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My 6th Annual Grind for Life Fundraiser

Thank you for helping me to raise more than $1,500 this year! See you next year! Once again I’m asking friends, family and casual internet acquaintances to donate to my favorite cause – Grind for Life – for my birthday! Check out my video below to...

How to French Toast Everything

I’ve been wanting to write this post for months. Ever since I made a batch of not-great lemon poppy seed muffins and turned them into absolutely great French toast, as a matter of fact. It was then that I realized “French toast” could be used as a...

The 5 Best Things I’ve Eaten (and Drunk) Lately

You may have noticed I don’t post as often as I used to here on the ‘ol blog. The fact is, I’m a little swamped with my day job, and honestly, people don’t read anymore! Seriously, I get way more action on social media these days than I do here...

DIY Vegan: Buffalo Mozzarella

 I couldn’t wait for my copy of DIY Vegan: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry to come in the mail. Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman have been dropping vegan knowledge at VegNews for years, and I’ve been making an effort to...

Basil Pesto from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

Basil grows like a week on my patio herb garden so summertime is pesto-making time in the Slater house. For the freshest flavor and brightest green flavor, make your pesto fresh right before using it – freezing will cause the color to darken. Use this pesto in...

Puttanesca Sauce from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

Puttanesca! It’s fun to shout while making wild hand gestures and it’s fun to eat, too. If you’re pinched for time you can make this recipe with store-bought sauce but I highly recommend it with Scoty’s Marinara Sauce for an authentically...

Scoty’s Marinara Sauce from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

It’s hard for this Italian girl to stray from her grandma’s marinara recipe, but I think she’d forgive me once she tried this slightly sweet “gravy” from famed Vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen.  Try this in Grilled Garden Vegetable...

Easy Herb Ricotta from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

If you haven’t tried Kite Hill cheese yet consider this my official recommendation to do so immediately. If you have, consider this another reason to keep buying it. With just a few ingredients you can fancy up your store-bought vegan ricotta into...