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  • I also have her cookbook and so far everything I have cooked has been delicious! I will definitely have to try the mac-n-chard… Yummm! 🙂
    .-= Aimee (I Tri To Be Me)´s last blog ..Swim, speed, sick =-.

  • That looks really yummy!! I’ll definitely be trying that recipe out sometime. I love a recipe that can incorporate something like chard with something tasty- like mac n’ cheese. Thanks for the recipe!
    I’m interested in why you think dairy is not good to consume? As a vegetarian, I find dairy products a natural source of calcium and protein (obviously, everything in moderation)..

    1. Chrissy, I stopped drinking milk when I became vegetarian because I learned how dairy is an acid-forming food, how no other species on the planet drinks milk after infancy or drinks the milk of another species, about some of the animal cruelty horrors of the dairy industry, and about stuff that gets into milk that comes from cows on factory farms. I never liked it that much anyway, so it was easy for me to substitute almond milk.
      I do like cheese and other dairy a lot, but it is subject to the same problems as milk since it is made from milk (of course). I still eat it occasionally, but I try to avoid it when I can.
      I’d love to hear a counterargument if you have one!

  • I recently purchased 3 new vegan cookbooks. I’m vegetarian, but not vegan. Like you, not an egg fan. I’ m really enjoying trying out some of the vegan recipes. I wish that there wasn’t a stigma associated with vegan or vegetarian b/c so many of the recipes would satisfy even the biggest meat eater!
    .-= Heather (Where’s the Beach)´s last blog ..Sucky Saturday? I Think Not =-.

  • That looks so good! Even when I was vegan (recently added a couple things) I couldn’t stand using nutritional yeast and soy. Soy is really bad for your hormone balance.

  • That sounds like a great book and the recipe looks yummy. Thanks for doing the interview! I, too, am always looking for vegan recipes that DON’T rely as much on soy or hard-to-find ingredients.

  • What a great interview! 😀 And the meal looks fantastic! I’ve actually never cooked with chard—I take the spinach and kale routes most of the time because it’s usually more available.

  • We are vegans who are just getting back into running. It is so helpful to have runners blog about becoming a vegetarian/vegan. The protein issue is a bit of challenge and it really helps to know what does/doesn’t work for athletes. Thank you, No Meat Athlete!
    We have a shelf full of vegetarian/vegan cookbooks, but we have been cooking from 1,000 Vegan Recipes almost exclusively for weeks. The range is amazing. Definitely check out Robin’s Vegan Fire & Spice, too. You will *never* associate “vegan” with bland again!
    Excellent interview – We are looking forward to your posts!
    Must go make some Mac & Chard. . .

    1. Hi Nick and Nora, glad you guys found me! You would really enjoy Thrive; there’s a link to my review of it on the “Best of” page. It does a great job of explaining what athletes need to do to maximize energy from food.
      I will check out the Fire and Spice recipe. I love spicy stuff! My wife, on the other hand…

  • Thank you for posting the mac and cheese recipe – my friend Tasha and I (blogger for Black Friday Vegetarian) and I decided to give it a try. It was the perfect fix to a very long week!!!!!

  • I also have Robin’s book that was a Christmas gift from my husband. We are not Vegans, but love vegetables and appreciate great tasting food. We love the book and cook something from it every week. I discovered last year I was lactose intolerant and didn’t know it, so I was looking for a way to learn to cook without dairy and keep the food good. This book is terrific.

  • This looks like a great recipe. I’m curious… can we substitute the cashews for chickpeas? My concern is the high fat content of this dish for those of us who are not runners. Thanks in advance for your reply!

  • I just made this for the first time. I am pretty impressed considering this is the first time I’ve eaten chard with any degree of success in my entire life! I have always hated greens of any kind, but they are something I know I need to try harder to eat. I felt this has a good comfort food factor and even though it doesn’t taste like cheese, the creamy sauce on the mac still has a flavor that I enjoyed. I think this dish deserves four and a half cows, although my reluctant veg husband say it only deserves two and a half cows. He managed to eat a plate of it, but his comment was, “I wouldn’t eat this by itself ever again. It might be a good side to have with a nice, juicy burger!”

  • Saw this recipe and HAD to try it! It seemed so much healthier than other vegan mac n “cheese” variations, but still looked delicious. Just took it out of the oven and I can confirm — it IS delicious!

  • So delicious have made it several times since I’ve printed it off… I’ve tried it with chard, spinach, and our family favorite broccoli, it is definitely a hit!!!

  • Do You have a cook book with no oils or fats.

    Prefer something on the SOS diet, No added sugar, no oils whatsoever, and no added salt.

    1. I have Robin’s 1,000 Vegan Recipes Cookbook and every dish I have tried has been wonderful! Although I have many vegan cookbooks, this one is my new favorite! Try Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup with Baby Spinach (page 158) made with Robin’s home made Veggie Broth (page 144), even my non vegan husband enjoyed it!

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