Portobella Burger

From my Food Fight Cafe days! Portobella Sharp Cheddar Roasted Poblano Sauteed Onion Toasted Bun

Freshly Squeezed Citrus Juice

My meyer lemon tree has been begging me to pick some of her beautiful juicy fruit and Whole Foods had some perfectly sweet blood oranges and tangerines. That was it. That was all I needed for a jar of freshly squeezed citrus juice! Sweetened with a little exotic manuka honey and this is one tasty…

Vegan Rice Pudding

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked rice (jasmine or brown rice can be used)  2 – 3 cups of almond milk 1/4 cup of honey nutmeg 2 teaspoons almond extract golden raisins (for garnish) Cook rice according to package with a teaspoon of salt, in a rice cooker or stovetop.  Warm almond milk over medium heat. Add,…

Vegan Winter Stew

On cold winter days I find this soup perfect to warm the body but not too heavy when there is still lots of work to be done. You will get all the nutrients you need to keep your body fueled and full of energy. I had some leftover veggies from my farmers market shopping trip….

Rich and Creamy Hummus!

I’ve done it again. I made the most ridiculously yummy hummus and I did it quite by accident (which isn’t unusual for me). It all started with a taste sampler at work. I work at Whole Foods and we have theses Coco Lite pop cakes we pop in store. We were giving samples with different…

Vegan Quinoa Pasta

This is the perfect feel better bowl of pasta! I have the dreadful winter cold and nothing tastes good and I’m sick of soup. I felt like something hearty and warm but not too complicated with flavors. Also, I wanted to incorporate lots of healthy vitamin C packed veggies like peppers and chard. Did you…

JJ’s Butter Chicken

I made my own version of an Indian dish I love and eat often at one of LA’s trendy food trucks. This sauce is simple but beautiful and  exotic. It’s made with the spice cumin and a few other basic ingredients. Trust me though, there is nothing basic about this sauce! I’ve used the sauce…

Vegan Fried Rice

Cooking with a Wok! I love it. And the more I do it the better I get. It’s really easy actually. Once you get the timing and temperature right you’ll be enjoying plenty of quick and healthy foods in no time! If you’re going to buy a wok be sure and do a little research….

Veggie Wrap

This is a perfect springtime wrap. It’s light, healthy and delicious. Great for when the weather starts to warm up outside. I was inspired to make this from my trip to Lebanon many years ago. It’s got a little Lebanese style mixed with some Californication! Ingredients: 2 whole grain tortilla 1 avocado 2 hard boiled…