Gardein Chick’n Paprika

Chicken paprika has been a favorite dish of mine since I was a little girl. Comforting, mildly spicy, and creamy with a hint of my Hungarian origins – children and adults alike will find this satisfying to both palate and tummy. This is a vegan… Keep Reading »

Vegan “Beef” with Broccoli

The trick to this healthy meal is to have your ingredients prepped, and ready (mise en place). Once everything is in place, the actual cook time is very fast. Have some steadfast beef eaters in your family? Substitute sliced (across the grain for tenderness) flank steak… Keep Reading »

A Vegan Holiday Feast

Some of you may remember last year when I did a series of posts called The Conscious Chef Challenge written after attending the book launch party for Chef Tal Ronnen‘s The Conscious Cook. What started out as a fun party led to several enduring friendships,… Keep Reading »

Pop Stars, Yachts, and Whirlwind Romance

Julie Anne and Nick Rhodes
You know the saying “if you can remember the sixties, you didn’t live through them.” Well my memory of the eighties (and it’s decadences) are like shards of light through Swiss cheese. More come into focus when I meet up with… Keep Reading »

The Conscious Cook Challenge: Pasta!

Paola, George, and Julie Anne
If you had invited me for a vegan meal 6 months ago, I would have crinkled my nose and made a semi-polite excuse not to join you, but if you invited me for pasta… no problem. The fact it might be… Keep Reading »

How Does Your Gardein Grow?

Julie Anne Rhodes
Are you contemplating a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? Maybe you’re an omnivore like me, and just want to lighten your meat intake by 1-2 meals a week, but find it difficult to plan meals without protein being the main attraction? Garden + protein… Keep Reading »

A Perfect Match

Pricilla Philips and Julie Anne Rhodes

A completely unexpected, but highly appreciated perk of doing The Conscious Cook Challenge has been that both Gardein and Match alternative meat companies have sent me samples of their products to experiment with. I can barely contain my excitement as… Keep Reading »

The Conscious Cook Challenge Week V

Julie Anne Rhodes
Tis the season to be jolly, and entertain! The very first recipe I looked at in The Conscious Cook cookbook had me salivating immediately, but I wanted to save it until now as it is the perfect first course for Christmas dinner. It… Keep Reading »