I've decided that we should institute afternoon tea as a thing in the US workday. Wouldn't that be great? A break every afternoon that includes a little cake or muffin or donut with some tea or coffee, to re-energize you for the rest of your day. For my junior year in college I lived in… Continue reading Blueberry Tea Cakes with Vegan Lemon Buttercream Glaze
I've been hearing a lot lately about the benefits of beets, though I have to say that they have never been one of my favorite vegetables. I don't really like them in juice (they always seem to make it taste like dirt), or as a side dish by themselves (kind of slimy when steamed). I… Continue reading Spring Beet Salad
Last week we started talking about inspirations for ideas to spice up your kitchen creations (pun intended 😊) One thing I do is become more aware of food and recipes all around me. Creating something you see or hear about someone else eating is an easy way to come up with a new recipe. As… Continue reading Tips to help boost your cooking inspiration ~ an excerpt from Kitchen Creativity by Karen Page
One question I get asked a lot is how to come up with different recipes and have more variety with meals, so I'm going to be talking about that more this month (great for those of you who tend to make New Year's resolutions around cooking more and eating healthier food!). One way is very… Continue reading Vegan Cranberry Eggnog Muffins
Calling all tahini lovers ~ this one's for you! Recently the wonderful people at Sesame Kingdom asked me to try some of their new Mediterranean tahini spreads, and let me tell you, they are amazing! But before we get to that, I wanted to announce the winner of a copy of The Vegan Air Fryer.… Continue reading Sesame Kingdom Tahini Spreads
Looking for recipes to make when it's too hot to cook? This quick and easy cucumber-avocado soup is the answer! Light and creamy with hints of jalapeño and mint, this blended soup is a perfect hot weather dish. Cucumber Avocado Soup 1 extra large or 3 small cucumbers (I used 3 Persian cukes) 1 medium avocado… Continue reading Cucumber Avocado Soup
UPDATE: With many entries (and lots of amazing things to be made in the air fryer!), the winner of a copy of The Vegan Air Fryer is Kathy, who chose sweet potato fries as her entry. Kathy, I’ll be in touch this week to get your mailing address. ________________ Every so often an appliance comes… Continue reading Kale and Potato Nuggets from The Vegan Air Fryer (and a giveaway!)
And I'm back to announce the winner for the NYC Vegan cookbook giveaway! I was teaching in Santa Cruz last weekend and completely forgot to tell you all who won 🙂 The lucky winner of a copy of NYC Vegan is.... Corinne! Congratulations Corinne, I'll be in touch to get your address.
The first time I went to New York City, I was 9 years old. I was taking dance lessons, and every year my teacher would bring a group of students to NYC to see some shows and take classes with her friends and colleagues there. When I was 9, I was invited to go for… Continue reading New York Cheesecake and a cookbook giveaway ~ NYC Vegan!
This is an elegant but deceptively easy dish. With springtime holidays and gatherings coming up, it's a beautiful pasta dish that you can prep ahead of time and then just bake it in time to serve to your guests. Lemon Herb Vegan Lasagna Roll-Ups 1 package lasagna noodles 1 package extra firm high-protein tofu, crumbled 1 bunch… Continue reading Lemon Herb Vegan Lasagna Roll-Ups