Delicious Vegan Coconut Curry

Some days, you just crave a big warm bowl of coconut milk! Warm turmeric. Warm mushrooms. Melt in your mouth potatoes. Something to slurp on… Come on. I can’t be the only one! Coconut curry is so healthy and filling! It is like South Asian comfort/ soul food. I love cuddling up with a bowl…

why I’m not a vegetarian.

Hey guys! This is a topic that always comes up in my everyday life. It is truly something that irks me! Here is what it looks like: When someone calls me a vegetarian. “Oh, so you are a vegetarian I see.” Nah, bruh. I’m not. Or “Oh… I used to be vegetarian.” Okay…cool…I can’t relate….

Vegan Grilled Cheese on a Waffle Iron

Sure, you could go the classic way and make your grilled cheese in a frying pan. But how fun is this?! Put that bad boy in a waffle maker. It just makes eating a vegan version of an American classic so much more enjoyable (and convenient)! Never have I ever owned a waffle iron in my…

New York

Custom Fuel Pizza, Harlem, NY

Delicious White Beans & Greens

Cannellini Beans! AKA White Kidney Beans. I saw them in the store the other day and decided to give them a try. I’ve never bought white beans before so I had no idea what to expect or what they would go well with. I had just got home from the gym so I was craving…

Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate

A delicious treat on a cold day! Author: Vegan with Joi Recipe type: Beverage, Chocolate Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk 2 tbsp. Raw Cocoa Powder 1 tbsp. Raw Agave Instructions Pour almond milk into a microwave safe dish, microwave milk for about 1.5 minutes Next, remove…

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce An easy applesauce replacement for recipes or as a delicious snack. Author: Vegan with Joi Recipe type: Snack Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free Yield: 1 Cup Prep time: 1 minute Cook time: 13 minutes Ingredients 1 cup Peeled, cored and diced apples. 1/2 Cup water 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon Instructions Place the…

Soul Searching in Oakland 

…and by that I mean, I found vegan soul food. In Oakland, California. And I think I left my heart on the table. Souley Vegan is one of the few vegan places I heard about existing during my first trip to the Bay Area. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays so I wasn’t able to…

listen to your body

This is something I have failed at over and over again but have finally learned. Making the decision to accept what my body is telling me has been one of the best things I could ever do! How many times do our bodies try to communicate with us but we ignore what it is saying?…

a divine hostess indeed

   As most of you know, I am an always-on-the-go actress. After 10 days straight of waking up early to be on set, going back and fourth to auditions and taking care of errands in between, there has not been much time for a delicious home cooked meal! Yesterday after I finished filming a commercial,…

new year, new me.

yeah yeah yeah…I know everyone hates that saying. But you know what? right now, that’s just exactly how I’m feeling. I’m going to share with you one of the health goals I’ve made for myself in 2015: Drink MORE water. YES… water is the only thing I drink (besides smoothies & fresh juices) BUT I have always struggled…