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Creamy Herb and Lemon Vinaigrette

This creamy lemon herb vinaigrette is dairy-free and absolutely delicious

This mouthwatering herb and lemon vinaigrette blends fresh herbs, green onions, lemon juice, and olive oil into a creamy dressing that will transform your relationship with salad. I served it last week at a surf retreat for which I was Read more…


Vegan Cioppino with Cannellini Beans and Harissa

In San Francisco in the early 1900s, Italian immigrants created a flavorful seafood stew melding tomatoes, onions, garlic, a splash of wine, and the day’s catch of fresh seafood. Fishermen prepared the dish right on their boats with staples they Read more…


Vegan Toasted Coconut Chocolate Truffles

chocolate coconut truffles

The Christmas season is in full swing, evident not only by the holiday music that has been playing nonstop since before Thanksgiving but also because my children are in full meltdown mode. They normally do not eat much dairy or Read more…


Faith Lennox thrives on faith, surfing, and acai bowls

Competitive surfer Faith Lennox, 11, received her name before she was born. Before her parents learned that her left hand suffered a crush injury at birth. Before doctors eventually amputated her hand below the elbow when she was nine months Read more…


Surfer Faith Lennox’s favorite acai smoothie bowl

healthy acai smoothie bowl recipe

Competitive surfer Faith Lennox shared her go-to recipe for this healthy açai smoothie bowl. It’s her favorite way to power through surf competitions and makes a delicious healthy breakfast, snack, or even dessert. A smoothie bowl might sound out of Read more…


What Kelly Slater eats for breakfast—green smoothie with chia and cacao

kelly slater vegan breakfast smoothie

Kelly Slater needs no introduction. He is the most successful—if we’re measuring by wins—and iconic surfer of all time. The 46-year-old extols the merits of a plant-based vegan diet and recently described his favorite breakfast smoothie in an interview with Read more…


The two-minute vegan oatmeal that keeps surfer Makena Burke in top shape

healthy instant oatmeal recipe with blueberries chia seeds and almond butter

I’m always looking for healthy, new oatmeal ideas, and this recipe from competitive surfer Makena Burke is a fun twist on everyday oatmeal. The protein-packed vegan oatmeal is loaded with juicy blueberries, chia seeds, almond butter, flax meal, and a hint Read more…


Why rising surf star Makena Burke loves carbs plus her favorite quick and healthy breakfast recipe

Makena Burke World Surf League

When competitive surfer and Olympic hopeful Makena Burke, 15, felt her energy levels flagging during her twice-daily training sessions, she sought the advice of a nutritionist. “She said I needed to be eating more sugar,” Makena says—not necessarily added sugar, Read more…


First We Surf, Then We Eat Dishes Up Delicious Global Cuisine

What do surfers eat? That is the primary question at Surf Girl Eats and it is answered most articulately by lifelong surfer and former SURFER Magazine editor Jim Kempton in his new book First We Surf, Then We Eat: Recipes Read more…


Fluffy Vegan Gluten-Free Pancakes with Chocolate Ganache

vegan gluten free pancakes

At first glance, these vegan, gluten-free pancakes look incredibly indulgent. With a cascade of vegan chocolate ganache, sliced bananas, a drizzle of peanut butter, and a sprinkle of cacao nibs they strike a delicious balance of flavors and textures. The Read more…