Iced Mocha Dandy

My sister Jill brings her Dandy Blend with her to Starbucks to make her hot and cold versions of this delicious coffee substitute…Me being me was like “I’m going to make it!” So I did…and it’s delicious!!!! Whether you drink coffee or not, this is just tasty AF. Serve warmed, hot, over ice or blended with […]

Summer Tofu Scramble

Another crazy hard crossfit workout this morning!!! Thrusters and GHD sit-ups – SO GOOD. Came home on a mission to eat and had two lovely heirloom tomatoes on the counter that were screaming to be used. I chopped them up and remembered I had both basil and arugala pesto in the fridge. Seeing as I […]

Pine Nut Basil Pesto

Pesto is a sure sign summer is here, with it’s fresh beautiful taste. Basil also has a whole host of healing properties including anti-bactieral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging as it is filled with antioxidants…..Good news for all of us, and as easy as Pesto! I picked this beautiful bag of basil up yesterday at the local farmer’s market […]

Strawberry Maca Cacao Power Smoothie

Still obsessed with strawberries..This one add a little bit more umpf to the morning, natural energy from raw cacao and chia seeds make for a sustainable energy high. D E LI C I O U S. Strawberry Maca Cacao Power Smoothie 1c nut milk 1T hemp seed 2-3 t raw agave or raw local honey […]

Basic Everyday Sautéed Greens

The perfect side every day. I mostly stick to kale, I can’t ever get enough. Pictured was fresh baby spinach- divine.  All of the greens come out super tasty, kale’s just my fave. You can vary the flavors by adding spices, like ginger and for depth shoyu or gluten free tamari. In Italy they add […]

SAUTÉED SESAME KALE WITH GARLIC

  Fricken delicious. In 6 minutes you have fricken awesomeness. Serve with beans, tofu, tempeh, brown rice or quinoa etc. I ate mine with my fermented hot sauce. Kale with Toasted Sesame and Garlic 1 bunch kale, washed, trimmed, and cut into bite size pieces 1 large clove garlic, smashed, minced 1T un-hulled sesame seeds […]

Fermented Hot Sauce!

This stuff is BOMB. I started making it last year and could not wait for this summer to roll around to plant all of the peppers I could to make it again. SO SIMPLE. You can use any variety of hot peppers, I use a mix of Hot Cherry Bombs, Cayenne, Jalapeño, and Chili’s. Depending on […]

TLT Sandwich

So I know this isn’t huge on the creativity scale of vegan food preparation but with beautiful tomatoes abundant now- why complicate? I have been boycotting Lightlife Foods, as they are owned by ConAgra; a pro GMO (genetically modified organisms) Corporation, but my friend just bought a package of Fakin Bakin and brought it to the house […]

Smoked Tofu Vegetable Salad

This is my favorite served in romaine lettuce leaves but it also makes a great sandwich filling. It is so easy to make and I love having it in the house as a quick snack option- it light, crunchy and fresh tasting. You can try using different varieties of the baked tofu, they will all […]

Heirloom Tomatos, Garlic, Basil, & Olive Oil with Grilled Artisan Bread

I had purchased this beautiful heirloom tomato at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and it took me until today to actually think of something to make using it- I didn’t want to cook it; although a fresh Tomato Basil Soup or Gazpacho would have been amazing. A fresh pasta sauce crossed my mind but this […]