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Pasta Pomodoro

Sometimes, it's best to follow the KISS principle: keep it simple, sexy! This recipe is SO easy - and it's foolproof as long as you choose quality ingredients, including kick ass Italian tomatoes and the freshest basil you can find. In my quest to reduce waste, I've been buying jarred Italian tomatoes and keeping the jars (perfect when I'm shopping the co-op for bulk ingredients). When summer rolls around, I'll be making this with FRESH tomatoes!

Walnut Parmesan

Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of the commercial vegan Parmesan cheese substitutes. They don't have much flavor and they are far too expensive. This, on the other hand, is easy, it's delicious, and it comes together in a few minutes flat. Give it a try - it's excellent on pasta, pizza, and toast. Yum.

Essential Oil Spotlight: Wild Orange

Cold pressed from the peel of the orange, Wild Orange Essential Oil ( citrus sinensis ) is one of my absolute favorites. And yes, I realize I say that about a lot of oils...but it's always true! I have many favorites, and Wild Orange is a must-have in any essential oil collection. It has an invigorating and energizing aroma, and it is a powerful cleanser. It's incredibly versatile - and inexpensive! Read on for a few ways to use this remarkable essential oil.

Book Recommendation: Artisan Vegan Cheese

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Once in a while, I come across a "must-have" vegan book. The current selection: Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner. I'm obsessed with the cashew chevre - pictured above crusted with coarse sea salt and mixed peppercorns.