‘So Healthy You Won’t Believe It’ Vegan Oreo Cookies

I have been saving up this ‘So Healthy You Won’t Believe It’ Vegan Oreo Cookies recipe for a special occasion and now with Valentine’s Day approaching, it seems like the perfect occasion to post this recipe. Here’s the background. One day I had some left over soy cream frosting remaining, and suddenly thought they would…

Sweet Asian Black Bean Noodles 

During Lunar New Year, some favorite celebratory foods make regular appearances on tables, and many for a good symbolic reason. Examples include clementines or mandarin oranges to symbolize good fortune and wealth, sweet rice balls (or ‘tang yuan’) to symbolize a family gathering for togetherness, glutinous rice cake, and fish to symbolize an increase in…

Protein Content of Top 30 Plant-Based Foods

Have you ever wondered, “How much protein is there on my plate?” If so, you are definitely not alone. Often vegans and plant-based eaters are criticized for their perceived lack of adequate protein intake. The good news is that there are many protein-rich sources in the plant-based world, so those eating a variety of plant-based…

Vegan Kale Mushroom Bruschetta

With the holiday celebrations fast approaching, here is a simple and uncomplicated plant-based dish you can serve as an elegant appetizer for the upcoming Christmas party, office function or family gathering. These toasty pieces can be served as a tasty side to go along with a main course meal any night of the week, and…

Brussels Sprouts

Fall and winter are a wonderful time for Brussels sprouts to feature prominently on family and holiday meal menus. Why? Because Brussels sprouts thrive in colder weather and it’s no wonder since its modern variety was cultivated a few hundred years ago in Belgium in Northern Europe. Contrary to its appearance, these sprouts are not…

Creamy Vegan High Protein Butternut Soup

This cold frosty weather of late has had me long for some warm toasty bread dipped into a bowl of steaming hot soup…like rich comforting butternut squash soup. Over the summer, a friend presented me with two beautiful blemish free butternut squashes from her backyard garden. It was the first time I had tasted such…

Tangy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bake

This holiday season, serve this super simple but beautifully colorful festive dish to ‘wow’ your family and guests. This plant-based Tangy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bake will bring back all the warm fuzzy thoughts about the holidays, as the fragrant smell of sweet potatoes bathed with cinnamon and nutmeg baking in the oven spreads through the house. In…

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…