Crispy Tofu and Green Beans

One of my favorite ways to make tofu is to cut it into cubes, usually 1/2″ to 3/4″ on each side, and then fry them in very hot oil until the crisp. After that, they can be added into just about any dish, and there isn’t any fear of them flaking or falling apart. They…

Sweet Potato Double Shell Tacos

Yep. You read that right. Vegan tacos that aren’t filled with lentils, quinoa, or tofu. And, guess what? They are amazing! Seriously. Savory? Yep! Filling? You betcha! Healthy? Beyond a doubt. So let’s stop talking about these things and let you go shopping for the ingredients already! Here’s what you’ll need: 2 medium sweet potatoes,…

Garlic Chive Cashew Crema

Let’s be honest. I love potatoes. Absolutely love them. Fried, mashed, baked, au gratin (with vegan cheese, of course), and potato soup, too. They are just so versatile, delicious, and satisfying. Nothing is better than sitting down with a plate of fries – unless you have nothing to dip them in. Usually, that means the…

Vegan Macaroni Salad

Summer is coming – no really. It is. I swear. It might not feel like it this year, depending on where you live. But when it gets here, it’s going to be hot. And that means days at the beach, or the pool, packing a cooler full of picnic-style items. One of my wife’s favorites,…

Garlic Sesame Snow Peas

I absolutely LOVE snow peas. They are one of my favorite items in Chinese food, and I’ve always loved finding them on veggie dip trays at parties. But eating them as a main dish just always sounded weird. Then we planted some snow peas in our garden, and they produced prolifically. A long, cold, rainy…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 8, The Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra

Today’s post bring us to our final chakra, the Sahasrara, otherwise known as the Crown Chakra. Though there is no true ‘destination’ in terms of the spiritual journey, if there was a point in which the individual would be considered to have ‘arrived’, the opening of this chakra would be that point. This is our…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 7, The Ajna (Third Eye) Chakra

Well, we’ve finally made it. The chakra that EVERYONE talks about. And, though this is a key chakra to develop if you want to experience a spiritual awakening to the highest level, focusing on opening this chakra before the others are ready, is like trying to build the penthouse suite at the top of a…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 6, The Vishuddha (Throat) Chakra

By far the most magical thing we can ever do as humans, is to speak. When we put words forth into the world, they have an impact over just about every other thing. Our words can heal, hurt, bring together, tear apart, create, or destroy; and we alone hold the power to determine which we…

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Kale and Parsley Pesto

For whatever reason, since my wife and I have gone vegan, we can’t eat enough potatoes. Seriously. We’ve mashed them, and fried them, and baked them, and made soup from them. So, today as I was looking through the pantry trying to decide what to make for lunch, what do you think stood out to…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 5, The Anahata (Heart Center) Chakra

Ah, the fourth stop; our heart center. By far my favorite chakra to work on. Why? Because all you need to open your heart chakra is love. Not the kind of love that you see in Hollywood movies, or on sitcoms, but the kind of love that never tires, never ceases, and never expects anything…