Four Ingredient Thai Coconut Dressing 4

A salad without homemade dressing is like a week-full of “spill hot Starbucks on your white top and realize you’ve left the house with two different shoes on” Mondays. It’s not good thing.   Have no fear. My Four Ingredient Thai Coconut Dressing will turn every day into Saturday and you’ll be dressing […]

Thai Coconut Dressing

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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) And The Addictive Power of Foods 6

Do you suffer from Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?  You slip into the pantry and shut the door, hoping no one sees or hears you. As your fingers brush the greasy crumbs at the bottom of the bag, although you barely remember eating them, you’re reaching for the next bag – […]


Eco Friendly Stainless Steel Lunchbox Breakdown 4

It’s back to school time and my daughter and I were on the hunt for a eco-friendly stainless steel lunchbox.    Allow me to lay out some handy storage options for both kids and work-lunches. Healthy alternatives for kids and portion control for adults! Booya!   I’m surprised at how few, […]

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The Number One Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy Meals 6

Is it like pulling teeth to get your family to eat healthy meals?  You’ve already heard of this, but you’ve forgotten the sheer power. Let me re-introduce you to….the bar – home style.  Why does it work?  Because kids of all ages love to have a hand in building their meals. […]


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. […]

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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 […]


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, […]

HOW TO SWITCH TO WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET

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

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 […]


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 […]

VEGAN Oatmeal Roundup

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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, […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]