Cherry Almond Bread

Here is the United States, tomorrow is Presidents Day. Many myths have arisen regarding George Washington, but none more lasting that the fable of the cherry tree (you know the one, “I cannot tell a lie…). If you’re really curious, here’s some more info. To honor our nation’s founder, why don’t we eat some cherry almond…

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Today’s forecast: 100% chance of Parmesan showers. Are you looking for a creamy, comforting, plant-based meal that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish? Search no further! This vegan dish will be a new weeknight favorite. It tastes remarkably close to a traditional Alfredo but is packed with protein and nourishing vitamins. It’s…

Nacho Party Plate

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I realize that this post is coming to you a little late (er…two hours before the game), but I nevertheless wanted to share one more football-friendly snack idea. My cashier at the grocery store mentioned that today is the second largest food holiday of the year. This warranted another recipe for…

Cheesy Potato Skins with Tempeh Bacon

The Super Bowl is taking place this weekend here in the States. Is it bad that I think the best part of a football game party is the food? I almost posted a recipe for buffalo cauliflower wings, as for some reason those seem an inescapable trend this year for a fun, plant-based appetizer. I…

Chocolate Strawberry Lava Cakes

It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day recipes…right? If you’re ever wondering what I DO with all of the extra food I create…that’s a valid question Most of the time it’s brought into my office where a trusty cohort of coworkers samples my creations. They’ve actually provided some very helpful feedback. For…

Fig Newtons

Not to be dramatic, but this recipe is absolutely my new FAVORITE dessert. And snack. And dinner. What really is a “serving size” anyway? I’ve been wanting to try homemade fig newtons for a while. Most vegan recipes online are “no bake” variations, consisting of mainly finely ground dates + nuts. While I have nothing against…

Purple Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes. Is there anything they can’t do? I must admit, the gorgeous purple hue was my primary motivation for making this dish. I didn’t know what to expect in the flavor department, but I can safely say it tastes just as good as it looks! Roasting the vegetables beforehand really helps to caramelize their…

Green Machine Smoothie

  If there is one food group I’d like to incorporate more into my diet, it’s the humble smoothie. It is unfortunate how many products in our grocery stores are sold under the guise of a “health halo.” Clever ad campaigns and marketing techniques can paint a misleading picture. Buzzwords include: “boosted,” “naked”, “fresh,” “balanced,”…

Easiest Foolproof Tofu

Even in 2018, tofu is still a maligned ingredient outside of the plant-based world. I have had my fair share of mushy, raw dishes to understand this unfortunate reputation. Tofu is a very inexpensive form of protein for all diets and it wonderfully adaptable. It will take on whatever flavor you wish; what’s key to…

Queso with Hint of Lime Chips

I’m always a fan of finding new ways to hide vegetables in traditionally “unhealthy” dishes. Not that I am deliberately trying to be sneaky but… 😆 It’s a true fact that many of us could use more veggies in our diets. If there is a way to add them in without adversely altering the taste…

Vanilla Crème Brûlée Donuts

It is the new year, but that doesn’t mean we should cut out dessert entirely. The sad truth is that many people (in January especially) feel that the best strategy to achieve their weight loss goals is a complete elimination of sweet treats. While this may work for a very select few, most of us…

Coconut Ginger Golden Lentil Bowl

To be honest, sometimes in the winter it’s hard for me to crave any food other than soup. Anyone else stuck in this boat? When it’s in the single digits outside, my body just craves warming meals! I wanted to find a recipe that still fulfilled this hygge wish while somehow mixing it up. I wanted…