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24 Plant-Based July 4th Recipes 4

Fire up the grill and get ready for some healthy (and delicious) fun with my list of 24 plant-based July 4th recipes! I’m psyched about the 4th of July. All the delicious foods. Friends and family. What’s not to love? I plan to grill up some portobella mushrooms and maybe toss […]

Fresh Berry Yogurt Pops

Southwestern Salad with Tempeh

12 Plant-Based (Vegan) Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipes! 2

Special Edition! 12 Plant-Based (Vegan) Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Recipes! Welcome to the fiesta! Here are some favorite plant-based (vegan) Cinco de Mayo fiesta recipes to get your party started right! I thought you might like some recipes to get you in the festive spirit for tomorrow. I LOVE Mexican-inspired flavors -cumin, […]

Vegan Caesar Kale Salad with Arugula 2

This Vegan Caesar Kale Salad with Arugula is TO. DIE FOR. You may just lick the bowl. Right in front of the whole family at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table. A few exciting things have happened. 1) My CSA/Farm share just started up, 2) I got arugula in my first basket and 3) […]

Vegan Caesar

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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 […]

Sweet and Tangy Walnut Cranberry Acorn Squash is full of holiday cheer! 1

This Sweet and Tangy Walnut Cranberry Acorn Squash recipe is full of holiday cheer and is the perfect side dish. This recipe was born from the boat load of fabulous, organic acorn squash I got with my CSA at KyV Farm. Though they do make a superb Christmas-y centerpiece, I decided to […]

Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Apple & Mushroom Stuffing Hash with Roasted Root Veggies 5

For anyone looking to cut gluten naturally this holiday season try this Apple & Mushroom Stuffing Hash! It has all the flavors of Thanksgiving but with all natural veggies and no bread. Apple and Mushroom Stuffing Hash There are so many of us that want to eat healthier but over […]

Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions 9

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

Woodsy, meaty, delicious little bites of heaven. Soaking in a dash of sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar. You might hear angels sing when you bite into Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms and Tomatoes. Hen of the woods, bears head tooth, giant puffballs and the shaggy mane. They aren’t names of characters in a children’s book […]

Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad 4

Raw, healthy and delicious – Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad is AWESOME for any mixture of root veggies.  The moment one learns the joy of cooking is the moment things get interesting. A whole world opens up. Recipes, cookbooks, classes, TV shows and food blogs. It can be a bit overwhelming to the […]

Root Veggie Salad

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 […]

Gingery Kale and Quinoa Power Salad with Garlic Herb Cashews 4

This month my favorite natural food store, Native Sun Natural Foods Market, has quinoa on sale in the bulk bin – so I hope you are all ok with a few quinoa posts!  Quinoa IS one of the trendy foods of 2013, so just think, we’ll be ahead of the […]

Gingery Kale and Quinoa Power Salad with Garlic Herb Cashews

Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad 5

A beautiful way to celebrate seasonal vegetables – Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad Belonging to KyV’s  CSA/Farm Share has opened my eyes. I never would have seen such a thing as a beautiful watermelon radish with its mint green rind and gorgeous blushing flesh.  It’s crisp and has bit […]

Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad

Citrus Barley and Pistachios

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

For a happy side dish, unique breakfast or even dessert, you’ll love Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios. Living in Florida is such a blessing.  Not only was I able to take my cream colored Labrador, Tally for a walk yesterday without a jacket on (a fact I can really appreciate […]

Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Ready to get a little crazy? How about THIS instead of your same old green bean casserole? Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions. Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? […]

Garlic Green Beans


Vegan Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Dip for a Clean Eating Cocktail Party 2

It’s a Clean Eating Cocktail Party at Cara’s Cravings! Recently my dear friend Cara invited me to join a cocktail party over at her place,  Of course I said, absolutely! She got a bunch of us health food bloggers together and asked us to share a recipe we would […]

Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad 3

I’m kicking off the new CSA Season right with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a how-to video on storage and prep. Yesterday was our FIRST delivery of the CSA season and what a great start! In our bags we got squash, onions, broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad