Category Archives : Main Meal


Chicken Out! Vegan and Gluten Free 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 that clean and fresh taste of dill – so distinctive – paired with nuts or seeds. As soon as I saw […]

Nutty Chickpea Salad

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

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 – […]


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

 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

Chocolate Chip Mila Bars

Four Reasons Mila is my Chia of Choice and a Recipe for Chocolate Chip Chia (Mila) Bars

There are four reasons I choose Mila. WHY is it better?   A fair question.  Over the years, I have been approached with many various products – from skin care, to food, to pills and shakes and this is the only product I have chosen to support. Quality. We need […]


Savory Quinoa Florentine

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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Grilled Adobo Tofu and Veggies over Fresh Citrus Salsa and Cilantro Sunflower Seed Pesto PLUS Tips on How to Make Tofu Look Like Chicken!

Grilled Adobo Tofu and Veggies Open your mind…… “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto “Many people know that animals around the world are treated badly, yet they turn their minds away.” – Ruby Roth, Vegan is Love So I […]


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…..  “UM….because they haven’t heard of one?”  “No! Because people want convenience!” Dang. I missed that one. Francisco likes to quiz me on […]

Sloppy Joes with Tempeh and Black Beans

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Roasted Cabbage with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes

 There is one vegetable that always stumps me. I ask people what they do with it and they almost always say make slaw.  A few times I went ahead and made it – usually an Asian version with the gigantic napa cabbage from my organic CSA Farm Share, KyV farm, and […]


Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Sunflower Seeds

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 […]

Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Sunflower Seeds

Savory Veggie Burger with Vegan Cheese

Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger (and a Savory Veggie Burger Recipe)!

  I’ve finally discovered the secrets to making great tasting great veggie or bean burgers when they used to fall apart, turning into mush. The first secret is some flour – any kind will do; add it a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is firmer but only just […]


Looking for a last minute dinner idea? Try this Black Bean Stew with Quinoa plus 7 Amazing Black Bean Recipes.

 Black Bean Stew with Quinoa 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 it!  Reach for a few cans out of the pantry or pre-cooked frozen beans and […]

Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada

Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

Tofu Xpress Giveaway and an Easy Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

For my Kale and Tofu Sandwich scroll down! ____________________________________________ And the winner of the giveaway is #13 Anna Rabhan! Please check out her article at her website the Organic Adventurer on Palm Oil and Orangutans. ____________________________________________ The long ago day when I overheard people talking about the book the China […]


Outrageously Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

This outrageously Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna is healthy, naturally vegan and gluten free. This recipe is gonna blow your mind. Oh so cheesy and creamy and SUPER decadent. Not only is this dish easy – using the short cut of Victoria Vegan Alfredo sauce with a base […]

Cheesy and Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

Warm Fruited Quinoa

Warm Fruited Quinoa

Warm Fruited Quinoa – a simple and divine mixture of soft, warm quinoa, flavorful olive oil, sweet dates and raisins, a crunch of walnuts and a touch of sea salt. Olive oil, various fruits, nuts and warm spices are typical in Moroccan cuisine – so here I did a twist on […]


What if…… and a Recipe For a Sweet and Salty Broccoli, Carrot and Tofu Stir Fry

A reflection on the importance of treating with food instead of medicine……. By now we have all figured out that the world didn’t end in December because we are all still here. But all that talk about the world ending got people talking. What if….. There WAS an emergency – a flu pandemic, a […]

Lots of Dry Beans

Slow Cooker Tempeh Chili

Cheesy Vegan Tempeh Slow Cooker Chili – No Pre-Cooking, High Protein, NO Cholesterol and Low Fat.

  I was in the break room at work when my friend Heather walked in.  I asked her what she was eating and she said chili – she and her partner have cut out meat from their diets so she said they substitute extra tomatoes and love the texture. Hmmm…chili […]


Fresh & Crisp Collard Tofu Wraps for One

After all the crazy eating over the holidays – cookies, heavy meals, wine and empty carbs…..it’s time to detox! I love using fresh collard greens as a wrap for delicious fillings.  It adds a nice crunch as well as lots of vitamins, fiber and nutrients. One of my goals for […]

Crisp Collard Wrap

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6 Satisfying Soups and a Recap of the 2012 “Know Your Vegetables” Workshop

If the weather outside is frightful – hopefully these six satisfying soups will make your day delightful. Before I take a brief break from blogging until after Christmas, I leave you with some of my personal and fan favorite soups I have featured over the years. Happy Holidays and Let it snow, […]


Savory Broccoli Hash Brown Casserole

If you are looking for an easy, light and super flavorful casserole you have found your recipe. This unexpected, savory sauce can be made the night before, and the casserole then thrown together in about five minutes if you are tight on time. Garlic, tamari, agave and tahini are what […]

Savory Broccoli Hash

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

This four-ingredient recipe is quick enough for any weeknight, but delicious enough to offer to company. With all the comforts of home, this Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie will everyone at the dinner table. Last Wednesday night I picked my daughter up, got home and had to make dinner. My […]