Gluten Free


One-Pot Moroccan Carrots, Lentils and Rice 2

  Ever wonder what to do with leftover rice and beans or lentils? Well I’ve got the recipe for you! One Pot Moroccan Carrots, Lentils and Rice – a “my-family-went-back-for-seconds” recipe.   There’s one thing I’ve learned to be true as I’ve transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle….if you cook and buy […]


Indonesian Peanut Gado Gado Sauce Recipe And Roasted Veggie Salad 4

  You’ve landed here because you’re either looking for a Gado Gado sauce recipe or you’re one of my awesome email subscribers. Either way, you’re gonna be stoked – because this Indonesian peanut sauce is perfect for dressing, marinade or dipping sauce.  It’s sweet, spicy and savory with a little […]


Bumble Bee Corn and Black Bean Salad 5

Bumble Bee Corn and Black Bean Salad – a salad that got a self-professed veggie and bean hater to say, “I actually enjoyed that. I could eat that. It had a lot of flavor!”  And shhh……he had no idea it had no oil in it!   This incredible salad was […]


Coconut Quinoa Broccoli Bowl 3

Risotto. Creamy, filling, sweat and savory balance. That’s what this Quinoa bowl reminds me of.    If you’re gonna go plant-based, even if it’s only some of the time, you must have a go-to “bowl” recipe.   One that brings together veggies, protein, fiber, vitamins and nutrients….but most importantly, tastes good. […]


Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna – No Pre-Cooking Noodles! 4

You’ll absolutely love this Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna.   It’s cheesy, packed with flavor and so simple to make, even your kids can help make dinner. Give them the task of creating the layers. Kind of like how Subway calls their employees Sandwich Artists, they can be the Lasagna […]


Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes

  Healthier eating without sacrificing taste – my Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes is a delicious gluten-free side or perfect as a main with some grilled tofu or tempeh on top.    Note!  If you’re staying home for Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect meal – simply […]


How To Make an Easy Sushi Bowl [Vegan/Plant-Based] 2

How to make an easy sushi bowl that’s got it all – from crispy seaweed to soft avocado, from firm edamame to crunchy cucumber – finished with a sesame ginger dressing.    Before we get to the tutorial, I’ll tell you a little story about how this whole sushi bowl […]


Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa – No Pre-Cooking!

This 100% plant-based, Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa recipe has bold flavor, is simple to make, there’s NO pre-cooking, and don’t take my word for it. It’s been family tested and approved.   Go ahead, ask me if I like my slow cooker.  Most normal people would reply, “Does a […]


Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies [Video] 4

Ah the holidays. Stress. Depression. Overwhelm….wait WHAT? Time to refocus on family with my Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are the perfect way to spend time with family and enjoy a delicious holiday dessert without sacrificing health.     Every year I look back on the fond memories I’ve […]


Quick and Easy Refined Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe 4

A quick, easy, YUMMY, refined sugar-free ketchup recipe for the days you open the refrigerator and (gasp!) there’s none in there! Tangy tomato, seasonings and real maple syrup make this a healthier version of conventional ketchup. (A full third of it is refined sugar!)   When I was learning more about […]


Mashed Potato Substitute with Cannellini Beans 4

You might call this Smashed Cannellini Beans, but the creator of this recipe, my seven-year-old daughter, aptly called them “mashed potatoes without the potatoes”.   This was the very first recipe she created, executed and cleaned up after herself. She called me in when she was done to taste her creation. […]


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 […]


Toasted Tofurky Sandwich with Avocado and Arugula 2

Tofurky haters beware. It’s time to lose the judgement. I’ve got a sandwich that will make you fall in love. Toasted Tofurky sandwich with avocado and arugula paired with a side salad topped with a delicious tomato vinaigrette. Tofurky is one of those things that we don’t up and say, hey, […]


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 […]