Raw Cacao Goji Truffles and a special announcement!

One of my favorite holiday activities each year is to prepare a boatload of edible goodies—from macaroons to candied nuts to DIY hot chocolate mix to granola—and gift them to friends. I had every intention of continuing this mirthful tradition this holiday season, but alas: school+work+freelance jobs have gotten the better of me, and I haven’t been great about edible giving so far. That said, I did create one special edible treat over the weekend, and it’s so good that it may just compensate for the overall dearth of goodies at home ....more

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash and Red Quinoa Salad with Baby Kale, and Cashew Cheese

Before Steven and I started dating, meal-sized salads were my go-to dinner option, especially during those busy post-bacc student years. Sharing my life with someone has meant sharing my meals, and this has meant a delightful journey into more varied and creative dinners. That said, Steven and I still enjoy a giant dinner salad at least once a week–lately, it’s been our restful Saturday night ritual ....more

Weekend Reading, 12.14.14

Happy Sunday, friends. It’s been a busy week here at CR, with a new green recovery story, two giveaways (one to win two tubs of delicious, smooth tasting vegan pea protein from NuZest USA, the other to win a copy of the fabulous Candle Cafe holiday cookbook). Let’s pause for a moment to savor some weekend reading, shall we? ...more

Nuzest Pea Protein Holiday Giveaway (and Interview)

I’ve written two rave reviews of the Clean Lean Protein from NuZest USA (here and here). Unlike other protein powders I’ve tried and liked, NuZest has stood the test of time for me: it’s been over...more

“Something in Me Was Set Free”: Maike’s Green Recovery Story

Happy Friday evening, CR readers. I always love sending you all off into the weekend with the inspiration of a Green Recovery story, and this one is particularly inspiring. It comes to you from my reader Maike, who is the author of the blog Elderflower Kitchen ....more

Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe (Review + Giveaway!)

It is no great secret that I am a great big fan of the Candle restaurants here in New York: Candle Cafe, Candle 79, and Candle Cafe West. These three extraordinary dining destinations offer healthful, hearty, and celebratory vegan fare, year in and year out. Candle Cafe has been in business since 1994, serving organic, vegan food that continually wins over plant based eaters and omnis alike ....more

Ginger Citrus Chia Cups with Pistachios and Goji Berries

It’s been quite some time since I posted a chia pudding recipe, so I’m happy to revive the chia love with a perfectly seasonal twist on this raw breakfast favorite. I always associate the smell and flavor of citrus with Christmas; I have fond memories of sitting in Chloe’s bedroom when we were eleven and twelve, stringing up holiday lights, looking through magazines, and eating our way through cartons of clementine oranges. Citrus is slightly underutilized in my kitchen,...more

Weekend Reading, 12.7.14

Happy Sunday, friends. I hope you’ve had festive and restful weekends. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out my raw pecan sandies, which were part of Kristy’s fabulous vegan cookie swap party...more

Raw Pecan Sandies

By now, many of my readers might be aware of Kristy Turner’s awesome annual vegan cookie swap party! This event is a chance for vegan bloggers to gather virtually and share some of their holiday cookie recipes. I’ve loved watching the event transpire for the last two years, and I was lucky enough to contribute last year (with raw gingerbread cookies), and this year I’m pleased to be participating with some delectable and easy raw, vegan pecan sandies ....more

Cream of Celeriac and Fennel Soup

Like a lot of foodies I know, I have a fairly robust obsession with winter squash. Butternut, kabocha, acorn, delicata: you name it, I dig it. At this time of year, it’s hard for me not to infuse anything and everything with these beta-carotene packed, sweet, hearty, and delicious root vegetables (or with sweet potatoes, which are similar) ....more