Laura Theodore is a television and radio host, vegan chef, sustainable lifestyle blogger, compassionate cookbook author, and award-winning jazz singer and actor. She is the proud creator of the “Jazzy Vegetarian," and author of "Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine Made Easy and Delicious."
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!
Lighter Deli Delights
Host Laura Theodore prepares scrumptious lighter versions of traditional deli favorites such as; "Eggless Egg Salad" and grilled "Reuben Sandwiches," paired with "Zesty Zucchini Oven Fries." Quick and easy, "Jazzy Vegetarian Not Liver" tastes just like the real thing. "Upside Down Apple Cake" is a rich and authentic tasting classic dessert that makes a delicious finish to a delightful, homemade, deli-style meal!
Southwestern Style Menu
Host Laura Theodore prepares Southwestern style recipes that are bursting with festive flavor. First up, "Five-Ingredient Guacamole" whips up in 5-minutes. "Jazzy Black Bean Chili" makes a great party dish or mid-week meal, paired with hearty "Double-Corn Cornbread." Even the kids will love "Nutritious Nachos," fun fare that prepares in under twenty minutes. "Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Mousse" offers a rich and satisfying dessert with just a little bit of heat!
Host Laura Theodore shares tasty recipes and tips for serving earth-friendly outdoor summer meals. Highlights include "Cool Cucumber Soup" served in edible bread bowls and "Sunflower Avocado Rolls," make perfect portable sandwiches. Next up, no picnic would be complete without "Country Style Red Potato Salad." "Peanut Butter Fudge" makes a rich but refreshing picnic dessert. Eco-tips include; "How to Pack an Earth-Friendly Picnic Basket."
Party Portobello Dinner
Host Laura Theodore prepares her perfect party menu. Featuring a meaty texture and mouth-watering taste, "Crispy Portobello Steaks" are encrusted in a savory crunchy coating and cradled in a cloud of delicious "Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes." Delicate spears of "Roast Asparagus with Baked Garlic and Baby Tomatoes" are served on the side. Luscious "Raspberry Parfaits" top off this satisfying soiree menu.
Host Laura Theodore prepares her vegetarian version of traditional meatloaf and mashed potatoes. She begins with "Wonderful Walnut Mushroom Loaf," which is reminiscent of the classic meat version. Low calorie, "Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower;" taste like creamy mashed spuds without the cream! "Sesame Green Beans" round out the menu. Here's a meal you'll be confident to serve to everyone you are cooking for.
Dazzling Chocolate Desserts
Host Laura Theodore prepares her luscious chocolate culinary creations. The line up includes; "Triple Chocolate Brownies," a quintessential chocolate treat, followed by "Pots de Creme" a delectable, rich tasting pudding. Scrumptious "Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins" are up next and "Chocolate Truffle Trio" rounds out this dazzling dessert line up. As a bonus, Laura shows how to craft her attractive, easy, and low cost "Eco-Friendly Chocolate Party Favors."
Host Laura Theodore prepares a delicious and hearty Italian-style meal. The menu features "Quick Lasagna Rolls" and savory side dishes such as: "Basil Roasted Peppers" and "Broccoli Rabe with Garlic." Next up, a favorite dish with kids of all ages is "Grandma's' Garlic Bread." "Balsamic Strawberry Delight," finishes the meal with an Italian-inspired flourish.
Farm Market Fresh
Host Laura Theodore prepares recipes that are bursting with "just picked" flavor. She begins with refreshing "Garden Vegetable Basil Gazpacho" a chilled delight on a hot summer night. Next up, fresh from the farm ingredients inspire tempting "Zucchini Fettuccini with Fresh Tomato Salsa" and zesty "Arugula and Walnut Pesto Pasta" Apples stand front and center in "Autumn Apple Crisp." Inspired by the fresh flavors of summer, you'll easily create culinary delights in your own kitchen.
