Vegan Black Bean Burger with Beets & Quinoa & Gluten-Free

November 15, 2017

For the past couple of years, I have been on a quest to create the perfect vegan black bean burger. After many different attempts, I believe that I may have accomplished my goal with this vegan black bean burger with quinoa and beets. Burgers made with animal protein have lots of sticky saturated fats which…

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What Vegans Eat On A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

October 22, 2017

What do vegans eat is a common question that I get asked a lot. I always say a healthy vegan diet is made up of five groups. Grains like quinoa or brown rice, legumes like lentils and beans, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats like nuts, seeds, and avocado. Vegans do not eat meat, dairy, eggs…

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic, Parsley and Red Wine Vinegar

April 15, 2017

This roasted cauliflower recipe contains the perfect balance of texture with a fantastic flavor profile of garlic, parsley, crushed red peppers and red wine vinegar. The first time I experienced this recipe was at a restaurant in Venice Beach called Gjelina.  I honestly couldn’t stop eating it. As soon as I got home, I attempted to reinvent…

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Easy Cape Malay Curry with Tofu

April 2, 2017

Last month I had the opportunity to teach plant-based nutrition on the Holistic Holiday at Sea all vegan cruise. It was such a fun time and I encountered so many inspiring people. Some were just getting started on a plant-based diet. They were sick of being sick and wanted to take their health back. Others have…

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How To Save-A-Lot On Your Vegan Super Bowl Party

January 31, 2017

I love to throw Super Bowl parties, but I don’t like spending a lot of money on them. So I was very happy to find a supermarket that offers all the ingredients I need to entertain friends at a low, low PRICE! That store is called Save-A-Lot. Now that we are closing in on Super Bowl…

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Plant Based Diet On A Budget For Health & Wellness

January 26, 2017

A record number of people have pledged to go on a plant based diet in January. Estimates are at  50,000 and growing every day. The Global Food Forum is calling a plant based diet one of the top 5 trends of 2017. Knowing that healthy food is accessible and affordable makes a huge difference when you switch to a plant…

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie With Lentils, Mushrooms and Peas

October 30, 2016

First of all, before we discuss this incredibly delicious vegan Shepherd’s Pie, I wanted to share some of the things I love about fall and winter. People usually look at me strangely when I say I love the short days and cozy nights. But there is so much to celebrate, from cute sweaters to log fires. Furthermore, it…

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Vegan Bean Chili With Creamy Cannellini Beans, Green Chiles & Spinach

October 17, 2016

  Halloween is right around the corner and there is something I always do to prepare for that busy night.  I make a big batch of my vegan bean chili with creamy cannellini beans, roasted green chiles, and spinach. A Halloween night meal should be simple and forgiving.  Meaning you can make it a day or…

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Meatless Meatballs Smothered in Vegan Dill Gravy

September 11, 2016

Meatless meatballs, mashed potatoes, and brussels sprouts smothered in dill gravy. I love a hearty Sunday suppah! As we like to call it in Boston. Fall is right around the corner, and I am gearing up and practicing hearty vegan meals to keep you warm and satisfied all winter. So many of you reach out…

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