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Slow Cooker Two Lentil Chili

It’s been a while since I used my slow cooker, but with the end of my summer term approaching and a lot of cooking to do, this past weekend seemed …

Savory Mediterranean Chickpea Oat Balls

Sometimes I’m surprised by the recipes that prove to be most valuable in my kitchen. They’re not always dinner or lunch ideas or other fully composed …

Savory Spiced Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

It’s not exactly soup season in the food world, but I hope you won’t mind my sharing this richly spiced Egyptian red lentil soup today, anyway. In …

All-Purpose Cashew Cream Recipe

Cashew cream is one of those “secret weapon” vegan ingredients that I wish I could share with every person who’s nervous about giving up dairy. It’s …

Mung Bean & Quinoa Bowls with Spicy Ginger Turmeric Broth

When I hear the words “healing foods,” this recipe for mung bean & quinoa bowls with spicy ginger turmeric broth is pretty much exactly what springs …

Quick & Easy Brown Rice Lentil Stir Fry with Peanut Butter Sauce

Back when I was doing the SNAP challenge earlier this semester, one of my readers expressed surprise that a jar of peanut butter hadn’t made it onto …

Quick & Easy Red Curry Rice Noodle Bowls

It’s hard to believe that this semester is actually drawing to a close. Time since the winter seems to have flown by, and here, all of a sudden, is …

Three Aromatherapy Spring Cleaning Recipes

Aromatherapy spring cleaning recipes to revitalize your home!Cleaning can be nourishing—and yes, even fun!—when you make your own natural cleaning …

Super Simple, Very Green Soup

This soup is exactly what it claims to be: a super simple, very green soup. It’s not fussy, it’s not fancy, and it’s not hard to make. The flavors …

How to Find a Great Sunset Photography Location

We all know that some of the most beautiful light happens during sunset. But what truly makes a great sunset photography location?

Simple Broccoli Stem & Brown Rice Stir Fry

I have to admit, stir fry isn’t my thing. I suspect it’s because it was practically the only dish I knew how to make when I first went vegan, and so …

Recipes

4 Steps to Creating Images With More Meaningful Composition

If you wonder what composition really means, it is basically what elements you choose to put in a photograph, and where you decide to place them in …

Slow Cooker Black Bean, Butternut Squash & Quinoa Chili

As I mentioned in my Menu Plan Monday post for the week, this is the week of squash. Creamy butternut squash and five spice soup earlier this week, …

12 Common Newbie Photography Mistakes to Avoid

None of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. While some photographers might be naturally gifted, and just do amazing work from the moment a …

4 Reasons Shooting at Sunrise and Sunset Will Help You Take Better Photos

Perhaps the most important change you can make to improve your photography is to change the time of day you are shooting. It is as simple as that. …

The Natural Light Cycle for Photographers

Natural light is what landscape photography is made of. Other forms of photography rely heavily on flash, but most landscapes rely entirely on the …

Natural Light

Don't Be Afraid of Manual Focus

If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be …

Red Lentil and Quinoa Cakes with Harissa and Delightfully Green Tahini Dressing

For many food lovers, myself included, late winter/early spring is a time of anticipation. We all know that spring produce–artichokes, asparagus, …

10 Common Photography Mistakes and How to Overcome Them

You’ve got your DSLR and you are excited to test it out. You might have gone out for the first few days or perhaps weeks and then all of a sudden the …

How to Control Aperture and Create Images You Love

This article is sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography. NYIP offers high-quality online photography courses that are affordable, …

A Blueberry Raw Cheesecake For A Special Valentine

Like every other beautiful thing in our lives, love is definitely worth celebrating more than just once a year. Valentine’s Day is not just a …

Vegan

3 Simple Ways to Take Better Photos on Your Next Trip

The sense of wonder you feel when seeing new places can easily translate into your images if you use these three simple tips for taking better photos.

Shoot for the Light - Improve Your Composition

Here is one of my most valuable tips. The one I will offer to someone who comes to me, complaining that after 20 years of taking photos they can’t …

6 Ways to Use Shutter Speed Creatively

Cheesy Vegan Quinoa and Broccoli Bake

Tonight, I present you with ideal winter comfort food. It’s warm, creamy, “cheesy,” and filling, and it’s easy to prepare. If you cook your quinoa …

The Complete Nourishing Winter Bowl

Nourishing bowls are the best way to get your nutrients in wintertime. We tend to eat in a hurry, often the same kind of food every day, without …

Healthy Eating

5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical …

11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, …

Tips for Better Composition of Seascape Photographs

I do not believe that in photography there are absolute rules of composition, but it is undeniable that certain compositions work better than others. …

Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Bars

It’s been quite a few years since I excluded refined sugar from my diet and I have absolutely no desire for it, even when I see the creamiest, most …

Dessert