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Recipe courtesy Amaya Green These delectable brownies are a guilt-free treat that’s naturally sweetened with bananas and dates. They pack quite a protein punch in the black beans and feature the wholesome goodness of oats and almond flour. No refined sugars, just pure, fruity sweetness! With a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, these brownies are […]

A favorite of “pastatarians” everywhere, this comforting pasta dish combines the earthy sweetness of roasted butternut squash with fragrant sage and a medley of aromatic herbs and spices. Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy depth. Whether you stick to the classic recipe or explore the versatile variations, this dish is a delicious and satisfying choice for […]

A vibrant fusion of fresh cilantro, mint, and spices, this zesty chutney is a burst of flavor in every spoonful. Perfectly balanced with hints of lime, ginger, and jalapeño, it’s a versatile condiment for any meal. Whip it up in minutes with this easy blender recipe and serve over Cauliflower Steaks. Makes 1 cup.  Ingredients: […]

Cut flat and thick and then roasted, our friendly neighborhood cauliflower offers a new way to enjoy a perfectly cooked “steak,” along with the health benefits of a tasty crucifer. Topped with juicy tomato slices, a drizzle of zesty lemon juice, and a sprinkle of umami-packed nutritional yeast, these “steaks” are a culinary delight. You […]

Bollywood meets kale in this wholesome, Indian-spiced salad that combines the robust flavors of kale, bell peppers, carrots, pumpkin seeds, currants, and green onions. Tossed in a luscious curry dressing with mashed avocado, lemon juice, fresh cilantro, and a blend of spices, it’s a delightful explosion of tastes and textures. Curry powder often contains twelve […]

Kitchari means “mixture” in Hindi. It is a nourishing and aromatic one-pot wonder typically made with a legume and rice. Our version uses green lentils and basmati rice and is sure to delight your taste buds with the fragrant and flavorful spices that make Indian cuisine so popular. Rotate through different legumes, vegetables, spices, and […]

Sweetened with dates, these oil-free muffins can be enjoyed as a snack or as part of a healthful breakfast. Try topping with a nut butter or tahini for more sustained energy. Experiment with different types of plant-based milks and replace the dates with other dried fruits such as apricots or figs. Stuck with a lot […]

Mark Reinfeld
Mark Reinfeld

Chef Mark Reinfeld, a pioneer in the plant-based culinary world with over two decades of experience, is the driving force behind the Vegan Fusion Institute. An accomplished chef, educator, and advocate, he’s penned eight acclaimed books, including Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, celebrated as the Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA, with a foreword by Dr. Jane Goodall,. Mark’s culinary journey began with The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, honored as Best Restaurant on Kaua’i.


Chef Mark offers virtual and in-person culinary trainings internationally, including his signature 4-Week Vegan Cooking Immersion. He also currently serves as Executive Chef for the North American Vegetarian Society’s Summerfest. As a trailblazer, he’s been inducted into the Vegan Hall of Fame and earned the prestigious Platinum Carrot Award. His consulting services benefit major names like Google, Whole Foods, and The Humane Society, promoting the art of plant-based cuisine for health, the environment, and a more peaceful world. Learn more at

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