Category Archives : High Protein


Mouth-Watering Roasted Eggplant & Marinated Tomato Sandwich 15

 I sat down on the blue, outside patio bench at Seafood Sams in Sandwich and opened my sandwich wrapper.  Everyone around me turned and stared. For one, because I had brought my own food into Seafood Sams (the home of gross fried seafood), and secondly because my sandwich from the ever-so-charming Corner Store in Chatham, […]

Mouth-Watering Roasted Eggplant Sandwich

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Grilled Adobo Tofu and Veggies over Fresh Citrus Salsa and Cilantro Sunflower Seed Pesto PLUS Tips on How to Make Tofu Look Like Chicken! 9

Grilled Adobo Tofu and Veggies Open your mind…… “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto “Many people know that animals around the world are treated badly, yet they turn their minds away.” – Ruby Roth, Vegan is Love So I say…..open your mind to what […]


Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes with Tempeh and Black Beans 11

  “What….is the number one reason people don’t join a CSA?” Francisco, the owner of KyV Farm asked me with eyebrows raised and eyes wide, waiting for my answer…..  “UM….because they haven’t heard of one?”  “No! Because people want convenience!” Dang. I missed that one. Francisco likes to quiz me on farm trivia. I had already correctly answered […]

Sloppy Joes with Tempeh and Black Beans

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Roasted Cabbage with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes 2

 There is one vegetable that always stumps me. I ask people what they do with it and they almost always say make slaw.  A few times I went ahead and made it – usually an Asian version with the gigantic napa cabbage from my organic CSA Farm Share, KyV farm, and ended up with about 30 […]


Kale 3 Ways – Cheesy Kale Tomato Sauce, Kale Basil Pesto and Quinoa Power Bowl 8

Kale 3 Ways – Cheesy Kale Tomato Sauce, Kale Basil Pesto and Quinoa Power Bowl There was a certain time during our camping trip last week that I took my life into my own hands. I was in a stare down with a tired and hungry 4 year old after a day of sun and […]

Quinoa Power Bowl

Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada

Looking for a last minute dinner idea? Try this Black Bean Stew with Quinoa plus 7 Amazing Black Bean Recipes.

 Black Bean Stew with Quinoa Do you ever get home from work tired and without any sort of plan for dinner?  That’s the time that fast food starts looking palatable.  I say – don’t do it!  Reach for a few cans out of the pantry or pre-cooked frozen beans and grab the quinoa. It only […]


A Fresh Take on Old Favorites – Two Bagel Toppings! Curried Cashew Hummus and Curried Cashew Cream Cheese

Two Bagel Toppings! Curried Cashew Hummus and Curried Cashew Cream Cheese Remember some of the diets of the past? Go fat free, they said.  Peanut butter was the devil, nuts were off limits and you couldn’t even LOOK at an avocado. (Be still my heart.) (Don’t even get me started on the Atkins craze. That’s a […]

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Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

Tofu Xpress Giveaway and an Easy Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich 38

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 […]


Cheesy Vegan Tempeh Slow Cooker Chili – No Pre-Cooking, High Protein, NO Cholesterol and Low Fat. 7

  I was in the break room at work when my friend Heather walked in.  I asked her what she was eating and she said chili – she and her partner have cut out meat from their diets so she said they substitute extra tomatoes and love the texture. Hmmm…chili sounds REALLY good right now. […]

Slow Cooker Tempeh Chili

Thanksgiving Bean Burgers

Newly vegan and don’t know what to make this Thanksgiving? Try my Vegan Thanksgiving Bean Burger 12

Going into a holiday as a new vegetarian or vegan can be very disconcerting. Especially when your family believes you have lost your mind. (Insert eye roll here.) NOW what are we going to feed her? I’m sure she will be over all this nonsense in a month. Sigh Little did they know it would […]