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Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta

The secret is in the sauce with my Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta. Extra garlic, onions, Kalamata olive paste and sundried tomatoes are tied together with a dash of balsamic for pure perfection. What is the first thing you are usually thinking about when you get up each morning? […]

Garlicky Black Beans

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Summer Grilled Corn Salsa with Baby Corn

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 […]


Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

This Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe has a healthy little secret. Within that oh-so light and flakey crust, it is stuffed with savory, seasoned greens and tangy sun dried tomatoes nestled inside. My whole family enjoyed each bite! Getting kids involved in cooking is fun. Especially with plant based cooking. No worries of contamination or […]

Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Vegan Marinated & Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

These flavorful marinated mushrooms are stuffed with a soft vegan cheese and topped off with tart, tangy and sweet sundried tomatoes in my Vegan Marinated & Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms. In the middle of the night last night, thoughts started coming to me – rolling in like thunderclouds. Dark, worrisome, brooding. It […]


Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Vegan, GF & Sugar Free

My Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is a new and fresh twist on the classic flavors you love. Sweet, creamy and tangy frosting is slathered over spiced, carrot bundt cake that is stuffed with raisins, sunflower seeds and coconut in this easy-to-make recipe (that just so happens to be vegan, gluten free, nut free and refined sugar […]

Vegan Carrot Cake

Loaded Falafel Burger

Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables

These easy Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables use fresh roasted veggies along with premade burgers to save time on a busy weeknight. Could there be anything better than eggplant, tomato and onion all roasted and caramelized? I think not. I give no apologies when it comes to dinner on busy […]


Vegan Chorizo Nachos with Pickled Jalapeno Relish

Simple, devilishly delicious and 100% vegan, my Vegan Chorizo Nachos with Pickled Jalapeno Relish will tame your inner junk food junkie. Layers of flavor with fresh lime, zippy jalapenos, spicy chorizo and a variety of textures from crunchy tortilla chips to creamy avocado come together in this recipe to satisfy […]

Grilled Corn Onion and Black Bean Salsa

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Four-Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting

My semi-homemade Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with 4-ingredient creamy cocoa frosting is simple enough for even non-bakers (like myself) to make and is absolutely scrumptious!   This post is for any of my last-minute types out there. If you want to make a dessert but they all sound too complicated, run out to your […]


20 Indulgent Vegan Valentine’s Desserts

Valentines day ~ the day of love, desserts, cards and indulgence. This Valentines day I want to celebrate some of my favorite foodies in the bloggosphere by showcasing their scrumptious creations in this post of 20 Indulgent Vegan Valentine’s Desserts. Mint and Chocolate – my favorite: Raw Andes’ Mint Pie […]

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Sugar Free Oatmeal

Sugar Free Oats with Nut Butter and Coconut Oil

Stick-to-your-ribs filling, my all natural and sugar free oats with nut butter and coconut oil are full of healthy fats, fiber, zero cholesterol and only 3 grams sugar. A perfectly delicious way to start your day! My Nana always told me white sugar and white flour is the devil. Back […]


Caramelized Banana Cookie Cake Recipe

My warm Caramelized Banana Cookie Cake is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar and refined oil free ~ perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert when paired with a delicious scoop cashew ice cream. Way back when, in my past life, I made a career choice that may surprise you. After graduating from […]

Caramelized Banana Cookie Cake

Spicy Sweet Mango Lentils

Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce

One bite of my Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce will have your taste buds dancing. Layers of flavor create balance in this dish; aromatic, fresh ginger, cooling coconut milk, sweet mango, a little heat from the chili sauce, and salty, savory miso ~ all tied together in a neat […]


Fresh Salad with Superfruit Mangosteen Dressing

We’re all hearing about the benefits of superfruits ~ in this post I’ll review the mangosteen and share a delicious recipe for Superfruit Mangosteen Dressing! It’s all over Dr Oz, the internet, health blogs – you name it – superfruits are hot. It is hard not to buy into the hype […]

Superfruit Mangosteen Dressing

Avocado and Sea Salt Toast

Creamy Avocado and Sea Salt Toast ~ Perfect for Busy Mornings

Move over eggs ~ there’s a new perfect protein for breakfast. My Avocado and Sea Salt Toast has a healthy, balanced blend of fat, FIBER and protein with zero cholesterol. What’s not to love? If you are an avocado lover, like me, you may not have thought of using it […]


Lose Weight Naturally with Cheesy Chia Seed Soup

This cheesy chia seed soup is simple, filling and comforting, and will help you lose weight naturally with the perfect blend of fiber, good fats and protein. Conquer your New Years Resolution! Cheesy Chia Seed Soup I have completely fallen in love with this soup. Warm, flavorful organic broth, hearty […]

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Eggless Breakfast Taco ~ Made with Chickpea Flour

Behold the Eggless Breakfast Taco ~ Soft and Deliciously Egg-y without Tofu!

This Eggless Breakfast Taco is a simple and flavorful twist on a traditional breakfast burrito. Get your new year started off on the right foot – with an easy, healthy, delicious and light breakfast. If you are tired of the same old oatmeal, this recipe will knock your socks off! Plus […]


Golden Pineapple Upside Down Cake Casserole

This Golden Pineapple Upside Down Cake Casserole is a deliciously wintery use for this summertime fruit ~ reminiscent of the caramelized pineapple flavor of an upside down cake but with a hint of savory onion. Wait. Onions in pineapple upside down cake? Yes! They cook down and caramelize to a lovely […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Casserole

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Ultra Gooey Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes

Serve these Ultra Gooey Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes straight from the oven and delight the guests at your next dinner party. (Shh don’t tell them these are from a box and are vegan!) It has been said that the fastest way to win a girl’s heart is through peppermint and chocolate. (Or […]


Sweet and Tangy Walnut Cranberry Acorn Squash is full of holiday cheer!

This Sweet and Tangy Walnut Cranberry Acorn Squash recipe is full of holiday cheer and is the perfect side dish. This recipe was born from the boat load of fabulous, organic acorn squash I got with my CSA at KyV Farm. Though they do make a superb Christmas-y centerpiece, I decided to […]

Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

Roasted Eggplant Stacks

Roasted Eggplant Stacks with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Roasted Eggplant Stacks with Creamy Mustard Sauce features warm, caramelized vegetables and cool, tangy-creamy mustard sauce. It is sinfully delicious, yet light enough to be added to your weekly rotation ~ go ahead and indulge, guilt free! We are all involved in social media nowadays, in one form or another; […]