I Tried to Make Hummus in a Nutri Ninja

Are you hip and/or cool? If so, you’ve heard of hummus. Most accurately described by the Facebook group, “Hummus is Yummus”, this chickpea-based dip is the hottest accessory of 2016. If chutney and fondue are mesh tops and acid wash jeans, hummus is whatever North West is wearing.

Not only is hummus trendy as hell, it has encouraged me to eat a variety of vegetables and and other healthy snacks.… Read the rest

Is it Gross? Vegan Taste Test: Upton’s Naturals Bar-B-Que Jackfruit

Vegan meat, you enigmatic mistress. Sometimes you bring me joy, sometimes you bring me pain. What will it be this time?

I received Upton’s Naturals Bar-B-Que Jackfruit in December’s VeganCuts box but haven’t gotten around to trying it until now. Technically this product doesn’t claim to mimic a specific type of meat, it only says “Jackfruit has a consistency similar to shredded meat.” It’s “minimally produced” and I can even pronounce all of the ingredients.… Read the rest

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

When I was a kid my absolute favorite meal was spaghetti carbonara. My other absolute favorite meal was ketchup and bologna, so standards were high. Knowing my health-freak parents and the anti-fat craze of the ’90s, I probably ate a version made with fat-free Parmesan along with turkey sausage-replaced bacon. This flavorless bowl of pasta set my eight year old taste buds on fire.… Read the rest