It’s Time for a Digital Detox

“Just turn off your phone!” “Why can’t you just switch it off?” “Can’t we just talk to each other?” You’ve probably received many warnings to turn off your phone and other devices. You may have even rolled your eyes when you heard them. Can you imagine living

6 Ways to Make Avocado Toast

I’m not quite sure how it happened, but avocado toast has become quite the culinary trend. And we’re not talking guacamole on bread here. Morning toast has become a form of self-expression, and it’s being loaded down with all manner of fruits, veggies, and condiments. Just do

20 Meal-Worthy Salads for Summer

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, and it’s far too hot to cook. I tend to eat a lot of salads and sandwiches in the summer months, both to help me stay cool and to avoid having to stand over a hot stove. It can be easy

Vegan Tomato and Feta Pasta Salad

My friends Lydia and Mauro, who write for From A to Vegan, usually have a potluck in their backyard during the 4th of July weekend to celebrate their birthdays, which are July 5th and 6th. When I saw a video of Ina Garten’s Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Easy Peasy Lemony Tahini Dressing

This Lemony Tahini Dressing is my go-to condiment. I pour it over salads, spread it on sandwiches, and I’ve even been known drizzle in on pizza. There’s really nothing that won’t taste a little better with a bit of tahini dressing. I always have jars of tahini

Tempeh Fajita Salad

Fajitas have always been a favorite of mine. This dish has everything I like about them, in the form of a salad, making it a great meal for hot summer evenings.   Several years ago, I had just started a new job as an art director for

6 Exercise Tips for Busy People

It takes time and effort to take care of your body. No argument here! But it’s incredibly important to find time to exercise. The benefits are too important to ignore. I know that most of us are too busy to even make time for what we WANT

Spicy Asian Chickpea Salad

Like last week’s Asparagus and Chickpea Salad with Vegan Buttermilk Dressing, this Asian Chickpea Salad recipe was inspired by a dish I saw in a recent issue of Food Network Magazine. I’ve veganized their recipe, and changed a few ingredients. I’ve been eating lots of salads lately,

7 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Are you doomed to slower reflexes and poor memory as you age? Not necessarily! Every person’s brain, like their body, is uniquely different. Not everyone is subject to the slowing down of mental faculties that tends to come with aging. The Benefits of Brain Exercises Like every muscle, the

Asparagus and Chickpea Salad with Vegan Buttermilk Dressing

I don’t turn the oven on very much in the summer months. Instead I make meals out of giant salads, or Dennis and I grill veggies outside. I don’t want to eat the same things over and over again, so I’m always on the hunt for new