Lately I have been loving this Raspberry Banana Smoothie! I always make it with the same base, and sometime change up the optional "add ins". If I'm feeling wild I will turn it into a smoothie bowl and add some toppings!
Overnight oats are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast! When you want a sweeter breakfast that's still a super healthy this will hit the spot. ;) Letting the oatmeal sit overnight with fruit, the oats absorb the flavors so much, making it insanely sweet and delicious! This recipe is also easy to make so it’s good for those of you who crave simplicity!
It's national sushi day (June 18), and what better way to celebrate the mouth-watering food than with a vegan version? This is my all-time favorite type of vegan sushi, and although it does take a little hunting in the grocery store for the Asian eggplant (one of the weirdest foods I've ever worked with), it's well worth it. I've even been told by my non-vegan friends that it tastes exactly like sushi with fish in it!
Okay, so the summer treats have definitely been rolling in lately, and I now have another one to add to the list! Aside from the usual fruit and tropical flavors that have been posted for these summer treats, this dessert will 100% satisfy those random, and often chocolate cravings that we get with #noregrets. Chocolate coconut nice cream! This nice cream is so delicious, rich in flavor, Vegan (duh, obviously) and perfect for those hot summer days when you’re just laying and relaxing by the pool; and the best part is it’s so easy to make!
Buckle in and get ready. This story is long, filled with complicated family trees, lots of vet visits, and above all, adorable kittens.
Last year, there was an 8,000-acre wildfire near our house. As a result, all the stray cats that lived in the mountains moved down towards our house, and since I’m such a pushover for cute animals, we put out food and created a little bed for them. Soon, our backyard was full.
I'll be honest; when I began this project I knew how long things were going to take, and it still didn't register in my mind how huge this was going to be. Between five-hour-long photo shoots, constant editing of those photos, and all of the writing involved-each of the days we worked on it, the e-book took over our lives. It had to!
Some days you feel like spending hours in the kitchen, taking lots of time to make a complex dish and make it look nice. Other days, you just want to eat.
Thankfully, there's a happy medium, and it's this nice cream! Everybody by now must know that I'm in love with banana-based vegan ice cream, called nice cream. It's super versatile, and lets me turn my favorite smoothie flavors into ice cream with only a few short minutes of blending. This one is the simplest possible one, as it only includes two ingredients, so you can get creative with how you serve it!
Not a day goes by where I don’t think about working out! As a matter of fact, it’s what keeps me going throughout the day. There are so many workouts that I sometimes have trouble picking which one I want to do. So I made it simpler—rather than showing up to the gym and going from available machine to machine, I came up with a workout plan. Simple and easy! Some of us may be too lazy or think that eating healthy should be enough, so why exercise? But actually, there are SO many benefits of working out!
Everything tastes better homemade. It's just a simple fact; anything that you've spent hours making, messing up your kitchen, tastes infinitely better than store-bought foods, even if you did mess up at least 6 times. This hummus luckily doesn't take hours to make, but it's definitely better than any hummus I've ever had before.
If you hadn't caught on yet, I've been vegan for a while. Checking ingredients lists when I buy anything, from salads to veggie burgers, has become a simple fact of life for me. Living in California it's pretty easy to be vegan; practically any grocery store sells tofu and whatever vegan cheese your heart desires. Unfortunately, however, is how difficult it used to be to find good cosmetic and body-care products that were vegan and cruelty-free. Teenager me used to stand in my local target lipstick aisle, struggling to find things with the coveted label.
Wednesdays are hard. Beyond just the typical middle-of-the-week slump, Wednesdays are typically my busiest day. I get up early, workout, and then go to the studio to teach all day. It takes a lot of energy to make it through the day, and that's why eating a solid breakfast is more important to me on Wednesdays than any other.
live in an incredibly diverse area, and because of that, there are many different cultures with many different foods surrounding me. I've always wanted to branch out from what I normally eat, but unfortunately that isn't always easy when you're vegan. Restaurants don't often offer vegan options, and even if they do the substitutions can make the dish non-authentic, and taste more like unseasoned tofu than anything else. That's why I love this dish so much!
Let me begin by saying that I'm convinced cauliflower is magical.
Think about it. There's no way that one food could taste so delicious in so many different ways. Roasted, air-fried, in salads, and even (like this recipe) in tacos, cauliflower goes well with anything as long as it's prepared correctly.