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Bits and bobs from Shiro!

A mini order that I made because of the color of the month that I had to have! It's called "I Never Joke Orchid." Get it? Anyway it's the most gorgeous glowing purple. I also got Femme Fatale's You Can't Scare Me and some samples. The...Show More Summary

Thai Lentil Burgers, Thai Lentil Soup, Thai Lentil Dip

I’ve never done anything like this before… This recipe can be literally anything. It’s the Goldilocks recipe of 2017. It’s a burger. It’s a soup. It’s a hot dip. It’s a cold hummus. It’s a dal over grains or greens… It’s also absurdly...Show More Summary

Blooming Platter Best Raw Vegan Carrot Cakewith Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 1-8 inch cake This, my first foray into raw vegan desserts, may be the best cake, baked or raw, you have ever eaten. I hope that doesn’t sound boastful, but my omni friend said as she chewed, eyes squeezed shut, “This is like church.”  So, it is omni and vegan–and teen and adult- approved. Read more

Best Hot Vegan Crab Dip (baked)

How can healthy and quick taste and feel so decadent and delicious? 12 ounces silken tofu 4 ounces vegan cream cheese Optional (but recommended): 2 teaspoons vegan fish sauce, sold as vegetarian fish sauce at Asian markets 1 teaspoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder Optional (but recommended):1 teaspoon Dulce Read more

The Ultimate Vegan Soy Substitute (Soy Alternatives) List

Living Soy-Free on a Whole Foods, Plant-Based (vegan) Diet Every Meal Mentor recipe includes a soy-free option, but here are a few substitutions that make soy-free cooking more intuitive in general. Topics covered in this post: How to...Show More Summary

Quick dinner!

Gardein beefless burgers are my absolute favorite. They are meaty and juicy. Melted Daiya on top is a glorious thing. This was my Mother's Day vegan food haul! Gardein 4eva!

10x10 (Ten 10-minute vegan recipes)

Are you looking for something quick and easy for dinner tonight? And all the nights this beautiful summer??? These meals are your answer! 10-minute recipes in the house! Delicious, comes together SO fast. They’ll be frequent meals for...Show More Summary

Bloomin’ Best Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower(in Tacos or “Naked”)

Yield: 2 servings Late to the Buffalo Cauli party, I had plenty of time to research recipes. Though I love battered and fried as much as the next gal–and even came across a battered and baked method which piqued my interest–and bevause I have no interest in a dehydrator, I decided to simply roast the Read more

One pot linguine!

Throw a bunch of stuff in a pot with the box of pasta...like water, garlic, olives, onions, diced tomatoes, celery, sundried tomatoes and olive oil. Bring to a boil and stir stir stir...9 minutes later you have yummy pasta for days!

1-Minute, 2-ingredient Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce (gluten-free, soy-free, paleo possible!)

Love teriyaki but hate the processed sugar bomb? OR are you sensitive to soy or gluten? I got you. This teriyaki sauce is amazing because it uses PRUNES. You can also make it soy-free, gluten-free, and paleo by using coconut aminos. Speaking...Show More Summary

Portobello Mushroom Pizzas with Hummus

I’ve been enjoying my (sort of) new air fryer, but I haven’t been getting as creative with it as other people in my Facebook group have. I’ve done potatoes in fancy ways but mostly plain French fries and hash browns, tempeh bacon, asparagus, and, most successfully, tofu. Show More Summary

Picnic recipes, Great for workday lunch too!

Food is the best. Food in nature is even better. This week’s dishes play nicely with blankets and sunshine. They're totally totable, recipes transport beautifully. PERFECT for work week lunches too!! You’ll love how quickly all of the recipes on this plan come together too. Show More Summary

See How I Organize My Kitchen for Quicker Cooking

Even if you don’t have great knife skills, you can be a faster cook. IF your kitchen is organized for efficient cooking. Let me reiterate: You are not ‘slow’ at cooking because you lack skills… The problem is: You don’t know where everything...Show More Summary

Fuhrman is wrong. Raw mushrooms are not dangerous. Eat them. (Plus Mushroom Substitutes)

Are raw mushrooms safe to eat? Ever since I posted my monster salad video on YouTube (I make my salad once a week and it stays fresh!) I’ve been flooded with emails about mushrooms… Apparently Dr. Fuhrman has been scaring people off raw mushrooms... Show More Summary

Easiest, laziest plan (15-minute Bites & Bowls)

Confession: When I don’t cook, I eat mostly finger foods—chips and salsa, carrots and hummus, bread with whatever… It’s not exactly “bad” for me… but that’s not the way I want to be eating… The easiest, laziest, tastiest meal plan this...Show More Summary

Red Pepper Hummus ?

Today's easy appetizer recipe: A pretty chickpea and roasted red pepper hummus. Such pretty color! Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free. After ten days and ten inches of rain and record flooding, on Friday the sun finally made a much- doubted welcome re-appearance here in Missouri. Show More Summary

Kiss My Sass Cosmetics

A few more samples from Kiss My Sass cosmetics. Next time I'll get full size shadows because these samples were $2 each. In comparison with Shiro, you get less sample product for more money which was kind of a bummer. I really love the colors though. Sahara, Forbidden Desires, Summer's End. Forbidden Desires, Summers End, Sahara.

Shiro Cosmetics 7th anniversary sale.

I'm Shiro had their annual sale and all Shiro and Detrivore products were 20% off and 10% off all other brands. I got a bit of samples and two full sized shadows. My haul! L to R: Who Needs Reasons, A Fell Voice on the Air, Chimera, There Are Secrets Everywhere, Makkachin, Good Luck Charm, Canine Help You?, A Small Safe Place In A Troubling World. Show More Summary

Betsy’s Best Bloomin’ Vegan Cream Cheese Pound Cake…ever!

Yield: 1-10 inch bundt pan Feeling confident after successfully veganizing my go-to poundcake from years ago (read the backstory and get the recipe here), I decided to try my luck with the Southern Living Cream Cheese Pound Cake that came in this month’s issue; the one that had me thinking about pound cake to begin Read more

Your Summer BBQ Survival Guide 2017

Memorial Day is next week, which means… SUMMER IS HERE! These next 3 months are an action-packed time of year and it’s easy to slip. 12 tips for surviving Summer temptations: #1 Have a drink or dessert, not both. #2 Survey the buffet and all your options BEFORE plating. Show More Summary

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