Gena Hamshaw

I'm a certified clinical nutritionist, an aspiring doctor, a raw foods enthusiast, and a vegan. Pre-med student at Georgetown University. Champion of positive body image and self-love.

My Blogs

Shelf Stable Hummus from Pacific Foods, and an Easy Hummus and Red Pepper Breakfast Toast Recipe

I’ve been a fan of the Pacific brand of foods for a long time now. Regular readers might remember my review of the company’s BPA-free, baked and “refried” beans. Pacific also makes non-dairy milks, soup starters, soups, broths, and other high quality, shelf stable foods ....more

Raw Chili Spiced Brussels Sprout and Pumpkin Seed Topping

Have you guys come across Brussel Bytes? They’re these delicious, dehydrated raw snacks made with shredded brussels sprouts, seeds, and seasonings (they’re made by the same folks who make Coco-roons). They’re a fun, creative alternative to kale chips, and they’re super delicious ....more

Weekend Reading, 7.6.14

Happy Sunday! I hope that you’ve been having a lovely holiday weekend. My July 4th was drenched in rain, but the clouds parted yesterday and have given way to an exquisite few days here in Provincetown, MA ....more

Book Celebration at JRINK Juicery

First of all, everyone, happy 4th of July! If you’re celebrating, I wish you a wonderful day. I’m in Provincetown, MA,...more

Avocado, Grape, Banana, and Cilantro Green Smoothie

It has been a while since I posted a smoothie recipe on the blog. Smoothies, I think, are the kind of recipes we all start to take for granted after a while. Most of us have a go-to smoothie formula that we use day in and day out (for me: 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup berries, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon nut butter, hemp protein, greens) that we sort of forget to mix up the routine, experiment with new combinations, and so on ....more

Weekend Reading, 6.29.14

What a week! Between the official release of...more

The New Veganism: Tempeh Kebabs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

I’m writing from one of my favorite train rides: the scenic, two hour ride from New York City to Hudson, NY. My best friend’s little sister is getting married this weekend, and my boyfriend and I are on our way to join in the celebration (snacking on medjool dates, corn chips, and green juice as we travel–a weird, but pleasant hodgepodge). Anyway, as you head into the weekend, I thought I’d leave you with my latest column for The New Veganism at Food52 ....more

White Bean and Broccoli Dip with Pesto

I devour vegan pesto all year long, but summer is of course the season in which making big batches of it in my food processor feels most appropriate. Summer is also a good time for herb-infused white bean dip, which is another personal favorite (check out this New Veganism recipe if you’re curious). I’ve had a can of cannellini beans sitting around for well over a month now, and when some fresh broccoli crowns arrived in my most recent From the Farmer delivery box, an idea began to form ....more

Raw Vegan Cherry Cobbler with Walnut, Date, and Chia Crumble Topping

My passion for medjool dates is no big secret. Dates are the base of nearly every dessert I make. They’re also frequent guest stars in smoothies, sauces, nut pates, and all sorts of other recipes ....more

Weekend Reading, 6.22.14

Happy sunday morning, friends. I’m in New York, spending some time with my bestie, Chloe, who’s in town to help prepare for her little sister’s wedding. It’s been dry and sunny and not-too-hot here, which is a delightful change from last week’s heat wave in D.C. I hope you’ve had nice weekends ....more