Easy Baked Tofu with Gluten-Free Coconut Panko Breadcrumb Crust

February 16, 2018

Before we discuss this golden brown and crispy, easy baked tofu, I want to address the subject of soy. Soy gets a bad rap. Tofu, soy milk, edamame, miso, and tempeh are high in nutrients including protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, and potassium. The most significant confusion about soy is that many people think it contains estrogen.…

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Vegan Cauliflower Stew with Pickled Cauliflower, Parsnip & Potatoes

January 27, 2018

The very first thing I would like to say about this outstanding vegan cauliflower stew is don’t get overwhelmed by all the steps. Make sure you practice mise en place – meaning have all your ingredients measured, cut, peeled, sliced and grated before you start cooking. This technique will help you stay organized and assembly…

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Chickpea Dumplings Over Vegan Yellow Curry Lentil Stew

January 12, 2018

Chickpea dumplings are my new favorite flavor bomb. These chickpea dumplings are very versatile, and you can poach them on top of most soups and stews. All you do is divide the dumpling mix into heaping tablespoons and drop them into the cooking sauce or broth. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer…

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Vegan Meatloaf with Chickpeas and Tomato Maple Glaze

December 1, 2017

  It all started with a yearning for a maple glaze that I used to use on various loafs made with animal protein. I just had to have those flavors. So today, I decided to create a vegan meatloaf with all the same tastes. Chickpeas were a natural choice for the protein. Garbanzo beans have…

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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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