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 1

By far one of the best things you can do to help ensure your chakra system is balanced and healthy, is to find as many opportunities as you can to meditate. However, we all know that our lives can be challenging, hectic, and fast paced, and there may not always be enough time. Practicing mindfulness…

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…