My Vegan Story

I thought vegans were snobs, even though I’d never met one. I was 18, living in the midwest, where I grew up on meat and potatoes. I heard about vegetarianism for awhile. I decided to try it just for kicks. Within a week, a piece of meat made it’s way into my mouth. Only this time…

Chickpea Buddha Bowl with Smoky Garlic Dressing

This bowl of plant powered fuel is super easy to whip up! I doubled the recipe for an easy meal to grab from the fridge throughout the week. Chickpeas are a powerhouse food. Aka garbanzo beans, one cup gives ya 15 grams of protein. They’re high in fiber and folate (great for pregnant mamas!) Chickpeas improve blood…

Fudge Tuffles

These are some of the yummiest truffles I make! Yet so simple. They’re rich, chocolatey, and perfectly sweet, with a hint of sea salt. All while staying surprisingly healthy. Sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan of course! Pecans are one of my all-time favorite nuts. The tender American tree nuts are rich and buttery tasting. Pecans are a great…

Creamy Artichoke Cauliflower Bake

A rich, cheesy, satisfying meal that leaves you feeling light and healthier for it. It tastes bright, warming, and mouth-watering. It’s surprisingly healthy, which I think is the Holy Grail for all dishes – it tastes super decadent, but is very low-fat, gluten-free, and oil-free. Cauliflower is a descendant of wild cabbage, believed to have…

Cucumber Rolls

These appetizer rolls are filled with an Italian-inspired seed paste. They’re actually really easy and super fun to make. They’re almost-raw, gluten-free, and oil-free. Gather ye earthy ingredients: Using a mandolin, you’ll slice the cucumbers like so: Adding the yummy filling, then roll em up: Friends, if you try this lovely recipe, let us know! Leave a…

Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelons are magical! Like how I dream the fruit is on some otherworldly, mysterious planet – comes in a circular pod and tastes like cotton candy. Watermelon originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first watermelon harvest on record happened in Egypt 5,000 years ago! They’re are mostly water, but this refreshing fruit is loaded with nutrients. Each juicy…

Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

I’m always searching for ways to get more lentils in me! They’re high in protein, iron, fiber, and B-vitamins so getchu some! Bonus: lentils require no overnight soaking or long cook times, especially these split lentils… With that in mind I made this creamy coconut-y soup the other day and Hubs declared it “might be one…

Spring Detox Salad

This salad is designed specifically to assist the liver in detoxing stagnancy. It’s oil-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan of course. If you’ve been overeating processed foods, drinking too much alcohol, overweight, or in a mental fog, whip up this tasty salad to kick start your system. It’s like springtime – for your body. Let’s get…