10-Minute Coconut Curry Soup

Do not miss making this vegan coconut curry soup. It is so easy, loaded with nutrients and fabulous flavor, and the blender does all of the work for you! As I mentioned in my minty pea soup post a few weeks ago, Scott and I have been using our 1950's stove as little as possible this summer as our kitchen gets so hot. So, we've been taking advantage of the heating function of our blender, and letting her do all of the work. Our kitchen is above Scott's recording studio, and so I…

Vegan Sesame Hemp Parmesan

There is always a jar of this sesame hemp parmesan in our house. It's takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is a fantastic dairy-free alternative to traditional parmesan. We use it on pastas, risottos, stews, soups, and salads. Many other vegan parmesan recipes utilize cashews. But, I like to use white sesame seeds because they're alkaline-forming, are one of the most concentrated plant-based sources of calcium, and are high in protein and zinc for bone health. Just 1/4 cup of sesame…

Root Vegetable Dal

This righteous root vegetable dal comes from The First Mess cookbook by my friend Laura Wright. I was honored to provide a blurb for this sensational debut based on Laura's award-winning blog. Laura's no-fuss, simple but stylish approach to healthy food is as bold as it is beautiful. Her magical mess is a joyful celebration of eating well and living well. With more than 125 nourishing plant-based recipes and stunning photography, Laura's journey through the seasons is a feast for your…

Mexican Watermelon Salad

It is absolutely sweltering here in L.A, and this Mexican watermelon and cucumber salad with smoky lime pepitas from the new Nom Nom Paleo cookbook, Ready or Not! is like a welcome splash of cool water. Sweet, tangy, spicy, refreshing, super hydrating, and loaded with vitamins and minerals, this spectacular salad has become a summer staple in our house. We've also been happily munching on the smoky lime pepitas in between rounds. Yummo! Michelle Tam and Henry Fong have created one of…

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…

share

Pinterest

Subscribe

Menu
menu