Vegan Zesty White Bean Dip

As I announced in my post a few weeks ago when I shared the beet berry smoothie, I've signed on to be the global spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. You can read all of the details and my reasons for changing to KitchenAid in that post. In short, one of the biggest reasons for my change is that the new KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender is now the most powerful machine available, and certainly the best blender I've ever used. I'm incredibly proud to help bring the next generation…

Happy Hydrator Salad with Lemon Mustard Tarragon Dressing

I get a lot of emails requesting oil-free salad dressing recipes, and I always share a version of this dressing I'm sharing with you today. The best way to get an incredible decadent flavor and texture with an oil-free dressing is to blend broth, lemon juice, and roasted garlic. The broth and garlic give the dressing a rich creamy texture and divine flavor, and the lemon juice brightens and lifts the flavor and adds a nice mellow zestiness. To that base, you can then add any aromatics…

Vegan Beet Berry Smoothie

The next generation of blending has arrived! The new KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender is now available in the United States exclusively through Williams-Sonoma. I'm delighted to announce that I have signed on to be the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. Yes, this is a very big change for me, and it was a huge decision that I thought long and hard about. When KitchenAid® came to me over 18 months ago saying they had a high-speed blender in development I was skeptical. I…

Kimchi

I have been dying to share a recipe from Amy Chaplin's award-winning cookbook, At Home In The Whole Food Kitchen for over a year. I first fell in love with Amy’s incredible food when I repeatedly scoffed myself senseless on anything and everything on her menu at Angelica’s Kitchen in New York like an unapologetic addict with no intention of recovery. Last year, I was fortunate to cheer Amy on as she accepted the IACP award for her triumphant debut cookbook. I had pre-ordered a copy…

Creamy Pasta Maconara

Have you tried the new Suncoast Gold macadamia milk? You must, because it is epic! And, the latest dairy-free milk is about to sweep the world. Macadamia milk is poised to be the next almond milk. People are going crazy for it! There are a few varieties hitting the shelves right now. I've tried them all, and the Suncoast Gold brand is the best by a mile. I was honored when this amazing Australian company asked me to be their spokesperson, and I've been overwhelmed by the response…

Vegan Scalloped Potato Bake

One of my favorite things to eat when I was growing up was my mum's scalloped potatoes. It was such a popular dish in the 80's! But, with gobs of cream, cheese, and butter, the original is not so healthy. My mum and dad have come over to stay for 5 weeks for the holidays, and I'm feeling nostalgic. This vegan version that I've created for Christmas utilizes a blend of raw cashews, onions, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and broth to create a rich creaminess that is equally as…

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Happy holidays! I can't believe it's the week of Thanksgiving already! Where has the year gone? I am not complaining because I absolutely love the holiday season. I really enjoy entertaining, cooking for friends and family, and celebrating all of the wonderful things I am thankful for with loved ones. It is a really special time. This year, Scott's parents and his best friend Richard have flown down from Sacramento to spend the week with us. We have a lot of cooking and eating…

French Lentil and Arugula Salad

I’m so excited about the new Food52 Vegan cookbook written by my friend Gena Hamshaw. Her blog and first book Choosing Raw are both fabulous resources for delicious plant-based recipes and health tips. Gena’s latest cookbook is based on her popular New Veganism column that she has been writing for Food52 since 2012. Gena’s recipes are always accessible and full of flavor, making them appealing to seasoned vegetarians and foodies, as well as omnivores looking for more creative vegetable…

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Pancakes

Meghan Telpner is a Canadian nutritionist and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She is the author of UnDiet: Eat You Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook, and through humor and simple fresh recipes she is changing the way people think about their health. With a passion for vibrant living and good karma business, Meghan also works as a consultant with health-focused independent practitioners and small businesses to find their unique voice, stay ahead of the curve,…

Chicago: College Tour ends at Northwestern

It was really special to end my tour in the great city of Chicago with the students from Northwestern University, as that is where Spoon University was founded, and is still the only spoon chapter in the country that publishes a print food magazine. Pick up a copy. It is a really beautifully produced publication. I teamed up with the Northwestern Spoon chapter to set up my last smoothie blast bar of the tour. Mariel Falk, Lauren Goldstein, Ally Mark, Sam Spector, and Kirby Barth were…

San Francisco: Epic Smoothie Bar at Berkeley

San Francisco is such a magical city. I always look forward to visiting, and I always stay at the legendary Westin St. Francis right in the heart of Union Square. This hotel is so rich in history and is in the most amazing central location to catch all of the sights. The history of the Westin St. Francis Hotel is, in many ways, the history of San Francisco itself. Opening its doors on March 21, 1904, it was barely two years old when it was ravaged by flames during the Great Earthquake…

Phoenix: Westin Downtown Rocks

One of the highlights of my last tour was staying at the Westin Phoenix Downtown with my friend Wendy. You might remember our adventures with Ernie last year! This hotel is so exquisite and chic, the rooms are gorgeous, the view is amazing, the location is awesome, and the staff are so friendly. There is also a ton of healthy food options to enjoy on their gorgeous outdoor patio. I was welcomed with a platter of superfoods off the Westin Eat Well Superfoods RX Menu the menu which is…

share

Pinterest

Subscribe

Menu
menu