Category Archives : Main Meal


Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta

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? If I wake up before […]

Garlicky Black Beans

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 icky pathogens – just good […]


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 started with losing my dad […]

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Loaded Falafel Burger

Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables

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 weeknights. Meals from scratch are […]


Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing is a hearty, yet easy to make salad that is sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite! “Call me, I need to share some recipes that I have been making….” Last week I got a text from Vivian at KyV Farm that she came up with a […]

Greens Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

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Juicy Orange Vinaigrette over Crisp Pear & Apple Salad with Cranberries, Almonds and Fresh Rosemary

 Juicy Orange Vinaigrette over Crisp Pear & Apple Salad with Cranberries, Almonds and Fresh Rosemary. Need I say more? Sometimes an unexpectedly happy email pops into your inbox ~ maybe it is from an old friend, maybe it is a response to a job opportunity or maybe it is from Mommypage for an interview! This […]


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) SPAGHETTI SQUASH or EGGPLANT(not in […]

Sensational Seasonal CSA Soup

Chunky Enchilada Mole Sauce

Spice Up Your Life with this Seasonal Black Bean and Pumpkin Enchilada Bake

A seasonal take on classic flavors – Black Bean and Pumpkin Enchilada Bake made with bonus recipe ~ Chunky Enchilada Mole Sauce.  This bake has a perfect balance of spice and a hint of seasonal pumpkin – without the heat! Before I get to this delicious recipe I’ll share a few snapshots from VegFest last weekend! […]


Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad

Since leaving my corporate job I have been so much busier than I thought I would be – but every minute has been filled with gratitude, peace and excitement about the future.  After 13 years in the structured day of corporate finance I expected to have anxiety with the change of moving into a self […]

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Nutty Chickpea Salad

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 this recipe from my friend […]