Tempeh Reubenesque Salad

This incredible Vegan Tempeh Reubenesque salad comes from the Salad Samurai cookbook from Terry Hope. If you love salads like I do, you're going to love this book. if you're looking for some really different, delicious, and super-healthy salads to spice up your repertoire, this book is going to rock your world! I love, love, love this book! From the moment I read the subtitle: 100 Cutting-Edge, Ultra-Hearty, Easy-To-Make Salads You Don't Have To Be Vegan To Love, and then flipped to…

Okra Masala (Bindi Bhaji)

I am having a Terry Hope love-fest for the next week, featuring a recipe from her two latest cookbook triumphs. I've had a girl crush on Terry ever since I heard her speak at a conference last year. She is so smart and funny, and her recipes will blow your mind. So, I thought, why feature one book, when I can feature two?! For those of you who aren't acquainted, Terry Hope Romero is a vegan rockstar, award-winning chef, author of Viva Vegan! and coauthor of Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes…

Raw Vegan Carrot Cake

Dessert Lovers: I've got a treat for you. This carrot cake with cashew cream is moist and incredibly delicious. You would never know it was raw. I could just lick the cashew cream! This exquisite creation comes from Emily von Euw's book, Rawsome Vegan Baking. Emily's blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life has tons of delicious raw and vegan recipes with beautiful photography. The book contains so many delicious desserts that I didn't know where to start when I got my copy of the book. We have…

Curry Cashew Savory Granola

Oat Lovers: you are in for a treat. Kathy Hester's new book, OATrageous Oatmeals will change the way you think about oatmeal. Kathy shares inventive plant-based recipes that utilize oats in creative ways. For those of you not familiar with Kathy, she specializes in making healthy foods accessible to picky eaters, and shares her recipes on her blog, Healthy Slow Cooking, and in her vegan column for Key Ingredient. She is also the author of The Vegan Slow Cooker, The Great Vegan Bean…

Homemade Corn Tortillas

I get constant requests for good gluten-free vegan flatbread recipes, and I'm really excited to share these amazing bready corn tortillas from Silvana Nardone's new book, Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen. Silvana follows up her first successful book, Cooking For Isaiah with this new cookbook full of amazing gluten and dairy-free recipes to inspire the home cook. After being the founding editor of Everyday with Rachael Ray, working in the Food & Wine test kitchen, being…

Chocolate Maca Mint Pie Smoothie

I really love the Vega One protein powders. They are gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, non gmo, sweetened with stevia, and the powder doesn't have a gritty texture like with many powdered supplements. I have so much more energy since I've been using this product in my smoothies, because I'm getting all of my macronutrients. This Chocolate Maca Mint Pie Smoothie is delicious, loaded with energizing goodness, and tastes like dessert! The alchemy created between cashews, oats, and almond…

Google: Zagat Guest Chef at Mountain View

I was really delighted to be invited to appear at the Google Mountain view location as part of the Zagat Guest Chef series. I did an interview with the lovely Jason Crane and then made the Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale and Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake smoothies from The Blender Girl cookbook. The google campus is just extraordinary. I was totally blown away by the pristine environment, incredible food on offer, and the amazing resources available to googlers. I want to work at…

Living Without: 5 Allergy Free Recipes from The Blender Girl cookbook

Living Without's Gluten Free & More magazine shared five allergy free recipes from The Blender Girl cookbook in a beautiful five-page spread in their August/September 2014 issue. They featured the Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake smoothie, Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale smoothie, Pineapple Salsa smoothie, Watermelon Gazpacho, and Artichoke and White Bean Dip.

Thrive Magazine: 6 recipes from The Blender Girl cookbook

Thrive Magazine, the new plant-based, performance, and lifestyle magazine started by Brendan Brazier featured six recipes from The Blender Girl cookbook in a gorgeous six-page spread in Issue 2. Thrive shared the Watermelon Gazpacho, Green Queen Salad, Pad Thai, Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Chai Rice Pudding, and Raw Chocolate Torte.

Avocado Superfood Smoothie

If you love avocados like me, then you're going to love the Absolutely Avocados cookbook by Gaby Dalkin. This awesome avocado cookbook came out last year, and I've been happily cooking my way through it with an avocado-smeared smile on my face. All you've gotta say is "avocado" and I'm in. For those of you who don't know Gaby, she's a food and lifestyle writer who shares her delicious California-inspired recipes at What's Gaby Cooking. Gaby is a regular contributor to Better Homes and…

ABC 7 Los Angeles: Healthy Fast Food

I recently spent some time with Lori Corbin for ABC 7 in Los Angeles whipping up some healthy fast food from The Blender Girl cookbook. We made the Watermelon Gazpacho, Basic Almond Cheeze, Chia Choo Choo, and Chock-Full Chocolate Surprise. Watch the segment here.

New Idea: features recipes from The Blender Girl cookbook

The August 4th edition of New Idea magazine in Australia featured a lovely double-page spread sharing recipes fromThe Blender Girl cookbook- Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Incredibly Edible Edamame Dip, and Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff, and some of my top tips for making delicious plant-based milks.