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Creamiest Vegan Yogurt Without A Yogurt Maker

Creamiest Vegan Yogurt Without A Yogurt Maker

Ohhh myyy gooodddnesss this YOGURT. It’s so good! And was so missing from my life before this week! This yogurt is oh-so-creamy, luscious, cooling, comforting, and delicious on its own or when boosting the creaminess of granola or fruit mixture. I don’t want to come […]

Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup with Cashew-Hemp Milk (Velouté)

Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup with Cashew-Hemp Milk (Velouté)

One of the hallmarks that stands out to me about French cooking is their love of soups, particularly vegetable soups. Have you heard of the velouté? This word translates literally to “velvety” in French and there are many vegetable soups that are pureed to be “velvety” on […]

Cashew-Hemp Milk

Cashew-Hemp Milk

Nut milks are obviously very accessible these days. While 5-10 years ago you only found nut milks at Whole Foods or other niche stores, just about every major grocery store carries a large shelf of nut milk options. These are useful and I’ve often used […]

How To Cook and Bake Without Oil

How To Cook and Bake Without Oil

When I first ventured into the world of plant-based eating, I dove headfirst into “buttery” spreads, packaged treats, and foods that are technically vegan, but not health-promoting. Fortunately (and unfortunately), my body responded immediately. My clothes got tighter, my skin got bumpier, and my hair […]

Toasted Nuts (Quick & Easy!)

Toasted Nuts (Quick & Easy!)

If you haven’t yet tasted freshly toasted nuts from your own kitchen, now is the time! I use freshly toasted nuts and seeds in nearly all of my recipes. Why? Because: They are so tasty They are really good for you (healthy fats, antioxidants, phytonutrients, […]

Ginger-Lemon Tisane (Herbal Tea)

Ginger-Lemon Tisane (Herbal Tea)

Just about everything I read about French women and their nutrition involves plenty of herbal teas or tisanes. A tisane simply refers to an herbal or fruit mixture that is steeped in hot water to make a tasty, soothing, or comforting beverage. You can buy […]

Green Beans, Cherry Plums, & Toasted Almonds

Green Beans, Cherry Plums, & Toasted Almonds

Confession: I’ve never been one for green beans. Then I ventured down this path of whole-food, plant-based vegan eating and really decided to take another run at just about every vegetable. This health pathway is about finding abundance, options, and infinite variations. Plus, green beans […]

Carrot-Beet Salad

Carrot-Beet Salad

Ready For Some Kitchen Art? My first foray into using beets was not pretty. Actually, it was beautiful… but in the wrong way. Let me explain. At the time, Ryan and I were living in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego (where we lived […]