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Roasted Eggplant Stacks

Roasted Eggplant Stacks with Creamy Mustard Sauce 3

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; […]


Sensational Seasonal CSA Soup

Sensational Seasonal Lentil Soup with a Surprising Ingredient – Radishes! 3

 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) […]


Apple & Mushroom “Stuffing” Hash with Roasted Root Veggies 5

For anyone looking to cut gluten naturally this holiday season try this Apple & Mushroom Stuffing Hash! It has all the flavors of Thanksgiving but with all natural veggies and no bread. There are so many of us that want to eat healthier but over the holidays it almost seems […]

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Autumn Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Lentil Soup with Aromatic Fresh Sage 4

Today is my three year bloggiversary! To celebrate I am posting a creamy Autumn Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Lentil Soup with Aromatic Fresh Sage will put you in the mood for fall. Savory and comforting with all the traditional holiday flavors will have you giving thanks that Thanksgiving is right […]


Fresh and Bold Italian Panzanella (Toasty Bread Salad) 2

This Italian Panzanella is full of fresh veggies, dressed perfectly in a rich, tangy dressing, and topped with the crunch of toasty bread. What’s not to love? Sometimes I just want to be a little naughty. I am not an individual that suffers from celiac disease or even a wheat […]

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Out-Of-This-World EASY Eggplant Parmesan ~ Vegan and Gluten Free 1

This SUPER easy version of eggplant parmesan is a modern take on a classic dish.  Wednesday is a big day. I’m goin’ back to school! What will I be taking? Classes towards my certificate in plant based nutrition with Cornell! Here is the info on it…. “A powerful science-based approach […]

Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Eggplant Parm

Tips on How to Make Dinner Quick, Easy and Cheap! 2

 True or False – you will save money if you make it from scratch. True. Sort of. I think back to my days before children, when I could gallivant about the city going to weekly wine tastings and dinners.  I was young, professional and thought I was hot stuff.  Several […]

Kale Spa Salad

Bowl-Licking-Good Lentil Soup. Kid Tested and Mother Approved! 12

This Bowl-Licking-Good Lentil Soup will have you cleaning your plate bowl and asking for seconds. Can it be that good? Yes , yes, yes!  When you see a 4 year old drinking the last bit of soup out of her bowl, you know it can’t be bad. This soup manages to be […]

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Quinoa Florentine

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Savory Quinoa Florentine is a simple and elegant dish with sautéed tomatoes, caramelized onions, aromatic garlic and wilted spinach. Before I get to my Savory Quinoa Florentine recipe – I’d love to  share a few insights I’ve learned over the journey of life. Make the time to do the important things.  What are the […]


Nutritional Yeast Vinaigrette 6

Nutritional yeast vinaigrette is slightly tangy, a little sweet and savory at the same time. It’s perfect to dress a salad or marinated tofu or tempeh. One of my most favorite ingredients ever! Nutritional yeast is a vegan support formula where yeast (a form of fungus/mushroom) is grown on molasses, […]

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Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge 11

Surprise and delight your friends with this Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge!  Over a week ago I had this post read to print when the unthinkable happened.  In an effort to get back to some normalcy and keep my mind off things I am up and looking at […]

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Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad 4

The moment one learns the joy of cooking is the moment things get interesting. A whole world opens up. Recipes, cookbooks, classes, TV shows and food blogs. It can be a bit overwhelming to the point that there are so many recipes you would like to create you ask, what will I […]