Category Archives : Kid Friendly


Giveaway of My New Vegan Cookbook – Plant Protein Power! 5   Recently updated !

Plant Protein Power is my newly launched vegan cookbook based off a compilation of my delicious recipes with a focus on protein. We all know a whole foods, plant based diet is the gold standard of health; the healing power of plants cannot be denied. The difficulties come with the pressure of perfection, dealing with labels such […]

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Banana Pancake Bread

Gluten Free, Vegan Banana Pancake Bread 5

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 his pancakes. He would mix […]


Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing 2

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 sure about, such as the […]

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing

Sweet Potato Stacks

Bean Burger, Avocado and Sweet Potato Stacks 2

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 meal. There is so much […]


A Healthier Uncrustables Alternative – Whole Grain, Sugar Free 3

I have it! Just for you, a (MUCH) healthier Uncrustables alternative! Whole grain, sugar free, wheat free, nut free, dairy free, preservative free, GMO free, kid tested and easy to make! My daughter has many demons to battle – food allergies and chronic ear infections. I have written many times about her allergies, but I haven’t […]

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Do What Makes you Oh SO Happy

Olive Oil and Garlic Naan Recipe made with Chickpeas! 3

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 months that I had to […]


Vegan Back to School Lunch Ideas and a Secret at the End…. 4

Last year I was mad as hell seeing what kids at my daughter’s school were eating. It could NOT be called food! Join my crusade to FIGHT BACK. This is my post on healthier plant-based vegan back to school lunches. You guys – we need to start getting PISSED about what kids are eating. Let’s control […]

Overnight Oats

Hydrating Foods

Fight Tiredness and Fatigue through Hydrating Foods 1

 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 for Summer. Recently I led […]


Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan 3

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 […]

Dawn and Justine

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Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto 3

Tender sweet potatoes, rich curry and toasted bread are the feature ingredients in my crunchy, delicious Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto. Well known as the home of the controversial Paula Deen, Savannah Georgia is one of my favorite places on earth. It is rich with history, has a great food scene and an amazing farmers market in […]