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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

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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 […]


All Natural, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Muffins

These All Natural Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Muffins are flourless, nut free (made with sunflower seed butter), vegan, and contain only 79 calories! I had to wrestle them out of my 6 year daughter’s hands. These soft, warm, little muffins are a cross between a soft baked chocolate chip cookie and a muffin. Though […]

Mini Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins

Pre-Travel Smoothie

3 Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

Dining Out is Easy with My 3 Top Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet. Before you leave, load up your body with nutrients – enjoy my fresh, sweet and creamy pre-travel smoothie. Dining out while attempting to eat a healthy diet is hard. Eating out and traveling on vegan or plant-based diet […]


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 […]

Banana Pancake Bread

Raw Collard Fiesta Wrap

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 […]


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 […]

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing

Pesto Pasta

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, […]


Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice

Get back to your roots with Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice. Simple. Seasonal. Delicious. …one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is […]

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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) […]


Bean Burger, Avocado and Sweet Potato Stacks

Bean Burger, Avocado and Sweet Potato Stacks are a delicious way to start celebrating the Thanksgiving Season. Creamy avocado and tender sweet potato proudly stand atop a bed of hearty kale for this feast – perfect as a unique dish for a dinner party and simple enough for a weeknight […]

Sweet Potato Stacks

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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 […]


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 […]

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Hydrating Foods

Fight Tiredness and Fatigue through Hydrating Foods

Your alarm wakes up out of a dead sleep and you hit the snooze button…. four times. Finally you drag yourself out of bed, get dressed and when you walk out the door a wall of heat and humidity hits. It is time to fight back naturally with hydrating FOODS. […]


Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan

Fresh summer produce gave me the idea for this Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad. There is nothing better than vine ripened tomatoes, hearty edamame and garbanzo beans, and crisp-tender green beans dressed simply with olive oil and sea salt. For cookouts, beach days, and everyday life, this is the PERFECT summer […]

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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 […]


Tender, Mouthwatering Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

My Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps are as simple to make as they are delicious. Whether you put them in a tortilla to make a taco, or chop the tempeh and throw it over some salad – this is a versatile, filling and scrumptious meal. Summer is on the way and […]

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Garlicky Black Beans

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? […]


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 […]

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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 […]