Category Archives: Nutrition

Carrageenan: Is It Safe?


There has been a lot of buzz as of late about a little emulsifier known as carrageenan, an additive that originates from red seaweed. It is often used as a thickener in ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, and (oh no!!!) plant milks like almond and soy milk. Some folks are saying that carrageenan […]

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No Oil Mayo!


  Use this as a no-oil alternative to Veganaise. Can be used as a spread instead of regular mayo, for a dip, or in chickpea tuna! Use this to make a Blue Cheeze dipping sauce for Naturalie’s Cauliflower Chick’n Wings! Just add lemon juice to taste and crumbled firm tofu! (See […]

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A Naturalie Staple: Hummus!


Hummus is one of my most favorite of all favorite foods. It’s my favoritest, you might say. The perfect hummus goes well with almost anything. It even makes for a yummy ricotta cheeze when combined with tofu in my baked ziti recipe (if you haven’t tried this yet, make it RIGHT NOW […]

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Cauliflower ‘Chick’n’ Wings!


I’m a little late for your Super Bowl party because, quite frankly, I couldn’t care less about your sportsball team or who could carry a ball to the end of a field better. I am a fan of the commercials though. Oh, and of course the puppy/kitty bowls. Because because because: ARE […]

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Steve’s Perfect Pancakes!


Here’s another original recipe coming at you hot and fast…because they are both fast to make and hot damn are they tasty! They are called ‘Perfect Pancakes’ for a reason, people. We have perfected these perfect pancakes into fluffy, fruity morsels that are sure to satisfy your breakfast desires. Without […]

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One of My Most Popular Recipes! Baked Ziti!


So this recipe was adapted from a recipe from The Karma Chow Cookbook. The big difference is in the ricotta cheeze. Where Karma Chow used cashews which you have to soak foreverrrr, I experimented with hummus and tofu to get the creamy, rich texture of ricotta and, dagnabit, it works! […]

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Naturalie’s first Original Recipe!: Potato Leek Soup


Grad school has started up again and I’ve been just terrible about consistent posts! Well here’s the first one in a while :/. Thanks for your patience! As a reward for your dutiful readership, I’m going to post my very first original recipe! I’ve been wanting to experiment with some recipes […]

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The 80/10/10 Diet


  If you’ve been following my blog and videos lately, you may have heard me mention 80/10/10. It’s a raw diet coined by Dr. Douglas Graham and it is an absolute Naturalie Must Have. The 80, 10, and 10 are the percentages of calories from macronutrients that make up your daily diet. […]

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Strawberry Fields Forever!


Tis the season for some local yummy goodness. It’s strawberry pickin’ time! If you live in an area where local farms are a plenty, do take advantage. Not only are you supporting local business, but you are lowering your carbon footprint. Even if you live in a city, I bet you can […]

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Social Pressures


As a plant-based eater of any kind, be it vegetarian or vegan (but especially vegan), you will undoubtedly experience some social pressure in your life. For some craaaaazy reason, people make a really big deal out of food. Yes food is wonderful, and we love to eat it because, well, […]

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