Recipe: Garbanzo Kale Bonanza

The weather has just started getting cooler, but I’m already itching for soup season. Here’s one of my favorite fall soups. It is, of course, vegan.

This is not my soup. My soup isn’t nearly this photogenic.

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Going raw, and a recipe

I started experimenting with raw foods after my first trip to practice with Maia in Venice, California. I found myself on the flip-side of a conversation I’ve had far too often with non-vegans, saying phrases that I hear non-vegans say when they talk to me about my diet.

“I would love to go raw, but I don’t have enough time.”
“Raw foods are too expensive for me right now.”
“I don’t really eat a whole lot of non-raw foods, anyways.”

Replace “raw” with “vegan” in those above three quotes, and they’re the exact same phrases I’ve debunked countless times.

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Vegan Lentil Quinoa Stew


Recipe time! With fall underway, I thought I’d post one of my favorite vegan cool-weather stew recipes. This is a totally ahimsa-friendly recipe, and it could easily be made sattvic by removing the onions, garlic, and chili powder. It packs a serious protein punch, costs almost nothing (less than $4.00), and leftovers (if you’re lucky enough to have any) freeze beautifully. Continue reading “Vegan Lentil Quinoa Stew” »

Effervescent Embers: How to make Kombucha


First, how adorable is that graphic? One of my besties, Amber, made it for the purpose of this post.  Check her out so she can make fabulous graphics for you, too!

Second, what the heck is kombucha?

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Yoga for Better Digestion

From guest blogger Auriel Benker: One of the physical benefits I noticed right away from my consistent yoga practice is improved digestion. I struggled for years to regulate my digestion and feel good after eating. I had found some relief through changing my diet and adding certain supplements. However, nothing was so effective as when I combined it with my Ashtanga practice. Continue reading “Yoga for Better Digestion” »

Easy Gluten-free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love cookies.  But I also love avoiding animal products and inflammatory ingredients like wheat flour.  So what’s a girl to do when she’s craving chocolate chip cookies?


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A yogic diet: not something to rush into.

The stereotype of the vegan, sprouts-eating yogi is there for a reason.


Lentil stew: a yogi’s winter staple.

The most well-known of the yamas, or moral codes, of yoga, is ahimsa, which can be translated as non-violence or non-harm.  Someone who practices ahimsa tries to live in a way that causes the least amount of harm possible.  Continue reading “A yogic diet: not something to rush into.” »