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 4

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 […]


Quick and Easy Refined Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe 4

A quick, easy, YUMMY, refined sugar-free ketchup recipe for the days you open the refrigerator and (gasp!) there’s none in there! Tangy tomato, seasonings and real maple syrup make this a healthier version of conventional ketchup. (A full third of it is refined sugar!)   When I was learning more about […]


Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook Review 2

Having the right tools makes feeding your family healthy meals a whole lot easier. The Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook is a great tool to add to your kit! Fact: Getting my daughter to eat healthy, plant-based meals reminds me of the first time I did bosu.   I fell flat on my face […]


Fat Bomb Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) 8

Fat makes your brain as happy as a Floridian with electricity after Hurricane Matthew. So brain, here ya go, a Fat Bomb Pumpkin Spice Latte.   Can you tell I’m still in hurricane recovery mode? This was probably the biggest one I’ve lived through since moving to Florida in 1995. […]