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I'm Cristine! Welcome to sweetpeas and thyme, where I share all things vegan & gluten-free. Wherever you are on your journey to health, I hope my recipes & tips provide you guidance and inspiration to live your best life.

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February 5, 2019

After stepping away from my job a few weeks ago, I've had a lot of time to self-reflect. For the most part, it's been a very healing experience (although it's still a process)...but some days the self-doubt really creeps in. Timing is everything, and when I left my job...

July 25, 2018

 Ocean Huggers Food has been teasing the vegan community for many, many months now. Now that their ahimi "tomato" sushi is being sold at 40+ Whole Foods nationwide, it's time for a review! 

Luckily I was able to get my hands on these popular sushi's...they sellou...

July 23, 2018


This sauce is addicting. It's zippy - thanks to the Chinese black vinegar and ginger juice. Toss this sauce on a cold noodle or cabbage salad, or even use it has a dip for raw vegetables as pictured above. I haven't tried it warmed up yet, but I'm certain it would be...

June 29, 2018

Taro is used in many different cultures and cuisines - including but not limited to, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Hawaiian, and even Mexican. It's a wonderful starchy root, similar to a sweet potato, but a little more nutty in flavor. What's wonderful abo...

June 22, 2018

TRUST ME on this. These are amazing! Crab cakes are perfect as a small appetizer - or featured as the main dish - think crab cake sandwiches or crab cake salads! If you're wondering how you can add more protein into your plant-based diet, look no further than these......

June 15, 2018

I know what you're already thinking - going vegan is impossible...And you might be asking yourself, "why am I here?," or "is this really something I can do?" The answer to this question is yes, absolutely, and I am going to explain to you why becoming vegan is 100% pos...

April 18, 2018

Healthy, delicious taco salad, packed with plant-based protein!

March 30, 2018


I don't why it has taken me so many years to remember how much I used to enjoy a cold, refreshing pasta salad, macaroni salad, and/or potato salad. For some reason the memories of these salads slipped my mind once I went vegan... So, I was walking around in Whole Food...

March 7, 2018


Okay, okay, I know - it's pretty obvious that I like soups...okay, I LOVE soups (and noodles)...but this one seriously makes my heart want to explode with joy. It's spicy, refreshing, and extremely addicting. You wont want to substitute any spices in this soup - so ma...

February 20, 2018

You either love it - or - you hate it! And if you haven't heard about Indian Black Salt yet...well my oh my,  you are missing out! I've been pretty bummed out lately by my lunch cravings and lack thereof. But suddenly I had the hankering for egg salad, something I have...

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