Vegan Lemon Cream Pasta with Arugula

One of the things I love in theory about Mark Bittman’s pasta recipes in the New York Times is that they’re super-simple and yet they also use unique combinations of ingredients that make the dish creative and unexpected. Unfortunately, they also rely heavily on dairy – cream, butter, and cheese.

The good thing is that there are vegan alternatives to every dairy product. So when my mom told that she was making this recipe for …

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Vegan Lunch Joints NYC

People are finally waking up to the fact that vegan food is not doomed to be bland and boring, but can instead be delicious and exciting. An example of this phenomenon is vegan lunch spots which have proliferated over the years, commanding the attention of begrudging meat-eaters and making life easier for us vegans.

In my last post, I shared my vegan favorite places for dining out in NYC. Below are my favorite vegan …

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Vegan Restaurants NYC

A lot has changed in the New York City vegan scene in recent years. Some of my favorite vegan restaurants such as V-Note, Gobo, and Pure Food & Wine closed due to the high cost of organic food, rising real estate prices in Manhattan, and other circumstances.

It was sad to hear that these restaurants closed, especially since the food and atmosphere they had were so great, and I have fond memories of times spent …

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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 rich in beneficial nutrients. Coconut milk is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s), fatty acids which may boost our metabolism. It also has a very creamy texture. Chia seeds – often touted as superfoods – are packed with fiber, protein, and omega-3’s, in …

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Chickpea Flour Omelet with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

Chickpea flour omelets are one of my favorite breakfast recipes. They’re super-easy to make, high in protein, fiber, and iron, and delicious when combined with the right ingredients.

This particular chickpea flour concoction is inspired by an omelet I loved at a diner my mom and I used to go to all the time when I was younger. The diner’s still there but I don’t go anymore, because they don’t have much veg-friendly fare. Luckily, …

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The Best Vegan Avocado Toast

There’s a reason why millenials love avocado toast… it’s easy, healthy, and delicious!

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. It’s loaded with healthy fats and fiber, but not overly filling, making it the perfect light meal to have in the morning, or to enjoy as an afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread. I
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Charred Kale with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt

Do you ever feel like you just want something easy but healthy, while also tasty and comforting for dinner? I’ll often make this recipe for sautéed kale along with some potato rounds for a light dinner if I’ve had a heavy lunch or am too tired to make anything that requires forethought or energy and it always winds up being just what I needed.

People are often surprised how delicious a big plate of …

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Vegan Mac & “Cheese”

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of homemade mac and cheese? I thinkest not. There are tons of vegan mac and cheese recipes out there, but I have been refining my own version over the years. The creaminess of the cashews, the cheddary-ness of the nutritional yeast, and the tartness of lemon or lime juice create a very cheesy taste and texture. I normally use chickpea shells instead of macaroni, as I personally …

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Potato Rounds

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

Like most others, I had been raised thinking that potatoes were empty, fattening calories. However, when I began trying intuitive eating a few years ago, I started to sense that they weren’t as bad as they had been made out …

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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

This delicious vegan fettuccine alfredo is my go-to meal when I’m cooking for a group of people. Not only is it super easy to make, but even picky eaters and skeptics of vegan food love it. Everyone is usually surprised that there’s no cheese in it, since the nutritional yeast and cashews create a convincingly cheesy taste and texture. I usually add kale, because kale goes great with the sauce, but you can sub with …

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