Pumpkin Pie

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It's time for some good ol' pumpkin pie! Serve this at any holiday table, and people will ask for more. The filling is sweetened with dates and thickened with a bit of oat flour. The pecan-date crust is like a sweet, crumbly cookie. Grab a fork and … [Continue reading]

My favorite kitchen tools under $10

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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." — Leonardo da Vinci Do you appreciate simple, inexpensive kitchen tools that make your life easier? Me too! With the holidays approaching, I thought it would be fun to highlight my top ten favorite … [Continue reading]

Quinoa Salad with Currants and Pistachios

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I first tasted this beautiful salad when it was prepared in a cooking class I attended. Full of texture and flavors, it's perfect for a holiday menu. This guest recipe was developed by Chef AJ, my friend and colleague in plant-based, SOS-free … [Continue reading]

Curried Sweet Potato Salad

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If traditional Potato Salad was in a midlife crisis and its therapist asked, “What would you be if you could be anything in the world,” it might say “Curried Sweet Potato Salad!” It’s distinctive, daring, and delectable, not to mention, … [Continue reading]

What is a “whole foods” diet?

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Whole foods throughout the whole day! When I first started eating a plant-based diet, I heard the term “whole foods” a lot, and that a whole foods diet is very health-promoting. But I felt a little silly that I didn’t know what “whole foods” meant, … [Continue reading]