Braised Tofu with Mushrooms, Dried Cherries & Garlic Sauce

Braised Tofu with Mushrooms, Dried Cherries & Garlic Sauce

Giving up an old part of ourselves can be depressing. That even applies to making new food choices. When you make the decision to no longer eat foods that are not healthy for your body, you are experiencing the highest form of love. Love for thyself. Once you make that commitment, you will be able to manifest love in … [Read more...]

Beer Battered Vegan Fish n Chips

Vegan Fish n Chips with Red Cabbage Slaw As promised, here is my contribution to Seattle Super Bowl fans who want to celebrate the flavors of Seattle without the animal protein. Today I made a beer battered vegan fish n chips with red cabbage slaw. As many of you know, Seattle is famous for their seafood and seafood was one of the toughest things for me personally to give up when I went vegan. I grew … [Read more...]

Pasta Frittata with Corn & Mushrooms & Serendipity

Pasta Frittata with Corn & Mushrooms August 18 - National Serendipity Day It was one of those days. I was in a bad place. My life as I knew it felt over and I didn't know what to do so I went to the movies. It was such a happenstance that I choose the movie "Forks Over Knives." I hadn't read any reviews about it but as I was pondering my choices in front of the movie marquee, I noticed it was … [Read more...]

Grilled Tofu & Vegetable Shish Kebab with Cold Rice Salad

Grilled Tofu & Vegetable Shish Kebab with Cold Rice Salad Everything we choose to consume will directly or indirectly affect our organs, and some foods we consume will affect us more than others. Here are five of the most important organs in our body, and the foods that can put us on the fast track to organ health or organ damage. 1. Brain Dietary deficiency of omega-3 … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Vegan Pho Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Vegan Pho Noodle Soup Noodles houses are all the rage here in Los Angeles. My personal favorite is Vietnamese style noodle soup, but it is very difficult to find vegan pho. Pho consists of noodles in a light sweet broth usually accompanied by basil, lime and chili.  The combination of sweet, salty, spicy and citrus is a perfect balance of  flavors. Traditional pho is often made with animal … [Read more...]

Poblano Home Fries, Tofu Spinach Scramble & Spicy Bloody Mary Sauce

Poblano Home Fries, Tofu Spinach Scramble & Spicy Bloody Mary Sauce Happy Mother's Day everyone. I think the best gift you can give your Mom for Mother's Day is an opportunity to enjoy a delicious plant based meal like these yummy poblano home fries and tofu scramble with spicy bloody mary sauce. Who knows?  One meal could be the catalyst for more healthy, plant based meals in your Mom's … [Read more...]

Grilled Tofu Kebabs & Seeds of Life

Grilled Tofu Kebabs & Seeds of Life Did you know you can transform whatever you are eating by sprinkling some seeds on it? I never used to eat seeds before I was vegan and I can't believe I have been missing out on these little, yummy concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats.  Seeds also add crunch, flavor and texture to any dish. For better health, try to work a spoonful of seeds into your diet daily. Here are a few of my favorites. Hemp Seeds [Read more...]

Asian Rice Noodle Salad with Tofu

Asian Rice Noodle Salad with Tofu

Today is World Kidney Day and awareness events are being held around the globe. They call it the "silent disease" because you don't usually feel anything until it's too late. World Kidney Day encourages people to be screened to detect any problems early on. More than 10% of people, or more than 20 million, aged 20 … [Read more...]

Smokey Mole Tacos with Tofu and Tomatillo Sauce

Smokey Mole Tacos with Tofu and Tomatillo Sauce On Tuesday, March 26, President Barack Obama, signed a spending bill, HR933, into law that included language that has food advocates and organic farmers up in arms. It is being called the "Monsanto Protection Act". The "Monsanto Protection Act" bars federal courts from being able to stop the sale or planting of genetically modified (also known as GMO) seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future. The advent of … [Read more...]

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan with Cashew Ricotta

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan with Cashew Ricotta I love affirmations, and they have seen me through some tough times. If you are not familiar with them,  affirmations are thoughts, ideas and stories to reprogram your consciousness to change your reality. Our consciousness creates our reality,  and how our consciousness is programmed is how our body, life and perceptions are programmed. You can change your everyday reality and re-invent yourself when you reprogram your consciousness with … [Read more...]

The Truth About Milk & Casein & What You Need To Know

The Truth About Milk & Casein & What You Need To Know My dear friend's fifteen-month-old son recently came down with a bout of eczema. It covered him from head to toe. Poor little guy. My girlfriend immediately took him off dairy and the rash disappeared. She has been struggling with this milk thing for a while. She is not 100 % comfortable serving her children milk, but at the same time … [Read more...]

You Can Have It All & Crispy Asian Tofu

You Can Have It All & Crispy Asian Tofu Yesterday, my dear friend, was telling me a sad story about her life and I unexpectedly burst out laughing. I wasn't being rude,  but it was a familiar story - something she has played out over and over in her life. Fortunately she understood the irony and started laughing with me,  and the truth of the matter is, I couldn't stop laughing. I was heading into a yoga class and every time I thought of our conversation or just the joy of laughing hard … [Read more...]

Marinated Tempeh & My Vegan Kindred Spirit

 Marinated Tempeh & My Vegan Kindred Spirit

Kindred spirits are two people that make a special connection by sharing a bond or experience that has drawn them together on a higher level of consciousness. ~~~urban dictionary A kindred spirit comes in all forms.  Yesterday I was shopping in the Whole Foods produce section when I met mine. As you all know from my previous post [Read more...]

Mexican Potatoes & Tofu in Tomatillo Sauce

 

Mexican Potatoes & Tofu in Tomatillo Sauce

The sky was spectacular last night, and the air is starting to cool down. Fall arrives late on the West Coast, but contrary to what most people think, there are seasons in Southern California. Fall has always been my favorite season, and there is something about the scent of fall that brings to mind so many childhood memories. For some strange reason, fall always reminds … [Read more...]