Cucumber Avocado Soup

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


Vegan French Onion Soup from But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan!

Many years ago, when I had adopted a vegetarian-but-not-yet-vegan diet, my family was good about accepting my choices, though we did have to work out what would and would not be comfortable for me to be around. The hamburger I could handle, the pig roast wasn't going to happen. While some of them were even willing… Continue reading Vegan French Onion Soup from But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan!


Vegan Beef Barley Soup

For the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to pretend that it's fall. You know, crisp cool days with crunchy leaves underfoot, and the smell of the first wood fires of the season. With temperatures still in the 80s, it's not all that easy. Not that I don't love living in California, but I… Continue reading Vegan Beef Barley Soup


Blend it Up! , my new e-book, is coming out!

Exciting news! Blend it Up!, my first ebook, will be released on August 14! This guide to all things blended will show you the way to more energy, better digestion, increased immunity, weight loss and more. Containing more than 50 recipes, Blend it Up! will also include a 3-day cleansing menu with shopping list. And… Continue reading Blend it Up! , my new e-book, is coming out!


Creamy Turnip Soup

Contrary to popular belief, June is not a great time to visit the beaches of Southern California. If you head out bright and early in the morning to get a good spot on the sand, you'll probably find it looking something like this: The marine layer causes the formation of these clouds, bringing fog, mist… Continue reading Creamy Turnip Soup


Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Chipotle Swirl

This is good stuff... really. Often I make soup and have lost interest by the time it's done, so it languishes in the fridge, waiting for someone to want it. This one, though, was amazing. Rich, creamy soup that doesn't taste like cauliflower at all, topped with a smoky cashew chipotle swirl. And so quick… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Chipotle Swirl


(Raw) Borscht Salad

I've had an abundance of beets lately and needed some new inspiration to use them up. I'm not all that fond of roasted beets, and one can only use so many in juice.  So... in thinking about it, I thought of the many dinners of borscht that I've had. I have several Russian & Ukranian… Continue reading (Raw) Borscht Salad


Quick & Easy Vegan Corn Chowder

A couple of years ago, when I first started teaching vegan cooking classes, I developed a recipe for vegan corn chowder based on one by Tal Ronnen in The Conscious Cook. It's a great recipe, but a bit on the heavy side, filled with thick cashew cream, Daiya cheese, potatoes, etc. This recipe is very… Continue reading Quick & Easy Vegan Corn Chowder