Beans on Toast

picture of Heinz Beanz on ToastA few weeks ago a nice lady from London, England sent me a message saying that she had just become vegan but was having trouble finding vegan options where she lived. I asked my little sister about this, she is also vegan and has traveled extensively in the U.K. She confirmed that “Londoners get vegetarian but they don’t really understand vegan.” While I have not yet made a trip “across the pond”, I do know that they love their beans…especially Heinz Beanz. Continue reading

Lemon garlic portobello mushroom burger w/ cilantro apple slaw

picture of Lemon garlic portobello mushroom burger with cilantro apple slawIt’s Labor day…the last big hoorah of the summer. Friends and family getting together and setting the table with all sorts of picnic goodies to eat. You walk over to the grill to see what’s cooking, and the grill master asks “Can I throw one on the ‘barbie’ for you?” Your response…”why yes you can” and you hand him a marinated portobello mushroom cap. While this may sound made up…it isn’t…this happened to me last Labor day.  Continue reading

Satdha|Plant Based Thai Kitchen – Restaurant Review

Picture of Satdha restaurant signI just moved back to California about four months ago. When I arrived, my little sister gave me the run down on the newest and greatest plant-based restaurants. Los Angeles is home to some of the best vegan-eats in the country; Crossroads, Mohawk Bend, Flore Vegan and more. There is one that is a little off the beaten path and worth finding, Satdha | Plant-Based Thai Kitchen, located in Santa Monica, CA.  Continue reading

Super power smoothie

Super Power SmoothieNot only is summertime the best time to see the newest super hero movie, but it is also when many of the super fruits are at their seasonal peak. This smoothie is one of my go to recipes. It contains blueberries and spinach from California, Mangos from Florida, bananas, flax seeds and almond milk. It is packed with all sort of nutritional goodness; Vitamins A and C, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber. Together these nutrients bolster your immune system and help protect you from diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading

vegetable croquettes with secret sauce

picture of vegetable croquettes with secret sauceWhen I was a kid, my mom would always make too many mashed potatoes for dinner, so she would have leftovers. She would refrigerate and use the left overs to make potato pancakes the next day. This recipe was inspired by my mom, who has always been resourceful in the kitchen, never wastes anything and always prepares great food. When I was creating this recipe, I consulted with my mom because I wanted to bring her comfort food flavor to life and share that with you. Continue reading