Soup is underrated. Often times, soup is considered a starter dish or a side to a more substantial sandwich or salad. Let me tell you: soup is awesome (especially for those of us keeping an eye on our wallets)!Read More
These fudgey vegan blondies are the perfect decadent Valentine's Day treat for your sweetie, family, friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, random passers-by---you name it! Plus, they'll never guess the secret (healthy) ingredient...Read More
Take everything you learned about how a meal should look and throw it out the window!! ...Well, okay, not everything. What I'm saying is that putting together a plant-based meal opens up so many more possibilities than a plate with meat, a side of vegetables, and a side of grains. I find that many people starting a meat-free lifestyle or at least flirting with the idea of one often simply replace the meat on their plate with a meat-substitute like tofu-tenders or seitan-sausage. This is totally fine, don't get me wrong, but it can get pretty boring, not to mention that a lot of the fake meats are filled with some questionable ingredients. I admit that I went through this phase when I first stopped eating meat. I'd have spaghetti with fake meatballs at least once a day. That's what I knew how to make! It wasn't until I started perusing vegetarian cookbooks that I realized there was another way of doing things.Read More
I think I've done it: made the perfect sweet potato fries. BUM BUM BUUUUUUM!
Okay, so that's a bit dramatic, but these crispy, savory morsels are reeeeally good if I do say so myself. Plus (you know me), I've left out a ton of the bad stuff that normally goes along with traditional french fries, while leaving only the most delicious of flavors and textures. I've used sweet potatoes with their skins on in place of the less-nutritious, peeled white potato. I only use a small amount of extra virgin olive oil in place of the massive vats of soy bean or canola oil. I baked my fries instead of frying them--sounds contradictory, but it's exponentially better for you. Plus, I've paired my fries with an awesomely delicious tahini aioli. No mayo, no dairy, just good ol' fashioned yummy-goodness. Hope you guys like these as much as I do!Read More
I love Paris.
The temptingly buttery smells wafting from the bakeries everyday. The beautifully coiffed women strutting out of the salons on each block. The generous embrace of heat offered by a passed-by cafe. The gorgeously fluid French chatter at the open-air markets. The contrast between the smooth, off-white stone of buildings and their blue-gray, window-boxed roofs.
All of this creates the glorious feeling of ancient, modest self-security: we are Paris. Stay a while and enjoy.Read More