The Jazzy Vegetarian
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“Beautiful song!!!! Absolutely beautiful! I have never heard of this program the song’s used on PBS before, now you got me looking for it to watch. Thank you for sending me that one, Laura really brought it on that recording!” Albert Pride, WBLZ www.blazeradio.org
“The tune is pretty derivative, but reminiscent of Dionne Warwick doing Burt Bachrach sound, so top shelf. Puts me in a good mood.” Cordially, Dave/W R C A
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Bio: LAURA THEODORE
Mixed Media Client since: 2009
Jazzy Vegetarian Nominated for Two Taste Awards!
JAZZY VEGETARIAN SERVES UP SECOND DELICIOUS SEASON …
July 1, 2012 – After an overwhelming response to its first season, host Laura Theodore announces the premiere of JAZZY VEGETARIAN Season Two, thirteen …
JAZZY VEGETARIAN RADIO IS BACK LIVE THIS WEEK!
Please see below for all the new exciting guests and topics coming up each and every week
JAZZY VEGETARIAN on Public Television continues to air across the United States! Many thanks to everyone who has been watching and sending us wonderful emails of support! Please click here to find a station near you or check your local listings. NEWSFLASH: The Jazzy Vegetarian TV show will soon be airing each week on WLIW, (channel 21 in NYC, Long Island and NJ area) starting Saturday May 5th, 2012 at 1:30 PM! JAZZY!
I had a great time speaking at the NYC VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL!
Many thanks to all who attended and I hope to see you there again next year!
I’ll be doing a book signing and speaking at
Vegetarian Society of South Jersey
MEMBER APPRECIATION DINNER: An Evening of Great Food, Education, Music, and Fun!
When: April 14th, 2012 Doors open at 6pm, dinner served promptly at 6:30pm
Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053.
Topic: Based on the Jazzy Vegetarian Television show on PBS, radio show and new cookbook, Laura will discuss how to cook delicious vegan meals when serving non-vegetarian family and friends by focusing on traditional American style foods such as: Lasagna, Meatless-Loaf, Stuffed Peppers, Chocolate Desserts and more. A fun and lively lecture that entertains and educates. It’s Jazzy-licious!
MORE INFORMATION: www.vssj.com
The companion cookbook to the “Jazzy Vegetarian” cooking series on National Public Television is now available!
Jazzy green spring cleaning tip:
One of the stars of my “Green Clean Team” is Baking Soda! Baking Soda is an earth friendly product that has numerous uses around your home. Inexpensive and easy to use, it is my favorite, “all purpose” cleanser.
Jazzy TIP: Use Baking Soda to clean your oven. Sprinkle liberally with Baking Soda and dampen with water (use a spray bottle for best results). Let sit for 1/2 hour and wipe away debris and burnt on food with a soft sponge and/or clean rags. Repeat if needed. Rinse very well and dry thoroughly.
JAZZY VEGETARIAN RADIO
Please JOIN us every Wednesday at 1PM est, for our exciting new SEASON, celebrating the 3rd year of the Jazzy Vegetarian Radio Show!
OR listen ANYTIME here: http://www.jazzyvegetarianradio.com
April 2012 Jazzy Vegetarian Radio Guest List
Listen here: April 18th 2012 Guitarist and Vegetarian, Johannes Linstead
Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Guitarist of the Year and Vegetarian, Johannes Linstead to talk about his career as an award-winning guitarist and recording artist, his new CD MISTICO and his passion for vegetarian food. From being named “Guitarist of the Year”, to winning six “Best Album” awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists and composers in the Instrumental and World Music genres.
Listen here: April 25th 2012 Growing Roots with Katherine Leiner, Music by Micheal Castaldo
Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Katherine Leiner, author of “Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Activists.” The book focuses on who’s growing our food these days. I’ll welcome award-winning songwriter, producer and recording artist, Michéal Castaldo who released his third CD of Italian music, Aceto.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG RECIPE OF THE MONTH!
