Oatmeal “Everything” Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast? This is adapted from a friend’s recipe to include vegan options. It’s pretty forgiving– feel free to play around and adjust to your family’s tastes! 3/4 cup flour (regular or your favorite GF blend) 1 1/4 cups oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon  1/2 cupContinue reading “Oatmeal “Everything” Breakfast Cookies”

peanut butter black bean brownie bites

This is another one of my favorite recipes– quick, easy (you don’t even need a bowl– just a food processor), and they’re packed with fiber and protein. For those of you who care, there’s no refined sugar and no flour. These are vegan; you can use gluten-free oats to make them GF. You can watchContinue reading “peanut butter black bean brownie bites”

the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need (yes, it’s vegan)

I’m really excited to give this recipe a page of its very own! This is my absolute favorite, best-ever, chocolate chip cookie recipe. I adapted this from a Food 52 recipe and my friends and family rave about it. There are two “secrets” to making these excellent: First, you must let the dough rest overnightContinue reading “the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need (yes, it’s vegan)”

(vegan) double chocolate zucchini muffins

This is my go-to recipe when I have extra zucchini, am craving a little chocolate something, or want an easy food gift for a friend. Years ago, I modified this King Arthur Flour recipe to be vegan, potentially gluten-free, and make muffins rather than a loaf. I’ve been asked for this recipe so many timesContinue reading “(vegan) double chocolate zucchini muffins”

Creating New Karmic Patterns, & Some Crazy Good Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies

In last week’s post, I talked about the self-sustaining karmic energy of recurring habitual patterns. I mentioned that meditation has been helpful in creating the space to identify the pattern and then to create a new pattern. How exactly, though, does the new pattern get created? In the past year, I was lucky* enough to find myself facingContinue reading “Creating New Karmic Patterns, & Some Crazy Good Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies”

A Favorite Dal Recipe

I could eat Indian food every day of the week. In fact, many weeks I do eat Indian food every day of the week (they know me quite well at the local India Palace). Restaurant Indian food tends to be heavy- and not vegan- with the addition of butter and cream. Oh, it’s delicious, butContinue reading “A Favorite Dal Recipe”

Dear Local Restaurant: It’s Just Not That Hard to Make A Vegetarian or Vegan Meal

Do you have a pet peeve? Something that irritates you, gets under your skin, makes you complain, or rant (or, in my case, sigh heavily) in a way that surprises even yourself? One thing that really drives me crazy is going out to eat with friends and finding that the menu includes virtually no vegetarianContinue reading “Dear Local Restaurant: It’s Just Not That Hard to Make A Vegetarian or Vegan Meal”

Vegan Jamaican Patties and Watermelon Strawberry Cooler

As I mentioned in a previous post, I subscribe to a CSA program, which means that once every two weeks, I get a ridiculously large box of vegetables that is way too much for one person to eat, and then I spend the next few days trying to give away as much as possible. WhenContinue reading “Vegan Jamaican Patties and Watermelon Strawberry Cooler”

Post Retreat Peanut Butter Treat Recipe

So I’m fresh back from a week on retreat and starting to sort through the experience and its after-effects. Having a full seven days of both physical and emotional distance from “real life” is a truly precious experience. However, it’s not all roses and sunshine. I received a text from a friend yesterday that said,Continue reading “Post Retreat Peanut Butter Treat Recipe”

Warming Recipe: Date Shake

This fall I invested in a consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner, Jill Leslie of Ayurveda Alchemy. I am fascinated by Ayurveda, yoga’s “Sister Science,” which has been practiced for over 5000 years. It is a holistic health care system that is tailored to each individual’s constitution, and it advocates, more than anything, self awareness as theContinue reading “Warming Recipe: Date Shake”