Super Easy Crispy Baked Tofu!

Here is a fast and flavorful plant-based recipe you can make on a busy weeknight for the dinner table, or meal prep on the weekends to add some plant-based powered protein to meals during the week! There are only 4 ingredients to the recipe and the oven does most of the work in cooking. What…

Vegan Red Lentil Pumpkin Pasta

For some reason, pumpkins have become the hallmark of the start of the Fall season. You may have noticed this trend from the abundance of pumpkins and pumpkin flavored products lining store and supermarket shelves. For example, just walk into Trader Joe’s and you’ll be surrounded by pumpkin shaped pasta shells, pumpkin pasta sauces, pumpkin…

How To Pre-Prep Your Pumpkins For Faster Cooking

Sometimes when you desire to cook a pie pumpkin, sugar pumpkin, carving pumpkin or kabocha squash (also known as a Japanese pumpkin), it can be time consuming and straining on your hands to cut through and remove the thick tough rind, in order to cut the flesh down into cubes to use in cooking. Roasting…

Golden Delicious Vegan Banana Bread

As Summer turns into Fall, this becomes the perfect time to turn our attention to some comfy foods that are all round favorites. Favorites that you can pack into school lunches, work lunches, enjoy as an afternoon snack or even as an after-dinner dessert. A good example would be…banana bread! Who doesn’t like banana bread?…

Grapes

Green grapes, red grapes, black grapes, seedless grapes…who doesn’t love them? But do you know what is really enclosed inside each juicy globe you bite into? Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to do some research into this. It’s fascinating. Read on! Grapes are a wonderful late summer and fall produce to…

Crazy Versatile Chickpeas

Have you ever wanted a fast and flavorful plant-based, protein-rich recipe that you can make quickly and then use in multiple ways and for different meals? If so, you have come to the right place! These Crazy Versatile Chickpeas involve only 8 main ingredients, can be made within 15 minutes and have the perfect seasoning…

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Do you know your chickpeas? Familiar by different names such as garbanzo beans, gram, Bengal gram and ceci (in Italian), chickpeas are part of the pea family under the general classification of legumes. They are harvested annually and there are two main varieties of chickpeas – kabuli and desi. In American supermarkets, the large, beige-colored…

Shiitake Mushroom Lentil Stir-Fry

Recently on a trip to Asia, I introduced red lentils to my father. He had never tried lentils before, so my goal was to expose him a little bit to the plant-based world. I was excited to use local ingredients available in Asia, including fresh Shiitake mushrooms! As a result, this simple but flavorful plant-based Shiitake…

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms are a common ingredient used in Asian cooking, and for good reason. They are flavorful, have a meaty umami taste and give dishes a fragrant distinctive taste when added. Did you know that Shiitake mushrooms are a good source of choline? Choline is a micronutrient that is critical in many parts of the…

Raspberry Date Jam

If you’re looking for a jam recipe without any added refined sugar, look no further! Try this super easy and quick to make Raspberry Date Jam recipe which uses only 4 ingredients. The key ingredient to add to its sweetness? Dates! Packed with chia seeds as a gelling agent and for an extra nutritional boost,…