Vegan White Bean, Kale & Swiss Chard Soup

Technically, spring is here, but the weather still feels like winter. Last March Seattle had 80-degree days and the cherry blossoms were done by this time. Somehow spring has found its balance. Cool weather, grey skies and wet roads – Seattle’s traditional spring climate is back. Click here to get the recipe at

Vegan Lemon Cake Topped with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I am celebrating Easter via the energies of nature. I present to you this dairy-free lemon cake with coconut cream frosting. It’s light. It’s airy. It’s sweet. It’s the sweet part of life that we should enjoy without diving into a comatose state. Enjoy & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Click […]

Cold Vegetable Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

The daffodils are in bloom and the color of yellow is found throughout the season. From the sun’s rays to the distinct color of yellow, my soul has evolved from winter hibernation into the realms of rebirth. If you’ve followed me, you know I believe in the power of nature. Living in Germany ignited my […]

Crunchy Protein-Packed Kale-Swisschard Salad Topped with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable, and it is recommended that we eat at least 3/4 cup of these daily. One cup of uncooked kale provides 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 7 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, raw kale has some cholesterol-lowering abilities (not as much as cooked kale) but raw vegetables in […]

How to Make Cashew Ranch Dressing

Ranch. What do I think of ranch? I have this quirk about me. I really dislike savory white creamy things. Growing up, I despised anything and everything creamy and white – mayo, cottage cheese, dressing, cream cheese, sour cream – basically anything dairy (unless it was ice cream or whipped cream). Click  here to get the […]

7 Mouth-Watering Plant-Based Restaurants in Barcelona, Spain

In a country known for jamon and rare delicatessens, vegan and vegetarian cuisine surges throughout city neighborhoods, plazas and squares. Barcelona is expensive and vegan and vegetarian food is no exception. Some places are more affordable than others, where some restaurants expect to spend a pretty penny, well euro. It is easier to eat vegetarian […]

8 Favorite Places for Vegetarian & Vegan Food in Madrid

Madrid has no shortage of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafes. A chic and classy city, don’t expect the hole-in-the-wall joints chocked full of alternative, tatted-up hipsters.  Having good health is a part of the European lifestyle and mindset, and with that said, the plant-based industry is forever growing. Madrid features a combination of vegetarian and vegan […]

My Vegan German-Inspired Clear Vegetable Soup (“Alles Klar” Gemüsesuppe) Recipe

My Vegan German-Inspired Clear Vegetable Soup (“Alles Klar” Gemüsesuppe) Recipe 1/27/2016 0 Comments One my favorite soups in Germany is the Gemüsesuppe. Die suppe ist enfach und lecker. Or in English, the soup is simple/easy and delicious. Using the term “Alles klar” probably drives German bonkers, but its my own funny way of describing the soup. This […]

Sugar-Free Cranberry Apfel Schorle for Two (Cranberry Apple Spritzer)

Sugar-Free Cranberry Apfel Schorle for Two (Cranberry Apple Spritzer) Love is in the air – can you feel it? Well, if your anything like me you know that love is not dictated by the givings of a Hallmark card, but it is fun to think and create special treats based on a holiday. Whether […]

Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites

Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites 2/9/2016 0 Comments Chocolate and raspberries have been on my mind a lot lately. In fact, I’ve been thinking about it so much that I had to experiment with a new kind of energy bite. Traditional bites I’ve created use dates as the primary “bonding” and […]