My breakfast today… Well in truth I only had half of the bagel but it sure did look pretty all together as a sandwich!

*one hemp seed living grain bagel (usually found in the freezer section of your healthfood or grocery store * two tbl Tofutti cream cheese * Almond butter (amount of your choosing) *Handful of strawberries sliced

You may choose to toast or not toast the bagel, it is up to you. Then layer your spreads, berries and enjoy! I hope this starts you off having a great day… from my table to yours!

It is my pleasure to introduce Mr. Ayinde Howell. He is a vegan chef, entrepreneur and  mastermind behind IEatGrass.com and Wild Flower, the first vegan pop-up restaurant in NYC. He was recently featured here and wrote a very thought provoking article called “400 Years Later and Still Slaves to Soul Food.” I highly recommend reading it and I will tell you a secret too…. There is a sneak peak to an ongoing project I have been working on for him. Yes, the rumors are true. Ayinde will have a digital cookbook of sorts released this summer and I have been busy taking photos and working on layout options. It is guaranteed to be amazing… hopefully as amazing as his food! Really, please check out the blog post. You will thank me!


PS. If you aren’t following the Girlie Girl Army site already… do so! She sends out great newsletters with all kinds of info to keep you the sexy hot and smart vegan that you are.

Who says never on a Sunday?? Recipe for a great Sunday afternoon (drink.)

*one peeled lemon *one peeled lime *two tbl Ginger syrup *one cup diet lemon lime soda or sparkling water *two cups ice (crushed blends faster)

I have to tell you all that I love this syrup from Morris Kitchen! It is made by a brother and sister duo in Brooklyn, NY and is so refreshing and good! I have come up with so many applications for it! to find a bottle for yourself head to the Brooklyn Flea on an Saturday or Sunday and you will catch them there. You could also follow up and check out this link for more info. Add all to your blender and blend away! I have a vitamin which I adore and it works like a charm. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge and enjoy!

Ps. This would be fantastic with a citrus vodka or gin. You could also add mint too!

I know I posted earlier about juicing and it may seem like a lot of work, however there are so many health benefits! First of all you get a concentrated dose of vitamins from the vegetables and fruit you are juicing without an overload of roughage from eating all of them whole. The juicer does all of that chewing and digesting work for you and you get the great tasty results of a filtered beverage!

I DO like to save some of my juice pulp and there are quite a few things you can do with it. Pictured here are some amazing crackers made from the pulp of my green juice and carrot juice. Also mixed in is the juice of one onion for flavor and wheat germ and flax seed for texture and substance. Combine until the mixture feels pasty but nt as thick as peanut butter. Then spread on the sheets of your dehydrator or a cookie sheet in the oven and bake at a low heat (aprox 200 degrees fahrenheit) for up to 6 hrs. Check of course through out and I like to flip mine halfway. I think this speeds things up a bit.

To serve I plate these with different flavored hummus and fresh veggies. You will love the flavor and never reach for a bag of “junk” chips again! The best part is that you don’t have to spend extra money to buy the ingredients if you are already making juice. :)) What is better than a win win like that??!?

Bon Appetit!

NYC Veg Food Fest : Part II

Here are more pics from the amazing food fest last month in NYC. It was the brain child of Sarah Gross of this company and Nira Paliwoda of this firm. I must say, it was quite an amazing event! Kudos to you ladies and all of your volunteers.. and oh yes, the vendors too!

Lebane (-like) Wrap With Olives on Flickr.

I love the simplicity of this sandwich and the fact that it is not weighed down with heavy bread or anything fried. The only bad part about it is the cream cheese (tofutti) that is slightly softened with a touch of almond milk… and wa all know Tofutti is not that BAD in moderation! Nothing at all like the fat and calories in the “real” thing.

On a pita, simply mix a layer of Tofutti cream cheese, chopped lettuce, tomato, s&p and of course a drizzle of strong flavorful olive oil. Please meet your new summer junk food for when you need to indulge and still watch that waistline!

Bon apetit from my table to yours!


Here is a vegan cupcake from Cocoa V in NYC. Their cupcakes have the perfect cake-y consistency, are not overly sweet and the icing is always smooth and creamy. It is never waxy as some vegan frosting’s are and will definitely leave you wanting more!  Let me start by saying that if you think you can get by and just take one home you will never be happy with yourself. These are so amazing! If you ever thought after going vegan that you couldn’t have GOODIES again you were wrong and need to fly over to this shop stat!

Aside from having a cozy interior, I always find that they have a really nice staff and a great wine selection too. However, did I fail to mention that Cocoa V actually specializes in 100% vegan fair trade and organic chocolates and sweets! They have truffles and chocolate bark and so many different yummy vegan confections. Also on their menu are these delicious cupcakes and if you can get there in the morning they have donuts from Dun-Well Doughnuts too. Really, you will love this place and well… everything in the neighborhood! Don’t forget that Blossom DuJour is right next door too! Let me know what you think of these places if you visit! I would love to know that I steered you in the right direction for yummy treats!

blindfoldsaside asked:

.i was stoked when you posted about paula going vegan...but then i read the comments attached to the link and they all lean towards april fools joke. :(

damn it! I wouldn’t be a good investigative reporter then! :( I never read the comments below…. just the article from Veg News. Thanks for catching that!! ((OMG hiding my head under the papers on my desk.)) She SHOULD go vegan though. Wouldn’t that be fun? Paula, if you are reading this… will you please veganize an angel food cake for me? Oh and maybe a great marshmallow recipe too. Please and thanks. <3

purple potato eater on Flickr.

I call this dish the purple people eater.

1 lb Peruvian purple potatoes (or whatever you have on hand)
1 red onion grilled or sauteed
1 garlic clove
Parsley (or any fresh herb)
Earth Balance (or Olive Oil)
Juice of half of a lemon

As you can see this recipe is very very easy and you can adjust it to your taste.
I cleaned the potatoes and slightly boiled them, then drizzled with Olive oil and roasted (at 400 degrees.) While they are in the oven saute or grill your chopped purple onion in Olive oil or earth balance and mix in garlic at the end just to slightly heat. After removing potatoes from the oven when the are slightly brown, mix with previously grilled purple onions and garlic, then sprinkled in lemon juice, olive oil to coat (or earth balance) and fresh herbs of your choice. I used parsley in this photo. Garnish with herbs and a bit more lemon. Bon Appetit!

PS The lemon is crucial to this dish as it is what brings back the purple color when the potatoes are cooked! :)

Hot Chocolate… the way it should be. on Flickr.

Warm soy milk and a little pitcher of molten dark chocolate waiting to be poured in on a lazy Saturday in NYC. Sigh. Could anything be better than a window seat in your favorite cafe with the bright sun shining? I think not. Ok well…. maybe if diamonds were involved.

www.lepainquotidien.com/ <——-cafe with the hot chocolate and other goodies. They even had amazing vegan quiche!

This is a call to action for a new vegan hot spot from the creator of I Eat Grass (dot) Com, Ayinde Howell. His new restaurant venture that is being “kickstarted” is described as “WildFlower. A pop-up plant based restaurant featuring Classic American Fare, Bistro Style, Gluten Free and the return of Petit Dejener all happening in New York City at Broadway East.”

 If that sounds amazing to you, and you would love LOVE to hear more please contribute what you can to his cause!! Check it out on this link and then post what you are thinking. What a great way to start something new! Go veg!!


Forks Over Knives : This movie looks amazing. I can not wait to attend… I do hope they get more locations though! ((hint hint)) Check out this for more info.