Simple Sweet and Sour Tempeh

My husband LOVES Asian food! Have I already told you that? I might have. Nevertheless, the man LOVES it! And who doesn’t love sweet and sour sauce in particular? Am I right? Unfortunately, most Americanized Asian food comes with a lot of added sugar, grease, large amounts of animal fat and artery clogging deep fried…

No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Balls!

It’s May and Spring is in full effect, friends! Time to blow the dust off the BBQ and start tending to the garden. I love Spring! Lately though I’ve been obsessed with the cooking you do indoors. Only because I’m striving to replace all of our “packaged” foods/treats with ones that I’ve made or a whole foods…

Italian Polenta Casserole

I love casseroles! Don’t you? Casseroles from the oven are almost as magical as the meals that come from the slow cooker. They’re especially nice when it’s close to payday and you have lots of odd and end ingredients in your fridge and pantry that need using up. You know what I’m talking about. With…

Chocolate Chip, Peanut butter, Banana "Ice Cream"

I think we decided to skip right over spring and go straight for summer, friends. This is a HEAT WAVE that we’re having! 90 degrees in April is just silly. Sure it’s nice now but what will it be like in August?Huh? Huh?We’ve really been enjoying the warmer weather though. It means we can take…

Juicing To Infinity and Beyond!

I feel fantastic!! Yup, that’s right. We all do. I can totally see how Joe and Phil (From the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead) must have felt too. They fasted for 60 days! Which, in my mind, seems TOTALLY unrealistic. For starters, they weren’t mothers of small children and were able to “take time…

All that and a side of Vegan Caesar dressing!

Day one of juicing went well! I know you were all wondering. I don’t think it was particularly hard for us because we aren’t doing a full fledged juice fast. For one, it’s not recommended that I do one while I’m a nursing mom. I don’t want to jeopardize my milk supply or risk toxins…

Healthy Vegan Cabbage Rolls

I’ve never had REAL cabbage rolls before! And until now I never cared to. I remember seeing a recipe for them that Hungry Girl did awhile back but it just didn’t sound appetizing to me. She lost me somewhere between grape preserves, cranberry sauce and tomato paste. Recently though I came across a recipe that…

A Vegan-ish Easter and Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Vegan-ish. That’s a funny word. Reminds me of some kind of droid on Star Wars. Nevertheless, that’s what I would say Easter was for us.Only for the simple reason that we colored eggs. This isn’t a big deal to me what so ever but it IS to some Vegans. Other then the disease causing effects…

Family Approved "Facon" (Tempeh Bacon) Recipe

My husband has been dropping subtle hints about bacon for weeks now. “Do they make soy bacon?”“Remember when we use to eat BLT’s?”“I love the smell of bacon…” It was inevitable that I was going to have to come up with some kind of substitute for the man! It was by shear coincidence yesterday that…

A New-To-Me Vegan Restaurant

I don’t get very many chances to hang out with my mom… Sure I SEE her everyday but my boys get most of her attention. I missed her!! So when she asked me if I wanted to spend the day together, just her and I, and try a new Vegan restaurant she’d found, I jumped…

Baja-Style Vegan "Fish" Tacos!

I’ve got spring fever! It’s only the third day of spring and its already 76 degrees in sunny southern California. Its reminiscent of summertime! Oh how I long for those summer weekends when my family gathers to grill and laugh the day away. The days when everyone smells of coconut suntan lotion and the nights that are filled…

Vegan Omelettes!

When I think of omelettes, I think of my mom. All of my life, whenever I had an “important” day, she’d make them for me. Test days, special field trip days, “big conversations” with friend days… she’s was the best! I always felt like I was fueled and ready for whatever came my way because…