Archives for 2014

Zucchini Pappardelle “Pasta” with a Vegan Pistachio Mint Pesto

I am not gluten free, but I am appreciative of the creativity that it inspires. I’m a fan of the spaghetti squash noodles and these zucchini pappardelle. The way they soak up sauce and can be twisted with a fork and scooped into massive mouthfuls makes them great substitutes for pasta dishes. You only want […]

Burrata Caprese Salad “Sandwiches” with a Garlic and Chili Inflused Balsamic Reduction

This was a farmers market inspiration that came to me as I was wondering around a little hungover and a lot hungry. Saw the heirloom tomatoes first and was instantly hooked by the visuals. I knew these were destined for my belly. The second thing that popped into my mind was cheese and I headed […]

Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival 2014

It’s that time of year again. The Los Angeles Vegan Beer and Food Fest was this past weekend and it was every bit as excellent as last year if not better. The organization was stronger, I personally thought the music was better and it was easy to get all the food and drink I could […]

Asian Style Cole Slaw with Toasted Almonds

When I was a kid I hated cole slaw. I’m not sure what it was, maybe some terrible first experience that had me scarred, but I couldn’t get away from it fast enough. It wasn’t until I started working at a sandwich shop and ended up eating their slaw out of sheer boredom with the […]

Shredded Zucchini Tacos with Sriracha Slaw for a Vegan Cinco de Mayo

Tacos, tacos, tacos! Can’t get enough. Can’t stop, won’t stop. So many possible options within the taco universe and it’s so easy to make them vegan and you can get delicious gluten free corn tortillas everywhere. If/when I do a food truck it will probably be a vegan taco masterpiece. Cinco de Mayo is coming […]

Chopped Parsley Salad (Grain Free Tabouleh) with Avocado

Got a ton of parsley and don’t know what to do with it? This parsley salad is perfect to put on a sandwich, a wrap, with pita, with crackers or just on it’s own. It’s super fresh tasting and will last in your fridge for about 5 days. You can also adjust the quantities to […]

IACP Conference 2014 Recap

I was in Chicago for the IACP (international association of culinary professionals) annual conference two weeks ago. It was my second time attending and first time in Chicago. I was invited to run a session about producing video content for foodies with my friend and client Catherine McCord of Weelicious. Overall the conference was a […]

Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo cauliflower is a pretty consistent vegan and vegetarian favorite for cooking at home and a restaurant appetizer. Most the recipes I found online were using white flour so I thought I would try and make a gluten-free version. I used almond flour for this version, I want to experiment with some other flours that […]

Natural Products Expo West 2014 Review

I went to the Natural Products Expo West this year for the first time. It was an epic couple days of eating and greeting people from all over the natural products world. Of course my focus was on the food zone, but they also had supplements, beauty products, clothing, and more. At first the conference […]

Simple Kale Almond Pecorino Salad with a Lemon Shallot Dressing

This salad is really easy to make and really delicious. I could eat it all day in a giant mixing bowl. I may have done that. I don’t always massage my kale mostly out of laziness. It’s always worth it and always better when you do. It breaks it down and makes it easier to […]