Penne & Pesto with Kale & Leeks

I’ve discovered that I’m a fairly lazy cook. I guess I’ve always been that way, even before I became a vegan. The difference is more prep with sauces for vegan dishes (because I start with whole ingredients), but all of my meals still clock in under the half hour mark. I got a wild hair…

Mushroom ‘Noodles’

Pasta lovers, gather ’round. While it’s perfectly fine to eat all the vegan sprouted pasta in the world, I have personally found that such a practice locks up my digestive track like nobody’s business. I’ve been making Tremella Mushroom ‘noodles’ since I became vegan. It’s a simple process and you can use them for a…

Instead of Honey…

For some vegans making the change, it’s the cheese. For me it was the honey! Besides the fact that I dolloped/drizzled/poured it into every damn thing (even used it to cut the tart of tomato sauce in spaghetti), I also used it on my skin. Honey is deeply hydrating and was a regular staple in…

Nut Milk

If you’re tired of buying specialized ‘milks’ at the grocery store, just make your own! Here are my ‘lazy ass can’t be bothered to slow down and do things right’ recipes: CASHEW MILK: Raw Cashews Filtered water OPTIONAL: Vanilla beans (soaked and pureed) Sea Salt Soak raw cashews overnight. Toss them in a vitamix with…

Breakfast Options

If breakfast (real breakfast… not a cup of coffee and a slice of toast) is your jam, here are some of my favorite options! I tend to eat them post workout (I work out very early in the morning), and find that these dishes replenish my body and give me enough fuel to really take…

Ode to the Leek

I have a confession: I am wholeheartedly in love with leeks. I don’t even know when I first discovered this miraculous vegetable. I think I was following some random recipe a billion years ago that called for a leek or two. I remember that it took me forever to find it in the grocery store…

Recipe: Creamy Chickpea Curry

I have to be honest… I never thought anyone would want the recipes for the things that regularly make their way into my body. I’m the laziest cook on EARTH. My only rule is that things have to taste good and can’t be ugly. But I’m not slaving away for 4 hours in the kitchen…

Curry Basmati Rice w/ Greens

Okay, this is the dish that I got the most requests for. Bear with me as I figure out out what the hell I’m doing… eventually there may be a ‘recipes’ section or some such. Right now I can’t even figure out how NOT to make those damn links look like… you know… LINKS. smh…

Vanilla-Infused Oatmeal

A few days ago I put a picture up on Instagram about ‘vanilla infused oatmeal’. Those who knew me texted WTH… and those who didn’t sent me direct messages. Just how does one get vanilla infused oatmeal? So easy. This bowl is all dressed up with Golden Berries, raisins and slivered almonds. But the oats…

Still Vegan…

… but not as fluffy. MY GOODNESS. It’s been a lesson, this vegan journey. I learned a lot, and had to recruit outside sources to figure out some things: -Vegan does not automatically translate to healthy -You don’t have to be militant vegan to actually be healthy -Processed food is still a bad idea, vegan…

In My Fluffy Feelings

Ahhhh I survived what is affectionately known as Turkey Day without any meat-related incident. Not that it would be a problem, considering the culinary state of my in-laws. It turns out, with the exception of my brother in law, niece and nephew… no one else eats meat. So there was no shortage of vegan options…

The Taste Test

There’s common misconception that vegan food tastes like cardboard and poor life choices. Honestly, this reputation is well earned because there are way too many folks in my life who chuck a metric ton of romaine or kale down their throats wrapped in Ezekiel bread (worst.stuff.ever.I’m sorry y’all, it is. And got the nerve to…