Most Previous Vegan Festivals: Central Coast VegFest + The Artisan Wheelhouse’s Vegan Cheese Launch Party (all pre-quarantine)

To most people’s chagrin, a lot of festivals, conventions, and concerts have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. It is devastating that we are now constrained to our homes and essential businesses in proximity. For the last several years since starting the blog, I arguably LIVED for these conventions. Nothing pleased me more … More Most Previous Vegan Festivals: Central Coast VegFest + The Artisan Wheelhouse’s Vegan Cheese Launch Party (all pre-quarantine)

Cauliflower Rice Sushi (healthy, vegan, and gluten free)

Put me on “My Strange Addiction” because I am officially obsessed with cauliflower rice sushi. Granted it has been a while since we’ve had cauliflower rice in our kitchen…same with raw and crunchy almond butter. By that, I mean it’s been a day. I’m suffering. Sushi tends to be quite expensive and often quite modest … More Cauliflower Rice Sushi (healthy, vegan, and gluten free)

Last Minute Memorial Day Recipe: Vegetable Gochujang Pasta (made with Banza)

Pasta and I have had an interesting history. Ten, fifteen, heck, arguably twenty years-ago, I lived for pasta consumption and just the presence of pasta. Yes, I was possibly destined to become a pasta snob. Macaroni and cheese, fettuccine alfredo, classic marinara, peanut noodles, Pad Thai, pho, chow mein, I loved everything that involved a noodle. However, … More Last Minute Memorial Day Recipe: Vegetable Gochujang Pasta (made with Banza)

Blue Tofu (healthy, gluten free, high protein + synthetic dye free)

Here’s a Food Science fact: did you know that there are no naturally occurring blue foods on Earth? Yep, it’s true. According to one of my Food Science professors, due to the fact that blue light reflects poorly on green leaves during photosynthesis, rarely do natural foods exude the color blue. Oh, and before you … More Blue Tofu (healthy, gluten free, high protein + synthetic dye free)

Types of Cheat Meals + How to Take Advantage of Them

As of lately, food porn has been quite the hype. Specifically, indulgent food porn. Whether it be Pinterest boards of peanut butter Oreo brownies, Instagram feeds of donut or pizza-themed cheat days, and Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos of insanely cool desserts that no one would actually make (think unicorn cream puffs or a blue velvet cake made in … More Types of Cheat Meals + How to Take Advantage of Them

Single-Serving Eggplant Lasagna (healthy, vegan, gluten free + Paleo)

My Food Science culinary course during the spring quarter of this year actually instructed us to make eggplant lasagna every single week for our labs! Yes, we learned how to use eggplant as pasta noodles and coat it in heaps of sauce and flavor! How amazing does that sound? That being said, the eggplant lasagna … More Single-Serving Eggplant Lasagna (healthy, vegan, gluten free + Paleo)

Eggplant Pad Thai (healthy + vegan..with a Paleo option!)

While I adore my spicy eggplant and tofu satay, curry has always been my number one go-to order at any Thai restaurant. Until NOW. Oh Pad Thai–it just screams comfort food. Spicy, sweet, sticky, tangy, and savory comfort food. Before my health journey, I loved to inhale Pad Thai without any utensils! Unfortunately, Pad Thai is most … More Eggplant Pad Thai (healthy + vegan..with a Paleo option!)