Category Archives : Gratitude


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 base salad. What is a […]

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Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables

These easy Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables use fresh roasted veggies along with premade burgers to save time on a busy weeknight. Could there be anything better than eggplant, tomato and onion all roasted and caramelized? I think not. I give no apologies when it comes to dinner on busy weeknights. Meals from scratch are […]


Sugar Free Oats with Nut Butter and Coconut Oil

Stick-to-your-ribs filling, my all natural and sugar free oats with nut butter and coconut oil are full of healthy fats, fiber, zero cholesterol and only 3 grams sugar. A perfectly delicious way to start your day! My Nana always told me white sugar and white flour is the devil. Back over thirty years ago she […]

Sugar Free Oatmeal

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Wheeler Body Works – Win a Free Massage, Flexibility Session and Fitness Consult with Personal Training Session

I have been very blessed by the people that have come into my life. Two of those people being my sister and brother in law – Kathryn and Matt.  You will never meet more genuine, caring and deeply devoted people. I’m so grateful to be part of their lives. Kathryn and I were chatting recently […]


Savory Quinoa Florentine

Savory Quinoa Florentine is a simple and elegant dish with sautéed tomatoes, caramelized onions, aromatic garlic and wilted spinach. Before I get to my Savory Quinoa Florentine recipe – I’d love to  share a few insights I’ve learned over the journey of life. Make the time to do the important things.  What are the important things? Think about what […]

Quinoa Florentine

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How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants

Let me take a personal journey for a moment in hopes that I will help someone else be able to say, “I won the battle with depression and got off antidepressants.”   I felt like a three ton weight was pressing on my shoulders and wanted to just lie in my darkened closet and not come out. One […]


Tofu Xpress Giveaway and an Easy Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

For my Kale and Tofu Sandwich scroll down! ____________________________________________ And the winner of the giveaway is #13 Anna Rabhan! Please check out her article at her website the Organic Adventurer on Palm Oil and Orangutans. ____________________________________________ The long ago day when I overheard people talking about the book the China Study was the day that changed […]

Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

What are your goals and dreams?

My life has been a whirlwind lately!  It’s amazing how things start to change when you focus on the positive. I have no doubts that the next two years of my life are going to be very different than the last twelve. I currently work a day job with a great company and some amazing […]