These nut meat tacos with jicama shells are my gateway drug to raw vegan food. I love nut meat tacos and if you haven’t tried them, you should! This was dinner last night and in a couple of hours, it will be my lunch, too. When your Meatless Monday slides right into your Taco Tuesday, it cannot be a bad thing. read more
While I enjoy a plant-heavy diet, as most of you know, I am not vegan. There are very few foods that I just blanket won’t eat. One of my favorite summer indulgences is heirloom tomatoes with burrata. And holy smokes, do I love a good burrata. It’s so creamy and decadent but it’s definitely not the sort of thing that I want to eat all the time.
I wanted to create a healthy riff on the dish, something that I could eat everyday. And that is how this dish, heirloom tomatoes with cashew ricotta, was born. read more
People are particular about their guacamole, I tell you! They have o-pin-ions. Put yourself out there with a guac recipe and prepare to get into a throwdown. It’s almost as bad as talking about politics. So before I give you my guacamole recipe, can we come together as one and just agree that guacamole is awesome? And that maybe, just maybe, there is no single way to make it? With that said, I stand behind this guac 100%. It’s seriously amazing, refreshingly simple and just what you need for your Taco Tuesday. read more
You guys, I am downright giddy with excitement about this chilled carrot soup. The carrots at the Union Square farmers market were ridiculous they were so pretty. I had no choice but to bring them home with me, even though they weren’t in my plans for the week. I wasn’t immediately sure what I was going to do with them. But it’s been 90+ degrees all week in this humid concrete jungle that I call home and cold soup has sounded pretty flipping awesome. read more
Happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope you are celebrating somewhere great with family and friends! Actually, anyplace is great as long as you are with family and friends, right? If you’re with the people you love, that is everything.
We are here in New York this weekend. We were originally planning to hit the road but instead, we are heading out a week from now in search of much needed surf, sand and sun. We are celebrating, nonetheless, and we kicked things off with this gorgeous platter of crudités with some pretty fab vegan creamy herb dip. If you know me well, you know that I love a good dip. This one is one of the best! It’s one of those things I serve again and again and again. No matter the crowd, the dip is always gone, so I feel safe in telling you it’s a winner! read more
Nothing says summer quite like heirloom tomato gazpacho and I want you to be able to enjoy this recipe all summer long! It’s crazy healthy and easy to make. You can prep it in advance and keep it in your fridge for a refreshing lunch. Or serve it in small glasses like these if you are entertaining. read more
These pickled jalapeño peppers are absolutely addictive and they are so easy to make. They are so much better than what you buy in the store – free of refined sugar and preservatives. I have big plans for the batch I just made and you can expect a really great recipe for them coming up within the next week or so. It has something to do with brunch and that’s all I am going to say. read more
This market vegetable salad with vegan ranch dressing is going to be in heavy rotation this summer! It’s like a vegan farmer’s market version of a Cobb, where you have a little of this and a little of that, and you can tell with just a glance what is in the salad. If you want to swap out an ingredient or two, don’t let me stop you. Feel free to be inspired by what’s fresh at your local farmer’s market.
This dressing, by the way, is off the charts. So tangy and creamy – full of herby deliciousness – the perfect accompaniment for all of those veggies. read more