Plant-Based Gastrofest 2017 2

Jacksonville’s Gastrofest knocks it out of the park with the plant-based options. Walk with me as I show you what was on the menu and get ready to be inspired.   Gastrofest was a double duty thing for me this year. Think Wonder Woman…..as in Diana Prince in the morning […]


Plant-based Irish Soda Bread 1

A plant-based Irish Soda Bread that will give you the Luck o’ the Irish!  Or at least something really yummy for breakfast.   This hearty bread is made with a mixture of oat and whole wheat flour, laced with warm cinnamon and sweet raisins – add a little bit of butter (such […]


Why’s It So Hard To Eat The Right Foods? The Pleasure Trap.

  Why do we make the decisions we do? Why do we choose the wrong foods when we know the right ones to eat? It’s all about The Pleasure Trap.  Psychologist Doug Lisle breaks it down.   Humans and animals are built by genes and are sensitive to environmental cues. We […]


Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna – No Pre-Cooking Noodles! 4

You’ll absolutely love this Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna.   It’s cheesy, packed with flavor and so simple to make, even your kids can help make dinner. Give them the task of creating the layers. Kind of like how Subway calls their employees Sandwich Artists, they can be the Lasagna […]


Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe Review 3

  Can you really make pizza crust from quinoa?   You may or may not have seen the quinoa pizza crust recipe on the internet. It’s essentially a gluten free, protein packed, alternative to traditional pizza dough. I tested out a recipe from simply quinoa to see if it was worth […]


Best Vegan Cheeses 5

I’m told the most challenging part of eating a plant-based diet is giving up the cheese, butter and ice cream. When I first started on this journey, there were about as many plant-based cheese options as there are cassette tapes on the shelves now.   We’re so lucky to have more options […]


Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes

  Healthier eating without sacrificing taste – my Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes is a delicious gluten-free side or perfect as a main with some grilled tofu or tempeh on top.    Note!  If you’re staying home for Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect meal – simply […]


How To Make an Easy Sushi Bowl [Vegan/Plant-Based] 2

How to make an easy sushi bowl that’s got it all – from crispy seaweed to soft avocado, from firm edamame to crunchy cucumber – finished with a sesame ginger dressing.    Before we get to the tutorial, I’ll tell you a little story about how this whole sushi bowl […]


My 2017 Food Predictions 7

Peer into my crystal ball. I’ll tell you the future. My predictions for 2017.   Last year, my 2016, Nostradamus-like predictions were actually not bad. I managed to even surprise myself.   For instance, my 2016 prediction that more companies will begin to label GMO’s, even though the companies push it […]


Simple, Healthy Subs For Massive Results: Raw Cacao 2

Try a new way to make New Years resolutions stick. Lasting change comes from small, easy-to-manage steps. To start, fresh for 2017, try one simple, healthy sub: raw cacao vs. powdered chocolate drink mix, hot chocolate or processed cocoa powder.   I’m finally going to lose the last (x) pounds. I’m […]


Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa – No Pre-Cooking!

This 100% plant-based, Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa recipe has bold flavor, is simple to make, there’s NO pre-cooking, and don’t take my word for it. It’s been family tested and approved.   Go ahead, ask me if I like my slow cooker.  Most normal people would reply, “Does a […]


Last Minute Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas 2

We’re down to the last few gifts, we’re all broke and who wants another ugly Christmas sweater anyway? Bust out the glue gun and try these last minute homemade Christmas and Hanukkah gifts!   We’re crafty in our house. Over the years I’ve made ornaments, cookies, mustard, scented sachets and […]


Roasted Polenta Fries with Balsamic Tomato Dipping Sauce 2

Try something a little different for this holiday’s appetizer – Roasted Polenta Fries with Balsamic Tomato Dipping Sauce.   Crispy fries made from organic corn with a balsamic tomato sauce you could eat with a spoon. (In fact, that’s exactly what I did.)     I’m a little nervous.   I’ve done a […]


Get A Little Naughty With My Christmas Hot Toddy 2

I post a lot of kid-friendly stuff, but now’s the time for the earmuffs. It’s mommy time! Get a little naughty with my Christmas Hot Toddy. Grrrrl it’s cold out there…..in most places other than Florida. But hey, it’s still fun to drink such things down here, so in the […]


62 Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes 4

62 plant-based Thanksgiving recipes from me and my favorite bloggers around the web. Because 61 just won’t cut it. Everything from appetizers to soups, from mains to desserts. I’ve got you covered!   As I was working on this post, I thought to myself, I’m BLOWN AWAY by the number […]

Roast Tofurkey Caramelized Onion and Dried Cherry

Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies [Video] 4

Ah the holidays. Stress. Depression. Overwhelm….wait WHAT? Time to refocus on family with my Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are the perfect way to spend time with family and enjoy a delicious holiday dessert without sacrificing health.     Every year I look back on the fond memories I’ve […]