Cup of Jewels

Soups On, & Better than ever with Vitamix

I was obviously confused as a teenager as to which part of that party I could master, I think I’ll leave the music making to my keyboard playing ex, and concentrate on scintillating food instead! Wild mushroom soup was another course requested for that 8… 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 »

Sugar Free

I am totally grooving on how good I feel with no sugar or sweeteners other than fresh fruit. Apart from the odd detox headache, and a little passing brain fog, I’m already seeing enormous benefits. Before you shout “not another health oriented post”, it’s only… 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 »

The Conscious Cook Challenge: Basics

I’ve had so much fun learning the techniques for cooking delicious vegan food, and get so excited about the recipes that I keep skipping over the basics… so here is a quick primer (not as glamorous as The Conscious Cook recipes, but important).

Major secret ingredient… Keep Reading »

The Conscious Cook Challenge Continues

In October I wrote about the book launch party for The Conscious Cook, and how a few of my fellow party attendees asked me to prepare a vegan dinner party for them. Panic set in. I’d never cooked anything vegan, the recipes in the book… 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 »

The Conscious Cook Challenge Week IV

I just can’t help myself… I lurve to entertain. Fellow blogger and deliciously eccentric friend, Amanda Eliasch swanned into LA for a few days which gave me the perfect excuse to test my new vegan skills from The Conscious Cook on some sophisticated palates. I… Keep Reading »

The Conscious Cook Challenge Week III

With Thanksgiving looming, and so many recipes yet to try… I thought I would share my ideal Conscious Cook Thanksgiving menu. I do still plan to make the recipes eventually, but as you can imagine, this is The Roving Stove’s busiest time of year, so… Keep Reading »

The Conscious Cook Challenge Week II

Personal chef Julie Anne Rhodes explores cooking within a plant-based diet

I came down with a severe case of the giggles when I watched Top Chef this week. Natalie Portman was a guest judge. She started off saying she was an adventurous eater and would eat… Keep Reading »