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My 5th Annual Birthday Fundraiser for Grind for Life

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed already, and even harder to believe I’m turning 35. It seems like only yesterday I was a spry, young 30 year old kicking off her very first birthday fundraiser and yet, here I am, kicking off my 5th! Each year...

Vegan Green Bean Casserole Pizza Recipe

This recipe has been very polarizing to my Instagram followers, and I get it – you either love or hate green bean casserole. Clearly I love it enough to have turned it into a pizza, but I do urge those of you who think you hate it to give it a shot in this...

Chicago Vegan Vortex: Halloween Market & Cookbook Raffle

Bonfires burning bright, vegan faces in the night, I remember Halloween! The sixth Vegan Vortex is upon us – and just in time for arguably the greatest holiday on the calendar – Halloween! This time around we have over 20 Chicago-based vendors selling 100%...

Vegan Casseroles: Baked Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

I had to share this one in the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck! Post all the memes making fun of it you want to, there’s no denying that pumpkin season is upon us. It’s in our coffee, our candles and yes, in our pasta bakes. And you know what, why not? Say it...

Vegan Casseroles: Truffled Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

I really couldn’t wait to share this recipe in the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck - both because it’s ridiculously delicious, and because it’s from my friend Julie Hasson’s new book, Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More. This...

Vegan Casseroles: Almost Alfredo Sauce

“I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!” - Michael Corleone Use this easy recipe for a vegan version of Alfredo sauce, or any savory white sauce, really. Reprinted with permission from Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot...

Vegan Casseroles: Good Gravy

This all-purpose vegan “beef” gravy is great in shepherd’s pie, poured over mashed potatoes, and pretty much anywhere else you need a savory gravy. Reprinted with permission from Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More by Julie...

Chicago Vegan Mania 2014

I’m very excited to announce that for the second year in a row, I will be participating in Chicago Vegan Mania! The free event, which takes place on Saturday, October 11th at the Broadway Armory, features tons of vegan vendors, a 100% vegan food court, chef...