Birthday Cake Matcha Latte + 37 Things...

Birthday vibes this week. To celebrate here on the blog, I am sharing my Birthday Cake Matcha Latte recipe as well as 37 things I have learned in my 37 years...


Avocado Sandwich

This is the Avocado Sandwich of my dreams. Fully loaded and not holding anything back. I think the kicker is the layer of melty cheese! Dairy free + vegan. Plus, my homemade garlic aioli adds an awesome kick too. And sizzling onions add warmth and smokiness.

The Goods. Melty vegan gouda cheese, fresh tomato, leafy greens, sizzling skillet onions, sliced pickle, garlic aioli and a thick layer of buttery avocado. I served mine on rye bread, lightly toasted, but you can use any bread you'd like. Let this be your next lunchtime craving...


Mushroom Risotto

Today’s recipe is a wonderfully fragrant and fancy-feeling dish, Mushroom Risotto with rosemary. This entree is creamy and warming with a generous amount of mushrooms in each bite. I have made this dish a few times and I loved using a variety of mushrooms, shiitake, oyster or even diced portobellos. This dish is accented with rosemary, garlic, onion and black pepper. A hint of wine or balsamic too. Protein-rich green peas make a great add-in too!

Get my vegan risotto recipe and try it for dinner tonight!...


Blondie Power Balls

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by iHerb.

These Blondie Power Balls are easy to make, no-bake balls that serve as a delicious "busy day" energy boost. These balls are jam-packed with a wide array of nutrition-loaded ingredients like raw cashews, hemp seeds, almond butter, dried mulberries, Brazil nuts and more. And bonus, they taste like a treat with their chewy, dense, nutty-sweet "blondie" vanilla bean flavor. (Chocolate chips, totally optional.)

Power fuel. Energy boost. Yummy treat. Anytime snack! I love to nibble these as a desk-side snack. They also make a great pre-workout snack. Get my recipe and a special discount code off your next iHerb order..


Spicy Peanut-Ginger Soba Noodles

These Spicy Peanut-Ginger-Lime Soba Noodles can be whipped up in just about fifteen minutes and taste super satisfying for lunch or dinner. A bold flavored sauce brings the dish together as warming raw ginger mingles with peanut butter, red pepper flakes, bright fresh lime juice and a hint of sweet maple syrup. A handful of cooling raw spinach balances things out a bit.

Get the recipe, plus 5 reasons why I love soba noodles...


12 Five-Minute Vegan Breakfasts

Sunrise. Shower. Into the kitchen. Matcha. Coffee. Feed the pet(s). But what in the world do you have time to eat before rushing off to work? (And yes, you may also be in charge of feeding family members in addition to yourself. These recipes can help feed a pair or a bunch, in speedy fashion.)

But let's start with you. What will satisfy you? Make you feel like you ate something healthy, but also delicious? And how do you start your day off on a vegan note, because that seems like a pretty good idea? Easy! Today I am sharing 12 Five-Minute Vegan Breakfasts. Let's get things started 2018!...