Vanilla Sesame Milk

This super easy vanilla sesame milk is a staple in our house because it takes less than 5 minutes to blend up, and is loaded with protein, calcium, and other nutrients. Scott and I blend up a different nut milk every couple of days for nutrient diversity and tastebud satisfaction. I've share a lot of nut milks on the site over the years. My simple almond milk is a popular favorite, but I encourage you to put this sesame milk in your rotation. I include sesame seeds in my diet as much…

Sugar-Free Lemonade from The Ultimate 7-Day Cleanse

We've been blending up a lot of this sugar-free fruit-sweetened lemonade this summer, because it's delicious, so refreshing in the hot weather, and is much healthier than the ubiquitous sugar-laden lemonades. This energizing, immune-boosting detox delight is a sensational sip during the cleanse. Amped up with vitamin C, lemon juice is an immunity idol that neutralizes acidic wastes, while citric acid stimulates enzymes and dissolves oxalates to aid digestion. Armed with an arsenal of…

Chai-Spiced Pear Oatmeal

This delicious chia-spiced pear oatmeal is for those of you in the Southern hemisphere in the middle of Winter. My family keep telling me how cold it is in Melbourne right now, and while I'm basking in the warmth of summer here in L.A it occurs to me that many of you from Australia and New Zealand are cold! I really love this recipe because it uses spiralized pear to sweeten the oatmeal, which reduces the maple syrup required. I've adapted the recipe slightly to make it a one-pot…

Epic Vegan Ramen

This spicy vegan ramen is epic, and I don't mind sayin. I luuuuuv ramen. I literally cannot get enough of it. If there is a ramen joint within sight I have to try it. The place up the street makes a vegan ramen that makes me weak at the knees! I have to restrain myself from going up there single day for my fix. So, the pressure was on to create a mind-blowing ramen that would satisfy me enough to stay at home. With ramen, it's all about the broth. And the noodles. So, being vegan and…

Vegan Tempeh Bourguignon

This delicious tempeh bourguignon is from the new Protein From Plants book by Heather Nicolds. This book is a phenomenal resource for plant-based living. Heather’s well-researched nutrition information and delicious easy recipes will help you incorporate high quality protein in appropriate quantities for your needs as part of a balanced healthy lifestyle. Heather opens the book with the lowdown about protein - what amino acids are, what proteins are made in the body, which proteins we…

Paleo Roasted Asparagus Salad

This roasted asparagus salad with hazelnuts and arugula is from The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution by holistic nutritionists Jill Hillhouse and Lisa Cantkier. This new book contains 125 simply healthy recipes plus a 30-day meal plan to help you regulate your blood sugar for better health. A paleo diet isn’t a magic bullet for reversing type-2 diabetes, but a health diet can help you effectively manage your blood sugar and lower your risk for diabetes. I am vegan so I don't eat meat, but…

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

This simple but effective apple cider vinegar hair rinse is a brilliant natural cleanser I got from The Apple Cider Vinegar Companion by Suzy Scherr. I've been using this cleanser a lot this summer as I've been spending time out in the sun at the beach, on the lake, and hiking in the sunshine. I've been swimming in salt water and chlorinated water, and I feel like my hair has been taking a thrashing. Have you ever noticed that no matter how much you shampoo your hair (even with your…

Brilliant Breakfast Potatoes

These baked breakfast potatoes are super easy and seriously delicious. Scott and I hosted a champagne brunch at our house this past weekend to christen our new top deck. We served the tofu and bell pepper scramble, tempeh bacon, these breakfast potatoes, and French toast for the main meal, and also served the raw parfaits, fresh green juices, strawberry bell pepper lemonade, and, of course, tastes-like-ice-cream kale shakes! I just love potatoes. I don't eat them very often, but if I…

10-Minute Pea and Mint Soup

We've been blending up this 10-minute vegan pea and mint soup in our blender a lot this summer because it has been so hot in L.A! We live in a bungalow built in the 1930's, and while the house is fully air-conditioned, the air vent that the previous owners placed just outside the opening to the kitchen when they installed the central air conditioning really only cools the dining room. So, unfortunately the cool air doesn't reach the kitchen. In addition to the less-than-perfect…

Dairy-Free Almond Ricotta

This dairy-free almond ricotta comes from The Easy Vegan Cookbook by Kathy Hester. In this book, Kathy shares super easy plant-based dishes you can whip up quickly with no fuss. This is an extremely accessible cookbook with very simple recipes that anybody can make with very skills and even less time. So, this is a great introductory cookbook for people wanting to make plant-based recipes. I love the fun way the recipes are organized. Kathy shares "Make-Ahead Staples" like golden…

Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

This vegan green goddess dressing is on regular rotation in our house because it's super easy to throw together, and is oh, so tasty. What I love about this salad dressing is that you can use a variety of herb combinations depending on what you have on hand. For the mayo, I use my raw mayo, Sir Kensington's Fabanise, or Vegenaise. But, you can use whatever you have. I think this herb combo is crazy-amazing. But, play around and find what works for you.

Dairy-Free Banana Cardamom Lassi

I developed this vegan banana cardamom lassi for the Silk Recipe Center earlier this year, and I had to share it with you because it is so decadent and delicious, and really refreshing in the hot summer weather. I absolutely love a good lassi. It takes me back to my travels in India as a child - pre dairy-free living. I love the tang and the creaminess, and the fact that you can make these yogurt drinks in endless flavors using a variety of frozen fruits, herbs, and spices. I shared…

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