Category Archives : BPBD – Before Plant Based Diet


Upside Down Fresh Berry “Cheesecake”

 Before I get into the recipe I want to mention, first, that I am so thankful for each and every comment on my site, and second, even though I use blogger I continue to have problems commenting on other sites with blogger as well as a few others.  Many times I […]


Quick Rotisserie Chicken and Broccoli-Spinach Salad

A quick post to say hello! Tonight is one of those nights that I just didn’t feel like cooking dinner after a fabulous, but very busy, weekend.  Friday night was pizza and a movie night, Saturday I had some much needed girlfriend time; pedicures, dinner, cocktails and dancing.  We had such a great time! And today […]


Rustic Spinach-Garlic Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla is simply a potato and egg omelet cooked with olive oil.     Ever since that spring day at the farm when we celebrated the warmer weather with a farm-to-table potluck, and I had the good fortune of trying a fellow member’s Spanish Tortilla, I have wanted to […]


Sesame Crusted Tilapia, a Clean Eating Magaizine Recipe Review

Yesterday was spent at the St Augustine Farmers Market (as that one is closer to my house than the Neptune beach one) scoring some super fresh veggies and then over to the 30th Annual St Augustine Seafood Festival.   Chris pointed out fried candy bars.  Oh my.   Huge pots of paella and salads […]


Spicy Beef and Cabbage Soup

Here is what I had to build off of for this recipe; 1 lb of cubed steak, fresh salsa and some reduced fat Mexican shredded cheese blend.  The LAST thing I was thinking about was cabbage and soup.  Casseroles kept coming to mind but I didn’t want to have to […]


Roasted Chicken Thighs with Chestnuts and Mushrooms

This recipe is a new addition to my favorites.   Over the holidays my friend Justine was all about using roasted chestnuts.  She brought some rice to a dinner party that we both attended and the recipe included chestnuts.  They were so delicious I kept wondering how I could use them.  I thought they […]


Spinach, Mushroom and Tomato Frittata with Feta

  Why is it that people push me so hard to eat more and more when I’m trying to not overeat?  Especially over the holidays.   They say, It’s the holidays, you HAVE to indulge.  And then seem to get almost angry if I do not wish to gorge myself until I […]


Asian Sea Bass and Bok Choy with Shitakes

Now that I’m three installments into my farm share I feel I can do a fair review. The quality of the food for the price can’t be beat. If you have been reading my CSA posts you see the amount of organic veggies I’ve getting. It’s so much more than […]


Barley and Kale with Sun Dried Tomato, Pine Nuts and Herbed Cheese

  In Clean Eating magazine I came across a barley risotto with kale, sun dried tomatoes, butternut squash, pine nuts and ricotta.  The flavors sounded so intriguing together but with putting on my sister-in-law’s wedding shower this weekend I didn’t have time to babysit risotto.  Instead, as time saving measures, I […]


Turkey Fiesta Soup

We had mojo turkey left over from Thanksgiving and I wanted to make a soup.  Typically I use carrots, celery, onion and white beans with poultry seasoning.  This time I decided to kick it up a notch because I had cubanelle peppers from my CSA and the mojo turkey.  It […]


Turkey and Vegetable Grilled Stuffed Peppers

  Saturday night was the Riverside Wine Fest.  The street was blocked off and there were 300 wines to taste.  For three hours of fun we mingled, tasted, met new friends and had an all around blast.  I can’t wait to go again next year! After all that wine I […]


Seafood Squash Casserole

Just last week I got summer squash and zucchini.  I had to laugh because according to most recipes, posts, articles etc. this stuff is not in season.  Here in Florida this is what is ripe right now!   I decided to just give in and enjoy it.   After much […]


Turkey Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Chili

I have been dying to try the Turkey Pumpkin Chili from Cara’s Cravings for ages.  I was so glad I did!  It really easy to make in the crock pot and the pumpkin gave it an interesting flair that made you go hmmm.  Delicious! We had two of Chris’s fraternity brothers in town […]