Native Sun Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries 5

Celebrate fall and fight zombies with super moist, healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries Last weekend I opened the front door, took a step out, ready to breathe in the crisp fall air and breathed in a balmy 85 degrees.  Even though my tastebuds are ready for fall, Florida […]

Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries

Stuffed Pumpkin

Cheesy, Baked Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe – Healthy and Delicious 5

Get high-fives all around from family, friends and guests with this mouthwatering Cheesy, Baked Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Pumpkin recipe. Think quick! You’ve been invited to a holiday dinner and you know you need to bring a dish. Since you’re into eating plant-based, and it’s usually slim pickings at events. You […]

Fall Mushroom Barley Chili 2

Open the door and step into the cooler weather with a recipe for fall – Mushroom Barley Chili. Fall is that slow, delicious, bundle-up-cause-it’s-coldish-outside descent into the holidays.   And even if you’re here in Florida, with weather in the upper 80’s, you still want to celebrate the season and get […]

Fall Mushroom Barley Chili

Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta

Grilled Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta with Tofu Feta 10

You can’t go wrong with crunchy, grilled bread, tangy balsamic vinegar and ripe tomatoes. My Grilled Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta with Tofu Feta is the perfect way to wow-the-pants-off your dinner guests. This is one of those recipes that you want to hoard and gobble up all by yourself. But you won’t. Because […]

Feel the Warm Bahamian Breeze as You Nibble Frosty Piña Colada Bites 1

Stay cool with these Frozen Piña Colada Bites – little frosty bites of pineapple-y goodness over a graham cracker-esque crust.  Last week I returned from a killer trip. I’m not sure what will top this one. If you know me, I’m usually camping, so this was out of the norm. I savored […]

Pina Colada Bites


Grilled Hawaiian Kebabs over Veggie Quinoa 4

It’s April. How are those New Years Resolutions coming? If one of your resolutions is to grill more veggies this summer, I’ve got you covered with my Grilled Hawaiian Kebabs over Veggie Quinoa recipe. Oh baby they’re good! I know, you’re thinking “What the heck? Why is she talking resolutions?”  […]

Cleansing Cucumber Rolls 5

The buzz word for this year is cleanse. If you are jump starting your system this year, these Cleansing Cucumber Rolls will fit the bill perfectly. Who isn’t cleansing these days? People have all kinds of methods of rebooting their internal systems. One of my favorite ways is through real, whole foods.  Right […]

Cleansing Cucumber Rolls

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars and Join me for Non-GMO Month at Native Sun 2

Real pumpkin, zingy ginger and pumpkin pie spice come together in my fall Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars – perfect for both breakfast and a hearty snack. Try them toasted – you’ll be in love. And the best part is hey are non GMO! Genetic modification is an issue that gets me fired […]

North African Spiced Vegetable Kebabs 2

North African Spiced Vegetable Kebabs with Coconut Tahini Sauce. Fragrant olive oil, fresh ginger, cumin, cinnamon and allspice – oh my! The other night I wanted something a little different. Something with some SPICE to it. And a creamy sauce to balance it out. North African, or Chermoula, spiced kebabs with […]


Chickpea Garlic Naan Recipe

Olive Oil and Garlic Naan Recipe made with Chickpeas! 3

I am so excited about this flourless Chickpea, Olive Oil and Garlic Naan recipe that I could do cartwheels! With a lovely bread-like texture and light crisp crust I’m wondering what took me so long to create something delicious with chickpea flour. My friend Vivian has been telling me for […]

Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan 3

Fresh summer produce gave me the idea for this Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad. There is nothing better than vine ripened tomatoes, hearty edamame and garbanzo beans, and crisp-tender green beans dressed simply with olive oil and sea salt. For cookouts, beach days, and everyday life, this is the PERFECT summer […]

Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad

Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto

Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto 3

Tender sweet potatoes, rich curry and toasted bread are the feature ingredients in my crunchy, delicious Sweet Potato Sliders with Curry Pesto. Well known as the home of the controversial Paula Deen, Savannah Georgia is one of my favorite places on earth. It is rich with history, has a great food scene and […]

Refreshing Summer Coolers 4

My Summer Coolers with fresh fruit and herbs are perfect to bring with you on the go. They will leave you feeling light, refreshed and are 35 calories or less! Drink eight glasses of water. Eat your fruits and vegetables. Don’t drink sodas or diet sodas. Hey, we all know the rules. We know we need […]

Herb Coolers


Tender, Mouthwatering Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps 5

My Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps are as simple to make as they are delicious. Whether you put them in a tortilla to make a taco, or chop the tempeh and throw it over some salad – this is a versatile, filling and scrumptious meal. Summer is on the way and […]

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

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Summer Grilled Corn Salsa with Baby Corn 2

Are you ready for a fiesta, but fresh (non-GMO) corn isn’t available? Grab a can of baby corn and try my Summer Grilled corn salsa with Baby Corn! (Bonus – kids will love trying “baby corn” I’m surprised I had any left for the photo since my daughter kept grabbing […]

Easy & Delicious Vegan Spanakopita Recipe 9

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 Spanakopita Recipe

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

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 […]

Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Vegan, GF & Sugar Free 1

My Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is a new and fresh twist on the classic flavors you love. Sweet, creamy and tangy frosting is slathered over spiced, carrot bundt cake that is stuffed with raisins, sunflower seeds and coconut in this easy-to-make recipe (that just so happens to be vegan, gluten free, nut free and refined sugar […]

Vegan Carrot Cake

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 […]