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Rockstar Health & Fitness: Lindsey Stirling

Lindsay Stirling

Some people are born with a talent so amazing, it seems to come from another world.  I was recently introduced to a girl with that kind of gift, and was blown away by what I discovered. Lindsey Stirling is definitely one of those people. Several […]

Avocado Appetizer


Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free I LOVE this recipe because it switches up regular guacamole with more exotic Asian flavors. Plus, it is a visually beautiful dish to get things started. Your palate and body will agree. Nutrient-dense food like […]

Black-Eyed Pea Croquettes


Vegan, Dairy-free, Soy-free and Gluten-free. By Mee Tracy McCormick In the deep South where I live, black-eyed peas are symbolic of luck and money when eaten on New Year’s day. Traditionally, they are made with ham bones. When I ran […]

Sommer Thome: Dancing All the Way to the Mat


You know how sometimes you meet someone for the first time who immediately feels like a good friend? That was my feeling when I first met Sommer Thome, an energetic and talented Canadian now living in Los Angeles. We met […]

Veggie Grill arrives in Encino

Veggie Grill Encino web

The expanding vegan/vegetarian restaurant chain, Veggie Grill, is now serving Encino, making it the first location in the Valley and the ninth in LA County. “We have had many requests to open a restaurant in the San Fernando Valley and feel […]

Lydia’s Raw Green Gazpacho Recipe

Lydia's Recipe

Gulten-free, raw, organic, and vegan, some might say that Lydia’s Organic is the healthiest food around. This Raw Green Gazpacho is served best with Lydia’s New Rawkin’ Beet Chips. Yields 3 qts of soup Ingredients:  -2 ripe tomatoes (in winter, […]

Dosa Dosa’s Spiced Mango Lassi

Spiced Mango Lassi

One of our favorite items to serve at Dosa Dosa is this spiced up version of the traditional mango lassi.  A great accompaniment to a spicy dosa, this cooling yogurt and mango shake is sweetened with honey and served ice cold. […]

Creamy Leek Polenta Recipe


The 30-Day Vegan Challenge Creamy Leek Polenta Recipe The Buttery texture of the leeks and soft extra of the polenta culminate in creamy perfection. Ingredients 2 tablespoons nondairy butter (such as Earth Balance), divided 3 large Leeks (white and pale […]

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The 30-­Day Vegan Challenge Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Sweet enough for dessert, flexible enough to be sweetened less and served for breakfast, this is a favorite muffin of mine that is also the perfect accompaniment to a tea party or coffee klatsch. Ingredients 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed (equivalent of 3 flax eggs) 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water 3 cups all-­purpose or whole wheat pastry flour 1-­1/4 cups organic granulated sugar […]

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Rosemary

butternut squash soup w fresh rosemary

Yields: 6 servings This sweet, creamy vegan soup is a warming addition to your holiday table. It can be served in bowls for a sit-down dinner party or in shot glasses for an appetizer. Ingredients: 1 organic yellow onion, diced 1 tablespoon extra […]

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