Main Meal


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? […]

Garlicky Black Beans

Vegan Spanakopita Recipe

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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 2

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 […]

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Loaded Falafel Burger

Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables 1

These easy Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables use fresh roasted veggies along with premade burgers to save time on a busy weeknight. Could there be anything better than eggplant, tomato and onion all roasted and caramelized? I think not. I give no apologies when it comes to dinner on busy […]


Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad 1

Healthy, fresh and raw with all the colors and flavors of the rainbow – you’ll love my Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad. Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad Since leaving my corporate job I have been so much busier than I thought I […]

Luscious Lemon Olive Oil

Dilled Chickpea Salad

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If you’re working on cutting out fish and chicken, you’ll love this vegan and gluten free dilled chickpea salad. Dilled Chickpea Salad I confess. I miss tuna fish sandwiches and chicken salad – but substituting chickpeas with the same flavors is just as satisfying on a plant based diet.  I love […]


3 Easy Ways to Make a Positive Change in Your Diet. 14

Discover the secret of my 3 easy ways to make a positive change in your diet, and enjoy a recipe for grilled tempeh with raspberry, horseradish mustard sauce. This quick and easy recipe will knock your socks off! The sauce does double duty as the perfect dressing, as well as a sweet/savory sauce – […]

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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 […]


Quinoa Florentine

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 […]


Vegan Sloppy Joe

Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes with Tempeh and Black Beans 11

You’ll never miss the meat in this recipe for quick and easy Sloppy Joes with Tempeh and Black Beans. “What….is the number one reason people don’t join a CSA?” Francisco, the owner of KyV Farm asked me with eyebrows raised and eyes wide, waiting for my answer….. Sloppy Joe with […]


Roasted Cabbage with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes 2

Sweet Roasted Cabbage with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes is a beautiful compliment to seared tofu or tempeh, great as a bruschetta topping or as a holiday side dish. Roasted Cabbage  There is one vegetable that always stumps me. I ask people what they do with it and they […]

Roasted Cabbage with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Sunflower Seeds

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Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Sunflower Seeds is both delicious and satisfying; coarse sea salt, aromatic cumin and sweet carrots pump up the volume on your taste buds, and hearty lentils keep you fuller, longer. Two days ago I clicked on a photo and my mouth started watering. Over carrots. I was […]


Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger 7

One of my favorite things since switching to a plant-based diet is veggie burgers. Not as a replacement for beef, be because they’re just so darned yummy on their own. Want to make your own? Here are my three tips on how to make a great vegan veggie burger.   […]

Clean Food

Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

Looking for a last minute dinner idea? Try this Black Bean Stew with Quinoa plus 7 Amazing Black Bean Recipes. Do you ever get home from work tired and without any sort of plan for dinner?  That’s the time that fast food starts looking palatable.  I say – don’t do […]