SAVORY STUFF

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...

Bronx 12 News: Healthy Fall Recipes

Food For Thought Autumn recipes News 12 Bronx from Natasha Geigel on Vimeo. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of filming a few segments with Brooklyn 12 News’ Natasha Geigel. (While I was in town I may or may not have eaten at Dun Well Donuts and Champs...

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...

#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...