EASY PEASY

Chipotle Lime Chickpeas + Plant-Based Journey Giveaway

 People ask me how to get started on a plant-based diet all the time. That’s why I wrote my Vegan 101 Crash Course – but it’s been accused of being a we bit sassy. So for those who want a guide that will educate and ease you into things, there is The...

Veggie Potpie Pasta Recipe

My friend Kathy Hester is at it again – The Easy Vegan Cookbook: Make Healthy Home Cooking Practically Effortless is like, her 800th vegan cookbook and this one might just be my favorite. No fuss, no exotic ingredients you’ll need to mortgage your house to...

Maple Quinoa Salad Recipe + Fit Foodie 5k Giveaway

Quinoa and maple syrup, they go together like peanut butter and jelly. No, for real. Not only do quinoa’s toasty, nutty flavors sing when touched with a touch of naturally sweet maple syrup, but I Heart Keenwah and Pure Canadian Maple Syrup are both going to be...

Vegan Nacho Cheese on the Cheap

Recently, Bertolli gifted me a beautiful, 34 oz. bottle of their extra virgin olive oil and invited me to enter their 150th Anniversary recipe contest. Although I use olive oil in almost everything I cook, this was a real challenge for me. What could I do with olive...

A Date with Cookie Dough Bites

The other night at the Daiya Cheezecake launch party, Marla Rose from Vegan Street went on a rant about raw vegan desserts that made me pee my pants laughing. It’s not that they can’t taste really good – they do, for the most part. It’s just...

Crave Eat Heal Blog Tour: Butternut Squash Queso

I am a very big fan of Annie Oliverio and what she does at An Unrefined Vegan. She makes the kind of food – healthy, delicious, satisfying and nutrient-rich – that I actually eat day to day that enables me to dream up things like Doritos-Crusted Tofu and...

JuiceXCore 101: A Crash Course in Drinking Squished Produce

I love making juice. I love drinking juice. I love making vibrant colors and sweet and spicy flavors and I especially love how I feel when I drink a really good juice. Whenever I come up with a really great juice I Instagram it along with a list of all the ingredients...

Keep It Vegan Review + Macaro-no Cheese with Crispy Kale

I recently received a review copy of Keep It Vegan: Over 100 Simple, Healthy & Delicious Dishes by Aine Carlin, and am sharing my favorite recipe, mac n’ no-cheese with crispy kale because if there’s one stereotype about vegans that rings true, it is...

Sweet Sunshine: A Gingery Juice Recipe + Giveaway

I love juices and smoothies. They’re my preferred way of getting nutritious things into my body when I am too lazy to cook or chew food – which is pretty often. I’ve been posting my favorite creations on Instagram lately with names such as...

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...

Chia Apple Spread Recipe from I Like Toast

I like toast. I really do. I could eat toast every day. Toast with vegan butter. Toast with avocado and salt. Toast with jam. In an effort to help everyone enjoy toast as much as I do, Stephanie Strowbridge has created  I Like Toast: Every Morning is a Good Morning....