Cauliflower Leek and Fennel Soup

The long Thanksgiving weekend brought a bit of much needed rain here in LA, so we finally got a taste of autumn weather and a respite from the unrelenting heat. I make soups all year round because I find it’s a great way to get bone broth and a good helping of veggies into my diet.  When it’s raining especially I can’t help but brew up a big batch of something comforting to sip on. One of my favorites is potato leek soup because... Read More

12 Easy Paleo Recipes

  I have been looking back on many of my old recipes and realized that the Paleo ones are some of the simplest to make with the fewest ingredients.  I’ve gather some of the best recipes here for you to check out – with many more to come! Cacao Macaroons Chocolate Coconut Cups Curry Baked Broccoli and Cauliflower Fresh Coconut Curry Grape Lemonade Green Zebra Gazpacho Raw and Decadent Raw Chocolate Pudding Raw Strawberry Mango Chia Pudding Roasted... Read More

Savory Hand Pies – with Leek, Apple and Sheep’s Cheese

I’ve been wanting to make a pie lately, perhaps in the spirit of Thanksgiving.  But I’ve been craving the savory variety and wanting them small enough to be hand-held.  I had two large leeks I knew I wanted to use and my instinct was to mix them with some type of strongly flavored cheese, which ended up being kashkaval, a hard sheep’s milk cheese I got at the Armenian market near my house, but you could easily substitute a... Read More

Light Potato Leek Soup

The skies have been overcast most days here, which is LA’s version of winter I guess.  On days like these only one thing comes to my mind: soup.  Whether the soup is accompanying dinner or my stomach is a little upset, it’s nice to reach for something lighter on the lighter side. This recipe is like this classic version, which also features a rich, flavorful broth stewed with fresh herbs and thickened with potatoes.  But I’ve... Read More

spaghetti squash with broccoli and leek

sometimes you want a nice pasta dish without having that heavy, starchy fullness it can leave you with.  that’s where spaghetti squash comes in.  it takes a little longer to cook than regular pasta, but it tastes and feels a lot lighter, can be prepared any way pasta is, and is a gluten-free, low-carb, low-calorie alternative. i got this particular squash at the organic vegetable stand i work at, so i saw fit to toss in other veggies from... Read More

a plethora of organic goodies

baby purple kale i recently got a job at an organic vegetable stand at the echo park farmers’ market (happening every friday).  i work for a great family farm with the most amazing selection of all organic vegetables.  they carry a ton of lettuces and dark leafy greens, turnips, daikon, radishes, beets, green beans, all different types of onions, fresh green garlic, herbs, vine-ripened tomatoes, and much much more. at the end of the day i... Read More

Vegan Leek and Mushroom Stuffing

Thanksgiving is notoriously a time to gorge of tasty foods, and I don’t want to be left out of just because I’m vegan.  In the coming weeks before thanksgiving I will be posting several Thanksgiving recipes so we can all enjoy the holiday, and hopefully even show our loved ones that vegans don’t only eat salad. To kick it off is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes, stuffing!  It’s a mix of brown rice and sprouted whole... Read More