Blueberry + Lemon Zest Muffins

I’ve only made some teeny changes to this magical muffin recipe by My Darling Vegan for my own preferences for a slightly less sweet treat. Definitely check her site for more amazing recipes! One recipe makes 12 muffins. I doubled this recipe and filled the tins to the top for big fat bakery style muffins. Ingredients 1…

chickpea chick’n salad

Chickpeas can make a great replacement for chicken or tuna in this easy cold salad. Loaded with protein, chickpeas can offer 20grams of protein in 1/2cup serving! I can’t get enough of this as a topping for a green salad or a side or main dish for meals. Also makes a great sandwich filling.  …

Cold Brew Cashew Smoothie

The local smoothie shop makes a version of this that peaked my interest in coffee smoothies for the hot summer. Ingredients: recipe makes 1 serving 6oz cold brew coffee 4oz non-dairy milk (I used almond) 2 dates or to taste if you prefer more or less sweet 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 tsp vanilla pinch of…

Aquafaba! (vegan merengue/whipped cream from the brine of beans)

Thanks to the Twitter heads of from a friend, I began looking up “aquafaba” and found that it literally means “bean water” and has been used to replace eggs and mayonnaise, create merengue, marshmallow, whipped cream and macarons. This recipe is for a fluffy whipped cream that I used over fresh strawberries, however, I’ve included…

Curried Carrot Dip

Thanks to a friend Lo fro bringing this dip to a summer bbq, it’s been my go-to dip or quick side dish since then! Ingredients: 1 pound carrots, washed and cut into small chunks 1/4 cup unsalted raw or roasted sunflower seeds or cashews 2 teaspoons olive oil or other preferred oil 1 glove chopped…

Creamy Cashew + Turmeric Ginger Chai Spiced Smoothie

This is quickly becoming a winter favorite smoothie for its creamy texture and calorie dense meal quality. Also perfect after a workout. Ingredients makes 2 servings, or one big enough for a meal replacement. 2 cups almond milk, coconut water (or favorite non dairy milk) One banana 1/4-1/2 Cup raw cashews (depending on preferred creaminess)…

Lemon Tahini Dressing

This is my winter go-to dressing on piles of steamed veggies. A little fat, a little citrus zing, perfect. Ingredients juice from 2 fresh lemons 2 TBSP water 1 TBSP Braggs aminos or tamari 1TBSP rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar 1/4-1/2 cup tahini 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil, flax oil or coconut oil Mix all…

LPB’s Candied Grapefruit Peel

I just made this fantastic recipe for homemade holiday gifts! LPB gave me this recipe and it came out great. It took some time but the work was minimal. I recommend coating all the pieces in some sugar when done, otherwise they seem very sticky and hard to package. 4 grapefruits 4 cups sugar (or…

PRODUCT REVIEW: Botan-100% soluble vegetable protein drink

Some of you have seen my Instagrams and tweets about testing a brand new, ready-to-go nutritional beverage, Botan. I was pretty thrilled when they contacted me to test their product and to see and taste this vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO drink that delivers 12g of protein per bottle (25% of the FDA’s recommended daily amount) with…

Raw Vegan Caesar Salad

This is my new favorite Spring food obsession! Serve with crispy chickpeas or tofu to make a light meal of this tasty salad.    Ingredients: 1-2 heads of romaine lettuce, washed and sliced into 1” ribbons (OR 1 head romaine and 1 bunch of kale, washed and sliced into 1” ribbons) fresh lemon juice from 2-4…

KK Weiler’s Homemade Coconut Yogurt

This recipe come’s direct from the blog of Kate Weiler Sports Nutritionist. Kate shared with recipe on Twitter and I finally got around to making it. It was a fantastic addition to breakfast, as most non-dairy yogurts are full of gums, and thickeners and odd extras that I refrain from them. But yogurt is one…

Vanilla Cashew Cream

I was relieved to find out that cashews were no longer on my “potentially allergic to” list after some testing this year. As a vegan, that means cashew creams and cheeses and actually snacky cashews are all available! The cashew is a pretty versatile food and I’ve been blending up with tasty cream  as a…