Overnight Oats with Chocolate and Figs

The little signs are here – an unexpected row of butternut squashes aligned on a stall, a few yellow leaves in the tree next to my studio window, a subtle drop of the daylight intensity, the sunset hour and all those tones of yellow and orange that slowly replace the pink and red at the farmers’ market. The sudden ideas of cooking a stew or having a warm breakfast bowl. All those pumpkin recipes invading….

Very Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

I like to think of soups as satiating food that doesn’t require anything else to make a filling meal. I’m making a basic cream soup I’m definitely going to need a little extra to call it a meal – some roasted chickpeas, some salad, a little sandwich. A soup has to be packed with fiber and protein, so I won’t have to waste more time preparing the little extras. This healthy black bean soup combines…

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup for Digestive Cleanse

It only takes one hearty vegetarian soup to ignite a craving within your taste buds for more! Of course the best time to indulge in hot soups is when the thermometer drops, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying this recipe any other time of the year! I’ve selected all the simple base ingredients of split peas, onion and potato. Then I’ve added in some zestful lemon, infused by…

Buddha Bowl, The Ultimate Vegan Protein Source

What I love about my mostly plant-based diet is the variety of ingredients that feature across many recipes, and also the array of flavors you can create from those many ingredients. That’s my main focus in this Buddha bowl, a hearty lunch or dinner that you can truly look forward to devouring or busting out at dinner parties. It’s a recipe that’s simple enough that …

Vegan Hot Chocolate to Restore Your Energy Levels

Many people rely on a big cup of coffee in the afternoon to put them back on track after half day at the office and the (sometimes not-that-nurturing) lunch, without knowing that caffeine is really just a band aid approach to sustainable energy. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee, but I can always predict that rise in energy, that can only go in one direction-and that’s down! What the body is truly craving are …