Arugula-and-Walnut Pesto Pasta
MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS
Baby arugula is bountiful in spring and it adds a peppery bite to this pesto without overwhelming the flavors of the other ingredients. The wheat germ adds extra nutrition and a subtle crunch. This recipe is quick to prepare so it is perfect for a weeknight meal or hearty lunch, but it is special enough to serve to guests. Serve it with crusty whole-grain bread and a simple romaine salad for a satisfying meal.
1 pound whole-grain pasta
21⁄4 ounces (3 cups, lightly packed) baby arugula
1 cup fresh basil, lightly packed
1 cup chopped walnuts
2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄4 cup toasted wheat germ
2 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the pasta. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but firm.
Meanwhile put the arugula, basil, walnuts, oil, wheat germ, water, garlic, and salt in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender jar or work bowl as needed. (Depending on the size of your blender or food processor, you may need to process the mixture in batches.) Season with pepper to taste.
Drain the pasta well and transfer to a large bowl. While it is still piping hot, add the arugula mixture and toss gently until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a large, shallow serving bowl and arrange the tomato wedges around the edge. Serve immediately.
NOTE: The arugula mixture can be prepared up to 4 hours in advance. Just store it in a covered bowl in the refrigerator. Bring it back to room temperature before mixing it with the pasta
RECIPE: EPISODE #110
THE COMPANION COOKBOOK: JAZZY VEGETARIAN, Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious © LAURA THEODORE 2011/ Published by: Book Publishing Company
Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious
Beginning October 1, 2011 thirteen 30-minute episodes of
on public television stations throughout the United States.
Please check your local listings!
Laura is well known in:
DENVER (airs on Friday, Broomfield KBDI)
NYC (airs Saturday channel 165 at 4PM and Monday at 2 PM channel 25
Here are just some of the great posts on Facebook and emails Laura Theodore has received from Saturday’s premier show in Cleveland and NJ/NY.
A great start! Savored by folks aged 12 to 82!
“Was wonderful, Laura, you were poised and the consummate professional, and the lasagna a good choice for an October debut! I like the various elements of the show, including the trip to the grocery store and interview, a lot packed into an informative and fun half hour! My 12-year old grandson, the nature boy, was watching with me and was quite interested in the recipe, as he is somewhat lactose intolerant. He’s an adventurous eater, bless him, and so someday maybe he and I will make the vegan lasagna together.”- Betsy, New Jersey
“This is fantastic, Laura!! I’ll DVR this every Sat.!! 13 episodes…How wonderful!!! YOU look fantastic!!” – Norma, New York
‘Many positive comments from others around the Manor and in church yesterday, including one friend who had the soup recipe in her purse so she could shop after church for the ingredients. Also comments like I think I will buy the book!!! And the presentation was slow enough to actually write down the recipe.”- Marion C, Cleveland Ohio
“Wanted to let you know that my phone didn’t stop ringing after you left, friends talk about how great your recipes were, and how each one was going to tell someone else to watch! I think the show was wonderful, and can’t wait to see it again next week. My friends loved the tofu idea instead of cheese.” – Kathy, New Jersey
“Laura…. I loved it!! You appeared relaxed and to be enjoying yourself…Wow!!! The food all seemed delicious.” – Lillian , New Jersey
“Laura, I’m watching it now and my mouth is absolutely watering for that Festive Zucchini Lasagna! The show is AMAZING!!!! Congratulations!!! I love everything about it—from how delicious, accessible and fun you make vegan cooking look to the jazzy theme song!” – Meredith, New York
“WOW!! We were greatly impressed by Laura personally and by the production value of the entire show! We look forward to 12 more viewings!! “– Bob, Cleveland, Ohio
“Fantastic show Laura! Brava! Loved the format… the tips… and I’m inspired! Can’t wait for the next installment.” – Ellen, Beachwood, Ohio
“I am so excited about your show! It was so wonderful to accidently happen upon it yesterday! Good luck and I am looking forward to watching next week!” – Veronica, New Jersey
“Hi Laura, just watched the show here in Cleveland. WOW it was great!! Everything looked DELICIOUS! You were terrific!” – Cindy, Cleveland, Ohio
“Congratulations! I enjoyed the show. I am going to try your recipes.” – Debbie, Lyndhurst, Ohio
“Festive Lasagna Dinner” Host Laura Theodore, prepares her “Festive Zucchini Lasagna,” a delicious dish with a healthy twist. The meal starts with a simple to make, but fancy to serve, “Quick Carrot and Orzo Soup.” “Raspberry Maple Tofu Whip with Fresh Berries” finishes this meal with a flourish. This tasty menu is all vegetarian and perfect to serve at any festive family occasion.
