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Peanut Butter Tofu

This easy vegan Peanut Butter Tofu over fluffy rice is the perfect comfort food, family-style meal. The peanut sauce is rich and sweet with a hint of heat from garlic and curry. Plump cubes of tender tofu are loaded with plant-based protein. A sprinkle of spring onions on top completes the centerpiece-approved dish....


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...


Vegan Sugar Cookies

I am obsessed with these Valentine's Day-perfect, Vegan Sugar Cookies. I love the buttery, orange-speckled, soft and lovely cookies all on their own, but when you add the most amazing, velvety, coconut, naturally pink, (not too sweet) sugar cookie frosting on top, well my heart gets all fuzzy warm and I know these are the perfect "I love you!" treats to make with or for your favorite person. Aka, Valentine-gifting approved.

Get the recipe, including my swoon-worthy, naturally pink, naturally sweet frosting...


TTLA Sandwich (Whole Foods Copycat Spin)

Things that usually go viral: cat videos, cute kids, animal rescues, tearjerking feats of humanity and celebrity social media hijinks. But a sandwich? Let alone, a vegan sandwich? Oh yes. That is how it went for the Whole Foods spin on a TTLA.

The truth is, most vegans have been eating and making TTLA sandwiches for years now. The TTLA acronym stands for Tempeh, Tomato, Lettuce and Avocado. Of course, if you have tried the Whole Foods sandwich you know that they use a dreamy garlic aioli that takes the sandwich to the next level. And adding a pickle is a wise flavor upgrade as well.

But guess what guys, if you are stuck at home or miles from a Whole Foods, you can absolutely make a TTLA in your very own kitchen -- in a flash. And you will finally understand this "gone viral" quote from Tabitha Brown..

“If you got a Whole Foods by you, go to their deli, ask for this TTLA, add a pickle, and watch your life change."

Click ahead to get my Whole Foods Copycat TTLA Sandwich recipe...


Roasted Garlic Aioli (Dairy-Free)

My last post was about this TTLA sandwich. Well, as I chatted about in that post, the real game-changing ingredient was that garlic aioli. And this time I bring you an even bolder, creamier, dreamier aioli recipe with my vegan, dairy-free, easy-easy Vegan Roasted Garlic Aioli. Get the recipe and slather it on everything....

ps. Don't like "mayo?" I never liked it either. But this stuff is crazy good, bright and fresh and lovely...


Power Plates Cookbook by Gena Hamshaw + a recipe from the book.

Today I get to share with you guys an awesome new cookbook by my good friend Gena Hamshaw, Power Plates!

Power Plates is a hearty, power-packed vegan cookbook filled to the brim with colorful and nourishing meals. It is loaded with creative ideas for all your favorite plant-based ingredients. Today, I also get to share a recipe from the book: Sweet Potato Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans and a flavorful Hemp Chimichurri Sauce and/or Cashew Queso. (pictured at top)

This beautiful hardbound book is perfect for flipping through when you need some healthy-delicious inspiration, in a flash. Learn more about Power Plates, get an awesome recipe and more...