Chocolate Roulade Recipe

It's almost Valentine's Day! So, let's start with a little bit of Valentine's Day trivia. Did you know that 58 million pounds of chocolate candy is bought each year during the Valentine's Day week.  Yes, that's M-M-M-Million P-P-P-Pounds! Between today and tomorrow I will give you two more reasons to buy chocolate this week.  However, my chocolate Valentine's Day treats … [Read more...]

Health Promoting Cabbage Salad Recipe

Cabbage is good for you! I have eaten cabbage my whole life (I don't know if it's the Russian in me, or because our family really likes cabbage). Did I already tell you that I like cabbage?  I like it in soups, I like it fermented (think sauerkraut), I like cabbage rolls, and I like it in salads. I could probably come up with 101 ways to enjoy cabbage. So, today I am … [Read more...]

Barbecue Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Did you ever begin salivating while talking, thinking about or simply looking at delicious food?  Well, I'm drowning in my own drool now, as I am typing up this recipe.  I see the image, remember the taste, but my hunger cannot be satisfied. It is one thing to make a delicious meal (and this one will sear itself into your brain once you taste it), and another to stare at … [Read more...]

The Best Kale Salad You’ll Ever Have with Creamy Thai Dressing

If you thought you knew and loved kale (and I'm being brave here to assume that you love kale), you will rethink your relationship with it having tasted this kale salad I have prepared for you! It is so addictive, I'm afraid you'll overeat! Now, if you don't love kale, or never tried to love kale, this is your chance! I guarantee that things will change and kale and you … [Read more...]

Vegan Cheesy Tofu Scramble Recipe

"Mommy," she begs, as she is looking at me with those lovely brown, poppy-like eyes, "can you make me tofu, ple-e-e-e-a-a-a-se?" The way she asks leaves no wiggle room for saying no. It is more of a command than a request.  And even if I attempt to deny her request, begging turns into nagging as she follows me around the house. "Sprout, we have other food we need to eat … [Read more...]

How to do the Daniel Fast Successfully

Happy Daniel Fast 2016, you all! Now, can you say that with me? Happy Daniel Fast! (or should we say fasting?)  Either way, let's start a trend of greeting each other this way this year: #happydanielfasting! If you have not been initiated into the Daniel Fast know-how, you are probably thinking: "What in the world is the Daniel Fast?" Let me 'splain it to you and tell … [Read more...]

Eggless Vegan Frittata Recipe

Happy (almost) New Year! To go out of this year with style, I have a special treat for you... Vegan frittata? "Impossible!" you say. But I am about to convince you otherwise, because I created it!  And while it might not taste exactly like an egg frittata, it has an  AMAZING taste profile, so much so that you will not care about that at all. I whipped it up on a … [Read more...]

Vegan Gluten Free Crepe Recipe

Remember my excitement when I, years into my vegan living, was able to create the perfect vegan crepe recipe? If you don't, I can tell you that I was over the moon and spoiled my family rotten making those mouthwatering, delicious, low fat vegan crepes. Now my excitement doubled. Why? I honestly never thought that it was possible to create a perfect gluten free crepe … [Read more...]

Low Fat Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Have I already told you that soups have a very special place in my heart? Just in case if you missed it--I do!  I cannot go a few days without having a soup. There is something special and warming about drinking broth and chasing it with vegetable bites, especially on a windy, stormy day like we were having yesterday--65 mph wind gusts.  If you let me, I would have soup … [Read more...]

Fat Free Vegan Borscht Recipe

Mmmmmmm.... The Queen of Soups is back!  You can never go wrong with a soup in my life.  What about you? Today I bring you one of my absolute favorite soups--borsht! I've been eating it since my childhood! Every time I make it I take a trip down the memory lane. I treasure the memory of my Mom making it for us when we wee things, running around. It was the first ever … [Read more...]