Cultured Cashew Cheese Spread

I’m a long-time fan of cultured nut cheeses, and only recently discovered how easy it is to make both nut and seeds cheese at home. This recipe is adapted from Mary’s Test Kitchen, who has wonderful how-to videos on each step of this process. I highly recommend watching all of them for a full understanding…

Parsley-Cilantro Pesto

I am a HUGE pesto fan – really just a huge fan of anything I can load with garlic. Pesto enhances pretty much every food, from pastas, soups, curries and grain dishes to raw and cooked veggies (and even some fruits!). I LOVE fresh basil. It’s one herb that really has the ability to transports…

Pepper Jack and Multi-Herb Almond Cheese

As I mentioned in a previous vegan cheese post, the flavor of cheese was one of the hardest things for me to part with during my transition to adopting a fully plant-based diet. So it was VERY important for me to fill the void that was once abundant with salt, flavor and creaminess. While I…

Plant-Based “Cheese” Sauce

One of the main things people tell me they would miss if they gave up animal products in their diet is cheese. As a former cheese whiz (no pun intended) I once felt the same way. To my surprise, I have found that most cheese alternatives actually taste so much better than actual dairy. These…

Superfood Almond Butter with Medicinal Mushrooms and Herbs

I love putting nut butter on everything – sourdough bread, fruit, roasted carrots, smoothie bowls (of which I eat 2-3 a day 😜) – you name it. To make my meals and snacks even more nutritious, I made this almond butter, loaded with medicinal mushrooms and beneficial herbs. Medicinal mushrooms are an incredible superfood, because of…