Six Ingredients or Less

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

Basic Vegan & Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Buttery Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Recipe 3

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

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! Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch I’m “the Garden Mom”. This means that when volunteer requests came around at school I put my hand up to help fill […]

Out-Of-This-World EASY Eggplant Parmesan ~ Vegan and Gluten Free 1

This SUPER easy version of eggplant parmesan is a modern take on a classic dish.  Wednesday is a big day. I’m goin’ back to school! What will I be taking? Classes towards my certificate in plant based nutrition with Cornell! Here is the info on it…. “A powerful science-based approach […]

Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Eggplant Parm

Chicken Out! Vegan and Gluten Free Dilled Chickpea Salad 4

If you’re working on cutting out fish and chicken, you’ll love this vegan and gluten free dilled chickpea salad. 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 […]

Dilled Chickpea Salad

Kale Spa Salad

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

True or False – you will save money if you make it from scratch. The answer may surprise you. Learn my tips on how to make dinner quick, easy and cheap! Kale Spa Salad True. Sort of. I think back to my days before children, when I could gallivant about […]

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 […]

Balsamic Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Coconut Berry Crisp

Coconut Berry Crisp – On The Grill! 1

 It’s gettin’ hot in here. So try Coconut Berry Crisp – On The Grill!  Coconut Berry Crisp So heat up the grill instead of the oven! (Although feel free to use the oven too – I tried both ways and they both work well.) Coconut Berry Crisp This was the dessert […]

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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How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants 14

Let me take a personal journey for a moment in hopes that I will help someone else be able to say, “I won the battle with depression and got off antidepressants.”   I felt like a three ton weight was pressing on my shoulders and wanted to just lie in my darkened closet […]

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Blissful Blueberry Bake and Six Disney Food Survival Tips 3

Disney can be a daunting place on a whole foods, plant-based diet. Stick to your healthy eating goals and save money with my six Disney food survival tips. Blissful Blueberry Bake Disney World Is it one of your life’s dreams to get there? Or are you not into the lines and […]


Kale and Tofu

Tofu Xpress Giveaway and an Easy Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich 38

Sometimes we just want a simple, delicious meal that is easy and fast to make. If that’s you, you’ll love my Kale and Tofu Sandwich. ____________________________________________ And the winner of the giveaway is #13 Anna Rabhan! Please check out her article at her website the Organic Adventurer on Palm Oil […]

Broccoli Stirfry

Sweet and Salty Broccoli, Carrot and Tofu Stir Fry 2

Rediscover the lost art of cooking with this simple and deliciously balanced 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 […]