Plant Based Pantry Staples

There are a few items in my pantry that I use so frequently that when I see them at the grocery store I usually clear out the whole shelf.  If they’re not available at the store, I buy them by the case online.  Here are some of those basic pantry staples (and how to use…

Coconut Curried Chickpeas with Choi Sum

On the way home from the record store today I thought: what are we having for dinner?  My mental inventory of the kitchen was blank.  Since I have a one year old baby, I really, really did not want to stop at the store on the way home (she was asleep)!  So we bravely ventured…

Granola Bar in a Jar

My awesome mother-in-law and I went to a Washington, D.C. farmer’s market the other day and I found some organic blueberries that were one sixth of the price of blueberries in our local grocery store.  So I went ahead and bought about six times my normal amount of blueberries–a full three quarts!  What to do…

What’s for Breakfast? Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Try this smoothie for breakfast, or have it as a post work-out drink like I do! Ingredients: 2 Bananas 1 Cup strawberries (fresh or frozen) 1 Teaspoon pure unsweetened vanilla extract 4 Cups cold plant-based milk Blend all ingredients until smooth.

What’s for Dessert? Fig Bars

Being a new mom gets you an instant pass into a giant club of other friendly moms.  I’ve never been so welcomed anywhere in my whole life as I am *everywhere* that there are other moms.  The network of support is amazing.  I have my prenatal yoga group that is becoming a postnatal yoga group…

What’s In My Fridge?

What’s in my plant-strong fridge right now? Let’s see, we have veggie burgers for lunches, some leftover beet, bean, & orange salad, carrot sticks, some cooked navy beans, soy milk, fresh pineapple, kale for smoothies, plant-strong BBQ sauce and roasted red pepper dip made with great northern white beans.