Category Archives : Lighter Fare


Fat Burning Raw Collard Fiesta Wraps 5

Raw Collard Fiesta wraps are a delicious way to fill up and burn fat. “What are the top three topics you’d like me to cover?” I asked in a recent facebook post. Best foods for fat burning, was an answer that came back to me. This is a topic that will always be relevant – great pic […]

Raw Collard Fiesta Wrap

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Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice 5

Time to get back to my roots with Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice. Simple. Seasonal. Delicious. …one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

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 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 […]

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Spicy Sweet Mango Lentils

Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce 2

One bite of my Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce will have your taste buds dancing. Layers of flavor create balance in this dish; aromatic, fresh ginger, cooling coconut milk, sweet mango, a little heat from the chili sauce, and salty, savory miso ~ all tied together in a neat bow by Ume Plum vinegar. […]