.
Every recipe is stored in a data base with many keywords to help you find a solution to tonight’s dinner, tomorrow’s party or a fun dessert. You can print out the recipes, share them with a friend via email, watch the video to get tips on how to prepare or simply let them serve as an idea to create your own. We encourage you to take a few moments to experiment with all the features on the recipe page.
You can use our powerful search engine to find a recipe based upon an ingredient or search using our many different categories from ethnic influence to difficulty.
The recipes are based on using wholesome and healthy ingredients. We avoid (except for some desserts) refined ingredients and of course all animal based ingredients. If you have suggestions or comments we would love to hear from you.
Sometimes it's just nice to have the week's main dishes planned out so that you don't have to think too much about making dinner. Delectable Planet can help with the menu planning and recipes and we'll also give you tips and tricks to make it happen. All of the recipes come with short videos so you can watch as you cook (laptop or iPad on the kitchen counter anyone?). The weeks' menu is based on black beans. Each recipes serves 4-8 people - so you will either have left-overs for lunch the next day or you may need to increase the amount of beans you start with. The flavor theme is Tex-Mex but there's also dessert! So if you want to jump ahead and make dessert on Tuesday, go for it. First things first, though...use the following Shopping List to get what you need and then it's time to cook some beans!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 December 2010 19:28)
Plant-Based Holiday Feast Ideas
Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 December 2010 13:04)
Of all the activities we humans can do individually to improve the health of our planet to sustain us, it is to reduce the consumption of meat. It is estimated that animal production may contribute from 18% to 25% of greenhouse gas emission. But that is not the whole story.
Delectable Planet was created to provide assistance to those wishing to make a difference with a change of diet. It is a choice we can all make that has huge benefits not only to the planet but to our own personal health. We don't have to wait for politicians, laws or deal with special interest groups.
Western culture is obsessed with protein. Protein is confused with hunger, energy needs, health, diet, and weight loss. How much does one really need and can one have too much?
Eating animal-based protein is convenient for people. Choose a cow, pig, sheep, chicken or a fish and a person can fulfill their protein needs easily. Convenient for people in the short term, but convenience has a huge price that is not reflected in the cost of the commodity that is purchased in the supermarket. The cost is reflected in loss of land, inefficient production of protein, loss of water supply, pollution, and climate change. And one of the biggest costs to us all is world hunger through the concentration of protein resources in the west and lack thereof in the rest of the world.
Our culture remains fixated on animal based protein as the basis for the diet and thus is found stuffed in almost everything we eat. Choosing a diet without animal protein is challenging at first because of the overwhelming preponderance of meat, dairy and egg parts found in almost every processed food choice.
Because protein myths are so engrained into the culture, we are all prisoners of these myths as if a new religion has taken hold. People want protein to fix everything from fatigue to strength.
Next we’ll take a closer look at some the prevailing cultural myths about protein and attempt to shed some light on the misunderstandings.
My food journey has been going on for over 40 years and switching from vegetarian to vegan during that time, I had an interesting realization.
Last Updated (Sunday, 20 May 2012 09:59)