About DHCooks

Dawn Hutchins is a health & wellness entrepreneur that specializes in plant-based living education and coaching. She's a published author, wife, and mother of one sweet little girl. When she's not crusading for the advancement of plant-based nutrition, she's camping, stretching in yoga and paddleboarding on her SUP.

One-Pot Winter Squash and Brussels Sprouts Panzanella with Dried Cherries 2

Celebrating health this Thanksgiving season with a One-Pot Winter Squash and Brussels Sprouts Panzanella Since we’re on the topic of Thanksgiving, I’ve gotta share a few things I’m grateful for. I have such gratitude for my beautiful daughter and husband, for my mom and her support, my entire family and […]

Winter Squash and Brussels Panzanella

Light Butternut Squash Soup

Light and Healthy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe 2

Over the holidays we eat such heavy foods. My light and healthy Butternut Squash Soup recipe is a great way to fill up a bit before the heavy meal and will be a hit with the whole family. This squash soup recipe is the perfect prevention for holiday overindulgence and […]

New! Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Thursday Night Farm to Table Cooking Classes Brought to you by Florida Coastal Cooking & KyV Farm Vegetables Picture this…you pop the trunk to snag your lawn chair, the weather is cool and crisp as you stride through the grass to the beautiful cooking demonstration area nestled at the back […]

Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries 5

Celebrate fall and fight zombies with super moist, healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries Last weekend I opened the front door, took a step out, ready to breathe in the crisp fall air and breathed in a balmy 85 degrees.  Even though my tastebuds are ready for fall, Florida […]

Cheesy, Baked Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe – Healthy and Delicious 5

Get high-fives all around from family, friends and guests with this mouthwatering Cheesy, Baked Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Pumpkin recipe. Think quick! You’ve been invited to a holiday dinner and you know you need to bring a dish. Since you’re into eating plant-based, and it’s usually slim pickings at events. You […]

Stuffed Pumpkin

Weight Watcher Chocolate and Lemon Cakes

Why Oprah and Weight Watchers Have It Wrong šŸ©

There I was….nestled in my North Carolina cabin, mug of tea in hand, when I saw the news. Oprah invested 10% in Weight Watchers – skyrocketing the stock prices. Here’s why Oprah and Weight Watchers have it wrong.   I love Oprah as an inspirational thought leader and a brilliant business woman. […]

The Miracle of Apple Cider Vinegar 3

Growing up my grandmother used apple cider vinegar for just about everything. As it turns out, ACV saved my trip to Asheville, NC. Read on to learn about the miracle of apple cider vinegar. Fall in the Northeast is glorious with the hyper color reds, oranges and yellows. I love how […]

Me and Mom

Smoothies for Health

Announcing Our New eBook – Smoothies for Health #Giveaway!

We’re so excited to unveil our newest digital product – an eBook full of our favorite smoothies in Smoothies for Health  We worked day and night, testing and tasting to create the very best our minds could create.   My personal favorites were the savory smoothies. They were so unexpected – […]

Fall Mushroom Barley Chili 2

Open the door and step into the cooler weather with a recipe for fall – Mushroom Barley Chili. Fall is that slow, delicious, bundle-up-cause-it’s-coldish-outside descent into the holidays.   And even if you’re here in Florida, with weather in the upper 80’s, you still want to celebrate the season and get […]

Fall Mushroom Barley Chili

Lentil Muffins

Agnes Presents – All Natural Savory Lentil Muffins 10

All Natural Savory Lentil Muffins – single serving size, soft and savory with just the right seasoning. Perfect for a fall school lunch. One bite of these lentil muffins and we thought of you. I know you’re busy. You want to eat healthy, but need something simple and delicious that […]

5 Questions to Ask to Get the Marriage of Your Dreams

Everyone experiences marital problems. It’s part of two different people walking the road of life together. Happiness is part of wellness, so I’m excited to bring the 5 Questions to Ask to Get the Marriage of Your Dreams… … from my dear friend Barbara from Cultivate Holistic Health. She is an […]

Happy Couple

Exhausted Mom

2 Reasons You Can’t Lose the Last 10 Lbs – It’s Not What You Think 2

Five years ago I tried everything I could to lose weight. Weight Watchers, the Zone Diet, the Paleo diet, over the counter pills, pharmaceuticals, Myfitnesspal ā€“ you name it, Iā€™d tried it. I felt fat and was extremely depressed. If you’ve ever been like I was, keep reading – I’ll share my […]

Agnes Presents – Banana Bites with Chocolate Shell 4

Banana bites are the perfect dessert for a large group (kids or adults) – soft, sweet bananas with a delicate chocolate shell –  reminiscent of the Dairy Queen chocolate dipped cone but WAY healthier. I dare you to eat just one! I remember those hot summers in Milford, Massachusetts. We […]

Banana Bites

Hemp Milk

One Step, Non-Dairy Hemp Milk 5

Say goodbye to boxed non-dairy milks and say hello to creamy, delicious, protein packed, one step, non-dairy hemp milk. Cow’s milk is nature’s perfect food. For cute baby cows. When it comes to humans it’s toxic. High fat dairy creates an acidic environment in the body. As your body tries to […]

Grilled Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta with Tofu Feta 10

You can’t go wrong with crunchy, grilled bread, tangy balsamic vinegar and ripe tomatoes. My Grilled Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta with Tofu Feta is the perfect way to wow-the-pants-off your dinner guests. This is one of those recipes that you want to hoard and gobble up all by yourself. But you won’t. Because […]

Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta

Best Veggie Pasta Salad

Healthy Back to School Lunch Recipes from my Six-Year-Old 4

Official studies show that four out of five kids prefer healthy back to school lunch recipes they choose themselves (2 How-To Videos Included!).   Even if the study was only me asking five moms I know.   Back to school time. Every time I think about it, the tears well up in my […]

Refreshing Summer Strawberry and Cucumber Yogurt Bowl 5

An unexpected way to celebrate summer. In this video I’ll show you how to make a refreshing summer strawberry and cucumber yogurt bowl with fresh basil and lime.  Let me tell you a little story about the heat here in Florida. Last week I turned on the TV and heard […]

Refreshing & Hydrating Breakfast

April T

April’s Story: Why She Switched to a Plant-Based Diet 2

One reader’s story of struggle with ulcers, reflux and esophagitis and her journey to a plant-based diet. She found her way to health..and so much more. “I grew up in a southern-traditional household where food was fried and bacon grease was saved and used in almost every dish. ” – April […]

Review of Vegan Juice Bar & Cafe, Fruits & Roots Stuart, Florida 3

Vegan Juice Bar & Cafe, Fruits & Roots Stuart, Florida is worth the quick 15 minute ride if you’re staying in Jensen Beach.  Last weekend my husband, Chris and his dad had a night fishing trip planned to Jensen Beach, Florida.  My daughter and I decided to crash their party […]

Kids Cucumber and Hummus Wrap

Plant-Based Mavens

How to Eat to Look Younger – 5 Unexpected Foods 1

We all want to run into a college friend and hear her say, “You haven’t aged a day! What’s your secret?” Allow me to be of service as your drill sergeant coach and tell you exactly how to eat to look younger and share five unexpected foods to help you get there. Picture […]