Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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Naturally, I’m a big fan of juicing and smoothies but sometimes the food addict in me just wants to eat something- as opposed to drink. Confession time – yes, I’m one of those people who treat liquids as “not counting”.  Liquid calories, however, do add up and FAST! Luckily, I’m not a soda, sports drink or juice user. That’s right.. […]

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Tofu House Bayside

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Tofu house.. what? Where’s the tofu? I should have went with my basic gut instinct because as I was entering, it had that McDonalds’ like feel – like I thought I saw a children’s play area inside. I was thinking.. wow.. It looks like a Tofu McDonalds. I wasn’t sure if this was a good thing or a bad thing. […]

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Seitan, Spinach and Sorrel

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I have been experimenting with many herbs over the past few months- some as teas, infusions, decoctions and tinctures… and others in cooking. I am excited to be immersed in an Herbal Studies program at American College of Healthcare Science, ACHS. I first learned of sorrel, Rumux acetosa, in a raw foods class at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. I […]

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Protein Powerhouse Chocolate Peanut butter MEGA bomb

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Nothing like a contest to get my creative juices flowing! This time it’s to win a Vitamix! The contest is at ThisIsStory.com. Lately, I have been in a straight up peanut butter mood. I would normally say almond butter, but I was out this time. I felt like having a hearty AND deliciously rich smoothie shake! I call this the […]

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Vegan day 332: Tempeh surprise

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Not having expectations can often lead to pleasant surprises.  I was closing my summer place for the winter. I knew that the kitchen and refrigerator were pretty well stocked with grains and legumes so I didn’t load up on groceries when I headed over. I made once stop and it was for greens– specifically SPINACH!  Just greens.. one item and […]

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Vegan day 330: Soy nuggets

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I’m still in search for some semi-healthy soy chicken to use for a dish that I am going to prepare for our annual holiday staff party! The next experiment was with soy nuggets. I simply sautéed the frozen nuggets in a pan with a little extra-virgin coconut oil. I covered it and flipped the nuggets until golden brown.  Honestly, to my […]

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