Watermelon & Peach Salad with Mint & Basil

Summer is my favorite time of year not just because of the warm weather and summer activities, but also because of all the amazing FRUIT! This Watermelon and Peach Salad adds just a hint of pizzaz to these two delicious fruits (but, let’s be honest, they’re perfect already) and is the best addition to any…

Savory Chickpea and Onion Pancakes

Since adopting a plant-based diet, I have found it difficult to make “healthy” pancakes (my definition of “healthy” is no ultra-processed flours) that actually hold together and become fluffy. I recently made a new friend who introduced me to chickpea pancakes, and I fell in love with them. This pancake recipe is so simple and…

Hemp Milk

I’ve been making my own nut and seed milk for years now and, up until recently, there was still something about it that seemed too hard, or not quite right. I didn’t like the idea of having to throw out almond or hemp pulp after squeezing the ground nuts and seeds in my nut milk…

Apple-Quinoa “Tuna” Salad with Toasted Macadamia Nuts & Lime-Avocado Dressing

I am beyond thrilled with the amount of plant-based meat alternatives available in the market today. Recently, two of my favorite vegan food chefs, Chad and Derek Sarno (co-founding brothers of Wicked Healthy), launched the sustainable, plant-based seafood company Good Catch Foods. While many people believe consuming seafood is part of a healthy lifestyle, fish…

Lemon-Cardamom Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are one of the most versatile foods I have ever come across. Not only are they a great topping for smoothie bowls, an awesome replacement for eggs and an enjoyable alternative to poppy seeds (and how can we forget the beloved chia pet), they can also transform into nutrient-packed, delicious and super-filling pudding!…

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…

Vegan Chocolate Probiotic Protein Smoothie

Quick update: I recently had jaw surgery, which means a liquid diet during recovery for about 4 weeks. It also means I’ve been drinking a TON of smoothies. Between the prescription anti-inflammatories and the lack of solid food, it’s been essential for me to load up on probiotics and protein. Thankfully, it is so easy…

Lentil-Mushroom Veggie Burgers

These veggie burgers are ultra-satisfying and packed with nutrients. They’re crispy on the outside with just the perfect amount of moisture inside. Top with your favorite hot sauce (mine’s Yellowbird), herbs and avocado and your taste buds will be begging for seconds! Make them Sunday night to have healthy, yummy lunches all week long!

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…

Fava Bean and Mango Summer Salad

Summer is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons, the main one being the farmer’s markets. Being in Bend, Oregon, it’s so easy to find local, organic produce during the summer months. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, eating local is one of the best things you can do for your health…