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Lose Weight Naturally with Cheesy Chia Seed Soup

This cheesy chia seed soup is simple, filling and comforting, and will help you lose weight naturally with the perfect blend of fiber, good fats and protein. Conquer your New Years Resolution! Cheesy Chia Seed Soup I have completely fallen in love with this soup. Warm, flavorful organic broth, hearty […]

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Basic Vegan & Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

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You will love this light, buttery, vegan and gluten free sugar cookie recipe made without butter!  They are cute, yes? It is the holidays and we all want to spend time with family and want our comfort foods.  After talking with my mother in law about her yearly cookie ritual and […]


Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing 2

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 […]

Greens Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch ~ Tangy, Creamy and Easy to Prepare! 1

This “Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch” is tangy, creamy and super easy to throw together. Your kids will love you (and their veggies) for it! I’m “the Garden Mom”. This means that when volunteer requests came around at school I put my hand up to help fill the garden beds at […]

Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch

Soft and Moist All Natural Kale and Flax Cornbread Muffin

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Gently sweet, soft, moist and comforting – these kale and flax cornbread muffins are supremely satisfying. They are perfect for breakfast or as a great accompaniment for dinner (and your kids will love eating kale and flax). Imagine that! There is something comforting about cornbread – it’s a little sweet […]


Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad 1

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 […]

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Chicken Out! Vegan and Gluten Free Dilled Chickpea Salad 4

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. 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 – […]


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

 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

Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions 8

I have a confession that is very embarrassing – and it involves this delicious Chunky Salsa Taco Salad. I’m an “as seen on TV” junkie. I’ve tried: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) here is how I would rank some the ones I’ve tried. Music Bullet 10 – […]

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Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms and Tomatoes 2

Hen of the woods, bears head tooth, giant puffballs and the shaggy mane. They aren’t names of characters in a children’s book – they’re names of edible mushrooms! Ever wondered how in the world people identify edible wild mushrooms? Most of the store-bought mushrooms we eat today are grown on […]

Mushroom Gills

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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, […]


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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 read 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 […]