Southwestern Sweet Potatoes. Vegan Style.

Check out my stylin' new web address! This is a story about a girl and her sweet potato.Actually, this is really a story about a girl and how she wanted to impress her family with her newfound vegan cooking techniques.Vegan cooking?...more
Definitely a winning recipe!!  I loved the delicious flavor combinations, the beautiful ...more

How To Make Vegan Cheese At Home

[Editor's Note: Is it possible to make cheese at home...without any milk at all? Indeed, it is, using a few simple steps that might take a few days' patience, but definitely yield great results. If you're considering giving up dairy, give this recipe a try to see if it might just satisfy any creamy, cheesy cravings. --Genie] ...more
I've made cashew cream with soaked raw cashews before, and I've made cheesy sauces with ...more

TODAY: Neat Market (Vegan Shop-Up) in Denver + Vegan News You Can Use (12/16/12)

by JL FIELDS on DECEMBER 16, 2012...more

Piri Piri Cauliflower Steak + Kale and Kabocha Squash Salad with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

On Halloween, while still living in New York and on day three of no power post-Hurricane Sandy, my husband and I went to Blue Hill at Stone Barns for dinner. This was a bucket-list restaurant – an expensive treat and somewhere we had wanted to dine for years. A decidedly non-vegan restaurant, they made me a spectacular plant-based meal.  I took one photo and realized the lighting was completely off so I blissfully put my camera away and enjoyed a warm, romantic dinner with my man....more

Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies

I mentioned this recipe last holiday season, but gave you sort of a wonky rendition, with a link to the original. When I went back to make these the other day, I found it a pretty unworkable recipe mish-mash, so I decided to nail it down to what really works, and share it with you again. I love an easy to follow recipe, don't you? These little jammy nuggets are just delightful, during the holidays, or any old time of year....more

JL’s Favorite Vegan Things – The Holiday Edition!

by JL FIELDS on DECEMBER 13, 2...more

How To: Tempeh

Before I even begin this How-To discussion on tempeh, I want you to make me a promise!  Yes promise me…over the internet…that you will read this whole post before making an “official decision” on tempeh.  It might sound a little funky and strange and maybe a tad bit scary.  But trust me as a serious food lover, I wouldn’t steer you down the path of bland, not so tasty, scary food items.  Come on guys, you know I live to eat!  And like I tell my younger clients – my tasting rule is “you can’t say ‘ew’ or ‘yuck’ before you’ve tried it.”  Or in this case, no ew or...more
I've always wanted to try tempeh, just never got around to doing it.  Next time I am at the ...more

Benefits of Soba Noodles

I am obsessed.  I can’t. stop. eating. these.  I’m not sure what it is.  Between the chewy texture, hearty taste, salty flavor, thin-ness of the noodles and intriguing color- I can't resist.  They were so good that I ended up eating half of the batch before I even tossed it with a sauce or seasoning.  Now I'm probably building them up (I always do that) but really, you need to try!...more

Baked Hummus

Here's a quick and easy appetizer you can toss together on short notice. If you're like me, you almost always have a vat of hummus in the fridge. If not,  you can whip some up in no time. It's well worth the effort to make your own. In a real pinch, buy some hummus at the store. Nobody will judge you. I made this on a whim the other night, just to see if it would be any good. We finished every bit of it, and we ended up calling it dinner....more