SAVORY STUFF

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...

#BowlofStuff: The Nonie Bowl

I had the pleasure of teaching a class at Whole Foods this past weekend – if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you’re well aware as I have been posting about it for a month. I had a birthday party that no one showed up to once as a kid so I have this...

Smoky Jackfruit Hash Recipe

Jackfruit has been a pretty big deal to vegans for some time now, but with the introduction of Upton’s Naturals new jackfruit products, it’s set to full blown explode. I posted a Jackfruit WTF FAQ a while back, which gives a general overview of what it is,...

Ginger Miso Eggplant Jerky for Vegan Jerks

Last week I received a review copy of Jerky Everything: Foolproof and Flavorful Recipes for Beef, Pork, Poultry, Game, Fish, Fruit, and Even Vegetables (Countryman Know How) and was “this close” to tossing it in the basket in our apartment building’s...

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...

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...

#SheikClass Vegan Sabzi Polow

Even though I love doing weird things in the kitchen (like changing Agnostic Front lyrics to make them about cake – “it’s my, it’s my, it’s my slice!”) I tend to stay pretty close to my comfort zone. I know Italian, I know white...

Native Foods’ Vegan “Eggs” Benedict

I started typing up this whole long thing about why I don’t eat eggs because recently, I was called “an extremist” for that very reason. I started writing about how maybe, when I post vegan recipes as I have been strictly doing since 2011, (you will...

Vegan Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza

My husband Tony recently acquired two items – a wok, and a cast iron skillet. Therefore, as he does most of the cooking, everything we have eaten in the last three weeks or so has been cooked either in the wok, or in the cast iron skillet. This has been...

Viva Vegan Pasta Carbonara with Shiitake Bacon

Once in a while I get my hands on a cookbook that I just cannot stop using. Julie Hasson’s Vegan Casseroles is one of them, and Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Italian Kitchen is my latest. I’ve tried a handful of the recipes, each of which I would...

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...