Category Archives: Nuts and Seeds

Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Latte – and Silk Creamy Cashew Milk

A few months ago I started drinking green tea lattes. I regularly make my own lattes at home, for years my fix was a chai tea latte using soy or almond milk. Then, my friend Julieanna introduced me to Starbucks’ green tea latte. What took me so long? I’ve created recipes with matcha powder (there’s a matcha… Continue Reading

Choosing Raw: The Cookbook (& Recipe for Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream)

At last, the brilliant and creative soul behind the Choosing Raw blog has published her first cookbook. Many of us have been a fan of Gena Hamshaw‘s work for years. It’s hard not to be. Gena delivers posts that educate and inspire us, not with recipes alone, but also with her life observations and food knowledge…. Continue Reading

Walnut-Pecan Balls – and Reminiscing

My very first recipe for a vegan meatball was in The Everyday Vegan. That recipe isn’t a traditional meatball, more of an asian-fusion with flavors of hoisin, miso, cilantro and paired with a sweet and sour sauce. It’s actually one of my favorite recipes from TEV, though I rarely make them now (new recipe development… Continue Reading

Blendtec Giveaway + Recipe Feature: Wonder Spread

When I first starting using a Blendtec several years ago, I didn’t realize how much my cooking and food preparation would evolve with just one appliance. Immediately I had a new love for green smoothies. While I had made them in a standard blender for a year or two beforehand, those potent green elixirs reached… Continue Reading

Raw Baklava-Crusted Apple Tart: Pies and Tarts with Heart by Dynise Balcavage

Some amazing plant-powered books have been published this fall. We have another to add to that list today: Pies and Tarts with Heart by Dynise Balcavage. This vegan cookbook has just released, and as you can guess by its name, this book is a slice of vegan pie heaven! I have known Dynise (aka The Urban Vegan)… Continue Reading

Momo Granola Bars: Matt Frazier’s No Meat Athlete

In the last few years, there has been quite a spotlight on plant-based fitness. When I first became vegan, there was little talk of vegan athletes. Now, it’s very different. A plant-based diet is finally getting the recognition it deserves in the arena of fitness and athletic pursuits – as being the optimal diet to… Continue Reading

Recipe: Spinach Herb Pistachio Pesto

Summer is winding down. Already I’m feeling blue! I’m a summer girl, so it’s hard for me to say farewell to the warm weather – SUNSHINE (vitamin D!) – abundant summer fruits and vegetables – and herbs. One of my cold-weather coping mechanisms is to batch and freeze pesto at the end of summer… for… Continue Reading

5 Healthy Salad Dressings and Sauces You Will LOVE (vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)

Dressings and sauces are staples for me. They add personality to staple foods like rice, greens, and beans and can take a salad or otherwise routine meal from drab to fab! I love creating saucy stuff (if you have LTEV you already know this)! And, I especially love using a variety of dressings and sauces through… Continue Reading

Featured PP15 Recipe: Umami Almond, Quinoa, and Sundried Tomato Burgers (vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)

  It’s been couple of months since I released my Plant-Powered 15 ebook, and I’ve been getting emails and FB comments from so many of you about the recipes. (Can I pause a moment to thank you for that? I LOVE hearing your recipe feedback, favorites, suggestions, modifications, etc. Very rewarding and inspires my creativity!) There… Continue Reading

Tahini 101: Taste Test, Brand Comparison, Cooking Tips, and Tahini Recipes (vegan and gluten-free)

I talked about tahini on my old blog many years ago, and think it’s about time we revisit it.  I frequently get questions about tahini – mostly about which brand I use.  Today’s post will give you some info about tahini, some brand comparisons, and a slew of delicious tahini recipes! Tahini, unlike other seed… Continue Reading

Wildside Jar for green smoothies, thick and nut-based sauces and dessert purees. I use mine 1-2x/day.

Twister Jar is the BEST for healthy, homemade salad dressings and sauces





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