Welcome to Flavor Country! (Sweets Edition)

Ah, sweetness – the luscious flavor that makes life a little better. Here I list my most-used sweeteners and run down their properties and health effects. Unrefined Cane Juice Powder and Sucanat: These dry sugars can be used interchangeably. They’re higher in sucrose than the other sweeteners, so use sparingly. At 82-88% sucrose levels, these sugars…

Garlic Meditation

There’s two kinds of experiences when peeling cloves of garlic – one is when the clove just pops right out of its wrapper, rest to add flavor to your meal, happy to help. You’re stoked cause you picked the right bulb at the store, and surely it’s a sign that your day is going well…

Chocolate Cream Pie

This beautiful pie tastes even prettier than it looks! You’ll love it! For over 100 recipes like this one, you’re invited to check out my eBook! Recipes for Compassion Vegan eCookbook, $10: Thank you for your interest in compassionate cooking! ♥ Meghan Elizabeth facebook / instagram / pinterest  

Mac-n-Not-Cheese

This divine comfort meal is the epitome of being vegan for 20 years and honing my Mac-n-Not-Cheese recipe, until finally creating this ultimate creamy, “cheesy” perfection. I love sharing my recipes but I also need to pay the rent,😉 so this one can be found in the eBook but not online. Ten bucks is mere…

Mousse Parfait

Delicious!!!! So many yummy textures and flavors in this impressive dessert. It’s so simple but seriously WOWs! Mousse Parfait (1) 15 oz. can Coconut Milk, refrigerated overnight 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1/4 cup of your favorite Granola 10 Raspberries 3 Dates, pitted 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder Dash of Sea Salt 12…

Provolone and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich destroys all grilled cheese sandwiches! It’s that good. Warm, crispy, melty… mmmmm mmm mm🙂 And 100% Vegan of course! Happy cows! Here’s what you’ll want to create this little masterpiece-for-your-mouth: Provolone and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich 2 slices of your favorite bread (I like Food of Life’s Rye or Gluten-free breads) 2 slices…

Tasty Tempeh Tacos

These are some *gourmet* Tempeh Tacos if I’ve ever made any! We’ve got some special guests appearing in them – the Sun-dried Tomato Paté, and my famous Cashew Cheese! Also topped with fresh Guac, Kalamata Olives, Cilantro and Scallions! Woah! So very delicious🙂 Tasty Tempeh Tacos Taco Shells 1 pack of Tempeh, marinated 1/2 Onion,…

Cashew Cheese Sauce

This cheesy sauce beats out real cheese, I swear! It’s a pourable nacho-like un-cheese made from cashews. Perfect with Mexican dishes, squash, potatoes, noodles, even as a salad dressing. It takes about 3 minutes to whip up and the best part — no tortured cows about it! This post prompted me to write a whole…

Maple Nut Energy Bars

These super tasty granola bars are crunchy, salty and sweet, and melt in your mouth as you chew. Full of vital nutrients, they pack a power punch of energy when you’re on the go. Wrap them in plastic to add to any lunchbox🙂 Maple Nut Energy Bars 1 C Oats, baked for 10 mins at…

7 Favorite Cooking Techniques for Health

Over the years I adjusted my cooking methods to maximize both flavor and health! With a few easy tricks, your cooking routine can help you lose weight and gain energy. Give these a try and let me know what works best for you… Water-sautéing: Instead of frying with oil, I usually  water-sauté instead. Water-sautéing is the…

17 Ways to Maximize Digestion

Sometimes digestion gets a little funny, whatever your diet. This may be due to over-eating rich and oily foods, eating processed foods your body can’t assimilate properly, or bad food combining. The good news for vegans is because of the high fiber content of the vegan diet, your bowels will be quite regular. As in…

Powerful TED Talk About Carnism and Veganism

I just watched this beautiful, inspiring video today. And then I sat my husband down and we watched it again. Then we had a lengthy discussion about it, and how grateful we are to both be Veg, (he’s mostly plant-based but not 100% yet). This TED talk is a MUST SEE!!!!! Whatever your diet, do…

Not Your Typical Smoothie – Hawaiian Bliss!

Happy Smoothie Week! And *Aloha* from Maui, Hawaii! I’m excited to share a smoothie recipe with some truly wild ingredients. Look at these gorgeous cacao pods: Can you guess what it is? If you’re anything like me, it’s your favorite food – CHOCOLATE! More often called Cacao, in this raw state. Inside are the Cacao Beans, surrounded by…

Alfredo Marinara Pasta

This really hit the spot! Marinara AND Alfredo sauces?! Heavenly! The tempeh “meatballs,” are marinated overnight for the best flavor and tender texture. Lots of garlic and basil later… voilá! An impressive, gourmet pasta dish! This alfredo sauce adds a cheesy richness, but is made with cauliflower instead! Reap the many brassica benefits instead of suffering the gut-wrenching cheese…