Charley Noble

Valentine’s Day reminded me of our newest infatuation… Charley Noble. Brought to you by the makers of Thrift and Thrive, Perkolator, and Sputnik, this Dunning/Portage Park sandwich shop has all the makings of a dream. (That could explain why we order delivery from them almost every day!) Their gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian options are extensive and…

Love Yourself Café

On our recent trip to New Mexico, we found the most amazing café in Santa Fe. Paired with Light Vessel spa, it is truly a space for healing. The menu is entirely vegetarian and gluten-free with vegan options very easy. Here’s my review on Yelp: I can’t say enough about this Cafe. It is absolutely…

Vegan Pesto

This recipe is based on How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother from 101 Cookbooks. It’s been approved by my Dad, who makes a mean non-vegan pesto. The Italian grandmothers might be horrified that I use a food processor, but it works for us and tastes delicious.   1 large bunch of basil, leaves…

Peppermint

We had a great peppermint harvest this year. I thought to share some fun facts about peppermint. The Power of Peppermint: 15 Health Benefits Revealed By Sayer Ji, posted on greenmedinfo.com 03/15/2013 A favorite herbal medicine of the ancients, peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 BC. Modern scientific investigations…

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

This is a quick, Asian-inspired dish that helps to use up some kitchen items you may have left-over from other meals. Great with rice, cauliflower rice and beans. 3.5 T sesame oil 1/2 t Date Lady Balsamic Date Vinegar Sea salt to taste 3/4 C prepared marinara sauce 1/3 C apple juice half a head…

Wisdom

This is how my morning started

David Bowie Juice

Ground control to Major Tom… Please help David Bowie on his journey to the stars 3 lbs rainbow carrots 2 thumbs ginger 2 oranges 2 apples 2 pears Juice all items except the oranges which you can squeeze in at the end. Enjoy while listening to great music!

Atakilt Wat {Ethiopian Cabbage}

I’ve made some alterations, but the core recipe is from Iwaruna.com’s Atakilt Wat. Thank you for sharing it! This simple combination of earthy and healing food will warm your heart and fill your belly.  Typically served with basmati rice or a flatbread like injera, we sometimes use socca as our bread and serve with pineapple beets….

Toasted Coconut Raw Macaroons

I may come back an alter this recipe a bit after I make these again {as I didn’t measure while I was making them}, but these measurements will bring you close to the cookies pictured. Safe for diabetics, xylitol is a low glycemic sweetener that is great for your teeth. A sugar alcohol, it’s treated…

Sprouted Chickpea Hummus

Inspired by Mediterranean Snacks Classic Hummus Dip Upon first blending, some of the tastes can be a little loud, but after a night melding in the fridge, they combine into a symphony of flavors that you won’t be able to stop munching. Soaking and sprouting the beans reduces things like phytic acid, making your chick…

Edible Deodorant

Recipe courtesy of Kiran! This is hands-down the best deodorant I’ve experienced. While it might taste terrible to eat, it’s made from ingredients that are safe to so you can feel good about having it on your skin. Baking soda kills odor-causing bacteria and gently exfoliates your skin. The arrowroot draws out toxins and the coconut…