Great Grains Recipes

By Allyn Raifstanger

Great Grains Recipes Whole grains, like the ones included in this recipe packet, help maintain a healthy weight and support heart health and digestion.Some grains take longer to prepare than others, so our “cook once, eat twice” tip is helpful! Many of the following recipes call for cooked grains, so experiment with cooking a large…

Glorius Greens

By Allyn Raifstanger

Glorious Greens! Green vegetables are the foods most commonly missing in modern diets. Learning to incorporate dark, leafy greens into your diet is essential to establishing a healthy body and immune system. When you nourish yourself with greens, you may naturally crowd out the foods that make you sick. Greens help strengthen the blood and…

Fat Tuesday – Vegan Style

By Allyn Raifstanger

As we approach Fat Tuesday, I thought you would like my Vegan variations on some NOLA classics. Over the 28 years of owning and cooking at Allyn’s I calculate we have made 250,000 entrees of Jambalaya. A quarter of a million is a big number for one item at the restaurant. When I went vegan…

Why do Vegans attract such Hatred?

By Allyn Raifstanger

The editor of my upcoming book, titled Later Gator, Wendy Beckman (author of 8 Wonders of Cincinnati, Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati College of Nursing: 125 Years of Transforming Health Care) sent me this article by Holly Thomas, ‘Why do vegans attract such hatred?’ (Saturday January 5, 2019). And she…