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Nov 28, 2020

Hitting the Pause Button

Dearest Readers, I wanted to let you know that as of January 2021, Helyn’s Kitchen will no longer be online. So if you have any favorite recipes that you haven’t saved, now would be the time to do so! 2020 has been the most challenging year of my life, not only due to the Covid […]

Apr 19, 2016

Smoky Mountain Ramp Salad

  You didn’t think I’d let ramp season sneak by without sharing a recipe for them, did you?? Ramps! These wild onions have become quite the rage in the culinary world. Seriously, ramp fever is spreading like an epidemic! What are these little guys anyway and what makes them so special? The name “ramp” comes from […]

Feb 06, 2016

VIDEO: Vegan, Oil-free and Nut-free Nacho Cheeze Sauce

  Holy guacamole! This nacho sauce is fantastico and a perfect addition to your game day menu… sorry I’m so late in publishing this but I hope there will still be time to gather these ingredients for tomorrow’s big game if you want to try it. As I mention in the video, this recipe has been […]

Jan 15, 2016

Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup (InstantPot)

Okay, so it won’t win any beauty contests, but this soup is the BOMB. So hearty and satisfying on these cold winter days here in the Smoky Mountains. Yum. Do you have an InstantPot yet? Wow. It rocks my kitchen, that’s all I have to say. I’ve just started using it for actual recipes, instead […]

Jan 10, 2016

VIDEO: How to Water Saute + what are acrylamides?

    Yes! Here is the first instructional video that I promised you. I had so much fun filming this. Hope you enjoy it! If you’ve been reading my recipes for any length of time you will know that I use the term “water sauté” a LOT because that’s how I sauté my foods… without […]

Jan 08, 2016

Vegan Taco Meat

  If you’re never heard of or used a product called “Butler Soy Curls” I suggest you give them a try! This product is non-GMO with only one ingredient: soy beans. I have no idea how they make them but the more I use them the more I am in awe. This taco “meat” makes […]

Jan 01, 2016

2015… The Year, The Food, The Fun! + the TOP 10 RECIPES of the year…

  Happy New Year! So much has happened this past year in my life, both personally and with this blog. Exciting stuff! Here’s a quick recap of 2015 and a look ahead to the coming year of what you can expect from me and helyn’s plant-based kitchen…  I was curious to know which of my […]

Dec 24, 2015

Quick and Easy! Eggnog Chia Pudding ~ Vegan

  Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I am finally done with decorating for the holiday. ONE DAY and it was a whirlwind of Christmas Spirit zooming through my house… we put up about half of what Christmas decor and lights we have and decorated our little tree in record time. The presents are wrapped and all is […]

Nov 18, 2015

Kashmiri Tea, a.k.a. Pink Chai or Noon Chai

  Have you ever heard of or seen this beautiful beverage? I hadn’t until recently and I’m very excited to share this recipe with you… Last weekend I was at the Food=Medicine Conference in Atlanta. It was AMAZING and included speakers like Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Dr. Thomas M. Campbell II, Dr. Michael Greger and […]

Nov 10, 2015

Roasted Brussels Sprouts ‘n’ Hummus Sammich, a.k.a. “The Boojum”

Can I use “Brussels sprouts” and “indulgent” in the same sentence? I hope so, because this sandwich is jam packed with those little green sprouts and tastes like a guilty indulgence! Of course I am a HUGE Brussels sprouts fan, so maybe that’s why I love this dish so much…  Have you heard about the […]