Six Ingredients or Less


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 […]

Basic Vegan & Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Greens Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

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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 […]


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

Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Eggplant Parm

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 […]


Nutty Chickpea Salad

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 […]


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

Mushroom Gills

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 […]


Coconut Berry Crisp – On The Grill! 1

 It’s gettin’ hot in here. 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.) This was the dessert I made TWICE over the memorial day weekend.  Fruit crumbles and crisps are probably my […]

Coconut Berry Crumble

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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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How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants 12

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 […]


Blissful Blueberry Bake and Six Disney Food Survival Tips 2

Six Disney Food Survival Tips Disney World. Is it one of your life’s dreams to get there? Or are you not into the lines and crowds? I would definitely put myself into the latter category.  Camping is one of my favorite pastimes.  Nature. Solitude. Calm.  My life is crazy enough […]


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

For my Kale and Tofu Sandwich scroll down! ____________________________________________ And the winner of the giveaway is #13 Anna Rabhan! Please check out her article at her website the Organic Adventurer on Palm Oil and Orangutans. ____________________________________________ The long ago day when I overheard people talking about the book the China […]

Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

Crisp Collard Wrap

Fresh & Crisp Collard Tofu Wraps for One 7

After all the crazy eating over the holidays – cookies, heavy meals, wine and empty carbs…..it’s time to detox! I love using fresh collard greens as a wrap for delicious fillings.  It adds a nice crunch as well as lots of vitamins, fiber and nutrients. One of my goals for […]