Roasted Butternut & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

This post was originally published on this site It’s about time for a few Thanksgiving recipes 🙂 My last few holidays have been simple, and my recipes have followed suit. This roasted butternut & shaved Brussels sprout salad looks festive and has a lot of nice contrast in textures, but it comes together with only […]

Weekend Reading, 11.10.19

This post was originally published on this site There are a lot of things that should have gotten more of my attention than they did this past week. What got most of my attention instead was my bread baking. A set of new loaves every morning. Bread baking has been a part of my life […]

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

This post was originally published on this site Just a little pre-weekend check-in with a sweet breakfast treat: vegan pumpkin chocolate chip baked oatmeal. Baked oatmeal has long been a go-to for me because of it’s versatility: it can be enjoyed at home or on the go, freezes well, is easy to portion out for […]

Protein Packed, Awesome Mushroom Kale Pasta

This post was originally published on this site  This pasta dish is awesome, but the title isn’t meant to be quite that self-celebratory 😉 It’s a reference to the new SweetEarth Foods Awesome Grounds, which are responsible for most of the plant protein in this very nutrient-dense meal. There’s no easier or more comforting dinner […]

Weekend Reading, 11.3.19

This post was originally published on this site Do you ever have a week of complete absentmindedness? I sure did. I’ve been misplacing everything this week, from earrings to a hat to (somehow) the top of my burr coffee grinder. Most hilariously, I couldn’t find my keys in my own apartment for an entire 24 […]

Vegan Halloween Whoopie Pies

This post was originally published on this site As I was sitting down to write this post I thought I’d make a joke about how it was the first dessert I’d posted in ages that isn’t cake. But then I realized that of course whoopie pies are cake. Just small cakes, shaped into a sandwich […]

Weekend Reading, 10.27.19

This post was originally published on this site A couple of days ago one of my yoga teachers messaged me to say that she missed seeing me in class. No pressure, she assured me, but she and the other members of that class (it’s a tight-knit weekend group) missed seeing my face. I hadn’t been […]

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Tofu Fingers (with two homemade dipping sauces!)

This post was originally published on this site Technically speaking, this is the first autumn in ten whole years that I haven’t been starting a fresh semester of full or part-time graduate school. Even so, the fall can’t help but evoke back-to-school season and everything that implies: new beginnings, renewed energy, organization. And into the […]

Vegan Beef and Zucchini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This post was originally published on this site I was traveling for a wedding over the weekend. Last week felt a little rushed, as days before heading out of town often do. In keeping with the mood, my meals were very easy and very fast: sandwiches, wraps, stuff on toast. And these vegan beef and […]

Weekend Reading, 10.20.19

This post was originally published on this site Since my internship wrapped up, I’ve slowly had an opportunity to reconnect with friends, acquaintances, readers, and clients. People have been very kind about wishing me well as I move into a new chapter. Many folks have shared memories of their own intense experiences or periods of […]

Vegan Torta di Mele (Italian Apple Cake)

This post was originally published on this site This post is sponsored by La Cucina Italiana. Thank you for your support! In spite of the fact that I always associate autumn and the holidays with apple pie, cake is and always will be my one true dessert. I’ve made a lot of cake in the […]

Weekend Reading, 10.13.19

This post was originally published on this site I was at a kirtan at my home yoga studio last night, and while I always love being there, it was different this time, because the close friend and teacher whom I usually go with has moved to another city. A couple mantras in, it felt lovely […]

Vanilla Spice Pumpkin Overnight Oats

This post was originally published on this site Until recently, it had been a while since I’d made overnight oats. Last week, though, New York City gave me the perfect invitation to make them. There was a hint of fall in the air, but temperatures reached the 80’s and 90’s for a couple days straight. […]

Creamy Sweet Potato & Roasted Red Pepper Spread

This post was originally published on this site Hummus is one of those foods that I could (and usually do) eat every single day without boredom or the craving for something else. Every so often, though, I like to experiment with a different type of dip or spread, and I think this creamy sweet potato […]

Weekend Reading, 10.6.19

This post was originally published on this site This fall is all about fresh starts for me. In the past week, I’ve been feeling the excitement that comes with that more than ever. I’m so glad to be relaunching my nutrition counseling practice and enjoying the work as it comes in. I’m still in disbelief […]

