Gluten Free


Cannellini Bean Smash

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 […]

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Tofurky

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 […]

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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

Weight Loss

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 […]


Chocolate Raspberry Mini Smoothie Bowls 6

Every year around this time I start thinking about the fact that I really should be cooking up a bunch of vegan Valentine’s Day recipes and doing a big recipe roundup. And then life happens and I get through the breakfast recipe and am pretty happy I at least accomplished one yummy option […]

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Smoothie Bowls

Soup

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 […]


Vegan Lentil Loaf

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 […]


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 […]


Refreshing Summer Strawberry and Cucumber Yogurt Bowl 5

An unexpected way to celebrate summer. In this video I’ll show you how to make a refreshing summer strawberry and cucumber yogurt bowl with fresh basil and lime.  Let me tell you a little story about the heat here in Florida. Last week I turned on the TV and heard […]

Refreshing & Hydrating Breakfast

Grilled Southwestern Kabobs with Red Wine Vinegar and Mustard Marinade 5

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 […]

Southwestern Kebabs

Miso Soup

Simple Miso Soup – Only 5 Ingredients!

There’s a lot to be said about simplicity. Decluttering both our diets and our lives. Getting back to basics. This Simple Miso Soup covers all your bases. You’re like me, always on the go. Whether we’re on the way to work, the gym or running the kids to camp, this […]