The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

8 Great Snacks to Serve Poolside This Summer

Most community pools have a snack bar, but rather than resorting to buying endless microwaved hot dogs and candy bars for your kids this summer, how about packing some delicious homemade snacks to keep them fueled between games of Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows? Here are eight ideas for snacks—both savory and sweet—that will make a big splash when the lifeguard clears the pool for adult swim. Savory Snacks Ham and Dill Pickle Bites ...more

Grilled Vegetable Gyros

I'm always in favor of Greek food, and through the years I've certainly gobbled down plenty of gyros made with meat. ...more
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A Child's Perspective on the 2014 White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July 18, 2014. ...more
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Vegan Potato Salad have always loved potato salad, but, all the potato salads have included yogurt. So, I came up with a simple recipe for vegan mayo and created a potato salad for it.This recipe is perfect for summer lunches or even brunch. The recipe includes some very colorful potatoes and the vegan mayo includes cardamom...more

Making a Vinaigrette Without a Recipe

If you want to make a fabulous salad, take a look at what you are dressing it with. ...more

Pork Zucchini Tomatillo Soup豚肉とズッキーニとトマティーヨのスープ

Pork Zucchini Tomatillo Soup I used to eat a big hunk of meat, like pork chops and steaks, but since we switched to the 95% plant-based diet, meat is now usually cut into small pieces. And then they are served with lots of other things, like vegetables. This soup is a good example ....more

diy- lemon coconut salt scrub recipe

How has summer been treating your skin? If you are dry, flaky and maybe a bit splotchy then this easy diy coconut lemon salt scrub is just what you need. I love to have the time to pamper myself, but in reality it’s quite rare ....more

Vegans are Not Annoying: Here are 10 Reasons Why.

Traffic jams: annoying. A sudden rain shower when you just left the hair salon and have no umbrella: annoying. Chatty talkers when you are trying to relax at a spa: annoying ....more

Filipino Puto (Steamed Rice Cakes)

These steamed mini rice cakes, a.k.a. Puto, have just the right amount of sweetness without going over board on a sugar high!  They are a traditional Filipino Recipe that are often found served at Filipino parties and celebrations.  They are also usually eaten during breakfast or as a snack and are often paired with Dinuguan (pork blood stew)....more

Riding Off Into the Sunrise

Flying, for me, is just a couple electrodes and a wet sponge away from capital punishment. At 315 pounds, I’m not a good passenger. You wouldn’t be, either, if you had to wedge your fat ass into a seat made for one of those heroine-chic Calvin Klein models from the ’90s ....more

The Best Hot Dog

Russell van Kraayenburg | Haute Dogs | Quirk Books, 2014 There are many ways to cook the best hot dog, each creating a distinctly different eating experience, whether the crunchy snap of a fire-charred dog or the mouthwatering bite of a tense, juicy, simmered frankfurter. Recipe methods are ordered here from quickest to longest cooking time, starting with the (dreaded) microwave, which can have you eating a piping-hot dog in a minute flat,... devour more...more

Fire (1996 film)

Fire was the first Indian movie Puja ever showed me. It was her way of introducing me to some of India’s cultural issues that mean so much to her. In 1996, Fire was an extremely controversial film ....more

Italian Pasta Salad

A colorful Italian-inspired pasta salad dressed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more