Tips & Tricks

Here’s a directory of all the little tips and tricks that I’ve shared within my posts. I’ll be adding to this page every now and then, so stay tuned for new info. Let me know if you have any questions!

Vegan Ingredients

Confused about some of the vegan ingredients mentioned on this site? Check out my Vegan Ingredientsย section for information on what they are and where you can find them.

Shopping Tips

  • Whole nuts are often more expensive than those in smaller pieces, so if your recipe calls for chopped pecans/walnuts/peanuts, go ahead and buy them that way. You’ll save money and it will be less work for you!
  • Scope-out Asian grocery stores for affordable Sriracha sauce, rice paper wrappers, and dehydrated mushrooms.

Kitchen Tools

Proper tools are essential. I tend to favor a minimalist approach – I don’t need a bunch of gadgets, but I do like good-quality basic items. For more info, visit my Favorite Kitchen Tools page.

DIY – Do It Yourself!

There’s no need to buy expensive store-bought versions of these basic things when they’re so easy to make at home. The other benefit? You’ll know exactly what’s in them!

Basic Hummus

Make Hummus

Vegan Pesto

Make Fresh Pesto

Homemade Vegan Cheese

Make Vegan Cheese

Fresh Spring Rolls (Rice Paper Rolls) w/ Peanut Sauce

Make Fresh Spring Rolls

Orange Julius Protein Shake

Make Vegan Orange Julius

Homemade Bath Salts

Make Bath Salts

Here’s a collection of all my DIY recipes

Freezer Tricks

Freezing Ginger

Freeze Minced Ginger

Vegan Pesto

Freeze Fresh Pesto

Raw Vegan Mango-Banana Ice Cream

Make Raw Vegan Ice Cream


  • I try to make a double batch of all my hot soups, my quinoa chili and tofu cannelloni recipes, and freeze the leftovers for later. It’s the same amount of work, and I get multiple meals in half the time!
  • Here’s a list of all my freezer-friendly recipes

Q: Do you have a favorite food tip or trick? Please share it in the comments area below!


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