Category Archives : Kid Friendly


Refreshing Summer Coolers 2

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 to stay hydrated and eat […]

Herb Coolers

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Tender, Mouthwatering Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps 5

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 sometimes we want something lighter […]


Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta 1

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? If I wake up before […]

Garlicky Black Beans

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Summer Grilled Corn Salsa with Baby Corn 2

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 some!) Of COURSE I always […]


Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe 8

  This Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe has a healthy little secret – within that oh-so light and flakey crust it is stuffed with savory, seasoned greens and tangy sun dried tomatoes nestled inside. My whole family enjoyed each bite! Getting kids involved in cooking is fun. Especially with plant based cooking. No worries of contamination or icky pathogens – […]

Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Vegan Marinated & Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms 2

Flavorful marinated mushrooms stuffed with a soft vegan cheese are 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 started with losing my dad and […]


Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Vegan, GF & Sugar Free 1

My Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is a new and fresh twist on the classic flavors you love. Sweet, creamy and tangy frosting is slathered over spiced, carrot bundt cake that is stuffed with raisins, sunflower seeds and coconut in this easy-to-make recipe (that just so happens to be vegan, gluten free, nut free and refined sugar free). Cream cheese and carrots. […]

Vegan Carrot Cake

Grilled Corn Onion and Black Bean Salsa

Vegan Chorizo Nachos with Pickled Jalapeno Relish 4

Simple, devilishly delicious and 100% vegan, my Vegan Chorizo Nachos with Pickled Jalapeno Relish will tame your inner junk food junkie.  Layers of flavor with fresh lime, zippy jalapenos, spicy chorizo and a variety of textures from crunchy tortilla chips to creamy avocado come together in this recipe to satisfy even the biggest craving.  Bring […]


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Four-Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting

This semi-homemade Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Four Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting is simple enough for even non-bakers (like myself) to make and absolutely scrumptious! This post is for any of my last-minute types out there. If you want to make a dessert but they all sound too complicated, run out to your natural food store […]

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Sugar Free Oatmeal

Sugar Free Oats with Nut Butter and Coconut Oil 3

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 […]