DIY Fresh Blackberry Syrup

DIY Blackberry Syrup #vegan  #rootforveggies

There was a drink I used to get at Starbuck’s that’s long since discontinued. It was a blackberry green tea frappuccino and I really liked it. Over the years I tried to buy a pre-made berry syrup I liked. I couldn’t find blackberry one so I tried a bunch of raspberry ones that I hated. Today I thought I’d give making […]

A Lavender Coffee Syrup for Vegan Mofo 2014!

Lavender Coconut Sugar Coffee Syrup #vegan #paleo #rootforveggies

Happy Vegan Mofo everyone! That’s month of food to those of you who are experiencing your first one. It’s a whole month of vegan goodness where hundreds of vegan bloggers from all over the world come together and post vegan recipes all month long. I promise to do my best to bring you some fun recipes all […]

Making You a Priority: Exercise

Taking TIme Out

I tend to overdo it with work. Promoting a new book while working on book 5, doing recipe development and social media pr – my to-do list only seems to get longer. There are more days than I want to admit where I work from when I get up in the morning until I go […]

4 Solutions to the Pumpkin Spice Controversy

Pumpkin Spice Cashew Creamer from HealthySlowCooking.com

I know, it’s a little to early for me to go all pumpkin crazy on you. There’s some information circulating about a certain coffee chain’s pumpkin spice drinks. I want to give you some easy vegan homemade alternatives to make sure you’re prepared for pumpkin season when it finally comes around. I’ve been telling you for years that the Pumpkin […]

Fran’s Chocolate Chip Brownies

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Fran Costigan means business with a tag line like Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts for her Vegan Chocolate Cookbook. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom and enter to win a copy of your own! Fran has detailed instructions plus an intro chapter all about ingredients and equipment. There are chapters with recipes […]

Curry Cashew Savory Granola From OATrageous Oatmeals

Savory Granola

Granola is one of my favorite things to have on hand for a quick breakfast or snack. I really enjoy creating granola recipes and I made some tasty ones for my new book including chocolate hazelnut and bourbon pecan. I also branched out into some savory granolas and have fallen in love with those too. I’m sharing the […]

Pomona’s Pectin Book Review and Strawberry-Vanilla Preserves

Pomona's Pectin Book Review

I want to let you in on a secret – I’m an armchair canner. I curl up on the couch and page through books full of beautiful jams, jellies and pickles. Then imagine how it would feel to have pantry full of goodies and think about stirring some blueberry jam in my winter oatmeal. Or another scenario that wearing a […]

Vegan Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese

A vegan spread made with avocados and soaked cashews

I love bagels. There’s not much better than a nice smear on a everything bagel. I really miss the fresh baked bagels I got in my neighborhood when I lived in Brooklyn. There was a place that sold bagels wholesale, and you could smell the cinnamon raisin ones baking from blocks away. It felt like you were […]

Oat-chata and a Cookbook and Calphalon Giveaway!

Oat-chata from OATrageous Oatmeals

Colleen from Souffle Bombay organized a blog event around cookbooks and her favorite cookware. She wants us all to celebrate our passion for cooking and the great pairing of Cookbooks & Calphalon. I jumped at the chance to join her and contribute my newest book, OATrageous Oatmeals to the giveaway. My first cookbook truly changed my life. I became vegetarian a few weeks […]

Delicious Jams and Chutneys You Need to Try!

Sunchowders Emporia Fresh Fruit Jams & Chutneys

I already told you that at the Food and Wine Conference I met some amazing people. Wendy Reed is one of those and makes some of the best jam I’ve ever had. Better yet, you can even order from her Etsy Shop and try it for yourself. Wendy wasn’t a sponsor at the conference, but let some […]