“Bountiful Brunch Buffet” Host Laura Theodore prepares her healthy, delicious, and budget friendly brunch. “Blueberry Mini Biscuits,” are served along side authentic tasting “No Egg Scramble.” Crispy “Cashew French Toast” served with warmed organic maple syrup is next up on the menu. Simple side dishes include “Tomato Basil Pinwheel” and “Fancy Fruit Salad.” Perfect to serve as a mid-day family meal or festive get-together. When it’s not breakfast and it’s not lunch…it’s brunch!
Reviews and Endorsements:
“I am not a vegan or a vegetarian. However, I do want to offer one or two plant based meals for my family and Laura’s book has recipes that simply taste great and work for us. Great book.”- LaDonna Capozzi, former VP menu Planning American Airlines.
“While many people know what they are not supposed to eat, few know what to eat instead. Jazzy Vegetarian offers dishes that are both mouthwatering and healthful while also being accessible even to those who are not experienced cooks.”— Pam Popper, PhD, ND, featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives
“Why would a low-carb, high-protein guy like myself endorse a vegetarian cookbook? Simple. Cause it’s terrific. No matter what dietary philosophy you follow, adding more plant foods to your existing diet is always a good idea, and this book is chock-full of wonderful ways to do just that.” — Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, The Rogue NutritionistTM, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb, and Unleash Your Thin
“Jazzy Vegetarian hits a high note for plant-based diets. It embodies all that I love about food . . . simplicity, nutrition, and above all, flavor.”— Alisa Fleming, author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook and founder of GoDairyFree.org
“Laura Theodore is pitch perfect with this collection of delicious vegan recipes. Jazzy Vegetarian proves you do not have to sacrifice taste or variety to eat in a way that is aligned with your deepest values of compassion.”— Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary
“Laura has an infectious passion for plant-based, environmentally conscious living that I admire. Her down-to-earth, no-fuss approach to food and her upbeat ‘Jazzy’ personality are a delightful blend that sparkles across the airwaves.”— Alan Roettinger, author of Speed Vegan and Omega 3 Cuisine
There are few people who disagree with the idea that eating a better diet is the key to enjoying better health, and an increasing body of medical evidence shows that many degenerative diseases can be stopped and even reversed by eating the right diet: one based on whole plant foods. I’ve been writing and lecturing on this topic for the last fifteen years. Unfortunately, one of the impediments to dietary change for many people continues to be the fear that food will no longer be enjoyable—that one must choose between delicious food or nutritious food, and that dishes certainly can’t be both. The myth prevails that people who practice dietary excellence must be living on tree bark and pine cones!
Laura Theodore has created a book that offers dishes that are both mouthwatering and healthful while also being accessible even to those who are not experienced cooks. This book is a great resource not only for people just beginning their journey toward health-promoting eating, but also for those of us who are already committed to eating a plant-based diet and are looking for new food ideas and cooking adventures.The solution to the health-care crisis in the United States is not to be found in new drugs and medical procedures, but rather in teaching people to improve their health through adopting a whole-foods, plant- based diet. While many people know what they are not supposed to eat, few know what to eat instead.
Jazzy Vegetarian reaches out to people, regardless of their current dietary patterns, takes them by the hand, and helps them transition to plant-based eating enjoyably and effortlessly. I wish this book had been available when I was improving my own family’s diet many years ago!
— Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND Featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives President, the Wellness Forum, Columbus, Ohio