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Polenta 3

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 […]

Thai Coconut Quinoa Salad with Purple Carrot and Peanut Sauce 4

Is it crazy to build a whole salad around a purple carrot?   These jewels were nestled in my farm bag one day. Simple, beautiful, unique perfection. Just like appreciating beautiful jewelry, a work of art or a fabulous outfit, I’ve got to marvel at nature’s creation sometimes. I’m in love…beautiful things […]

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Want A Deliciously Easy Healthy Recipe? Try My Avocado Spring Salad 4

I’m freshly back from Key Largo for spring break with a deliciously easy, healthy recipe – perfect for the beach or pool – an Avocado Spring Salad! Portable, tasty and healthy. Your search for an easy, healthy recipe can end here! Speaking of spring break. I have to chuckle when I think back.  The vacation […]

Spring Break Salad

Grilled Cheese 2

Gooey Plant-Based / Vegan Grilled Cheese Made with Veggies! 9

The Farm-to-Table cooking classes have been a smash hit and this vegan grilled cheese, made with farm fresh veggies, has been the biggest hit. I’m so excited to be able to share it with you today. Waaay back in 2015 I had an idea. Create Farm-to-Table cooking classes where I […]

Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Days? 6

Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Days? Let’s review some of the options out there. The biggest request I get is help with losing a little (or a lot of!) weight, but who wants to suffer it out for any length of time if we can’t keep it […]

Weight Loss


Moroccan Djaja Tarat with Sweet Potatoes, Kale and Kohlrabi 10

Moroccan Djaja Tarat is a rich, flavorful, comforting and healthy stew flavored with turmeric, saffron and cilantro. I’ve stuffed mine with lentils and local, seasonal, organic veggies for the very freshest taste. I wish I had something riveting to say every single week. Something that would stir your soul and […]

Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Fight Sugar Addiction with My Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake 6

Fight sugar addiction with my mouthwatering Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – healthy, low sugar and show stopping presentation. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I’m back from my last camping trip of the year to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, Georgia.  We spent some time learning how to forage for mushrooms […]

Meatless Roasted Vegetable Loaf with Balsamic Glaze 2

A scrumptious vegan version of my all-time favorite Bobby Flay Recipe – a meatless Roasted Vegetable Loaf with Balsamic Glaze. This recipe is so hearty, savory, tangy and filling – you’ll never miss the meat! This is one of those recipes from my past life. A life where I was learning the joys […]

Vegan Lentil Loaf

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries 7

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 […]

Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries

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

Banana Bites

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 […]

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 […]

Hemp Milk

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 […]

Grilled Eggplant Rice with Fresh Cherries & Toasted Seeds 2

Ditch the the plain ol’ Eggplant Parm. My Grilled Eggplant Rice with Fresh Cherries & Toasted Seeds will be a stellar addition to your weekly menu.  We all get stuck in ruts. For instance, I’m stuck in one right now. I tend to cook the same things over and over for dinner. My […]

Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Cherries and Toasted Seeds