Appetizer


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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Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta

Grilled Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta with Tofu Feta 11

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 […]


24 Plant-Based July 4th Recipes 6

Fire up the grill and get ready for some healthy (and delicious) fun with my list of 24 plant-based July 4th recipes! I’m psyched about the 4th of July. All the delicious foods. Friends and family. What’s not to love? I plan to grill up some portobella mushrooms and maybe toss a […]

24 Plant-Based Recipes

Simple Miso Soup – Only 5 Ingredients!

There’s a lot to be said about simplicity. Decluttering both our diets and our lives. Getting back to basics. This Simple Miso Soup covers all your bases. You’re like me, always on the go. Whether we’re on the way to work, the gym or running the kids to camp, this […]

Miso Soup

Chickpea Garlic Naan Recipe

Olive Oil and Garlic Naan Recipe made with Chickpeas! 3

I am so excited about this flourless Chickpea, Olive Oil and Garlic Naan recipe that I could do cartwheels! With a lovely bread-like texture and light crisp crust I’m wondering what took me so long to create something delicious with chickpea flour. My friend Vivian has been telling me for […]


Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan 4

Fresh summer produce gave me the idea for this Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad. There is nothing better than vine ripened tomatoes, hearty edamame and garbanzo beans, and crisp-tender green beans dressed simply with olive oil and sea salt. For cookouts, beach days, and everyday life, this is the PERFECT summer […]

Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad

Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto

Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto 4

Tender sweet potatoes, rich curry and toasted bread are the feature ingredients in my crunchy, delicious Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto. Well known as the home of the controversial Paula Deen, Savannah Georgia is one of my favorite places on earth. It is rich with history, has a great food scene and […]


Summer Grilled Corn Salsa with Baby Corn 2

Are you ready for a fiesta, but fresh (non-GMO) corn isn’t available? Grab a can of baby corn and try my Summer Grilled corn salsa with Baby Corn! (Bonus – kids will love trying “baby corn” I’m surprised I had any left for the photo since my daughter kept grabbing […]

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Dilled Chickpea Salad

Chicken Out! Vegan and Gluten Free Dilled Chickpea Salad 4

If you’re working on cutting out fish and chicken, you’ll love this vegan and gluten free dilled chickpea salad. Dilled Chickpea Salad I confess. I miss tuna fish sandwiches and chicken salad – but substituting chickpeas with the same flavors is just as satisfying on a plant based diet.  I love […]


Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions 9

I have a confession that is very embarrassing – and it involves this delicious Chunky Salsa Taco Salad. I’m an “as seen on TV” junkie. I’ve tried: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) here is how I would rank some the ones I’ve tried. Music Bullet 10 – […]

Chunky Salsa Taco Salad

Vegan Seven Layer Bean Dip with Cashew Sour Cream

11 (Plant-Based) Vegan and Gluten Free Cinco de Mayo Recipes 5

Having a Cinco de Mayo party and just don’t know what to cook? I can help! Here are 11 delicious and healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Cinco de Mayo Recipes! Enjoy! Feisty Vegan Taco Salad   Chipotle Walnut Lettuce Wrap   Festive Mexican Adzuki and Quinoa Bowl with Fresh Salsa […]


Feisty Vegan Taco Salad 11

Crunchy chips, creamy avocado, fresh salsa and a hearty seasoned mixture of walnuts and barley with the kick of cayenne in this Feisty Vegan Taco Salad are perfect to satisfy any Tex-Mex craving. Vegan Taco Salad Do you love traveling? I have to say that I do enjoy some travel […]

Feisty Vegan Taco Salad

Maple Ginger Creamy Carrot Soup with Pecans 1

Light jackets, pink noses, colorful leaves and Maple Ginger Creamy Carrot Soup with Pecans. Fall is upon us.  Carrots are such a happy and versatile little vegetable – crunchy and sweet.  They are perfect for both savory and sweet dishes and can be eaten any which way – raw, roasted, […]

Carrot Soup

Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup

Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup

A healthy, creamy soup without the cream – Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup I was sitting in the salon chair leafing through magazines last Friday at my hair appointment when I came across a variation of this soup in this month’s Martha Stewart Living. The […]


Warm Fruited Quinoa

Warm Fruited Quinoa – a simple and divine mixture of soft, warm quinoa, flavorful olive oil, sweet dates and raisins, a crunch of walnuts and a touch of sea salt. Olive oil, various fruits, nuts and warm spices are typical in Moroccan cuisine – so here I did a twist on […]

Warm Fruited Quinoa

Oat Bites

Mini Chocolate Chip Oat Bites and a Giveaway!! 10

Bite size, portable and chewy, these Mini Chocolate Chip Oat Bites will make your tummy as happy as Santa’s elves on a joy ride.   CONGRATULATIONS TO SUZANNE HIGBY! You are the winner of the FIVE FREE smoothies, juices, wraps or sandwiches at Native Sun Natural Foods Stores. Please go […]