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…

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…

Spicy Vegan Ginger Mayo

Years ago, my wife and I used to go to a local teppanyaki restaurant. My wife would always order an appetizer of this baked sushi dish they made. It was topped with a sauce that she absolutely loved. After we went vegan, and learned how to make our own sushi, she decided to recreate the…

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…

Butternut Squash Steaks

No, they don’t look like meat. And they definitely don’t taste like meat. But being vegan isn’t about trying to replicate all of the foods you used to eat in the exact shape and form that they were. There is no reason to make the food look like something it isn’t. These are slices of…

VGF Nachos

It’s Friday. Baseball season has started. And the weather is getting warm. Sounds like a perfect time for a cold bottle of beer, and a warm plate of nachos. The best part about these? They’re Vegan, Gluten-Free and delicious! Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: 1 large jalapeno 3/4 to 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 TBSP…

Spiced Apple Cranberry Muffins

This is the first time I’ve made this recipe, and I was surprised at how light and fluffy the muffins turned out. If you’ve every tried making a gluten-free, vegan baked goods, then you know the struggle that can be. This recipe, however, is a winner. I’m still playing with the flavor a bit –…