Category Archives : Low Cal


Grilled Hawaiian Kebabs over Veggie Quinoa

It’s April. How are those New Years Resolutions coming? If one of your resolutions is to grill more veggies this summer, I’ve got you covered with my Grilled Hawaiian Kebabs over Veggie Quinoa recipe. Oh baby they’re good! I know, you’re thinking “What the heck? Why is she talking resolutions?”  Because […]

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10 Vegan Dinners Under 300 Calories

You and I want three things at dinner: meals the whole family will get excited about, light, healthy recipes, and something quick and easy after a long day. This collection of 10 vegan dinners under 300 calories fits the bill effortlessly.   It’s a jungle out there. Between work, school, kids sports and lessons, family pets and […]


3 Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

Dining Out is Easy with My 3 Top Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet. Before you leave, load up your body with nutrients – enjoy my fresh, sweet and creamy pre-travel smoothie. Dining out while attempting to eat a healthy diet is hard. Eating out and traveling on vegan or plant-based diet […]

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Cleansing Cucumber Rolls

Cleansing Cucumber Rolls

The buzz word for this year is cleanse. If you are jump starting your system this year, these Cleansing Cucumber Rolls will fit the bill perfectly. Who isn’t cleansing these days? People have all kinds of methods of rebooting their internal systems. One of my favorite ways is through real, whole foods.  Right […]


Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice

Get back to your 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 […]

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Olive Oil and Garlic Naan Recipe made with Chickpeas!

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 […]


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 […]

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Tender, Mouthwatering Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

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 […]


Summer Grilled Corn Salsa with Baby Corn

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 […]

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Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

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 […]


Vegan Marinated & Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

These flavorful marinated mushrooms are stuffed with a soft vegan cheese and 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 […]

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Spicy Sweet Mango Lentils

Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce

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 […]


Fresh Salad with Superfruit Mangosteen Dressing

We’re all hearing about the benefits of superfruits ~ in this post I’ll review the mangosteen and share a delicious recipe for Superfruit Mangosteen Dressing! It’s all over Dr Oz, the internet, health blogs – you name it – superfruits are hot. It is hard not to buy into the hype […]

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Avocado and Sea Salt Toast

Creamy Avocado and Sea Salt Toast ~ Perfect for Busy Mornings

Move over eggs ~ there’s a new perfect protein for breakfast. My Avocado and Sea Salt Toast has a healthy, balanced blend of fat, FIBER and protein with zero cholesterol. What’s not to love? If you are an avocado lover, like me, you may not have thought of using it […]


Lose Weight Naturally with Cheesy Chia Seed Soup

This cheesy chia seed soup is simple, filling and comforting, and will help you lose weight naturally with the perfect blend of fiber, good fats and protein. Conquer your New Years Resolution! I have completely fallen in love with this soup. Warm, flavorful organic broth, hearty chia seeds with their […]

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11 NEW Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

For those of us that need some new and fresh ideas, hopefully these 11 NEW ways to eat healthy on a budget will fit the bill. 1. Buy spices from the bulk bin.  This is a great way to add flavor inexpensively, without additional fat and salt and then pair […]


Behold the Eggless Breakfast Taco ~ Soft and Deliciously Egg-y without Tofu!

This Eggless Breakfast Taco is a simple and flavorful twist on a traditional breakfast burrito. Get your new year started off on the right foot – with an easy, healthy, delicious and light breakfast. If you are tired of the same old oatmeal, this recipe will knock your socks off! Plus […]

Eggless Breakfast Taco ~ Made with Chickpea Flour

Roasted Eggplant Stacks

Roasted Eggplant Stacks with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Roasted Eggplant Stacks with Creamy Mustard Sauce features warm, caramelized vegetables and cool, tangy-creamy mustard sauce. It is sinfully delicious, yet light enough to be added to your weekly rotation ~ go ahead and indulge, guilt free! We are all involved in social media nowadays, in one form or another; […]


Spicy, Sweet and Savory Raw Thai Noodle Salad ~ Easy, Gluten Free and Vegan

. This sweet, spicy and savory Raw Thai Noodle Salad is easy to make and as an added bonus is also naturally gluten free and vegan. Walking through Native Sun last week I stopped and did a double take. Kelp noodles. Hmm. Interesting. I’m embarrassed to say I have never […]

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Sensational Seasonal CSA Soup

Sensational Seasonal Lentil Soup with a Surprising Ingredient – Radishes!

 Utilize all your farmers market produce in this Sensational Seasonal Lentil Soup with a Surprising Ingredient – Radishes!  Step into my day dream of a Utopian world with an organic farm at the center prompted by my first installment of veggies last Wednesday. What a variety it was! 1) KALE 2) […]