Category Food

Recipe: Smoky Bacon Mac N’ Cheese

I posted this mac n’ cheese picture last week and I’ve had so many people request the recipe, so here it is! This is a tweaked version of like, four different plant based mac n’ cheese recipes combined. I’ve played around with dozens of different recipes, trying to find the perfect one. I’ve used almonds, […]

Recipe: Blackened Tofu Slabs with Peach Salsa

Wandering aimlessly down the cookbook aisle at my local bookstore is how I’ve found some of my all time favorite recipes. About a week ago, I was doing just that. Looking for inspiration and new ideas, I came across a cookbook I haven’t seen before, Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry. After flipping through the pages, […]

On Reading Labels

I got this question in my inbox today, and I had to answer it right away. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked about how to read labels, so I’m really glad to be addressing it now. It seems to be the most complicated part of eliminating animal products from your diet, […]

Recipe: Buffalo Wing Salad

I woke up wanting to make buffalo wings, but I’ve been trying to eat  a little healthier lately, so I decided to put them in a salad. I went with kale as my base because it’s really versatile and goes well with pretty much everything. It’s one of my favorite leafy greens, and not just because it’s […]

Recipe: Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just want cookies. Yesterday was one of those days. Zack and I got the craving around midnight, (when cookie cravings always show up) so I walked over to my bookshelf and pulled out the best recipe I know of. From two of my all time favorite recipe crafters, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, came […]

Review: Locali Conscious Convenience

In the heart of Franklin Village, right off of the Hollywood Blvd exit on the 101 South, stands a teeny tiny local institution: Locali. Since 2009, Locali has been paving the way in offering ample, delicious vegan options with local, organic ingredients, in a small convenience store setting. It should be noted that this place […]

On Relationships & Maintaining Your Values

This is a question I got a while back that I wanted to share with all of you. I think this topic gets overlooked a lot, considering how many people deal with it on a daily basis. Our relationships are so important, and when it comes down to it, they’re all we really have. So when […]