Guest Post: Hannah of Lavender Lunchbox – Comforting Kale Salad with Zesty Sesame Vinaigrette

December 8, 2013 by Cobi | 5 Comments

What I love most about the holidays is that it’s a time ripe with the essence of both past and present. In these weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this remains more true than ever. I used to always wonder why and how and who thought it was a good idea to “put” two such grand holidays so close together (isn’t one enough?!), but I now know that it was a brilliant idea. Continue Reading →

Food Art :: Rudolph the Rice Cake Reindeer

December 7, 2013 by Cobi | 3 Comments

My friends with kidlets are always asking for easy food art tutorials, so here’s one to get you in the holiday spirit. I made Rudolph the Rice cake Reindeer out of simple ingredients I had in my kitchen. Cut the rice cakes and bananas for the little people and they can put the rest of this festive vegan snack together…easy peasy. Continue Reading →

Lembas Bread Recipe LOTR

December 1, 2013 by Cobi | 52 Comments

“Lembas. Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man.” —Legolas

I am a total LOTR nerd-fan girl. In anticipation of the international release of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, I baked up some real life Lembas bread to sustain me through a LOTR marathon. Continue Reading →

How to Make Tomato Jam

November 23, 2013 by Cobi | 14 Comments

When life gives you wonky tomatoes, make this easy tomato jam! This rustic recipe does not require peeling, de-seeding or any of that nonsense.

Enjoy this sweet and savory tomato spread with crackers and cream cheese, take a BLT to the next level or as a delicious glaze for tempeh. Continue Reading →

How-to :: Vegan Fruit Turkey for Thanksgiving

November 15, 2013 by Cobi | 2 Comments

I’m no Ida Frosk, but I thought it would be fun to do a really simple vegan fruit turkey for Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up to this for breakfast?

You will need: Continue Reading →

Roasted Miso Brussels Sprouts Recipe

November 14, 2013 by Cobi | 15 Comments


Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap. Yes, if you’ve only eaten them boiled beyond the point of humiliation, they’re pretty gross. For this recipe, roast the cruciferous bad boys, let them roll around in the vegan miso glaze and you end up with highly addictive carmelized Brussels sprouts veggie crack. It took me two attempts to film this recipe because the first time, I lost my mind and ate the whole tray before I had a chance to finish filming….oops! Continue Reading →

Top Vegan Cookbooks for the Holidays

October 21, 2013 by Cobi | 8 Comments

As to avert early Holiday Meltdown, I’m planning out my vegan cooking strategy for Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. So, I thought I’d share my sources of inspiration in this delicious list of my Top Vegan Cookbooks for the Holidays. These are listed in no particular order. Continue Reading →

Vegan Bibimbap Bites Recipe

October 16, 2013 by Cobi | 2 Comments

Bibimbap is my favorite excuse to eat copious amounts of gochujang. As much as I love piles of perfectly seasoned vegetables atop a mountain of crispy rice, it’s the tasty firestorm I crave.

This recipe was inspired by my recent visit to Hangawi in NYC. I think these vegan Bibimbap bites would be perfect for parties or served up during your next K-drama marathon. Continue Reading →

Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

September 21, 2013 by Cobi | 6 Comments

I walked into my local craft store for a little Autumn inspiration. You know I need all the help I can get, since I live in the land of eternal summer. Expecting to see a wall of pumpkins, Fall wreaths, burnt orange and gold, can you imagine my complete horror when I was smacked in the face by Christmas?! In September?!!!! Continue Reading →

Coconut Bacon Recipe + Maple Pancake Bites

September 13, 2013 by Cobi | 0 comments

There are a lot of salads and green smoothies in my life. But every now and then, I just want to be bad and give in to a craving…like bacon. Yup,even a gal on a plant-based diet gets a yen for that smokey,salty,savory crunch. Continue Reading →