Sunflower Butter for People Who May Not Like Sunflower Butter

I recently chatted with a friend about how her five year-old daughter who is deathly allergic to peanuts, is now also allergic to almonds. My mind quickly went to "What will she have on her sandwiches and in her nut butter cookies??" I felt awful for this sweet wide-eyed, feisty little girl especially because I have always, always hated the go-to nut butter alternative: Sunflower Seed Butter. Well, until now that is ....more

That Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Chef, the Movie: Vegan Version!

This is not your everyday, kinda-cheezy-but-still-mostly-healthy, grilled cheese sandwich. This vegan grilled cheese with toasty, buttery layers of bread hugging melty, swirling American and provolone cheeses is a grilled-cheese-sandwich-lover's kind of sandwich. Your nutritional conscience might be wagging its finger at you, but I promise that after your first bite of this toasty bliss, you will not care ....more

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Break into a warm, steamy, fluffy, homemade, melty-chocolate-chip-filled, vegan Chocolate Chip Muffin and I promise your day will be a little bit cozier. Fresh from the oven, these classic muffins are delicious as a snack or sweet treat. I love one paired with a steamy afternoon or mid-morning chai tea or latte ....more

SXSW 2015 Fun, Hosting the Official Vegan Meetup!

Last week I had an amazing experience traveling to Austin Texas to attend South by Southwest 2015, aka SXSW. I submitted a "vegan meetup" session to the panel picker and I was thrilled when my meetup was chosen as an official SXSW event. So having never been to Austin or SXSW before I packed up a bag and flew out to Texas for an adventure...Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website! ...more

Peanut-Ginger Curry Chickpeas over Fluffy Brown Rice

Back from a busy long weekend at SXSW in Austin, I was craving comfort food! And before I post my SXSW wrap-up post, expect that later this week, I was just dying to post a recipe. So I pushed my giant pile of papers off my desk, they crashed onto the floor as I tossed my head back and laughed sinisterly, while concurrently ripping up my long to-do list as I strolled over to my kitchen and clicked on the stove ....more

10 Cool Things This Week

It has been a busy few weeks and that means I have way too many things I want to post about, so instead of making myself (and you guys) crazy, I an doing a round-up of all the fun stuff I have to share. From ExpoWest to SXSW, green smoothies and a cookbook giveaway, launching an App and being part of an amazing blender giveaway and video. Many cool things to share with you, experience, talk about and get excited for . ....more

Meyer Lemon Ginger Garlic Turmeric Curry Pasta-Potato Soup.

A few nights ago I posted a photo of this soup on Instagram, and many of you requested the recipe. And I do not blame you! This creamy, vibrant, warming, wellness-infused soup is off-the-charts delicious and healthy ....more

Half and Half Cookies: Peanut Butter Brownie. Vegan. Give these a try!

If you can never decide on what cookie flavor to make: here is the cookie technique for you! Get ready for some half and half cookie fun with these Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies. Kinda like a peanut butter cup all in one cookie.. ....more

Support for Sarma. Pure Food and Wine Reflection.

Through the satin green leaves on fluffy trees lining the gritty silver streets of the Gramercy Park neighborhood in New York City, there sits a special spot to me and to many....more

Medjool Date Salted Caramel Sauce in a Vitamix. Fat-Free.

I am always trying to use Medjool dates in more of my recipes because I love them so much. They are so sticky-sweet and amazing all on their own - they don't need much! I love blending them for raw crusts for pies and tarts, stuffing them with cashew cheese, slicing them over top salads or nibbling them just as they come, as a super healthy dessert treat ....more