Turmeric and Cardamom Hot Toddy

We got a last chance snow storm today before spring, so it’s a perfect day for a delicious warm health tonic. If you use coconut milk in it, it’s a rich, creamy drink that both fills you up and warms you up. I’m a huge snacker – I could eat all day long. But I…

Vegan Pad Thai (any way you want)

This pad thai dish is versatile – you can use any veggies you think make a pad thai a pad thai, or just use your favorite stir fry staples. I’m borrowing this recipe from Ohsheglows, but I’d like to think I strayed enough from the original that this is my variation with my personal twists….

Vegan Mushroom Fettuccine

I accidentally discovered a great vegan alfredo sauce the other day, when I was making these lovelies: It turns out the cashew cream from these mini quiches makes for a great alfredo sauce. If the quiche suddenly looks more enticing, you can check out the recipe here.  I had too much cream leftover, so figured I’d repurpose…

Vegan lemon meringue tarts (yup, VEGAN! and gluten free)

I got a chance to experiment more with the chickpea brine meringue (aquafaba, as the kids call it). I did some research and  it turns out..aquafaba does much more than I realized. Lemon Meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts, and when I went (mostly) vegan I resigned myself to never having it again. My wonderful…

Loaded berry smoothie bowl

I am a fan of the acai bowl trend that finally made its way to non-tropical climates. I’m on the bandwagon. I don’t have acai berries at my disposal.  So I make the closest thing to it with what I have. I blended a basic smoothie, using frozen mixed berries, banana, almond butter and apple juice. Load on…

Vegan Meringues and Accidental Mousse

 Today I’m playing vegan myth buster! I’m going to confirm or deny a  potentially life changing rumor that’s been making the rounds on the webs. I recently saw an article on Slate stating that the liquid from canned garbanzo beans has the physical properties of egg whites, specifically, that it whips up like them. So…

Kale Umami Salad

Kale Umami Salad with Tahini Garlic Dressing This salad won’t disappoint. It will fulfill everything you ever wanted from a salad, but never got. It has the sweet and the savory and the tart and crunchy all covered. Once you start, you may just finish the whole thing. Putting it down to type this up was…

Cashew Coconut Cheesecakes (raw and gluten free)

Cashew Coconut Cheesecakes I brought these into the office today. It was cake day  – ie coworker’s birthday, and per tradition, there must be cake. So we ordered the fancy (eggy, floury) cake from the bakery and the office mates were pleased. I work in a small office, and each birthday, the  8 of us…

Parmesan “Cheese” (vegan)

Vegan Parmesan 1/2 c. raw cashews 2 TB nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp italian seasoning (or oregano) 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp hemp hearts (optional for extra health power points!) Grind all ingredients together in food processor until they resemble the texture of coarse salt.    

Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto (vegan & gluten free)

Avocado Basil Pesto This is one of the best pesto dishes I’ve ever had, and somehow it’s also the healthiest and easiest to make. Start now, and this glorious food will be in your mouth in 15 minutes. I adapted it from the OhSheGlows website, which is all vegan, mostly gluten free, and always amazing. This takes practically no…

Carrot Ginger Soup

This is one of the easiest soups I’ve ever made. It’s also turning out to be one of my favorite soups of all time. I have a weakness for thai food, and for cream of anything soup, so this is the veganized combination of both of these delightful things. Ingredients: 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 3…