Alan Roettinger



Alan Roettinger has been a private chef to the stars for over 28 years, and has authored two cookbooks, Omega-3 Cuisine (Books Alive, 2008) and Speed Vegan (Book Publishing, 2010). Visit him and preview his books at, or check out his blog at Vegan Ascent.

How to make homemade vegetable stock
Learn how to make your own vegetable stock; it's easy!
Eat healthy on a budget: SNAP recipes
Full-day combos of these recipes (even using some organic ingredients!) cost less than the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps) daily allowance.
Spaghetti with Tuna Sauce
A quick, healthy dinner for only $1.19 per person! Make this a vegan or vegetarian option by simply omitting the tuna.
Smoky Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Soup
Black-eyed peas are creamy-delicious and quite inexpensive. Make this delicious soup for only $1.65 per serving!
Apple-Raisin Oatmeal
This quick breakfast features nuts and fruit for lasting energy ... for only $1.08 per serving!
Beet and Cabbage Salad
A vitamin-rich and detoxifying side dish ... and only $0.53 per serving!
Spinach-Cheese Souffle
Airy cheese soufflé sounds fancy, but it’s actually quite easy and a fun change of pace; and only $0.87 per person!
Hot Spiced Bananas
This naturally delectable fruit dessert needs minimal additional sweetener ... and costs only $0.41 per serving.
Grilled Chicken Tacos
A terrific meal on its own or as a base for add-ins ... and only $1.55 per serving.
4 ways to cook sardines
A member of the herring family, sardines are chock-full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12.
Thanksgiving for special diets
Cooking for your guests' dietary preferences is easier than you think. Gluten free, vegan, and even paleo eaters will love these dishes!
Kale with Hazelnuts and Currants
This deceptively simple recipe yields an unusually complex combination of flavors and textures with few ingredients.
Roasted Pears and Wild Blueberries
In this inspired alternative to traditional holiday desserts, pears are dusted with palm sugar (low on the glycemic scale) and cardamom and then roasted and served over a pool of rich blueberry sauce.
Warm Kasha Chopped Salad
This warm, complete-protein salad is a likely candidate to change that—and not only for vegans avoiding Big Bird.
Cauliflower and Parsnip Dressing
Just as rich as bread-and-butter stuffing but without the grains and excess fat—and packing a bevy of unexpected flavors—it’s a health oasis on the holiday table.
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