Save the Ocean with What’s on Your Plate in 2 Easy Steps

Everyone extols the health benefits of eating fish, and we have responded through our diets. Americans have gone from consuming 22 pounds of fish per person per year in the 1960s to over 45 pounds of fish per person per year in 2016—this is the highest rate of fish consumption in history. In turn, it’s…

Product Review: Munk Pack

As a gluten-free vegan, looking to stay healthy, maximize my time, and still eat delicious food and spend as little money as possible, I am always looking for delicious, portable, nutrient-packed, pre-made snacks that I can eat on the go in any situation. So, you can imagine my excitement at discovering Munk Pack! Named after…

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

These are Mexican-inspired squash but the possibilities are endless! Such as, Italian: soy “beef” crumbles, Tofutti ricotta, tomato sauce, any veggies (kale, spinach, mushrooms, onion) Well, I’m kind of stuck on Mexican or Tex-Mex, but imagine all the ingredient options: soy “beef” crumbles, corn, peppers (red, green, poblano, jalapeño!), mushrooms, black beans, onion, tomatoes… So,…

BBQ Tempeh with Creamy Grits (adapted from Bryant Terry)

Bryant Terry has an awesome recipe for tempeh with creamy grits—the only problem is that all-told the recipe must take 3-4 hours to make, not even counting soaking cashews overnight. So, in this post, I offer the lazy-cook (aka, me), super-speed-up version, without stealing any of the secrets from the original, which you absolutely must…

Fall Seasonal Menu

A gluten-free vegan feast doesn’t have to be difficult! These were all fairly low-maintenance recipes (lots of oven roasting) – Lentil mushroom walnut mini loaves (served with not homemade Trader Joe’s jalapeño cranberry sauce) * Recipe linked; I buy cranberry sauce instead of making to save time. I also use pre-cooked Trader Joe’s lentils (sold…

Zucchini Bread

A true family favorite growing up was zucchini bread, which for those unfamiliar is a sweet bread like banana bread or a pumpkin or apple bread (yes even though it has veggies!). We would make it with zucchini straight out of our backyard garden. While I don’t have a backyard garden full of zucc’s, I…

Grateful to be Gluten Free

10 Things I’ve Learned from 10 Years on a Gluten-Free Diet 10 years ago this month, my mom and I decided that it would be best for me to try a gluten-free diet for the first time. My dad had been diagnosed with celiac disease 5 years earlier, and after a vaguely ominous blood test…

Stuffed Pattypan Squash

It’s been a long time since my last post, but here’s a fun summertime doozy that I hope you like. Takes a little more prep time than my recipes typically would but it’s pretty fun! I received some scalloped yellow items in my Boston Organics box as a surprise, but it didn’t take too much…

Teese Nacho Cheese Sauce: How Do I Love Thee?

Dear Teese Nacho Cheese Sauce, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways: You are made by Chicago Vegan Foods, makers of awesome marshmallows You are dairy free/vegan–good for allergies and those who want to reduce harm to the cows while destroying a huge plate of nachos night after night You are soy…

World Week for Animals in Laboratories

Today starts the World Week for Animals in Laboratories, and I think this is important because, until recently, I didn’t even know that animal testing is, at this point in modern medicine, useless and, if anything, hindering progress in human health—not to mention that it’s absolutely appalling what is perpetrated against captive animals. If you also didn’t…

Avocado Overdose

All these avocados just begging to be eaten is a sight from heaven for me: I can throw them into a food processor to make 5 ingredient guacamole (avos, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon or lime juice) or a raw chocolate tart. I’ll also be exploring a new raw tart (key lime) of soaked cashew/avocado filling and…

Easy Pizzas

Who doesn’t want an easy pizza? Especially when you’re gluten free AND vegan? Simply add your desired toppings (tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, vegan Trader Joe’s shredded mozzarella*, daiya mozzarella shreds*, mushrooms, any other vegetables, tempeh, tempeh bacon, fakin bits, any other desired veggies or spices) *Despite urban myths, vegan cheese DOES melt. Polenta crust:…