7 – Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment?

Podcast 7 - Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment Show Notes

Today's podcast is about the impact of food production and the environment.  Most people don't understand the connection between what we eat and climate change. But how we feel about climate change and the environment in the future is important right now. Because it plays a large part in what's going to happen to our planet next. Here are some … [Read more...]

Vegan Spring Rolls with Hot & Sweet Dipping Sauce


Vegan Spring Rolls with Hot & Sweet Dipping Sauce

There are so many reasons I love spring, but my favorite part is the fresh crop of seasonal vegetables that appear at my local farmer's market. Asparagus, sweet peas, snow peas, artichokes, arugula, beets, purple carrots and green onions. I love them all and any of those vegetables can be part of these fresh vegan spring … [Read more...]

Vegan Whipped Cream with Coconut Milk

Vegan Whipped Cream with Coconut Milk

Thanks for your patience for this vegan whipped cream recipe. Ever since I posted my easy scones topped with a delicious vegan whipped cream, you have said: "where the heck is the vegan whipped cream recipe?" At the time, I used a store bought brand that I thought was pretty good and it only contained a few ingredients. But never again. This recipe is so easy, … [Read more...]

Pea Salad with Oil-Free Miso Mint Almond Milk Dressing

Pea Salad with Oil-Free Miso Mint Almond Milk Dressing

Happy spring everyone! I love when spring rolls in because it makes me feel so optimistic. Spring also brings so many vibrant fruits and vegetables like this pea salad with english peas, sugar-snap peas, watermelon radishes, butter lettuce, and fresh mint. Yum! I also choose to make a fresh and zesty oil-free dressing to compliment spring's best flavors and not mask them. Before we get to this … [Read more...]

Easy Tofu Sugar Glazed with Kale & Yams

Easy Tofu Sugar Glazed with Kale & Yams

Before we delve into this easy tofu recipe, I want to discuss sugar. As many of you know, I advocate always to check your sugar carefully to make sure it's vegan. Unfortunately, most cane sugar is made white with bone char. Why? To manufacture table sugar from sugarcane, sugarcane stalks are crushed to separate the juice from the pulp. The juice is processed and heated to … [Read more...]

Creamy Polenta with Cabbage Topped With Greens & Pine Nuts

Creamy Polenta with Cabbage Topped with Greens & Pine Nuts

Last night I made some creamy polenta with onions and garlic. I added some nutritional yeast to give it a bit of a cheesy flavor and cabbage for richness. I don't cook polenta very often because it's often difficult to find non-GMO, organic polenta. I bought mine in bulk at Whole Foods, but you can also purchase a brand like [Read more...]

5 – How To Lose Weight and Eat More Calories

How To Lose Weight and Eat More Calories

Why A Vegan Can Eat 33% More Food But Consume 33% Fewer Calories How to lose weight and eat more calories is easier than you think. Today's podcast subject is calorie density. Calorie Density has been called the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. It is also the reason you can lose weight and eat more calories. The first time I heard about calorie density was at a Farms 2 Forks … [Read more...]

4 – How A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Prevent Cancer

How A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Prevent & Treat Cancer


In this week's podcast episode we explore ways to help prevent cancer and treat cancer. We also learn which foods we should eat and which foods we should avoid. All told, there are expected to be 1.7 million new cancer cases in the United States in 2016, and 600,000 cancer … [Read more...]

Zoodles with Vegan Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes & Kale

Zoodles with Vegan Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes & Kale

It's a rainy, stormy day in LA, but I'm keeping warm with this big bowl of zoodles tossed with vegan bacon, tomatoes and kale. I must say this recipe took me by surprise. Maybe it was the addition of the vegan bacon, but I craved it all day even after devouring a big bowl. My vegan bacon of choice was made by a company called [Read more...]

Chickpea Soup with Cabbage, Tomatoes & Basil

Chickpea Soup with Cabbage, Tomatoes & Basil

Yesterday I posted a recipe for a simple roasted cabbage with lemon yogurt sauce for dipping. I had some leftover cabbage so I decided to make a chickpea soup with cabbage and tomatoes. Do you remember back in the day when the cabbage soup diet was all the rage? All you ate was cabbage soup three … [Read more...]

Lentil & Quinoa Sloppy Joe

Lentil & Quinoa Sloppy Joe

This recipe is a good reminder that being vegan doesn't mean missing out on the classics. Quinoa and lentils make a delicious and healthy substitute for this sloppy joe. This sloppy joe can also be made in a soup pot or slow cooker. Whichever you prefer. Make sure you have some soft yummy buns to soak up the rich juices. Not only do those lentils taste delicious in this recipe, they are … [Read more...]

Ordinary Vegan Podcast #2: Vegan Protein

Welcome to  first Ordinary Vegan Podcast #2! My new labor of love. To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below: Click Here to Subscribe and listen via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via Ordinary Vegan. If you are already subscribed to Ordinary Vegan's recipes, you will receive a link weekly to the most … [Read more...]

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Greens & Fennel Seeds

Well, it's that time of year again. New Years Day! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and peaceful 2016. I greatly appreciate all your support over the years, and I am so thankful you are part of our healthy, compassionate community.  It is an honor to serve you. In 2015, I launched my first podcast and … [Read more...]

Win a 100% Vegan Cruelty-Free Handbag from Gunas


Win a 100% Vegan Cruelty-Free Handbag from Gunas

Hi Everyone Gunas, a cruelty-free, 100 % vegan handbag company has joined with Ordinary Vegan for a holiday giveaway. Just sign up below on Rafflecopter. The giveaway will ask you to share my podcast link  on … [Read more...]

Win A Vegan Cruise To The Caribbean!

Win a Vegan Cruise! Cruise tickets for 2 - taxes and tips included. A $3,394.50 value

I am very excited to announce that I will be attending and offering a cooking demonstration on the … [Read more...]

I Need Your Help To Spread Compassion

https://youtu.be/uv85ya16n2I Has a vegan diet changed your health? your life? Have you ditched medication, lost weight or reversed a life-threatening disease with a vegan diet? Why are you vegan? Ordinary Vegan wants to share your story on her Ordinary Vegan podcasts. You can be the inspiration for others. More information on the video above. Please record your story so I can share it on Ordinary Vegan's upcoming … [Read more...]

Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Cabbage Mushroom Soup

Easy Soup - Hot and Sour Soup with Cabbage, Mushrooms & Noodles

This is such an easy soup to prepare, but you would never know it from the complex flavors. Not only that, it can be created in 20 minutes. What more could you ask for? I also love the health benefits. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and very low … [Read more...]

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014

The holidays are upon us again and I have so much to be grateful for. First and foremost, I would like to thank all of you for being part of our compassionate community. I appreciate all your comments and feedback and the generosity you show me when you share my recipes with your friends and family. You inspire me to do better and I … [Read more...]

Vegan Thanksgiving – Recipes For A Complete Holiday Dinner

Vegan Thanksgiving - Recipes For A Complete Holiday Dinner

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner for the Holidays: Savory Vegan Turnover

Healthy Dinner For The Holidays - Savory Vegan Turnover with Yams, Mushrooms, Sausage and Gravy

It's so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only three weeks away. Time is flying. I won't be cooking this year, but I will be experimenting with a new healthy dinner recipe all this month. This week's healthy dinner is a savory vegan turnover with yams, … [Read more...]