MOSTLY-RAW VEGAN PIZZA DIP: Video + Recipe for VegNews TV

To learn more about the Save the Kales! half-hour television show, click hereSTK! is a vegan cooking + lifestyle show which airs in Pennsylvania, and full episodes are available online.

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Three years ago, before I started blogging, I saw a video with the Spork girls on the VegNews Magazine website, and it became a dreamy, warm-fuzzy desire to some day create one of my own.

Well! I’m over the moon with utter joy that TODAY IS THAT DAY!

Enjoy this video made exclusively for VegNews TV:

This is a mostly-raw dish.  It does contain nutritional yeast which isn’t technically raw but has been embraced by the raw community. No matter, it’s 100% vegan and deeeeeeeeelicious.


1 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (shelled)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (acts as a Parmesan cheese substitute; horrible name, delicious ingredient!)
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley
2 Tbsp fresh basil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

Put all ingredients in a food processor. Process until everything is mixed into a thick spread.

That’s all!

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I swear this tastes like a delicious, fresh Margherita pizza. Plate and serve with bread or fresh veggies. People who usually don’t like veggies will eat them, if for no other reason then that they are merely a vehicle with which to get this spread into their mouths. YUM.

It may turn somewhat brown in color, which happens when you blend red and green. It’s natural. Embrace it. (Though it helps if you garnish with some leftover basil or parsley.)

You can find a trillion other VegNews TV clips HERE.  Thanks to the best production staff ever for helping to create this video!


PIZZA DIP and “Little Spoon” GUEST BLOG for Lehigh Valley Style Magazine!

Last May, I had the joy (and admittedly, the flattery and somewhat shock) of being asked to be the “In the Kitchen With…” feature of Lehigh Valley Style magazine. A bunch of glossy pages of color photos of my food, and an interview and recipes printed. It was humbling, joyful and a lesson in believing that what we do is valuable.

A few months ago, Lisa from LVStyle contacted me to see if I’d be interested (!!! if I’d be interested, ha!) in blogging for the magazine’s new website. HECK YES. I decided to go with a “live local, day in the life, plus a recipe” format for content.

The first one went live yesterday, along with the unveiling of their new website. Go look! There’s also a recipe for a RAW VEGAN PIZZA DIP (a spread, really) but you have to get it on their site for now!

You’ll want this one, it’s delicious and would be GREAT for summery picnics. Or to eat on your sofa watching Mad Men, whichever.

I’ve decided to name the blog “Little Spoon” because 1) it’s about food, 2) it’s sort of a subdivision of STK! and 3) I think that name is freakin’ adorable and I’ve been wanting to use it for something. Hooray!


Thank you Lehigh Valley Style! You are the kindest bunch of souls and it’s a pleasure to know you and work with you! As Lisa said, “I love this partnership!” xoxo!