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Product Recommendation:Chut Up Peri Peri Hot Sauce and Beet Ketchup

  When I recently received a product offer from the folks at Chut Up, I was interested, but a little skeptical at their claims of a “healthier and tastier” family of all natural products: Beet Ketchup, Peri Peri Hot Sauce, and Apple and Caramelized Onion Chutney.  Labeling a product as “healthier” is a pretty bold Read more

Countdown to Your Best Vegan ThanksgivingFive Dishes Everyone at Your Table Will Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year to be vegan. Though I am thankful every day that I chose many years ago to live more compassionately, it is during this season that I celebrate my favorite tastes and textures…and share them with you. The mouthwatering menu I have selected for you features two entrée-like dishes, Read more

5 Do's and Don'ts For A Harmonious Holiday

As promised, here are my 5 “Do’s and Don’ts” for a harmonious holiday... Do's: 1. Do let the host know about your dietary restrictions ahead of time. You’re being more of a burden by not telling them. I had a terrible experience once where I planned to just make it work, but there was nothing safe for me to eat and the hostess was devastated. Show More Summary

Taking Meals on the Road and 3 Airplane Food Travel Hacks

Will you be driving a lot with overnight stays this holiday season? "I don't know what this says about me but the first thing I thought when planning this out was, what about my food and should I prep at home and transport? And how will...Show More Summary

Quick and Tasty Vegan Buffalo Chickpeas

Yield: 2 servings My go-to vegan lunch… Perched on pretzels that I used as scoops, this super quick and easy–and let’s not forget tasty–chickpea salad recipe would also make a delicious filling for a wrap, especially with the shredded purple cabbage that I used as a base. I folded the cabbage into the last of Read more

Cranberry-Carrot Cake from Vegan Holiday Kitchen

Six years ago, I was honored to work with Nava Atlas, taking the photos for her book Vegan Holiday Kitchen. It was a gorgeous hard-backed book, and I’m happy to announce it’s just come out in an equally beautiful paperback version, with full-color photographs on heavy, high-quality paper. Show More Summary

Giving Bowls, Mini Pumpkin Pies, Stuffing'd Potatoes

OMGGG Thanksgiving is just a week away. Here’s your easy, REALISTIC Thanksgiving menu. All of the traditional holiday flavors...… but 100% plant-based and uncomplicated.If every recipe you’ve come across has felt intense or unapproachable… This is YOUR menu. Show More Summary

Turning FOMO into JOMO

ThanksLiving mini-series, post #3Quick recap of the series so far: #1 peaceful way to discuss dietary choices How to WOW guests with outside the box recipes If this is your first vegan Thanksgiving (or your 10th) you might feel a little sad or nostalgic or like you’re missing out…There’s nothing to be ashamed about if that happens. Show More Summary

Greek Lasagna, Butternut Queso-dillas, and Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

Did you know: 51% of annual weight gain happens between Thanksgiving and New Years? ???? ???? ????Don’t fall into the trap of relying on willpower.I’ve tried white knuckling my way through…...It didn’t go very well! Does this sound familiar?“I...Show More Summary

Peanut Noodles and Roasted Miso Broccoli

Yum yum yum!!!! I opened up the September issue of Jamie Magazine (got a year subscription for Christmas last year) and found these two recipes that were calling my name. So glad I tried them because together they were so good! I added...Show More Summary

Outside The Box Vegan Holiday Dinners

In the previous newsletter, I shared my exact menu and how to respond to that relative (or anyone who is grilling you on your choices) with my goldstar response (steal it!)In this newsletter, you’ll learn how to serve an impressive Thanksgiving...Show More Summary

Chili and Pumpkin Cornbread

When I saw Vegan Richa's recipe for pumpkin cornbread, I thought it was genius. How perfect for Fall with a bowl of spicy bean chili! Recipe here: I used fresh pumpkin...Show More Summary

(Jalapeno) Sauerkraut

I feared fermenting veggies for a long time. What if I give my family food poisoning? How will I know if something is fermented properly? Isn't it all too complicated? But now that I took the plunge, I wish I had done so earlier. This recipe, even though it has 8 steps, is utterly simplicity and produces a tender, tangy, and flavourful kraut. Show More Summary

Your Guide To Surviving The Holidays

Admittedly the holiday season is a tricky time for us herbies.Do you have any of these questions? How do I discuss my dietary choices with friends and family? What can I make that Omnivores will enjoy? Should I pack my own meal? HowShow More Summary

Beyond Burger.

The other day I was in Whole Foods and they had this huge display of these for $5.99 a pack. Picked one up as I've always wanted to try it. Raw. Cooked. I melted Daiya on top of one burger. The verdict: Very good, juicy even. It was very meat like though and I have to say that it freaked me out a bit. Show More Summary

Cheezburger Casserole, Green Curry Chowder, Harvest Rice

Happy November! This week’s menu is: Comfort foods without calories (or guilt!)Healthy spins to prove you’re not missing out!Our Cheezburger Casserole = ULTIMATE combo of healthy meets comfort. ...And “Sausage” Breakfast Sandwiches to...Show More Summary

Vegan Black Bean Pumpkin Casserole

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 large coves garlic, minced 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth 16 ounces soy crumbles or diced chicken flavored seitan (or 8 ounces faux meat plus 8 ounces cooked rice) 1/2 cup (4 ounces) vegan cream cheese 1 1/2 cups shredded vegan cheddar or cheddar-jack blend 1 Read more

Simple Black Bean Burger

Let’s face it: When you follow a plant-based whole foods diet, there are some things you miss. I’m not talking about rich desserts and fried snacks. What I sometimes miss is convenience of packaged foods, especially the ease of pulling...Show More Summary

Green Tomato Pepper Butter

Fall comes late here in the Deep South. It’s the end of October, and the leaves that change color have only just begun to whisper to each other their plans to sometime, in the future, perhaps transition from green to yellow or red. Or,...Show More Summary

Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Stew

I used a recipe that I found on the American Heart Association website. I vary mine a little.,It basically has brown lentils, veggies, sweet potato, broth, tomatoes, garlic, onions and spices such as ras el hanout, cumin and hot curry powder. Show More Summary

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