Cannellini Bean Smash

Mashed Potato Substitute with Cannellini Beans 4

You might call this Smashed Cannellini Beans, but the creator of this recipe, my seven-year-old daughter, aptly called them “mashed potatoes without the potatoes”.   This was the very first recipe she created, executed and cleaned up after herself. She called me in when she was done to taste her creation. […]


Five Unique Perspectives On What Is A Plant-Based Lifestyle 2

The past two weeks we uncovered why you want to transition to a plant-based lifestyle and five tips on how to do so, this week we’ll take a deeper dive into what is a plant-based lifestyle? To me, a plant-based lifestyle means eating as close to nature as possible. It’s health. It’s […]

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HOW TO SWITCH TO WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET

How To Transition To A Whole Food, Plant-based Diet – Five First Steps 1

Last week we chatted about why you want to make a change, this week we’re discussing how to transition to a vegan, vegetarian or whole food, plant-based diet.      You’ve answered your five questions. Now it’s time to get into action.   I’ll continue with the example of a mentoring/coaching client, […]


Five Questions To Ask Before Switching To Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet 2

You’re ready to get started and are searching for help. Stop! First ask yourself these five questions before switching to a whole food, plant-based diet (or vegan or vegetarian). Lately I’ve seen quite a few Facebook posts from people that say they’ve [insert reason here] and want to switch to a vegan, vegetarian or […]

5 Questions To Ask Before Switching To A Whole Food, Plant-based diet

VEGAN Oatmeal Roundup

Vegan Oatmeal Roundup!

Love all things oatmeal? You’ve come to the right place! In this Vegan Oatmeal Roundup you’ll get a big list of delicious oatmeal recipes to start your day! Over the years I’ve created lots of oatmeal recipes for my coaching clients that have gotten buried in my files. This Vegan […]


Mediterranean Grilled Asparagus Recipe 2

I’m not afraid to say this is the BEST Mediterranean grilled asparagus recipe EVER. It’s definitely a recipe to knock your socks off! Let the drooling commence.   Last week I finished something new. Never before have I actually “launched” something I’ve created. In the past I created a plant-based program or cookbook, […]

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Chilled Polenta Cakes with Basil Pesto and Fresh Tomatoes 4

The perfect summer appetizer, Chilled Polenta Cakes with Basil Pesto and Fresh Tomatoes, features aromatic basil and fresh, vine ripened tomatoes. A refreshing chilled appetizer for warmer weather that’s naturally plant-based / vegan. When my husband Chris and I got our first house we thought we were hot stuff. We […]


What’s Rejuvelac? 4

We all know the benefits of fermentation, but few people have heard of rejuvelac. Discover more about this fermented drink, how to make it and the benefits. Article and video created by Florida Coastal Cooking intern extraordinaire, Dana Davis When I was in plant-based chef school last year in Austin, Texas, we […]

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Tofurky

Toasted Tofurky Sandwich with Avocado and Arugula 2

Tofurky haters beware. It’s time to lose the judgement. I’ve got a sandwich that will make you fall in love. Toasted Tofurky sandwich with avocado and arugula paired with a side salad topped with a delicious tomato vinaigrette. Tofurky is one of those things that we don’t up and say, hey, […]


Why Gardening Is Better For Your Health 2

Say no to the “Easy Button”. Six reasons gardening is worth your time and money when it’s easier to buy food at the grocery store. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share a guest post from my friend, the Petite Prepper. We met through the blogosphere and have become friends […]

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Thai Coconut Quinoa Salad with Purple Carrot and Peanut Sauce 4

Is it crazy to build a whole salad around a purple carrot?   These jewels were nestled in my farm bag one day. Simple, beautiful, unique perfection. Just like appreciating beautiful jewelry, a work of art or a fabulous outfit, I’ve got to marvel at nature’s creation sometimes. I’m in love…beautiful things […]


Natural Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Recipe 4

A fresh, minty and NATURAL teeth whitening toothpaste recipe. Fast, non-toxic, inexpensive to make and the best part is….it WORKS.     A few weeks ago I went to the dentist. My hygienist, Pam, and Dr Sollee noted that as usual my teeth were in exceptional health and they were impressed […]

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Easy Garden Ideas For Kids – Start A Micro-Garden! 4

Teaching kids how to garden is a useful skill they’ll enjoy for a lifetime, but getting started can be overwhelming. We invite you to start small with us and I’ll share some beginner garden ideas for kids – starting with a micro-garden!  Plus some really yummy recipe ideas if you decided […]

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10 Tips To Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables 8

I’m often asked how I get my daughter to eat healthy. It can definitely be a challenge, but with a little persistence, patience and love, you’ll be amazed at the results. In this post I share my best tips to get kids to eat their vegetables.   First off, disclaimer. […]


Want A Deliciously Easy Healthy Recipe? Try My Avocado Spring Salad 4

I’m freshly back from Key Largo for spring break with a deliciously easy, healthy recipe – perfect for the beach or pool – an Avocado Spring Salad! Portable, tasty and healthy. Your search for an easy, healthy recipe can end here! Speaking of spring break. I have to chuckle when I think back.  The vacation […]

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Vegan Food List! 30 Must-Have Healthy Pantry Staples 7

New to veganism? You’ll love this vegan food list – 20 Must-Have, Healthy Pantry Staples. I can’t tell you how many times people have said, “I tried a vegan diet but I didn’t know what I was doing and I wasn’t healthy so I quit.”  Allow me to be your […]

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