Host Laura Theodore prepares tempting dishes featuring artichokes. Recipes include; "Easy Artichokes with Lemon Dipping Sauce," "Baked Artichokes with Savory Walnut Stuffing," and "Italian-Style Stuffed Artichokes." "Chilled Artichokes with Dill Sauce" or "Caramelized Balsamic Artichokes" both make an elegant side dish for any special meal. You'll impress your friends and family with new found confidence when serving this golden goddess of the vegetable world.
Company Is Coming
Host Laura Theodore prepares a delightful menu that is perfect to serve to guests. "Fancy Stuffed Peppers," is a delicious, lighter version of a classic recipe. "Velvety Carrot Soup," tastes rich and creamy without the use of any dairy products and "Sweet and Savory Kale" makes a crowd-pleasing side dish. "Chocolate Ganache Pudding" finishes the meal with a flourish. Here's an eco-chic meal to serve at any dinner party or festive family meal.
Host Laura Theodore prepares a quick, "good-for-you meal," in under 30-minutes. The menu features tangy "Pasta with Broccoli and Sun Dried Tomatoes," "Warm Bakery Bread with Herbed Dipping Oil," and "Avocado Cashew Salad." Laura even includes a refreshing dessert; "Frozen Banana Creamy with Cocoa Dust." When healthy is on your mind but you are rushed for time, today's menu offers an ideal solution.
Nuts About Nut Loaf
Host Laura Theodore prepares a delightful dinner that features hearty "Cashew and Quinoa Loaf," paired with savory "Paprika and Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes." On the side, mouth watering "Asparagus with Vegan 'Hollandaise' sauce." Quick to prepare "Flourless Oatmeal Lace Cookies" make a crisp and delicious dessert.
5-Ingredients Or Less
Host Laura Theodore prepares quick recipes that require only 5-ingredients or less! "Easy Black Bean Casserole" is served with a crunchy and sweet "Carrot and Maple-Walnut Salad." For starters, tantalizing "Tortilla Oven 'Fried' Mushrooms" take the stage. Need a quick dessert or snack? "No-Cook Peanut Butter Cookies" fill the bill for a sweet and crunchy bite!
Easy Paella Dinner
Host Laura Theodore prepares "Easy Vegan Paella," a Spanish inspired rice-dish combined with a variety of jazzy vegetables like onions, peas, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. A festive array of "Tasty Tapas" starts the meal with pizazz. For dessert, Laura bakes moist "Pineapple-Pecan Cake," made with sweet fresh pineapple and crunchy pecans.
Host Laura Theodore prepares scrumptious sweet desserts featuring "Double-Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Icing," the perfect indulgence to please any chocolate fan. Then "Luscious Little Carrot Cupcakes" are a 'two-in-one' baked treat that serve as a flavorsome breakfast muffin too. "Almondy Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Chocolate Chips" are a delightfully crisp and satisfying cookie confection.
Host Laura Theodore prepares a casual meal featuring delectable "Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms." "Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic" is served on the side, along with mouthwatering "Spinach with Garbanzo Beans and Caramelized Onion." Scrumptious "Light and Lovely Lemon Cake" rounds out this simple supper menu.
Rockin' Moroccan Stew
Host Laura Theodore prepares oven baked "Rockin' Moroccan Stew," which features a rainbow of veggies delicately infused with flavorful sweet and spice. Paired with "Quick Quinoa," it makes a hearty meal for any night of the week. Then "Fig, Kale, and Tomato Salad," brings a welcome change to everyday greens. To top off the meal, easy "Luscious Apple Tart with Blueberry Glaze" is sure to please.
Pasta with Pizazz!
Host Laura Theodore prepares pasta favorites starting with easy "Peanut Noodles." Next, "Penne with Garbanzo Beans and Broccoli Rabe" prepares quickly, but is packed with zingy flavor. A surprise choice for noodles is showcased in "Pea and White Bean Puttanesca," followed by "Arugula, Artichoke, and Tomato Pasta" which features a no-cook sauce, making it a breeze to prepare for a summertime meal.
Host Laura Theodore prepares breakfast recipes, beginning with a quick and refreshing "Raspberry-Banana Green Dream Smoothie." If baked treats are more like your style, then "Apple Muffins with Pumpkin Seeds" are sure to please. Want to change your morning fare up a bit? Try delectable "Rocky Mountain Toast." An old time favorite, "Awesome Oatmeal," is cooked up jazzy style, adding classic flavor to this breakfast line up.
