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24 Plant-Based July 4th Recipes

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 […]

Fresh Berry Yogurt Pops

Southwestern Kebabs

Grilled Southwestern Kabobs with Red Wine Vinegar and Mustard Marinade

You’ll be drooling over the sweet, succulent grilled pineapple, delicately charred veggies and tender-crisp tofu chunks on these Southwestern Kabobs with Red Wine Vinegar and Mustard Marinade. The leftovers get devoured cold because we can’t wait to heat them. With summer coming you’re gonna be invited to BBQ’s. Make these babies ahead […]


Cheesy Vegan Bean Quesadilla – 6 Ingredients, 8 Minutes

I once read that if you’re switching to a plant-based diet one of the first things you need to do is learn how to make a perfectly crisp, hot, melty, gooey and satisfying Cheesy Vegan Bean Quesadilla.  Or maybe I was just thinking that in my head. Regardless, I’ve got one of […]

Cheesy Vegan Bean Quesadilla

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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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 […]


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 […]

Raw Collard Fiesta Wrap

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing

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 […]


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, […]

Pesto Pasta

Thankful

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) […]


North African Spiced Vegetable Kebabs

North African Spiced Vegetable Kebabs with Coconut Tahini Sauce. Fragrant olive oil, fresh ginger, cumin, cinnamon and allspice – oh my! The other night I wanted something a little different. Something with some SPICE to it. And a creamy sauce to balance it out. North African, or Chermoula, spiced kebabs with […]

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Chickpea Garlic Naan Recipe

Olive Oil and Garlic Naan Recipe made with Chickpeas!

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 […]


Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto

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 […]

Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto

Herb Coolers

Refreshing Summer Coolers

My Summer Coolers with fresh fruit and herbs are perfect to bring with you on the go. They will leave you feeling light, refreshed and are 35 calories or less! Drink eight glasses of water. Eat your fruits and vegetables. Don’t drink sodas or diet sodas. Hey, we all know the rules. We know we need […]


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

Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

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 […]


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

Genesis Pure Organic Essential Oils

Simple Guide to Certified Organic Essential Oils

Find out why I’m head over heels in love with certified organic essential oils!   (Scroll down to find out why I’m so excited and how I’m now saving 100 calories by using essential oils!) So much to say, so little time. In the scheme of health and wellness in my […]