It’s Time for Us to Take Back the Word Vegan

A few months ago Dennis and I were having lunch in a local vegan restaurant. It was kind of empty and quiet, and we couldn’t help but hear just about every word the couple next to us said. The woman was super excited that her date/boyfriend/husband was

Stir-Fry Inspired Salad

This dish is the result of my first “Black Box Challenge” in Rouxbe’s Professional Plant-Based Certification program. The challenge I was given was to make a side dish, soup, or salad using a leafy green and a starchy vegetable. We had to use two different knife cuts and one

Cappuccino Gels with Cashew Cream Topping

As I mentioned last week, I’m taking Rouxbe’s Professional Plant-Based Certification course, which is taking up a lot of my time in the kitchen. I recently had an assignment to create a gel using agar agar. I made coffee flavored gels and topped them with cashew cream

10 Vegan Recipes for Easter

Even though the weather here is cold and damp, the calendar tells me that Easter is just a few days away. I’m still not sure what I’ll be cooking, but fortunately, I already have come up with some tasty vegan recipes (if I do say so myself)

Sesame Black Bean Tacos

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new, original recipe. I’ve been sent a lot of cookbooks to review, so I’ve been cooking through those, and I’ve been testing recipes for Allyson Kramer’s next cookbook. I’m also currently taking Rouxbe’s Plant-Based Certification course, which is taking up

Cookin’ Up a Storm Recipe and Cookbook Giveaway

Although I’ve never watched Whale Wars, I am familiar with The Sea Shepherd, so I was interested to to take a look at Cookin’ Up a Storm when a review copy was offered to me. Cookin’ Up a Storm was written by Laura Dakin, the cook on the ship

10 Green Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day

I know, I know. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a new recipe. I’ve been planning on creating new dishes (really I have), and I had really hoped to have a recipe to post for Saint Patrick’s Day (I make a mean colcannon), but time has

10 Vegan Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day is just a few days away. Pi day is on on March 14th every year because the calendar reads 3.14, for those of you who might not be nerdy enough to know. I’m as far away from being a math whiz as I anyone could be, but I’m

Nutrition CHAMPS Recipe and International Giveaway

I’m happy to be hosting Jill Nussinow’s blog tour for her book Nutrition CHAMPS today. In addition to sharing a recipe from the book, Jill has a copy of the Nutrition CHAMPS eBook for one lucky reader. This is an international giveaway, so you can enter no matter where

Why You Shouldn’t Get Health Advice from the Internet (Or The Evening News. Or Magazines.)

A couple of years ago I taught a class on going vegan and I took a bunch of vegan products such as almond milk, coconut yogurt, and non-dairy cheese with me. A woman who was taking the class freaked out when she saw the almond milk and