Festive Enchilada Bake
Host Laura Theodore prepares "Sensational Two-Bean Enchilada Casserole," an easy to prepare, layered casserole that is bursting with flavor. "Guacamole Salsa Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips" starts the meal off with a fun flair while "Fancy Peeled Salad" adds color and crunch. "Marvelous Mango Sorbet" finishes this feast with a frosty flourish.
Host Laura Theodore prepares lunch, starting with simple "Four-Ingredient Leek Soup." A trio of main dish salads include: tantalizing "Avocado and Black Bean Confetti Salad," tasty "Fancy Chickpea Salad" and satisfying "Quinoa Tabbouleh," served with crusty bread on the side. We'll finish our lunch with a refreshing and elegant "Banana Raspberry Sorbet."
Elegant and Easy
Host Laura Theodore, prepares her elegant and easy party menu featuring "Savory Mushroom Stroganoff" served over delicate rotini pasta. On the side, simple "Broccoli with Lemon Sauce" compliments beautifully. "Walnut, Beet, and Tofu Salad' starts off the meal with flair. To finish with a flourish, sinfully delicious "Chocolate Mousse Ginger Pie" whips up in a flash.
It's Soup Time!
Host Laura Theodore prepares four superstar soup recipes. We begin with "Winter Warming Soup," which makes the perfect meal on a chilly night. Next up, "Creamy Broccoli Soup" is quick to prepare with no cream required. When the temperature is rising and soup is on your mind, chilled "Green Goddess Summer Soup" fills the bill. And last up, soup with a twist: "Penne and Lettuce Soup" cooks up in under fifteen minutes.
Happy Holiday Meal
Host Laura Theodore's holiday meal features petite "Acorn Squash with Mushroom, Walnut and Celery Stuffing." On the side, sweet cinnamon and maple glazed "Yummy Yam Casserole" is topped with crunchy pecans. "Green Beans Almondine" stand in for the traditional green bean casserole. Light as air, "Holiday Sandies," are sweet and crisp cookies that make a tempting dessert for kids of all ages.
A Taste of Italy
Host Laura Theodore prepares a classic Italian-American inspired menu featuring authentic tasting "Spaghetti and Wheatballs." On the side, egg-free "Caesar Salad with Cashew Parmesan" adds a timeless flair. For dessert, delicious "Pear, Apple and Walnut Crostata" finishes the meal with gusto.
Host Laura Theodore prepares warm weather cuisine to celebrate a festive summer holiday. Colorful "Jazzy Shish Kebabs" with homemade barbeque sauce are served over "Quick Quinoa." On the side, tangy "Kale and Tomato Salad" adds a refreshing crunch, while "Chilled Choco-Peanut Butter Cups" make a refreshing and decadent dessert.
Festive Family Meal
Host Laura Theodore prepares a celebratory family menu filled with traditional tastes. "Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage" is the superstar of this menu, served beside creamy "Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic." For the first course, "Apple, Walnut and Cinnamon Salad" makes a colorful appetizer. The classic macaroon cookie gets a jazzy makeover with "Coconut Vegaroons," a mouthwatering dessert that rounds out this festal meal.
Sweets for the Sweet
Host Laura Theodore prepares jazzed up versions of favorite culinary confections. "Peanut Butter Mousse Tartlets" head this line up of scrumptious sugary confections and easy "Chocolate Candy Clusters" please even the most devoted candy lover. A surprise twist on the classic "Apple Turnover" provides added sweet culinary bliss to this trio of sweet treats.
Good Morning Fiesta
Host Laura Theodore prepares a zesty breakfast menu featuring "Tofu Ranchero," a slightly spicy dish served with fresh tomato sauce. For a baked treat, "Cornbread and Sweet Pepper Mini-Muffins" wakes up sleepy taste buds, while "Pineapple, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie" presents a frosty and fruity beverage to get the morning started on an energizing note.