Need a one-stop place for all things exclusively vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar alternatives to your favorite recipes and food? The Veggie Nook  is the brainchild of a nutritionist-in-training, exploring holistic eating using naturally-sourced and organic ingredients and produce. If you’re wondering how you can incorporate ingredients such as maca powder, hemp seeds, and coconut nectar into everyday dishes, the Veggie Nook’s got your belly. Check out our favorites below.

Roasted cabbage apples tamari almonds

the veggie nook apple almond cabbage tamari

The recipe for this dish is so versatile; you could serve it as a main dish for lunch, dinner, or as a side dish to the main course. The apples and cabbages are baked to enhance the lightness and sweetness to a chewy texture and smoked flavor. Top the salad dish with tamari almonds (gluten-free!) and qinuoa for additional crunch. For a lighter alternative, thinly slice the cabbage and apple and serve the dish raw.

Maca Hemp Seed Milk

the veggie nook macha hemp seed milk

Start your morning off with a healthier, more sustainable alternative to dairy milk. Maca is a root with origins in the Andes of Peru. Dried and ground to powder, it is an adaptogen that helps the body resist ailments and stress. Hemp seeds are packed with amino acids, fiber and protein. Sweetened with medjool dates and vanilla, pour everything in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Store the content in a large mason jar so it doesn’t parish in the fridge. This is great for a bowl of cereal, cup of coffee, or alone!

No-bake chocolate cream pie

the veggie nook no bake chocolate cream pie

Sweetened with maple syrup and coconut nectar, this is the perfect guilt-free indulgent for all you chocolatephiles! What I love about this recipe is that prep time is only ten minutes. Even though you have to let it sit overnight to harden, you don’t have to be a professional pastry chef to get the pie to look, and taste, picture perfect. Blend it, melt it, set it – done!

For more inspiration, check out the rest of our Eat and Greet Collection here.

Rika Nurrohmah is a stylist working in one of the high fashion capitals of the world, New York City. When out of her 9-to-5, she's out trying making the world a better place. Music, the arts, traveling, activism, and skateboarding are among her passions; pursuing knowledge and new skills is a way of life. Almost every meal she eats is homemade, and exploring vegan culinary feels more like a hobby than a chore. She aspires to join fashion leaders like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood in driving the industry down a more ethical and sustainable road to a better future. She graduated from Ohio University’s journalism program. In her downtime, she likes to experience the New York music scene, play guitar, and watch “Sherlock” on repeat.