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“Fudge You!” High-Protein Chocolate Cake

Above and below, covered in Vegan Whipped Cream. Possible problems with making a whole pan of brownies: After only a few days, they get hard and crumbly (especially the end pieces). If you live alone, it’s hard to finish a whole pan by yourself before they go stale. If you’re my mom, you disagree with […]

Vegan Bodybuilding with Robert Cheeke

I’m honored to have my friend Robert Cheeke as a guest today. He’s written an informative post on vegan bodybuilding and has even sent a  list of vegan foods that are high in protein. Robert Cheeke is pretty much the antithesis of what one thinks of when one hears the word “vegan.”  He definitely helps […]

But where do you get your protein?

I have to laugh when people ask me that question. It’s just so ironic that, 90% of the time, the same people who are asking me where I get my protein have absolutely no idea where they get any of their nutrients.  If they’re asking out of genuine curiosity, I’m happy to list vegan sources […]

Chocolate Protein Icing

Break out your Canned Pumpkin! And fish out those goggles, because it’s time to dive, head-first, into a pool of chocolate protein icing. Chocolate icing so healthy you can eat the entire bowl in one sitting. Kind of like with the recipe for Whipped Cream in a Bowl. (See, you want to dive in, right?) “Fudge […]

The Vegan Wonder Drug

Red Star Nutritional Yeast is amazing stuff. It’s high in so many nutrients! Did you know that 1 and 1/2 tablespoons has EIGHT grams or protein? If you think you might be deficient in a certain nutrient, or even if you don’t, Red Star nutritional yeast can make a great addition to any diet—especially a vegan […]

Like Eating a Bowl of Whipped Cream

Remember 5-Minute Chocolate Mousse? It now has a baby sister. And just as decadent is the paler sister of  5-Minute Chocolate Mousse. This stuff is a-mazing! Seriously, it’s like eating an entire bowl of whipped cream! And although I’ve never had Greek Yogurt, I’m thinking that Vanilla Cream Mousse would make for a good vegan […]

The Definition of Carbo Loading

Carbo Loading: (verb) To consume large amounts of carbohydrates through food intake. Above: spiralized zucchini noodles with my homemade Alfredo sauce, veggies similar to the ones from Thanksgiving, and two toasted whole-wheat English Muffins with jam. Two muffins are better than one ;). . Speaking of carbs… I’m finally getting around to posting the recipe […]

The Perfect Summer Dinner

When the summer weather blew in, it instilled in me a renewed desire for salads.  Something about salad just screams SUMMER! I can completely understand why many people think salads are boring; have you seen the salads they offer at popular fast-food chains, or even at some fancy steakhouses?  Sorry, but a few pieces of […]

Changing the world, one oatmeal-hater at a time

My sister doesn’t hate oatmeal per se. But, like many others, her idea of oatmeal is the mushy, runny goo one finds at cheap hotel buffets.  Needless to say, she’s not the food’s greatest fan. Always up for a challenge, I decided to repeat the oatmeal conversion process that worked so well on my friend. […]

Mousse on the Loose!

My yummy Valentine Sweet chocolate Valentine You make me smile… On Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to choose: you can be kind to your sweet tooth and to your heart! You can have your chocolate (mousse) and eat it too. And the best part is that you can whip up this sumptuous chocolate dessert in […]

Bring on the Christmas Posts!

Christmas Week! Like most families I know, our family used to open Christmas presents super-early (translation: as soon as my little sister and I were successful in pulling our groggy parents from bed). But in the past few years, we’ve waited until after lunch to open gifts. My parents and sister say they like this […]

Spaghetti Squash Love

Spaghetti Squash! Everyone seems to have a different way to cook spaghetti squash. Personally, I like to let it bake a long time, so the insides get all caramelized and sweet. My method: 1. Poke a few holes into the squash with a knife, then cut in half and place the halves right-side-up on a piece of […]

Somewhere over the Rainbow

The other day for lunch, I made one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in my life. Yes, it was that good. Katie’s Rainbow Sandwich 1/4 cup refried beans a few handfuls broccoli slaw (I’ve subbed mixed greens or spinach, too) 1/2 cup peach salsa 1 pita pocket On both sides of an Ezekiel 7-grain […]

Scrambled Tofu

I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I Am. But Scrambled Tofu?  Why, that’s a whole different story! I like to run in the mornings, so the last thing I want to do upon my return is to slave away in the kitchen in front of a hot […]

3 Bean Vegetarian Chili

You can still make chili when it isn’t chili! *Ducks to avoid the tomatoes being thrown at her lame pun* But then again, extra tomatoes could be useful for the following recipe… so keep throwing! I was so sad that I couldn’t make it to the Austin Chilifest that I decided to bring the Chilifest […]