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Sparkling Hibiscus Kombucha
Techniques

How to Make Kombucha: A 6 Step Guide

After much experimentation, I am finally releasing this 6 step guide on how to make kombucha. I think it was 7 years ago that I began drinking kombucha. An avid seeker of fizzy drinks, kombucha has become my favorite beverage. Fortunately for my health, kombucha has done wonders for my digestive system–gotta love […]

Vegan Lentil Burger with Shiitake Bacon
Entrees

Vegan Lentil Burger with Shiitake Bacon

 

 Anyone can make a ground beef burger taste good, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Instead, I present to you these hearty, wholesome vegan burgers made with brown rice and french lentils. These burgers get doused in a special sauce and topped with roasted shiitake mushrooms. I was inspired […]

Vegan and gluten-free kale salad with farro, radish, beets, fennel, and basil pesto. Shaved almonds.
Salads

Superfood Salad with Almond Vinaigrette

 

 When I’m not sure what to eat, my default is a nice, hearty salad. I’m talking about a salad that fills you up but leaves you wanting more. My ideal salad has a variety of textures and flavors, usually some kind of grain or nut, and definitely a homemade salad dressing. […]

Vegan Rose and Pistachio Cookies
Desserts

Vegan Rose and Pistachio Cookies

 

 Mother’s day is right around the corner so why not spoil her with a batch of these vegan rose and pistachio cookies? Giving flowers has become a bit of a pattern for me, but this year I wanted to do something unique and special so I took the floral theme to […]

Sesame Udon Noodles with Asian Greens
Entrees

Sesame Udon Noodles with Asian Greens

 

 What’s better than sesame + udon noodles + asian greens? I tried to think of what to name this dish, what with Chinese broccoli, bok choy, and shiitakes all vying for attention. I finally settled on sesame udon noodles with Asian greens. At the end of the day, different combinations of seasonal […]

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
Appetizers

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

 

 When craving comfort food, why not indulge in some Indian spiced sweet potato fries? Must make these tonight! Sweet potatoes make a healthy alternative to white potatoes because they contain complex carbohydrates and fiber. Instead of deep frying, these sweet potatoes get coated with extra-virgin olive oil, then baked with the skin […]

Soft Baked Vegan Pretzels
Appetizers

Soft Baked Vegan Pretzels

 

 In honor of national pretzel day, I am giving you the scoop on how to make perfect soft baked vegan pretzels. I developed this recipe last December for an edible holiday gifts class and have been just waiting for the right time to share it. Well, I got your pretzels […]

Three Bean Vegan Chili with Jalapeno Cornbread
Soup

Three Bean Vegan Chili with Jalapeno Cornbread

 

 Chili is the kind of dish that reminds me of home and friends. It’s the kind of meal that you can really bond over. I like my chili in a sourdough bread boule, over hash browns, or with cornbread smothered with butter and honey. While this is a healthy chili with […]

California Bowl with Chimichurri Tempeh
Entrees

California Bowl with Chimichurri Tempeh

 

 Cooking a satisfying vegan meal is all about problem-solving. Since plant foods contain simpler fats, I really like to focus on using the best quality fats to make my vegan dishes just as satisfying as meat alternatives. This California bowl is made up of cooling cucumber, fiber-rich brown rice, blackened […]

Vegan Raspberry Muffins with Chia Seeds
Breakfast

Vegan Raspberry Muffins with Chia Seeds

 

 These vegan raspberry muffins with chia seeds are healthful, hearty muffins that don’t taste like “health food.” Using whole grains, seeds, and fruit–these make a satisfying breakfast treat or mid-day snack. Leftover muffins can be stored in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge or even longer in the freezer. Finally, a […]

Holiday Tips and My Career in Food
Monthly Tips

Holiday Tips and My Career in Food

 

 If you’re like me, then you’re already thinking about all the rich holiday foods that await you in the coming months. Since healthy eating is something that I try to achieve year-round, I thought I’d share an interview I did with CourseHorse on the topic of healthy holiday eating and how I […]

Poached Monkfish with Thai Hot Sauce
Appetizers

Poached Monkfish with Thai Hot Sauce

 

 Monkfish is quite possibly the most underrated affordable fish. The texture is similar to lobster and the flavor is delicate. This Thai hot sauce is an amazing blend of hot, sour, and salty tastes. In a Thai kitchen, fish sauce would be added to provide saltiness and depth; but in […]

Grilled Bluefish with Grape Leaves
Entrees

Grilled Bluefish with Grape Leaves

 

 Since bluefish is a lean, flaky fish, it gets wrapped in briny grape leaves then tossed directly on the grill. This way, the fish won’t fall apart while it cooks. When I worked at Annisa restaurant in New York, I used to watch the grill chef work her station. She always […]

Easy Rustic Pavlova
Desserts

Easy Rustic Pavlova

 

 Pavlova is a surprisingly unique dessert. It’s not at all what you expect and manages to satisfy a lot of cravings with one package. It’s delicate, sticky, fluffy, creamy, crispy–strawberries tie the whole thing together. A pavlova is basically a giant meringue cookie topped with whipped cream, so of course, […]