Crazy-Sexy-Cool Superfood Smoothie. With Maca!

The Crazy. Maca powder, on its own, is not the most palatable of superfoods. The Sexy. But I find that paired with chocolate (maca chocolate bars, oh my) it's a rather enticing treat. It increases energy, enhances the libido (and treats impotence), stimulates fertility, regulates the hormones, and is abundant in minerals and fatty acids. To incorporate it into my diet,...

Vegan Greek Yogurt: So Delicious? Yes

It's been a long wait and worth every second. So Delicious Greek Style Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt is out! The stats for the six flavors vary only slightly, here's a close-up of the plain: As far as texture, this is as close to greek as you could probably get while keeping it vegan. It's thick and mousse-like and does the trick...

The Rice is Right: Vegan Arroz Con Leche

We had a student visiting my family from Spain the past week. Here's the deal: If you come to Thanksgiving one year and we fall in love with you, you are pretty much always welcome here. Graciela is an exchange student who had been staying with my father-in-law's partner's family and they ended up at the Phillips Thanksgiving Table in...

Need an Alterna Nog? Try Silkier Nog

It never fails. Every year, I fall for the some type of dairy-free nog. I think about how my grandmother would always slip me a sip of the real stuff when I was young and I'd think it was both gross and fabulous at the same time. This time, after a solid two years of watching Josh concoct drinks for...

SOS from a Vegan Baker and the Le Pain Quotidien Chia Muffin, Gone Vegan

I like to think I'm a decent enough baker. Especially when it comes to veganizing a recipe or playing around with alternative flours (millet, chickpea, gluten-free, brown rice, spelt, you need to borrow some, just holler), starches, and sweeteners. When it comes to muffins, however, I'm a total loser. Are they edible? Usually. Do they taste okay? Sometimes. How do they...

Full Moon Fare Delivery

A few weeks ago, I featured Full Moon Fare, a Fishtown-based raw and vegan food delivery company, with a promise of a review. Shortly after, I placed my order and was delighted when Lisa showed up with 3 days of gorgeously prepared, nutrient-packed food in a large box. What a treat for me, as I had a few busy...

Chocolate Protein Truffles

I've never been the kind of vegan who takes the "Are you getting enough protein?" commentary seriously. I've tracked my protein intake enough over the years and have found plenty of wonderful sources (including veggies, of course) that are easily digestible and readily available. That said, the mister and I have been increasing our post-workout protein intake a lot this...

Green Pumpkin Smoothie

It's pumpkin smoothie season, I get that. But I can't go more than a few days without blending up something green. Lately, I've been wanting both, so that's what you get in my smoothie below: A seasonally inspired green smoothie. While it's definitely not the prettiest of smoothies, it really does taste like pumpkin and is quite filling, almost...

Veg Out : Tuesday’s Vegan Tasting Menu at Meritage

We had just gotten Wedding Week facials at Moko Salon, where skin expert Kelley had given us a gift of Pratima Love Massage Oil. Some vegan food magic was well in order. We had a reservation at Meritage for the Tuesday Vegan Food Tasting and began our walk there. The tasting menu far exceeded my expectations (sometimes I want...

In Good Spirits

We made sure to keep hydrated while in NYC, first taking in some drinks on the Surrey Roof Garden: I wandered to Babycakes one day to pick up a slice of Toastie and some cupcakes, then stopped by Organic Avenue for a beverage. It was my first time there and it is absolutely the kind of place I would open...