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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 […]


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; […]

Roasted Eggplant Stacks

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!  KyV CSA 2013-2014 Installment 1 Acorn Squash 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 […]

Sensational Seasonal CSA Soup

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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. Apple and Mushroom Stuffing Hash There are so many of us that want to eat healthier but over […]

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 […]


Italian Panzanella

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 […]

All Natural Banana Bread – Moist, Gluten Free, Vegan and 100% Delicious!

This All Natural Banana Bread is refined sugar free, made from scratch goodness. No one will know it’s gluten free and vegan. All they’ll care about it that it’s 100% delicious! All Natural Banana Bread This fall twist on all natural banana bread is sure to please with it’s moist […]

All Natural Banana Bread

Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Eggplant Parm

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 […]

Kale Spa Salad

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

True or False – you will save money if you make it from scratch. The answer may surprise you. Learn my tips on how to make dinner quick, easy and cheap! Kale Spa Salad True. Sort of. I think back to my days before children, when I could gallivant about […]

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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 […]

Savory Quinoa Florentine 1

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 […]

Quinoa Florentine

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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, […]

Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge

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 ready 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 […]