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…

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…

Of Fear and Love

One of the most valuable lessons I may have ever learned in training and practicing yoga was about motivations. We work from two primary places: Fear and Love. Sometimes we work from one, sometimes both. I’ve come to realize that one is not necessarily better than the other in the general sense; but they do…