Cilantro Avocado Dressing

The Veggie Queen recipe salad

  By Nikki Kuhlman, virtual intern, RD to be This dressing is light and creamy and goes perfectly on any summer salad! Cilantro, also known as coriander is an annual herb part of the Apiaceae family. Cilantro is packed with flavor and health benefits. Cilantro’s  appearance is commonly confused with that of Italian flat leaf parsley, but a single sniff can set you straight. The

New to the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker? Read this

Black Beans by the Veggie Queen

I have been using the Instant Pot for more than a couple of years now. It’s a wonderful electric pressure cooker. I offer a $50 discount from the Instant Pot website if you enter the code vegqueen at checkout from their website (not from Amazon). The Instant Pot has received a lot of press lately as Plant-Fueled Trucker Bobby Andersen was just on the Today

Enjoy Vegan Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa for Cinco de Mayo


By Nikki Kuhlmann, “virtual” intern and dietetics student South Dakota State University Happy Gringo Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate today with a delicious Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa from Jill Nussinow’s cookbook, “Nutrition CHAMPS: The Veggie Queen’s Guide to Eating and Cooking for Optimum Health, Happiness, Energy and Vitality”. This salsa can be spiced up or spiced down to your liking. It tastes great and also covers

The Herbal Kitchen Book Giveaway


Herbalist Kami McBride and I have been in the same circles here where we live in Sonoma County. A few years ago were stationed next to one another at a book even for our local herb exchange. I was the only non-herbalist there so felt a bit out of place. In my Registered Dietitian world we don’t get up to speak and mention Gaia or