March 23, 2020

So originally I wanted to post this recipe last week. Then I went to the grocery store and felt so sad that so many of us are having a hard time finding any food at all. So then I thought I would stop posting recipes and I checked in with you on Instagram stories. But...

February 21, 2020

Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table is to cook up some quick pasta - and Baby Zand as most kids love it. I usually get the quinoa and brown rice pasta from Trader Joe's and I also love the chickpea pasta from Banza. During the 4 Week Health Kickstarter...

September 24, 2019

Fall is officially here, but I am not quite ready to throw on the boots and cardigans just yet... well also it is officially heat wave weather here in the Bay Area, so we are definitely still enjoying the last of our delicious popsicles. Just a quick reminder to downlo...

May 29, 2019

It's not a secret that I am slightly obsessed with Cafe Umami in Oakland. The combination of flavors hits you like a bomb every time, the bowls are super healthy and balanced the way I love it, and the little cafe is a cute haven from the busy Oakland streets. 


October 9, 2018

Even though we are still blessed with beautiful summer sunshine here in the Bay Area, the rest of the Northern hemisphere is quickly gearing up for colder temperatures. And so my favorite soup season begins! Soups don't have to be complicated, and they also don't need...

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving for a vegan is the worst nightmare. Turkey, meat filled stuffing and gravy, and milky mashed potatoes are all not something we enjoy diving into. And I personally also do not enjoy any fake turkey meat alternatives that want to make it seem like it's total...

December 11, 2015


This is an elaborate recipe, but so worth it if you are looking for a plant-based main dish for the holidays. Everyone get’s their own stuffed mini pumpkin and you serve these with the delicious cranberry sauce. I dream about these babies, they are so filling and hear...

September 3, 2015


Mushrooms are a vegetarian’s best friend. In many recipes they often substitute meat, because of their chewy texture. Here they play the leading role, rather than a substitute. 

You need a griddle pan to grill the mushrooms. Even if you think you have enough stuff in y...

February 5, 2015


I use vegetable broth for everything: soups, marinades, salad dressings, deglazing the pan, stir fries, cooking grains, and more. I often bring back bags of powdered or cubed vegetable broth from home, since here in China only the MSG filled broth is available. Even t...

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