Refreshing and Alkalizing Green Juice

An ideal vegan diet incorporates both raw and cooked vegetables because there are certain nutrients that are best preserved in raw foods,  while others are most easily digested when cooked. My own personal tendency is to gravitate towards warming, grounding, stick-to-your-ribs kind of food. Crudité and salad have just never really appealed to me, but I do notice that I feel more energized …

Chia Seed Pudding

This fresh, filling, and delicious chia seed pudding is unlike most breakfast recipes in that you prepare it the night before, and it only takes 5 minutes to make. It’s also super-rich in beneficial nutrients. Coconut milk is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), fatty acids which (counterintuitively) boost our metabolism. It’s also creamy and delicious. Chia seeds – often touted as superfoods – are …

Chickpea Flour Omelette with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

In my opinion, chickpea flour omelettes are a crucial staple for everyone’s cooking repertoire. They’re super-easy to make; high in protein, fiber, and iron; and delicious when combined with the right seasoning and / or vegetables.

However, most people aren’t even aware that they exist – even most of my vegan friends and acquaintances haven’t heard of them. Which I find surprising, because chickpea …

The Best Vegan Avocado Toast

Rich in healthy fats and fiber, avocado toast may just be the best and easiest breakfast ever. This version drizzled with lemon juice and coconut oil, and topped with sea salt, hemp seeds, and crushed red pepper is the one I always make, and it’s absolutely delicious. It’s rich in energizing and nourishing healthy fats, but not overly filling, making it the …

Protein Power Smoothie

This recipe is inspired by my hiking friend, who is in great shape and very hard core. We go on many of the same hiking trips together with mutual friends, but I can never actually hike with him because he goes at a much faster pace than most people, and I’m more of a straggler.

One day when we were driving back from the …

Shells & Cheeze

“I could go vegan…but” can you guess what the rest of the sentence usually is? I couldn’t give up cheese. This is what people say to vegans all the time. But the truth is you don’t really have to give up anything, as there are many different vegan cheeses on the market these days. And what’s even better is that you can create …

Simple Side: Potato Rounds

Grounding, filling, earthy, comforting… these are some words that come to mind when I think about potatoes. In my opinion, these’s no better yummy snack or (really) lazy dinner than some baked potato slices.

Contrary to mainstream society’s beliefs about them, potatoes are actually incredibly healthy for us. They contain high levels of fiber and are packed with nutrients. Like most others, I …

Baked Tempeh with Forbidden Rice Noodles in Peanut Sauce

This delicious Thai-inspired dish requires minimal prep time and chopping. It does involve a bit of passive waiting time, but you can leave the kitchen and do chores in between steps.

People’s interest are always piqued when they see the dish because it looks so exotic and unusual. My brother, who can be pretty skeptical about vegan food particularly anything containing soy –