Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background

Bitchin’ Brussels Sprout Tacos

By Lauren | February 21, 2019

Yes, you read that right. Stop the eye rolling right now. Seriously. These are amazing, and if you’re as big a fan of Brussels Sprouts as I am, you will thank me. Truthfully I can’t…

veggie enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas

By Lauren | February 9, 2019

I’m feeling pretty proud. Just three weeks into the new house and kitchen and I am rockin’ my favorite vegan enchiladas to feed the whole family for Sunday lunch. Now that’s 7 hungry family members…


Aubergine and Champignon Curry

By Lauren | December 1, 2018

So here is how this came to be. I’m a day away from switching houses and still hanging out in my fridge are two shiny aubergine and a bag full of fresh mushrooms. Funny enough…

Mushroom Carbonara recipe

Mushroom Carbonara

By Lauren | September 2, 2018

I’ve been back in Austin for ten days and haven’t had much time to settle into our new kitchen space. You know the deal – meal prep can feel clumsy and foreign when nothing is…

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

By Lauren | January 19, 2018

We are having some unusually cold and icy days here in Austin, and I am pulling from the comfort food recipes I tucked away during the blasting heat of summer. This particular version of Shepherd’s…

Family Recipes IV: Stuffed Sweet Peppers

By Lauren | April 28, 2016

Earlier this week I introduced you to the Lachere family of seven, who were hard at work making important changes to their diet. Although they had made the shift to an all fruit breakfast and…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Herbed Falafel

By Lauren | November 6, 2015

I have been preparing family meals since I was ten years old, and I have to admit, it has taken me a full 45 years to try my hand at falafels. Now there is no…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Vegan Pho

By Lauren | October 23, 2015

Two weeks ago while in Boston for a seminar I had an amazing vegan pho for dinner. It was so memorable that I knew had to replicate this bowl of deliciousness once I returned home. This…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Taco Time

By Lauren | October 16, 2015

There’s nothing that says crowd pleaser more than tacos—and that goes double for those of us who reside in the ATX. What makes tacos such a favorite is their versatility. We can thank our amazing…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Oma’s Kirsch Pfannkuchen

By Lauren | June 22, 2015

Disclaimer: This is not a plant-based recipe but it’s earned a spot on my blog for these 3 reasons. It’s a incredibly healthy way to “cheat.” It’s amazingly delicious. It’s my mother-in-law’s recipe. My husband…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Veggie Tacos

By Lauren | June 8, 2015

Honestly, dinner can’t get much easier than this recipe from Simply Recipies and once you have the basics down you can switch out the veggies based on what you have on hand. I chose this because I…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Hearty Dinner Salad

By Lauren | January 19, 2015

Hearty Seasonal Dinner Salad anyone? Bring it on! There are so many good things to say about this delicious salad created by Choosing Raw author Gena Hamshaw I don’t know where to begin. Here’s hopefully enough teasers that…