Pretzel-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups

This post was originally published on this siteThese vegan Pretzel-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups are easy to make and such a delicious treat for fall!.. Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite treats. Peanut butter and chocolate in a handheld little crimp-edged cup. Well when I DIY my own peanut (or almond) butter cups, I […]

Banana Nut Muffins

This post was originally published on this siteThese fluffy, vegan Banana Nut Muffins are a winner for the back to school fall season. The next time you have some over-ripe bananas on hand, whip these up for all to snack on..Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website!

Interview: Sam Schacher

This post was originally published on this siteHey guys! I am so excited to be chatting with Sam Schacher today as my first interview in my HHL Healthy Happy Leaders Interview Series. This is a reboot to my popular Veggie Girl Power Interview Series, featuring inspiring names like Marilu Henner, Heather Mills, Portia de Rossi […]

Pine Nut Pesto

This post was originally published on this siteThis vegan Pine Nut Pesto Sauce is absolutely divine. The texture is like velvet. Rich and creamy, yet totally fragrant and bright. The flavors are basil, garlic, lemon, plant-based Parmesan and of course those nutty, buttery pine nuts. This is a super speedy sauce that will make any […]

My 12 Feel-Good Food Patterns

This post was originally published on this siteHumans are natural pattern recognizers, says science. Well since I mainly write about food and culture and wellness and life, but mostly food, I wanted to share My 12 Feel-Good Food Patterns that I have recognized in my own life — and a few I’d like to drop….Read […]

Cinnamon Soy Latte

This post was originally published on this siteA foamy, sweet, but not too sweet, Cinnamon Soy Latte is my favorite drink for lazy weekend mornings. This is my technique + recipe for getting a super foamy latte that is accented with lovely hints of cinnamon, caramel and of course espresso. Grab a big mug!..Read more […]

5 ‘Old School’ Veggie Burgers for Labor Day Weekend

This post was originally published on this siteAlright, I’m absolutely giddy that vegan ‘meat’ has gone viral. I’m super excited that you can find vegan Whoppers and plant-based taco filling and even vegan KFC! I feel like vegan has taken some huge leaps and bounds into mainstream lately, and a big part of that is […]

Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes

This post was originally published on this siteThese super fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes and made using mashed ripe banana, oat flour and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Easy to whip up and perfect with sliced banana, maple syrup or fruit syrup on top. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a weekday cozy feast, these are […]

Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado.

This post was originally published on this siteCrave a veggie burger. Ok, so the ‘fake meat’ burgers are all the rage, and I’m super glad about that. But I have to admit, I’m pretty old school when it comes to my veggie burgers. And this one is my fave. It’s also a fan fave. Sweet […]

Vegan Taco Tuesday Recipes

This post was originally published on this siteupdated 8/13/19 As a kid, Taco Night was the first time I was allowed to “assemble” dinner myself. Just grab an empty taco shell and dive right into the wide platter of fillings. Mom’s job? Easy. Create the spread and let the kids do the rest. No fuss. […]

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s Friday. And one way to celebrate a sunny summer weekend: scoop a few layers of melty, purple vegan ice cream between two homemade chocolate chip cookies. You with me? These Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are ready for you…Read more » This is a summary, images and full […]

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese (with Broccoli and Peas)

This post was originally published on this siteThis vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Peas has everything you need for a hearty, healthy, delicious dinner – served in one big bowl. Creamy, fluffy mac + cheese is the everyone-will-love-this base. Warm veggies add greens, texture and extra goodness. Everything is coated in […]

East Fork Pottery

This post was originally published on this siteAlrighty. Today, I am nerding out on kitchen goodies. The inspiration: East Fork. Food Blogging + Kitchen Store Shopping. Let’s go back. It was 2007, and I had just started food blogging full time. I would take day trips to whatever kitchen store was closest to my home. […]

Smoothie Oatmeal

This post was originally published on this siteRaise your hand if you already do this. Raise your hand if you think this sounds weird. Either way, you’ve made it this far, so you are probably curious, yes? This Smoothie Oatmeal is something I started doing recently and I love it. I started doing it as […]

‘Pan-Bang’ Chocolate Chip Cookies (with Tofu!)

