Category Archives: Books

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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‘Thrive’ by Brendan Brazier.


The full name of the book is ‘Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life’ and it is awesome! (Random thought: shouldn’t awful be better than awesome?) Brazier is a professional Ironman triathlete and creator of Vega, an award-winning whole food, plant-based, nutritional product line. In 2006, […]

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‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook’: Baked Ziti


This recipe is da shit. Simple and effective, this dish is perfect for cooking for a family get-together or to show off your vegan cooking skills to those weary of trying anything ‘vegan.’ How did ‘vegan’ become synonymous with ‘diet’ ?!?!?! Anyway, definitely try this recipe out. 1. Soak 2 […]

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‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook’: “Meat” Balls


Growing up, one of my favorite dinner meals was a big plate of spaghetti, sprinkled parmesan, and my mom’s meatballs, which she actually managed to perfect over the years. Many a year later and absent of my family’s cooking, I can still get my spaghetti and meatball fix with this […]

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‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook’: Yellow Split Pea Soup


This recipe comes from ‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook’ by Melissa Costello. I was not completely blown away with this recipe, but it got the job done. I am still on the hunt for the perfect split pea soup recipe and, by golly, I will find it! This didn’t quite make […]

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‘The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook’: Tofu Scramble


There’s something truly glorious about scrambled eggs. Ya crack open the shell, add your favorite toppings, and shuffle around those goodies ’til they reach golden perfection. It couldn’t be easier. Luckily there is a delicious vegan equivalent! Sure, the process isn’t quite as easy as cracking that egg, but you’re […]

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‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook’: Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf


This was a really easy side dish that comes from ‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook,’ by Melissa Costello. It’s a pilaf made with quinoa instead of the typical rice. Quinoa is often referred to as a ‘super grain.’ It may be lacking tights and a cape but man, is it full of […]

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‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook’: Un-Shepherd’s Pie


One of my boyfriend’s favorite meals is Shepherd’s Pie. So naturally, I had to make an Un-Shepherd’s Pie for him (the key to a man’s heart is through his…uh..stomach….sure). I have made this recipe a couple times now because, well, I like it! I would recommend it to anyone who […]

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‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook’: Veggie Loaf


This is the “Veggie Loaf with Tomato Glaze” from ‘Karma Chow’s Ultimate Cookbook.’ I was really excited to make this recipe because I loves me some “meat” loaf. But I have to say, I was pretty disappointed with how it came out. First of all, it takes a while to […]

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Cornelia Guest’s ‘Simple Pleasures’: French Toast


This recipe comes from Cornelia Guest’s ‘Simple Pleasures.’ It was the first time I have had vegan French toast. The recipe uses: 1. 1 12 oz package of drained silken tofu, 1 1/2 cup milk (almond, hemp, or soy), 2 Tbsp. corn starch (I used Ener-G Egg Replacer instead: find out more about […]

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