Farro Breakfast Salad with Sweet Potatoes & Apples

This post was originally published on this site This breakfast grain salad combines a few of my favorite things: sweet and salty flavor combinations, savory (or savory-ish) breakfasts, whole grains, sweet potatoes, and creamy dressings. It’s such a no brainer that I’m surprised it took this long to pop into my head 🙂 I have […]

Weekend Reading, 9.29.19

This post was originally published on this site It’s been about two weeks since I took the RD exam. I’ve been easing back into things very gradually, giving myself time to appreciate the closing of one chapter and the start of another. This was the first weekend in a very, very long time in which […]

A Helping Hand from Veestro Plant-Based Meals (+ a Giveaway!)

This post was originally published on this site One of the things I took the most pride in this year was the fact that, in spite of lots of schedule upheaval, I managed to stick to a reasonable home cooking and meal prep routine. I told myself that I wouldn’t worry too much if I […]

Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Muffins

This post was originally published on this site I taught a vegan baking class at Ovenly last week, which was a lot of fun. We made brownies and muffins (these ones). The former were of course richer and more decadent and in many ways the star of the class. But at the end of the […]

Weekend Reading, 9.22.19

This post was originally published on this site In the summer of 2010, I signed up for Nutrition I at Hunter College. I was twenty-eight, a professional book editor who hadn’t taken a science class since high school. Uncharacteristically for me—I’m usually very decisive—I couldn’t decide between a future in medicine, dietetics, or mental health. […]

Weekend Reading, 9.15.19

This post was originally published on this site I’ve been on an academic calendar for so long that September always feels like the start of a new year, whether it is or isn’t. I guess a traditional view of the seasons would be that spring is a time of rebirth, winter and fall a time […]

Oh-So-Simple Tomato Bread Soup

This post was originally published on this site The first time I tried Marcella Hazan’s famous tomato sauce (using vegan butter), I had the same reaction that so many others have had: complete disbelief that anything so simple could taste so good. For those of you who haven’t tried “Marcella sauce,” as it’s sometimes affectionately […]

Weekend Reading, 9.8.19

This post was originally published on this site When you’re studying for a big test, which I am, you spend a lot of time thinking about focus. You have to: concentration and focus are huge parts of test preparation. No amount of study hours matter unless the quality of one’s attention and immersion is strong, […]

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

This post was originally published on this site Remember how, a couple weekends ago, I mentioned a recent battle with vegan cupcake recipe testing? These are the cupcakes I was fighting for. They were, and are, so worth the effort and refining it took to get them just right. It wasn’t so much the cupcake […]

(Long) Weekend Reading, 9.2.19

This post was originally published on this site I’ve been thinking a lot about taking responsibility lately. For the past few weeks, the process of slowly and patiently taking care of my responsibilities—academic, personal, business, financial, and the tiny tasks and duties associated with everyday living—have been a big part of staying healthy and engaged […]

One-Skillet Spiced Lentil Walnut Rice

This post was originally published on this site This dish began as a craving for some sort of lentil taco “meat”—a filling that I could use in breakfast tortillas and burritos and bowls through the week. I’ve made dishes like this before (there’s a recipe in Choosing Raw) and enjoyed having them around as a […]

Weekend Reading, 8.25.19

This post was originally published on this site I’m in the same mode I was a week ago when I wrote my Sunday post: taking care of business, little by little. There are things that feel weighty indeed, but I’m doing my best to look after what needs my attention regardless. That includes studying for […]

Vegan Chickpea Caesar Wraps

This post was originally published on this site This is a great time of year for sandwiches and wraps. They’re quick and easy, which means that they free up time for me to take a walk on my lunch break, rather than staying in and fussing over my lunch. They don’t demand an oven, a […]

Weekend Reading, 8.18.19

This post was originally published on this site I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the tug-of-war between knowing when to persist with something and when to let go. Years ago, I wrote a post about not getting into med school. When I was writing it, I thought that I was telling a story […]

Unfussy Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

This post was originally published on this site These are just what they sound like: unfussy, un-fancy sweet potato black bean burgers. What makes them sort of remarkable is the fact that this is the first sweet potato black bean burger I’ve ever made! It’s difficult to wrap my mind around, since the sweet potato […]