The other week, I was at the San Mateo farmer’s market, and there was a vendor selling all sorts of sprouted beans and lentils. I’ve never sprouted lentils before, but I do love me some red lentils – in chili, soups, and stews, and I wanted to make a salad out of some. You can’t eat lentils raw, but you can eat them raw if they have been sprouted. They become more readily digestible, phytic acid content is reduced (phytic… Read more »

You know those bright pink-colored, artificially strawberry-flavored milk drinks you had when you were a kid? This is NOT that. This is subtle strawberry, slightly sweet, extra rich cashew milk. I LOVE making cashew milk, because it requires no brains, effort, or straining as in other nut milks. Anything that requires minimal prep, quick, and is homemade gets bonus points in my book. Enjoy! Strawberry cashew milk Print Recipe CourseBeverages Servings Prep Time 4 cups 2 minutes Passive Time 6… Read more »

This recipe is for my friend, Stella! I post frequently on Instagram (@this_veglife), more often than I do here. I haven’t had much time to do other stuff, since I had my baby towards the end of August, and meals as of late have been flash-prepared in a matter of minutes, with no time to write down recipes. When I posted a picture of this and Stella asked for the recipe, the pressure was on to start doing this recipe-writing… Read more »

This has been my most-requested recipe to put up on the blog, so it’s time for this soup to make an appearance! I always delay posting this because it is so quick to make and I never write the recipe down. But I hear ya and here it is! Last week, I was a guest speaker at a Whole Foods plant-based meet up, and my topic was how to stock the Asian vegan pantry. I spoke about some ingredients that… Read more »

These date and coconut bars are pretty amazing. I love pretty much anything with a streusel topping, and didn’t want to make the usual jam or fruit crumble. I had a package of dates in my pantry, brought them back to life by hydrating them in a little warm water, pitted them, and proceeded with the recipe. Eat them cold (personally, I just like them that way). They’re crumbly, remain moist when packed in a plastic baggie, and are not… Read more »

Rise and shine, it’s workout time! Because my husband is a chronic coffee-no-brekkie guy, I like to throw a couple of these his way when he heads out the door. He’s really working on his nutrition in the morning, because those morning workouts are a different animal. I don’t know what your specific workouts are, so I won’t bore you with the details of meal timing, hydration recommendations, and all that stuff. You can either have these with your breakfast,… Read more »