No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Hearts

This past Valentine’s Day, I was at a bit of a loss on what to make my husband. I knew I wanted it to be something in the form of hearts and I wanted it to be special (of course) but I also wanted to try and create a different recipe. So, inspired by the…

Broccoli Raab

Many names refer to this green cruciferous vegetable, so it is easy to get confused. Examples include broccoli raab, broccoli rabe, Chinese broccoli, rapine, rapini, turnip broccoli and rappi (to just name a few) but they all actually refer to the same vegetable. Broccoli raab comes with green flowery like leaves, small florets that resemble…

A Plantiful Table

Remember the old saying “Values are caught, not taught”? Well, I think there is truth to this saying in the arena of healthful eating habits too. When I took my first nutrition course in college, I realized that what was taught made much sense to me, simply because I had grown up with the same…

Spiced Apple Pumpkin Cake

Here is a simple vegan, egg-free and dairy-free baked recipe that you can serve your family or take to the next dinner party. This recipe was inspired by the Apple Cake recipe from Veg Recipes of India, just made more nutritious and less complicated. I also added in pumpkin seeds for a delicious nutrient dense…

Easy Creamy Soy Frosting

This past fall, I made a plant-based chocolate cake for a neighbor’s son’s birthday. It was a double layered 8 inch cake, and I wanted a frosting (without a ton of sugar!) that was plant-based for the middle. I searched online but didn’t really see any good recipes using a minimal amount of sugar, that…

Asian Tahini Noodles

These vegan, egg-free and dairy-free Asian Tahini Noodles  are quick to whip up for lunch or dinner for the whole family. It only involves a few simple steps and works with any kind of whole wheat pasta you would like to use. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds so it’s a great source…

Going Plant-Based: A Year In Review

This month, since it is the year end, I’m going to take a bit of time to look back and reflect. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since our family embarked on our transition to a plant-based diet. At first, the prospect seemed daunting because I was new to using plant-based foods…