SUNNY GANDARA

VEGAN MENTOR FOR THE PLANT CURIOUS

Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles with Tofu

I love noodles in all forms, and when I want a healthy, flavorful, quick, and easy meal I almost always resort to some type of Asian cuisine. This version of a sesame noodle dish with peanut sauce is more of a Chinese-American dish that I like in part because you don’t have to stress about serving it right away after you cook the noodles.

Oven Roasted Summer Tomato Frittata

This time of year I’m definitely drowning in tomatoes, and you won’t hear me complaining for a second about it. Tomatoes are one of my favorite things about summer to eat and to grow. They are colorful, super sweet, juicy and of course really good for you too…But the best thing I’ve made to date with tomatoes is a simple frittata made with Just Eggs and zucchini and corn from the farmer’s market.

Corn & Zucchini Fritters

Both corn and zucchini are the quintessential summer foods. They are plentiful this time of year, both at farmer’s markets and in grocery stores and if you are a member of a weekly CSA, I’m sure you have received plenty of summer squash thus far. So what to do with them, week after week? My mission is to always experiment with different recipes, discovering the versatility of these gorgeous vegetables.

Vegan Mentor for the Plant Curious

Want to go plant-based but don’t really know where to start?

Have a bunch of questions, like how to replace animal proteins, how to get enough nutrients and how to cook plant-based? 

And what do you do if your family members and friends are not on the same page?

These are all topics I teach in my coaching as a vegan mentor, chef, and life coach.

 

I will show you how you can make and eat food that will convert even the toughest critic. Wouldn’t you love to eat in a way that leaves you feeling energized, creative, happy, and fulfilled?

As a professional chef, health coach, and wine educator, I’m here to show you that not only do you not have to give up anything when going plant-based, you will in fact gain so much more than you ever had.

Get ready to experience more flavor, variety, and better health than ever before!

 

Food is food.

I don’t believe in labeling. People have been eating vegan daily forever without thinking about it.

HUMMUS & PITA?

GUACAMOLE & CHIPS?

OATMEAL & BERRIES?

SWEET POTATO FRIES?

In case you didn’t know… ALL VEGAN!

Feeling tired or bored on a plant-based diet?

You’re not doing it right!

No other way of eating will introduce you to this many colors, flavors, textures, and options.

I’ll help you with ideas, knowledge, and creativity around composing dishes from plants, and you will wonder why it took you so long to take the plunge!

Feeling tired or bored on a plant-based diet?

You’re not doing it right!

No other way of eating will introduce you to this many colors, flavors, textures, and options.

I’ll help you with ideas, knowledge, and creativity around composing dishes from plants, and you will wonder why it took you so long to take the plunge!

IS IT TRUE I CAN EAT MORE ON A
PLANT-BASED DIET?

YES!

Going plant-based was the best thing that ever happened to me because I never leave a table still hungry!

Plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains are nutrient-dense but have fewer calories than meat, fish, eggs, and dairy, which are loaded with fat. Plants are filled with fiber (animal foods have none) which helps fill you up quicker and helps you stay satiated longer.

So if you’re a big eater like me — you’re in luck!

Why should I care about what you have to offer?

Whether you are curious about going plant-based for your health, the environment, or the animals… they’re all related.

Choosing kinder, more compassionate foods will positively affect your health, and by eating for health you’ll contribute to a cleaner environment.

If you are only here for the food… well, I’ve got you covered there too! This is by far the most EXCITING, varied, and delicious way to eat, and I’ll show you how!

Why should I care about what you have to offer?

Whether you are curious about going plant-based for your health, the environment, or the animals… they’re all related.

Choosing kinder, more compassionate foods will positively affect your health, and by eating for health you’ll contribute to a cleaner environment.

If you are only here for the food… well, I’ve got you covered there too! This is by far the most EXCITING, varied, and delicious way to eat, and I’ll show you how!

THE SHOP

Visit the shop and peruse my ebooks for delectable collections of Scandinavian cuisine, light & tasty fare to cleanse your body, and tips and tricks on transitioning to a plant-based diet with ease and healthfully.

Find it tricky to match wines with vegetable dishes?

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Visit Arctic Grub—my site of recipes, travel tips, and stories about the cuisine, history, and culture of Norway, my home country. 

New York is where I call home now, but my Norwegian roots are strong and Arctic Grub is where I share my love for ‘Norge’.

Explore the blog, try out a Norvegan recipe or two, and leave me a comment to let me know how it goes.

Be sure to get your free copy of my ebook, Arctic Grub Favorite Recipes, while you’re there.

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES

 

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES