Harry Potter Potions | Plant Crush x The Plant Strong Vegan

Harry Potter Felix Felicis Potion // The Plant Philosophy Collab

To say that I love Harry Potter would be an understatement. I grew up reading the series and it will always hold a special place in my heart…the stories and the characters will stay with me, until the very end. *sobs* I love it so much.

Naturally, when Margaret (The Plant Philosophy) and I decided to meet and hang out this month, I immediately suggested a Harry Potter recipe collab, in the spirit of Halloween! We decided to put our own spin on a couple of potions from the books: Polyjuice (on Margaret’s blog) and Felix Felicis (below). It was too much fun!


If you’re behind in potions class, don’t worry, I’ll catch you up to speed. Felix Felicis, also known as liquid luck, is a golden concoction that enables the drinker to be successful in everything they pursue.


“Then, slowly but surely, an exhilarating sense of infinite opportunity stole through [Harry]; he felt as though he could have done anything, anything at all…” – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Now, this Felix Felicis juice recipe won’t guarantee you magical luck, but it will certainly make you feel refreshed and ready to take on whatever challenges lie ahead in your day. The flavor starts off fresh with bright citrus notes, ending with an invigorating kick of ginger.

Harry Potter Potions | Plant Crush x The Plant Strong Vegan
In the series, Felix Felicis is a difficult potion to brew, taking at least six months. Thankfully for us, this recipe takes almost no time at all to whip up. If you’re making it for a Halloween party, feel free to multiply the recipe to your needs.

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Kimchi 'Bella Burgers | plantcrush.co

Kimchi ‘Bella Burgers

This post has been at least a year in the making. Last summer, I made some Asian-inspired portobella mushroom burgers for a friend and he told me they were the best burgers he’d ever tasted! I’ve since then made the recipe several times, tweaking things and adding different toppings.

This year, I’m participating in #VeganMofo for the first time! I’m mostly posting quick micro-blogs on Instagram, because grad school is my #1 priority at the moment. My life since last week: studying + studio all day every day (with breaks for food *photography* + quick runs to the gym). However, Vegan Mofo’s theme for Day 5, “best sandwich ever,” prompted me to create an entire blog post dedicated to this beautiful burger.🙂

Burgers are sandwiches, right? ;) I stepped up my game this time with double the ‘bellas, a creamy avocado basil sauce, and delectable caramelized kimchi (inspired by this dish made by ELY of Buzzfeed). This may be the best reincarnation of this burger yet!  Continue reading

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Soba Noodle Love

This bowl was inspired by the many soba noodle bowls my mom has made for me. Now that I’m older, I treasure my mom so much for all the sacrifices she’s made for me and my sister. No matter what kind of day she was having, she always found a way to make a bountiful, nourishing meal for the family.
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V Eats Modern Vegan at Trinity Groves | Preview Dinner Thoughts

Last weekend, I had the chance to attend a wonderful menu preview dinner at V Eats Modern Vegan–Troy Gardner’s new vegan restaurant at Trinity Groves in Dallas. The event was hosted by none other than my friends The Harvest Hands. Thank you, Courtney and Zak, for inviting me to this stellar menu tasting!

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DIY: Upcycled Kombucha Bottle Terrarium

Happy Earth Day!

If you’re like me and have a slight obsession with kombucha, you probably have at least a few empty bottles at your place. I often up-cycle the bottles to use for storing dressings or smoothies, or as vases, but my favorite way to re-use them is to create terrariums! Treat yourself to some Clearly Kombucha, and save the bottle to make this cute craft.

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Vegan Valentine’s Dinner Pop Up

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Going out and doing things on the weekend is a rare occurrence for me, now that I’m consumed with grad school life. However, last weekend, I made sure to make time to attend another event hosted by my dear friends, The Harvest Hands, in collaboration with Living Life Fresh and Compassionate Collective Co. It was such a delight to spend the evening with some of my favorite people, and I met some new people too, including Madeline Alcott (Petit Vour)!

My friend Veronica Rouly (Cherries Roses Chains) and I went together as galentines! Veronica is a passionate YouTuber and fellow vegan foodie. So as you can imagine,  we had a great time obsessing over all the food and discussing future plans for online content collaboration! Continue reading

Green Goddess Noodle Soup Bowl

One-Pot Green Goddess Noodle Soup Bowl

I’ve been neglectful of many things lately–including my blog and self-care. After weeks of challenging late nights at school and an all nighter to finish my first design project of the semester, my work outs and meals have become more sporadic, and my body has signaled to me that it’s not happy with me. I pushed my limits and I did very well on my project at school, but I also know I need to seriously take care of myself in order to sustain the amount of work that’s asked of me in grad school.

I’m not super sick, but I’ve been pretty worn out and sniffly. I planned to post a couple new recipes this weekend, last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas I’ve had lined up for weeks, but I found I just wasn’t up to it. I’ve had to take some personal time lately–I’m truly sorry about this, but ultimately it will help me be at my best so I can create better things for you in the future!

Today, I felt absolutely exhausted in all senses of the word. I was glad to have the house to myself–I took a nap and made myself a giant bowl of noodle soup, brimming with spicy ginger and green goodness. I put it together in about ten minutes, and it was divine!!

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