This post was originally published on this siteThese(Pan-Banged) Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are browned and crispy on the edges and bottoms, while super moist, buttery and gooey in the center. Melty puddles of chocolate chips in every bite. Crunchy walnuts and a hint of vanilla. Get this recipe, plus a very loud cookie-baking trick!..Read more […]

Chunky Veggie Pasta Sauce

This post was originally published on this siteIf you follow me on Instagram stories, you may have noticed that I have been on a pasta kick the past month. My go-to dinner being pasta – all fluffy and tender with rich yummy tomato sauce coating every pasta-y crevice – vegan Parm on top and served […]

Let’s Chat Rothy’s

This post was originally published on this siteThree fave improvements in the ‘vegan scene’ in the past five years. One, vegan cheese. I mean, there are SO many options these days. Two, vegan ice cream. Same thing. And so many mainstream brands now have vegan options. And three, vegan shoes!! I spent many early vegan […]

76 Potluck Perfect Vegan Recipes

This post was originally published on this siteorig post: 8/16/13 updated: 7/2019 This popular post from 2013 needed an update! Since Vegan Potluck Recipes are in high demand year-round, but they are especially helpful in these summertime months. These recipes are perfect for bringing to picnics, parties or casual get-togethers… Here are 76 potluck perfect […]

Beer Brat Salad

This post was originally published on this siteHope you all had a happy, chill, fun long holiday weekend! My cooking schedule has been filled with easy, hearty breakfasts followed by smoothie or sandwich/toast lunches and either summer-y dining out or an easy dinner. Lots of big salads to match the warmer weather and mood to […]

Summer Bean Tacos

This post was originally published on this siteQuick, easy and satisfying meals are the name of the game this time of year. And those meals are best when you have minimal cooking or turning on of the oven or stove. And these Summer Bean Tacos are the perfect fit for your summer eating mood. Whipped […]

Cowgirl Baked Beans

This post was originally published on this siteNew fave bean recipe right here. This recipe for my Cowgirl Baked Beans was inspired by my love of traditional baked beans. Soft and sweet, but usually pretty watery and even a little too sweet at times. Well I played in the kitchen a bit and came out […]

Chocolate Milkshake

This post was originally published on this siteupdated post, orig pub: 4/26/09 This recipe is for a straight up, dessert-tasting, vegan Chocolate Milkshake. But I promise, this tall, frosty, creamy concoction is absolutely good for you…..Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website!

Shiitake Bacon Grilled Cheese

This post was originally published on this siteThis Vegan Shiitake Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the ultimate savory comfort food. Whip it up in minutes and enjoy cheezy flavor and loads of mushrooms. I am always looking for delicious ways to add more mushrooms to my diet and this recipe really worked for me! Get […]

Rainbow-Colored Smoothies

This post was originally published on this siteI was craving some color and fun in the kitchen, so these Rainbow-Colored Smoothies happened! Today I want to show you how to use sweet, antioxidant-packed fruit (and other plant-based ingredients) to create a smoothie in every color of the rainbow..Read more » This is a summary, images […]

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

This post was originally published on this siteThis dairy-free, vegan Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream is made using juicy-sweet summer strawberries and buttery cashews as the base. Cashews create my favorite DIY ice cream. The texture churns up ultra-creamy and rich, the sweetness perfect and the fresh strawberry flavor the star of the show. So if […]

Potato, Tempeh Bacon, Mushroom Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

This post was originally published on this siteHearty entree salad for you today! This Potato + Tempeh Bacon + Mushroom Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing has all my faves. I used butter lettuce, though and leafy greens will work. And an avocado fan on top is always a welcome addition to any salad. Grab this […]

8 Life Lessons That Screenwriting Has Taught Me

This post was originally published on this site(Wrote this yesterday….) Tonight I graduate! Wow, I haven’t said that in well over ten years, but it’s true! I am headed to the certificate ceremony for a program I have been in for the past year at UCLA. This past year I participated in UCLA’s TFT Professional […]

Smoothie FAQ’s + a recipe

This post was originally published on this siteUpdated post I proudly consider myself a smoothie pro at this point in my food career. Smoothies are one of the first recipes that I really loved creating and sharing here on the blog. And then I of course spent many months creating and taste-testing smoothies and trying […]

Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

This post was originally published on this siteupdated post Breakfast Sandwiches are a mainstay in our household. We make them for breakfast and sometimes for lunch or an afternoon snack. My husband especially loved them. And these days they are so easy to make vegan! Check out my fave ways to craft a vegan breakfast […]

Vegan BLT Salad

This post was originally published on this siteThis fast, easy and flavorful Vegan BLT Salad is perfect for lunch. You could also serve it alongside a vegan pizza or pasta at dinnertime. Or you could double the portion size for a full on entree salad. Creamy vegan ranch dressing coats crisp romaine lettuce, juicy summer […]