Vegan Shiitake Hot & Sour Soup (Plant Paradox-friendly, grain-free & sugar-free)

I didn’t take my first sip of hot & sour soup until 2016, after Kim & I returned from Australia and were craving Chinese food. I ordered what I was used to – General Tso’s Tofu – but Kim ordered Hot & Sour Soup. What in the world? Not getting a fried protein tossed in…

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3-Step Bright Winter Salad (10 minutes!)

Does Valentine’s Day have your dietary groove all funked up from too many sweets and indulgent meals? Worry not friend! We have a bright salad for you with just enough sweetness to pull you through those impending sugar cravings. As it’s Winter, citrus is still a bloomin’, which makes it the perfect time to get…

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Smoky Miso Soup with Mustard Greens & Navy Beans (vegan, pressure-cooked & Plant-Paradox friendly)

As I said in a previous post, January has more or less been soup month for us. Even if the air isn’t frigid, my innate desire to spoon warm broth into my mouth still remains. Unconsciously, that led us to make more soup recipes this month alone than the entire lifetime of our blog. The…

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Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Plant-Paradox friendly)

I’m writing to you from the comfy headquarters of Kim & I’s bed. Truthfully, I couldn’t be writing about a soup recipe at a better/more ironic time – I’m sick.  I don’t know how it happened, but here I am with a scratchy throat, fever, and a rough cough. Whatevs, sick or not, we’ve heavily…

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Pho Chay (Vegan Pho)

Making Pho is as much a tradition as the culture that founded it is. In a lot of ways, Pho reflects Vietnamese culture. The process takes patience, as ample amounts of time is needed to construct its broth – this reflects Vietnamese peoples joy in taking time with everything they do. It’s made in large…

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Chunky Portobello Soup (vegan, gluten-free, & Plant Paradox friendly)

Recently, Kim and I had the great pleasure of meeting one of our mutually favorite photographers: Eugene Kan. As luck has it, he also works with food in his partner’s company, That Food Cray. Check them out on Instagram guys, they’re exploring food like no one else and bringing local food crafts people together from…

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Lectin-Free One-Pot Chipotle Chili (vegan, sugar-free, & Plant Paradox friendly)

As the weather shrinks colder, my desire for heart warming foods grows stronger. Soul comforting, robust stews and soups that make you wanna cuddle up on the couch beside someone you love. Okay, who am I kidding, I live in LA and the weather isn’t getting any colder. But that doesn’t mean I don’t crave…

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Lectin-Free Caesar Salad (vegan & gluten-free)

Caesar Salad is a simplistic dish, made from nothing but a creamy dressing – containing garlic, mayonnaise, anchovies, and Worcestershire sauce – tossed with crisp, romaine lettuce, served piping cold. Its simplicity is also what predisposes it as one of the most abused dishes in America. The tricky thing is, if any one of the…

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Chick’n Soup

Nothing warms up the soul quite like chicken soup.   To be honest, I completely forgot about the existence of chicken soup, since I haven’t had this since I was a kid. However, thanks to a recommendation from one of our followers – Sandy – the idea of chicken soup re-emerged in my brain. Via…

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Spicy Corn Salsa

All this sun got me feeling a certain way. I can’t stop & #wontstop coming up with the Summer inspired recipes, which means, bright, vitalizing, fresh flavors that invigorate the mind and intertwine our bodies with the sun. Fruits and veggies anyone? This corn salsa can be made from fresh or frozen corn kernels, however,…

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Garlicy Caesar Salad

How’s your day going? I’ve just started a new job, which may sound exciting, but I’m not stoked to be working a day job to make it by on a day-to-day basis. If I had it my way, everyone’s talents would be their money maker – such as this blog. None the less, I won’t…

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Smoky Pasta Salad (Vegan & GF)

Everyone is scared of pasta salad. Fact. For good reason too – who in their right mind boils pasta just to stash it in the chill chest afterwards?? Kim, nor myself, have ever been fans of pasta salad – i.e. we would NEVER purposely buy some in a restaurant or grocery store, which begs the…

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