Mushroom Stroganoff

This mushroom stroganoff will blow your mind! Yep, it's a big statement, but I stand by it. The mushroom stroganoff I created for my first book, The Blender Girl was epic, and I have received thousands of emails from many of you raving about it. But, this incantation may be better.... The secret? The Massel beef-flavored broth. Nobody can believe this broth is gluten-free, vegan (dairy-free and egg-free), kosher, and low in carbs and salt. It tastes just like homemade beef broth.…

Vegan Iced Coffee

Javaholics, this is your lucky day! Many of you living a dairy-free lifestyle have been writing to me for a very long time begging for a vegan iced coffee recipe. I've been reluctant to post a dairy-free iced coffee recipe on the site as I'm not a coffee drinker, so I thought there was no way I could offer up a respectable iced coffee recipe that would satisfy discerning coffee aficionados. But, then I thought, I cook with coffee all the time, and create awesome coffee-flavored…

Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

For those of you who've been emailing or tweeting, posting on instagram and facebook, and asking me at events to post more smoothie bowls, this delicious tropical mango smoothie bowl is for you! I love smoothie bowls because they're more filling with the toppings, and you get that crunchy textural element that many people miss when drinking a smoothie for breakfast. This smoothie bowl is super easy to throw together, and has sweet, zesty, and tangy notes from the orange, mango,…

Vegan Tzatziki

I've been wanting to put a vegan, dairy-free tzatziki on the site for a long time, and this recipe is a winner. It comes from Vegetarian Comfort Foods by Jennifer Browne. I was honored to blurb this book, and what I said on the cover was, "This book will make your gut giddy with joy! Jennifer's easy-to-read information, practical advice, delicious healthy recipes, and meal plans make it so easy to improve your digestion and reclaim your health." There are some great nuggets of…

Superfood Spring Minestrone Soup

This delicious superfood minestrone with hemp seed parmesan comes from Superfood Soups by Julie Morris. Julie has a sensational series of superfood cookbooks: Superfood Cuisine, Superfood Smoothies, and Superfood Snacks, and she is a well known superfood chef and expert in America. And, her recipes are delicious and easy to follow. If you've never used superfoods before, there are some fantastic general soup tips in this book: ideas for seasonings; adding acids to lift and brighten…

Quick Coconut Flatbread

The Jingslingers and their culinary and wellness philosophy changed my life, and I was honored to write the forward to their book. Their book, Food With Benefits is not just another collection of healthy recipes. This book is next-level nutrition in the hands of culinary geniuses who are also wellness maestros. Joy and Jay harmonize encyclopedic knowledge of the power of superfoods, herbs and tinctures with brilliant flair for pairing flavors and textures that results in exquisite…

Creamy Herb Dressing or Dip

This delicious oil-free creamy dressing or dip is loaded with calcium from the tahini, and is bursting with incredible flavor from the fresh herbs, onion powder, and mustard. Best of all, it takes less than 10 minutes to throw together in your blender, and keeps in the fridge for a week to drizzle on a healthy salad or to use as a ranch-like dip for fresh veggies. This awesome recipe is from the fantastic new book from my dear friend, Megan Gilmore, aka, The Detoxinista. Megan's debut…

Kitchari

I love kitchari, and I'm so excited to share this amazing recipe from Rebecca Katz's new book, Clean Soups. For those of you who don't know Rebecca, she is a chef, speaker, and author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, The Longevity Kitchen, and The Healthy Mind Cookbook, as well as the founder of Healing Kitchens, a company that helps people translate nutritional and culinary science to the everyday plate through online courses, including the Clean Soup Course and The Cancer-Fighting…

Strawberry Bell Pepper Lemonade

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely holiday season, and are ready for an amazing new year. Scott and I have been having an amazing time in Australia, and enjoying the hot weather and sunshine before we head back to L.A. We've been making a lot of fruit-flavored lemonades for our summer picnics, barbecues, and outside dinner parties with friends. This strawberry bell pepper lemonade was a huge hit this summer, and I had to share it with you. This lemonade is a staple in our house…

Raw Vegan Chocolate Espresso Torte

It's only fitting that the last post of 2016 be a chocolate cake! And, not just any chocolate cake...an epic, super-easy, make-you-weak-at-the-knees chocolate cake. You can't get much easier than this cake. Just grind the crust ingredients in a food processor and press them into a springform tin, throw the filling ingredients into your blender and blast on high until smooth and creamy, freeze until solid, and then devour. I've made this cake three times during the holiday season, and my…

Vegan Crispy Spaghetti Pie

If you don't know why Thug Kitchen are you may have been living under a rock, because it's a global phenomenon. Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway have taken vegan living out of the pretentious darkness and into a bold, fun place that doesn't take anything too seriously, and they've inspired an entire generation of people to "eat like they give a fuck." Thug Kitchen absolutely blew up in 2012, and you couldn't walk into a bookstore or get online without seeing them absolutely…

Roasted Edamame Pop Ems

For those of you who've been emailing me about picky eaters, I have got an amazing book for you! The 52 New Foods Challenge - A Family Cooking Adventure For Each Week Of The Year by Jennifer Tyler Lee encourages families to expand their food literacy, and move from the freezer section to the farmer's market, and prepare fresh healthy foods together. Jennifer encourages parents to take their children on a journey with food, and make healthy eating a fun game the whole family can…

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