10 Vegan Recipes for Labor Day

If you’ve been reading  my blog on a regular basis, you may have noticed that I have taken short break from blogging in August. Most people take vacations in the summer, or they slow down and spend more time relaxing, but I’ve done the opposite. I’ve been been working

Apple-Pecan Tempeh Salad

During the hot months of summer, I tend to have a giant salad for lunch. Lately I’ve been feeling like my salads aren’t enough though, and I’ve been getting hungry a couple hours after eating them. I’ve realized that I need something hearty to add to the dish, or even

Spicy (or not) Cauliflower Po’ Boy from The Easy Vegan Cookbook by Kathy Hester

I often hear people say that they think eating vegan must be difficult – it’s hard to find ingredients, everything is too expensive, the food is weird, yada yada yada. While I guess that can be true of some vegan food, it’s not really the norm. Most

Raw Mushroom Onion Pizza

Remember last week when I wrote about the final project I worked on for Rouxbe? Well, I was actually crazy enough to create TWO raw pizzas for that assignment. Nuts, right? I thought making two different dishes at once would really push me out of my comfort zone,

Only-Kale-Can-Save-Us-Now-Salad from Eat Like You Give a Damn by Michelle Schwegmann & Josh Hooten

I’m not sure when I first heard of Herbivore Clothing, but I know it was well over 10 years ago, and I think my friend Val may have been the one who did the introductions. I remember gleefully pulling their magazine (aptly titled Herbivore) out of my

Raw Pesto and Tomato Pizza

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing the recipes I created for Rouxbe’s Plant-Based Professional Course. One of the projects was a raw foods black box assignment, and as it seemed so daunting that I saved it until the very end. For the assignment, we were required to

Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

I have a confession to make, and it may result in my membership to the vegan club getting revoked: I didn’t buy the original Vegan with a Vengeance when it came out in 2005. It wasn’t an intentional boycott, I just didn’t know about it. Those were

Six Salads for Summer

Summer is in full swing here in New Jersey. It’s hot and sticky, and the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or stand over a hot stove top to cook dinner. I’ve been eating lots of salads over the course of the last few

Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking by Annie and Dan Shannon

A few years ago there were only a few vegan cookbooks on the market, making it easy to pick one, if you happened to be browsing the shelves at Barnes and Noble. Now there are hundreds, which is both good and bad. It’s good to see that

Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

I had such a great time in Rouxbe’s Professional Plant-Based Certification program that I finished in half of the allotted time. I learned a lot, and I created quite a few of my own recipes. This dish was for a project towards the end of the course. The assignment was to