• FOOD,  MISCELLANEOUS,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Use Those Herbs: Basil Lemonade

    Basil lemonade, lavender and rosemary ice cream, and rose lassi are all herb-infused treats that are way at the top of my list of favorite things. Maybe it’s because they are sweet and refreshing. More likely it’s because they all taste like what I wish soap tasted like. Either way, I love sweets with an herbaceous twist. If you come here from seeing any of my Herb Garden 2019 content, that’s great! I hope you will plant your own herb garden, big or small, so that you can make this recipe, and others, with your very own supply. To kick of my “Use Those Herbs” series of recipes I’ll start…

  • FOOD,  LISTS,  MISCELLANEOUS,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    3 Steps to Begin Cutting Out Animal Products

    Cutting out animal products has been a lengthy and slow journey that I am still on! I’ve never been a cold turkey person, I see success with sustainable baby steps. The following are three steps I have taken (and continue to take) to help me on my way. 1. Stop Buying Meat at the Grocery Store Don’t throw out the meat you have in the freezer or whatever – that’s wasteful – but just stop buying it and see what happens when you run out. Forcing yourself to think outside the chicken breast will be hard at first, but I promise you can figure it out. If this seems too…

  • FOOD,  MISCELLANEOUS,  SIDE,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Mom’s Homemade Breadsticks

    I love bread. I eat bread. Sometimes I dream about diving into a pool like Scrooge McDuck, but instead of gold coins, the pool is full of baguettes. So, for all of you out there who laugh in the face of carbs like me, I’ve got something great for you: my mom’s homemade breadsticks! The recipe yields amazing breadsticks that are soft, delicious, simple and easy to make vegan.

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGETARIAN

    THE BEST Vegetarian Tikka Masala

    So here’s the thing. I have another post that features a recipe for Vegan Tofu Tikka Masala, but I had to share this non-vegan, just vegetarian recipe for a couple of reasons… It’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to making masala that tastes like my favorite restaurant – Bombay House in Salt Lake. It is truly the best vegetarian tikka masala I’ve ever made myself. I served it at a family get-together last weekend and had two requests for the recipe. Those requests came from non-vegetarian family members. Crockpot meals are amazing when you are cooking for lots of people. I am totally that person who is still cooking when…

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Sweet Potato Taco Filling

    There’s nothing quite like Taco Tuesday that tempts me to eat meat. Why? Because most restaurants’ vegetarian option is for tacos is bland ol’ rice and beans that is an option by default of availability. Because plant-based diets are becoming more common, I’m slowly seeing more options like jackfruit, tofu, and tempeh around town. Sadly, when cooking for yourself, tofu and tempeh run the risk of turning out just as bland as rice and beans. And jackfruit? Delicious, but harder to come buy and a real workout to prepare if you don’t buy it already shredded. This is where the sweet potatoes come in. They’re easy to find, easy to…