How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar At Home – From Leftover Apple Scraps!

September 29th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

Can you believe it’s actually autumn already? It’s true. And even though you couldn’t tell by the current climate here in California, the equinox has come and gone and we are officially Fall-ing. Which means it’s apple season! And any second, the grocery store shelves will begin to swell under the weight of Honeycrisps and [...]

Healthy Homegrown Sweetener: How To Make Liquid Stevia Extract

September 9th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

One of my very favorite hobbies is the taking of beloved store-bought items, and finding a way to replicate them at home with healthy, wholesome ingredients. The benefit here is threefold: firstly, I save money — often paying pennies on the dollar for the DIY supplies. Secondly, it’s always more environmentally friendly, with less packaging [...]

My Go-To Pesto Recipe! Big-Batch Vegan Pesto To Preserve The Basil Bounty

June 30th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

In last week’s Pictures Of Things + Le Love List, I posted a photo of some freshly made pesto. Bonzai reader Katie asked me about the recipe, and that’s when I realized — I’ve never posted one! I make pesto every year, when basil is in season, fresh and local (and cheap!). I make it [...]

Magic Beans! The Perfect [Easy + Healthy] Food For Plant-Based Children (And The Parents Who Love Them)

April 28th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

This is a post I’ve resisted writing for ages, because it’s just SO simple and SO easy, that as a blogger I can’t help but feel like I’m “cheating” making a post out of it. This has happened to me before of course, and every time I post one of these simple + easy recipes, [...]

My Top 3 Go-To Quick + Healthy Meals For Busy Week Nights

February 17th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

This is me in grad school, basically. Ahhh, graduate school. So far you have managed to live up to every terrifying horror story, every silly cliche, every comedic profundity. You have squashed my fragile ego, spat on my starry-eyed aspirations, and laughed at me when I’ve stubbed my toes. And I’ve stubbed many toes. But [...]