Category Archives : Six Ingredients or Less


Ultra Gooey Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes

Serve these Ultra Gooey Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes straight from the oven and delight the guests at your next dinner party. (Shh don’t tell them these are from a box and are vegan!) It has been said that the fastest way to win a girl’s heart is through peppermint and chocolate. (Or maybe it was I that […]

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Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

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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 use a few of them […]


Buttery Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Recipe 3

You will love this light and buttery Sugar Cookie Recipe made without butter! They just so happen to be super simple to make, vegan & gluten free. 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 […]

Basic Vegan & Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Greens Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

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Greens 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 doing ….” Last week I got a text from Vivian at KyV Farm that she came up with […]


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 my daughter’s school that were […]

Three Ingredient Vegan Ranch

Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Eggplant Parm

Out-Of-This-World EASY Eggplant “Parm” ~ Vegan and Gluten Free 1

 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 to nutrition that can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity and improve your quality of […]


Back to School! Kid Tested Vegan Gluten Free Snack Idea – Grape Skewers with Lemon Vanilla “Frosting”

 I thought I was SOOOO smart. At my daughter’s daycare I had created tons of vegan and gluten free lunch and snack ideas that she loved and were easy to prepare.  With all her food allergies to wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts and dyes (like red 40) it was just easier to send our own food […]

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Nutty Chickpea Salad

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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 […]


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

 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 co-workers and I would leave […]

Kale Spa Salad

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Simply Sophisticated Dessert – Strawberries, Agave and Crystallized Ginger 3

Gently sweet, a little salty and a little spicy. Is your mouth watering yet? Anyone that follows my blog knows that I tend to keep things simple. As soon as I the ingredient list climbs above 7 items I know the likelyhood of people making it goes way down.  We just don’t have the time […]