I love the tapioca-like texture that chia seeds impart to a food. Here, the chia seeds gel overnight in the coconut and almond milks. This makes it reminiscent to my childhood, when my mom would make Vietnamese chè (dessert soup) out of tapioca pearls and mung beans in a syrupy coconut milk “soup.” I add matcha powder and maple syrup to this, because lately, I’ve been making lots of matcha lattes out of non-dairy milks, and I love it. I probably don’t… Read more »

I am picky about my mayonnaise, and when I started on this plant-based journey about a year ago, found that it was difficult to find a good substitute. I also did not like having to succumb to supermarket imitation mayo-like spreads that were full of chemicals and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. So I set off on a vegan mayo recipe hunt, and when I found this recipe by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, it was a winner! Side note – Isa’s book, Isa Does… Read more »

I just made my first jar of overnight oats a few weeks ago, and it was love at first bite. I remember when I was young, my dad made me peaches and cream hot oatmeal. I had one bite and I gagged (sorry, Dad, it wasn’t you, it was that ready-made packet and flavor!). Ever since then, I’ve always felt “meh” about oatmeal, and even though I can stomach it now, it’s not anything really special. I just eat the… Read more »

I’ve been making chia seed refreshers and puddings for awhile now, so wanted to post this recipe for y’all. It’s stupid easy, and requires little more than some bicep strength in one arm, to shake the mason jar. You don’t even need a whisk! Chia seeds are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and minerals. About two tablespoons of chia seeds will give you 10 grams of fiber – definitely easy to meet your fiber quota! This pudding is… Read more »

Oh, believe you me: I love, love, love my coffee. But there’s a special place in my heart for some good ol’ fashioned tea time (especially when there are finger sandwiches and little pastries at arms’ reach). Before I went to start on my laundry list of things-to-do this morning, I was contemplating whether or not I should stop by the nearest coffee shop and get an almond milk latte. You know, to pep me up for the next few… Read more »