Healthy Plant-Based Cheese Alternatives

Vegan Almond Cheese

I’ve heard people say they just cannot give up cheese. People love their cheese. The truth is cheese can be addictive. There are three habit forming compounds in cheese - casomorphins, fat, and salt. Casomorphins are naturally found in all mammal milk, including human breast milk. When consumed, they act as a mild opiate. They … Continue reading Healthy Plant-Based Cheese Alternatives

Ash-e-Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup

Persian Ash Reshteh with piaz sir dagh

I always think of Ash-e-Reshteh as the accidental vegan Persian dish. "Ash" means a thick soup and "reshteh" means noodles. Ash-e-Reshteh is a thick noodle soup, filled with herbs and legumes. It is often prepared during times of celebration. I remember my grandmother making Ash-e-Reshteh for Bahai gatherings or special occasions like Naw Ruz (Persian … Continue reading Ash-e-Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup