Author Archives : DHCooks


About DHCooks

I’m Dawn – My mission is to cultivate your wellbeing in mind, body and spirit through drool-worthy plant-based recipes and a special offering - my revolutionary, 100% real food, diet (and life!) reset program.


Grilled Hawaiian Kebabs over Veggie Quinoa

It’s April. How are those New Years Resolutions coming? If one of your resolutions is to grill more veggies this summer, I’ve got you covered with my Grilled Hawaiian Kebabs over Veggie Quinoa recipe. Oh baby they’re good! I know, you’re thinking “What the heck? Why is she talking resolutions?”  Because […]

Kebabs

Juicing

3 Surprising Reasons You Shouldn’t be Juicing (And the One Exception)

WHAT? Shouldn’t be juicing? Yes – here are my 3 surprising reasons you shouldn’t be juicing (and the one exception).    To juice, or not to juice… It can’t CURE anything. Run the other way whenever someone claims that their juice, pill, concoction….any one thing will “cure” an ailment. What juicing can do is […]


Indian Spiced Coconut Cauliflower Soup

  Indian Spiced Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Savory Millet Granola is a delicious reflection of the best parts of traditional Indian cuisine-with a focus on a vegetable base of cauliflower and creamy coconut, flavored with traditional spicy-sweet garam masala. Sometimes a simple meal can transport you to another land. I […]

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Mushroom Alfredo Lasagna

10 Vegan Dinners Under 300 Calories

You and I want three things at dinner: meals the whole family will get excited about, light, healthy recipes, and something quick and easy after a long day. This collection of 10 vegan dinners under 300 calories fits the bill effortlessly.   It’s a jungle out there. Between work, school, kids sports and lessons, family pets and […]


How to Help Your Family Get Rid of Sugar Addiction

By now you’re aware that sugar is in everything – you get it. You need some creative ways to get the stuff out of your diet and out of your kids’ diet. I’ll show you how to help you and your family get rid of sugar addiction and share a recipe […]

Sweet and Sour Tofu and Cabbage

Mini Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins

All Natural, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Muffins

These All Natural Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Muffins are flourless, nut free (made with sunflower seed butter), vegan, and contain only 79 calories! I had to wrestle them out of my 6 year daughter’s hands. These soft, warm, little muffins are a cross between a soft baked chocolate chip cookie and a muffin. Though […]


3 Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

Dining Out is Easy with My 3 Top Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet. Before you leave, load up your body with nutrients – enjoy my fresh, sweet and creamy pre-travel smoothie. Dining out while attempting to eat a healthy diet is hard. Eating out and traveling on vegan or plant-based diet […]

Pre-Travel Smoothie

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Cleanse Your Way to a Lighter, More Balanced You Through My Natural Diet Reset

Get ready NOW for spring and summer. Only four days left until signups open for the Cleansing Life Diet Reset Program to cleanse your way to a lighter, more balanced you, naturally. NO deprivation, NO supplements, NO products. Say yes to healthy, healing, REAL food. I believe, as Michael Moss would say, […]


Giveaway of My New Vegan Cookbook – Plant Protein Power!

Plant Protein Power is my newly launched vegan cookbook based off a compilation of my delicious recipes with a focus on protein. We all know a whole foods, plant-based diet is the gold standard of health; the healing power of plants cannot be denied. The difficulties come with the pressure of perfection, […]

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Banana Pancake Bread

Gluten Free, Vegan Banana Pancake Bread

This all natural banana pancake bread is warm banana bread and comforting pancakes all rolled into one. And just so happens to be gluten free, vegan, and no one will ever know there’s not an ounce of butter or a gram of refined sugar. My dad used to carefully craft […]


How to Detoxify with FOOD (in 3 Easy Steps)

How to detoxify with food – in 3 easy steps. You and I are people that eat pretty healthy already. But we’re not perfect. No one is. Instead of judging ourselves, let’s make a pact to wake up each day and spend some time learning, growing and getting better. We all know […]

Warm Morning Lemon Water

Raw Collard Fiesta Wrap

Fat Burning Raw Collard Fiesta Wraps

Raw Collard Fiesta wraps are a delicious way to fill up and burn fat. “What are the top three topics you’d like me to cover?” I asked in a recent facebook post. Best foods for fat burning, was an answer that came back to me. This is a topic that will always […]


5 Exclusive Healthy Food Tips for Camping, Backpacking and Outdoor Lovers

Exclusive Healthy Food Tips for Camping, Backpacking and Outdoor Lovers. There is something about the excitement of planning a camping trip. So many of us spend much of our days hunched over a computer, driving in a car with a cellphone attached to our ear, or parked in front of […]

Switchback Soup from Outdoor Herbivore

Cleansing Cucumber Rolls

Cleansing Cucumber Rolls

The buzz word for this year is cleanse. If you are jump starting your system this year, these Cleansing Cucumber Rolls will fit the bill perfectly. Who isn’t cleansing these days? People have all kinds of methods of rebooting their internal systems. One of my favorite ways is through real, whole foods.  Right […]


Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing is perfect for the beautiful, sun-drenched Florida citrus that is in season right now. It is delicious massaged into a kale salad, or even just over a bed of lettuce. Let’s Talk Trends There are TONS of 2015 trend predictions out there. Some of them I’m not so […]

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing

Pesto Pasta

Garlic Kale Pesto Pasta

Garlic Kale Pesto Pasta is my new seasonal favorite dish – easy to prepare, full of flavor and is versatile enough to continue changing with the seasons. It was like stepping into another planet when we got out of our truck to visit our friends from college, Don and Kathy, […]


Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice

Get back to your roots with Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice. Simple. Seasonal. Delicious. …one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is […]

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Last Minute Homemade Gifts ~ Lavender Peppermint Spray

Everyone is looking for last minute gift ideas – how about an idea for some last minute homemade gifts that are super easy and everyone will appreciate? Just for you, I paired everyone’s two favorite scents together to bring to you my top secret formula. This is my FAVORITE of the last minute […]


Best Vegan Holiday Recipes

What better way to start the holidays than planning the menu around some of the best vegan holiday recipes around? Christmas parties, visiting families and fun times with friends usually center around food and drink. This year I will be celebrating Christmas at my mother in law’s house. Luckily we […]

Roasted Rutabaga and Parsnip Soup - Image and Recipe by Gena Hamshaw, Care of Kris Carr

Vegan Caesar

Vegan Caesar Kale Salad with Arugula

This Vegan Caesar Kale Salad with Arugula is TO. DIE FOR. You may just lick the bowl. Right in front of the whole family at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table. A few exciting things have happened. 1) My CSA/Farm share just started up, 2) I got arugula in my first basket and 3) […]