Roasted Potato Salad with Thai Basil Pesto

Posted by on Nov 21, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Thai Pesto Potato Salad Wide

Roasted potato salad with Thai basil pesto: wow that’s a mouthful. But a truly delicious one! At the moment I have a bountiful supply of Thai basil growing in my kitchen.  Not wanting to let any of it go to waste, I’ve been making batch after batch of thai basil pesto, putting it on just about everything (and freezing the rest for later). It’s amazing paired with avocado and tomatoes on toast. And it’s especially yum in this roasted potato salad recipe. 

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Passionfruit Cream Pie!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Passionfruit Cream Pie!

Growing up in Australia I took passionfruit for granted. They grew abundantly and fresh passionfruit were almost always available. And if there were no fresh ones, we could always pick up some canned passionfruit pulp in a pinch. In the US, it’s a different story. Fresh passionfruit are only occasionally available in supermarkets and when they are they are ridiculously expensive. So I was over the moon when I recently stumbled across frozen passionfruit pulp by Goya. And what better to do with it than make a passionfruit cream pie?

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Banana, Raisin and Pecan Bread

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Banana, Raisin and Pecan Bread

I don’t know about you but I always buy bananas with the intention of eating them quickly. Somehow I never manage to finish a bunch before they start to get overly ripe. When that happens I do one of two things: freeze them so that I can use them in smoothies or bake muffins or bread. So in honor of over-ripe bananas, here’s a recipe for a flavor-packed banana bread with raisins and pecans. 

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Healthier Sesame “Beef” (or “Chicken”)

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Healthier Sesame “Beef” (or “Chicken”)

Once upon a time we used to eat Chinese takeout at least once a week and sesame tofu was always our go to. Who can resist deep fried tofu smothered in a sweet sauce and sesame seeds? So delicious, but oh so unhealthy. I can’t remember the last time we had Chinese takeout, but I still get a hankering for it on occasion. So I decided to try to make a healthier version of that old favorite. It’s every bit as tasty but so much better for me and you! 

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Everything I needed to know about staying fit during pregnancy…

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting | 0 comments

Everything I needed to know about staying fit during pregnancy…

I’m no fitness goddess by any means, but I love a good workout. There is nothing that makes me feel more powerful than the feeling of sweat dripping down my back, knowing that I pushed my body to its limit and that I was strong enough to do it. It’s at once my release and a source of energy. It helps me face life and all of its stressors and obstacles head on. So of course, while I was pregnant I had no intention of giving any of that up! However, in the early months of my pregnancy I read a lot of different guidance about fitness and exercise.

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Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream

Today, dear friends, I’m bringing you a recipe for an ultra special raspberry cupcake topped with vanilla butter cream.  This cupcake is bursting with tart raspberry flavor, which is complemented beautifully by the sweet vanilla frosting. It’s exactly the type of cupcake you’ll be dreaming about for weeks afterwards!

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Baked Tomato Risotto

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Baked Tomato Risotto

I had quite the tomato harvest this year: gorgeous little yellow teardrop tomatoes, orange cherry tomatoes, little campari tomatoes and some big red juicy tomatoes. At times we had so many tomatoes I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with them. That’s where this recipe came in. So while there are still some gorgeous fresh tomatoes ripening on the vines, I thought I’d share it. 

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