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Vegan Eggnog for the Holidays

Spread holiday cheer with our vegan take on a traditional favorite, eggnog. This thick, wonderfully flavored beverage can be made in many ways than one. Why not try our adult version with coconut nectar and almond milk.

Vegan Eggnog for the Holidays2020-12-19T20:22:27+00:00

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Black Bean soup, warm and comforting, is a creamy main course for a crisp fall evening. You can easily double or triple this recipe and have delicious leftovers on hand for easy meal planning.

Creamy Broccoli Soup2020-12-08T19:55:02+00:00

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean soup, warm and comforting, is a creamy main course for a crisp fall evening. You can easily double or triple this recipe and have delicious leftovers on hand for easy meal planning.

Black Bean Soup2020-12-05T18:59:35+00:00

Creamy Curry Pumpkin Soup

There’s something special about cooking comforting meals like this during the Fall that will warm you up and have your kitchen smelling festive.Cozy up with someone you love and enjoy this delicious pumpkin soup on a cool fall night!

Creamy Curry Pumpkin Soup2020-12-14T19:48:11+00:00

Creamy Beet Soup

Beets, including beet greens, contain an amazing array of antioxidants, other vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein.  - Veronica

Creamy Beet Soup2020-12-05T18:59:50+00:00

Eat Happy! The Best Foods To Boost Your Brain’s Feel-Good Chemicals

This Thanksgiving might be unlike all previous turkey (or tofurkey) days for you … but not for the reason you’re thinking. But if you’re feeling down or your emotions are fluctuating more wildly than usual, here’s why this Thanksgiving is going to be different for you. 

Eat Happy! The Best Foods To Boost Your Brain’s Feel-Good Chemicals2020-11-13T21:12:13+00:00

Vegan Gravy Everyone will Love

Impress family and friends with my easy-to-make healthy gravy recipe as the finishing touch to your meal. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or simply a healthy eater, holiday meals don’t need to feel stressful. Instead, enjoy delicious meals without regret.

Vegan Gravy Everyone will Love2020-11-06T16:55:01+00:00

Sweet Potato Pureé

This recipe for mashed potatoes uses the nutritiously-superior sweet potato and has the same satisfying mouth-feel as regular mashed potatoes. But this version is lower in calories.

Sweet Potato Pureé2020-11-06T16:53:33+00:00

Swap-Out Makeover: Ingredient Swaps for a Healthy Winter

The smallest things matter the most and in this case, small changes can make a big difference. Simple ingredient swaps this winter will help you stay on track while eliminating at the feeling of indulgence guilt. Whether it’s an appetizer or a dessert, these easy changes will help you avoid that pesky holiday weight gain we all hate.

Swap-Out Makeover: Ingredient Swaps for a Healthy Winter2020-10-25T18:52:52+00:00

Why I’m Out Of My Gourd About Pumpkins

But pumpkins are a superfood in their natural state. One study on these “gourdgeous” (sorry for the pun; pumpkins are gourds) fruits that are often mistaken for vegetables, says that pumpkins contain “Substantial medicinal properties due to the presence of unique natural edible substances.” 

Why I’m Out Of My Gourd About Pumpkins2020-10-14T18:32:07+00:00

That’s So Cheesy! Nutritional Yeast: The Plant-Based Superfood That Makes It Easy To Give Up Cheese

If you can’t picture a life worth living without cheese, I’ve got some good news. Thanks to a flaky, yellowish powder that looks just like sprinkled, crumbly parmesan on pasta, you can experience cheesiness without the dairy.

That’s So Cheesy! Nutritional Yeast: The Plant-Based Superfood That Makes It Easy To Give Up Cheese2020-11-21T20:12:35+00:00

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin ice cream by Chef V uses all-vegan ingredients that won’t skyrocket your blood sugar and expand your waist. If you love ice cream, all things pumpkin and fall, and exquisite vegan desserts, you’ll love this recipe.

Pumpkin Ice Cream2020-11-06T16:56:54+00:00

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My Pumpkin Pie Smoothie tastes rich and decadent - vegan and gluten free as well. I use raw cashews and my own Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend to make this a healthy, delicious treat that won't make you bloated.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie2020-11-06T16:57:06+00:00

Why I’m Paying Extra Attention To My Blood Sugar Levels At The End of Summer

We’re still a few weeks away from stashing the beach and patio umbrellas back in the storage shed. But while the weather is still sizzling, there’s something potentially dangerous we all should be thinking about right now….

Why I’m Paying Extra Attention To My Blood Sugar Levels At The End of Summer2020-09-06T21:09:13+00:00

Chef V’s Easy Raw Pesto

This rock pesto This rock pesto is so delicious. Besides my grilled chicken pasta, try this on gluten free bread as a spread or use it as a marinade for your favorite protein or vegetables.is so delicious. Besides my grilled chicken pasta, try this on gluten free bread as a spread or use it as a marinade for your favorite protein or vegetables.

Chef V’s Easy Raw Pesto2020-09-20T22:57:30+00:00

Summer Mocktails

Looking to enjoy refreshing summertime drinks but hate the added alcohol calories? Take a break from the added sugar and try one of these refreshing mocktail recipes.

Summer Mocktails2020-09-13T17:57:59+00:00

Easy Fried Rice

Easy fried rice, have with my salmon recipe or serve as a main course. For more protein, add 1 pound chopped grilled chicken. This is a great side or a meal in itself.

Easy Fried Rice2020-08-23T19:07:52+00:00

Cooking At Home Makes You Healthier

Cooking More At Home These Days Because of Corona? Here’s How To Make Meals Healthy Because of stay-at-home orders during the early stages of the pandemic, the continued closure of many restaurants nearly half a year later, combined with the apprehension of going out in public, more people are cooking at home these days. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing.  I’ll explain the paradox and also provide some tips on quick, healthy meal creation.

Cooking At Home Makes You Healthier2020-09-14T18:50:26+00:00

Chef V’s Moussaka

On my trip to Greece I fell in love with Moussaka. But not with the ingredients - too much fat and carbs. Here is my healthier version. Make it vegan: replace the lamb with 3c ups of minced mushrooms.

Chef V’s Moussaka2020-08-23T19:04:04+00:00

Ginger Glazed Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

I think that it’s good for most people to have a little animal protein every now and then. Especially cold-water oily fish rich in omega-3s like salmon. If you do eat salmon, here’s one of my favorite entrees from my cookbook, Making Cleansing Easier: Ginger Glazed Salmon & Bok Choy. – Veronica

Ginger Glazed Salmon with Baby Bok Choy2020-08-23T19:04:52+00:00