Food-spirations: Easy Asian-inspired Slaw

I’m not typing this up as a recipe because sometimes we just don’t want to follow recipes. This is more along the lines of food-spiration. I am a pretty right-brained, science-nerd, analytical type of person. I often don’t find myself possessing the creativity that others have when it comes to writing, art, and music.  That may…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I honestly never knew how easy it was to make homemade vanilla extract until I saw the idea a couple years ago and ended up making a bunch of cute little bottles to giveaway for the holidays! A surefire way to ensure purity + quality of your vanilla extract is to make it yourself! All you…

What I Ate Wednesday: Mar 4, 2015

What I Ate Wednesday is a common theme among food + nutrition blogs. You won’t see me post every single week, but it’s fun to have a glimpse into what other people are eating. I hope it brings you inspiration + motivation to eat a colorful diet full of whole plant foods that leaves room for fun…

Top 3 Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet

Happy National Nutrition Month! March is National Nutrition Month so I’m kicking it off with the Top 3 (nutritional) Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet. Research agrees time and time again that the most healthful diets have one thing in common: a foundation of lots of fruits + veggies! In fact, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines…

Quick + Easy Chickpea Salad

You know the ease of opening up a can of tuna, tossing it in a bowl with mayo and, voila, lunch is ready? This recipe is the plant-powered version of the quick tuna salad. Pretty much the same actions: open up a can of chickpeas, mash it up, and stir in some mayo and crunchy veggies.…

The Delicious World of Vegan Ethnic Food

Contrary to what some may believe, there is more to eat than just salad on a plant-based diet. In fact, many people, myself included, step into a world of vast variety when they go vegan. How does this make sense? Aren’t vegans eliminating foods from their diet? Turns out a lot of ethnic cuisine is based on plant…

Stuffed Collard Rolls

This recipe is a more nutrient-packed version of traditional cabbage rolls. Not to mention it is super simple, inexpensive, great for leftovers, and delicious! A great recipe for new vegans, penny-pinchers, and those who are short on time and like to keep the kitchen stocked with dinner-ready ingredients. I love making this in the dead…

Happy Heart Month!

  Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason you see hearts everywhere this month–February is American Heart Month! Good nutrition and lifestyle can go a long way in preventing heart disease, which happens to be the top killer of women in the United States. Here are the top 4 ways to help keep your heart in peak…