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…

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…

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 4, The Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra

Welcome to the third stop on our Feeding Your Chakras journey. We’ve made it up to the Manipura Chakra, which is the base of all of our power. It’s our body’s stronghold, our fortress. The word, Manipura, translates as ‘city of shining jewels’. Just like the castles of myth and legend, this fortress in our…

Himalayan Salt ‘Sole’

Since discovering the pink salt caves in the Himalayan mountains, more and more uses have been discovered for it. Everything from using it like regular salt, to salt lamps for purification, to inhaling air that has passed over the salt, to using it in bath bombs, or for massage. One way that is just starting…

Pineapple Fried Quinoa

There’s one main ingredient that is in just about every bowl of fried rice that you find at just about every Chinese food themed restaurant. Arsenic. No, they don’t have a big jar of it in the kitchen, and they’re not purposefully adding in to your food. But it’s there. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s…

VGF Black Bean Pasta Primavera

Everyone knows there are a ton of different pasta noodles to choose from. Spaghetti, linguine, angel hair, rotini, macaroni, etc. etc. etc. For me, there is only one problem with that. I need gluten-free options, and pasta is traditionally made from wheat. I’m also vegan, so finding a pasta that doesn’t use eggs. When my…

Maca Mocha

Recently I decided to go caffeine-free again. I’ve done it before, back when I cut all sodas out of my diet. This time, all I had left that was caffeinated, was coffee. I thought I would just switch to decaf, but a friend mentioned that even decaf coffee can have a negative health effect. So…

Linguine with Mixed Veggies in a Brown Mushroom Sauce

Pasta comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Add in the various types of sauce, or ‘gravy’ as it is sometimes known, and you have a nearly endless amount of combinations. It’s hard to get creative and come up with something that no one has ever made before, especially since pasta is such a…