finished Thanksgiving salad overhead with all ingredients mixed together

Cauliflower and Winter Squash Salad

You can use whatever winter squash you have on hand. I used delicata squash from a…

Beet Stem Spread

Beet to Stem Spread

A good tip when preparing any part of the beet (root, stem, or greens) is to…

Vegetable Stock from Scratch

Soup stock is another great way to use up the tail ends of your vegetable scraps….

zucchini top applesauce

Zucchini Top Applesauce

After cleaning using this DIY low impact produce wash I got to work cutting. I had…

vegan almond pulp cookie overhead cooling picture

Favorite Vegan Almond Pulp Cookies

Honestly, I feel pretty dang efficient when I can find multiple uses for new-to-me ingredients. It…

roasted cauliflower leaves and lemon on a tray

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Leaves

Roasted cauliflower leaves make for a crispy, flavorful addition to your salad bowl or a quick…

strawberry vegan cheesecake with almond pulp crust

Swirled Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake with Almond Pulp Crust

What other alternative crusts have you tried? Let me know if you give this a go!…


Tender Lovin’ Chickpeas from Scratch

Bulk bin dried beans are a great, low impact approach to alternative protein. Bring that reusable…

tahini flat lay

Homemade Tahini Dreams

For a long time I didn’t know the amazing richness of real toasted sesame seeds. In…

soaking almonds for almond milk

Almond – All the Time – Milk

Tetra packs in theory are recyclable, but just because something is recyclable doesn’t mean it gets…

Dark Chocolate Nutty Banana Peel Muffins

Make the most of your produce with these delicious, nutty banana peel vegan muffins. Dark chocolate is a great accent to these maple syrup sweetened treats. They won’t last long!

Rhubarb Dark Chocolate Vegan Brownies

This recipe was inspired by The Endless Meal’s Dark Chocolate Brownies. Lucky for you I had…

spring salad ingredients

Easy Radish Greens Spring Salad

Proper radish green storage: Separate radishes from stems. I just break them apart with my hands….

carrot top dip with carrots (peels on!)

Carrot Top + Kale Dip

Another tasty option for this carrot top dip is this homemade matzo aka crispy flatbread! It’s…

homemade, package-free matzo

Package-Free Matzo

As kids, matzo replaced any semblance of bread in our house and our resentment for the…

purple cabbage, carrot, apple, brussels sprout slaw with tahini dressing

Winter Slaw with Creamy Tahini Dressing

A winter slaw salad is a great vehicle for tahini dressing and delicious all on its…

buddha bowl with mix of winter vegetables, brown rice, and black beans

Use-It-Up Roasted Buddha Bowl

You can really get creative with the vegetables you use here, which is why this is…

cabbage + sweet potato lentil soup with kale, mushrooms, and onions and bread from the side

Cabbage + Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Lentils are one of the best soup legumes as they don’t require pre-soaking. If you’re like…

Parsnip and Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Toasted Hazelnuts + Dates in pan

Parsnip and Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Toasted Hazelnuts + Dates

A lovely breakfast loaf cake featuring earthy parsnips, bright meyer lemons, toasted hazelnuts, and dates. A zero-waste recipe you might not be able to share!

Nocino + Oat Milk Winter Cocktail with Preserved Cherries

Nocino is a local spirit from Portland’s own Stone Barn Brandyworks. This was my first introduction to…

non traditional vegan potato leek soup

Vegan Leek Greens + Potato Soup

This recipe results in a lovely shade of green. Most potato and leek soup is white,…

Tastiest Toasted Squash Seeds

Cooking and eating the leftover seeds from any squash is a wonderful way to close the…