Soy Free


Plant-based Irish Soda Bread 1

A plant-based Irish Soda Bread that will give you the Luck o’ the Irish!  Or at least something really yummy for breakfast.   This hearty bread is made with a mixture of oat and whole wheat flour, laced with warm cinnamon and sweet raisins – add a little bit of butter (such […]


Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna – No Pre-Cooking Noodles! 4

You’ll absolutely love this Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna.   It’s cheesy, packed with flavor and so simple to make, even your kids can help make dinner. Give them the task of creating the layers. Kind of like how Subway calls their employees Sandwich Artists, they can be the Lasagna […]


Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes

  Healthier eating without sacrificing taste – my Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes is a delicious gluten-free side or perfect as a main with some grilled tofu or tempeh on top.    Note!  If you’re staying home for Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect meal – simply […]


Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa – No Pre-Cooking!

This 100% plant-based, Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa recipe has bold flavor, is simple to make, there’s NO pre-cooking, and don’t take my word for it. It’s been family tested and approved.   Go ahead, ask me if I like my slow cooker.  Most normal people would reply, “Does a […]


Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies [Video] 4

Ah the holidays. Stress. Depression. Overwhelm….wait WHAT? Time to refocus on family with my Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are the perfect way to spend time with family and enjoy a delicious holiday dessert without sacrificing health.     Every year I look back on the fond memories I’ve […]


Quick and Easy Refined Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe 4

A quick, easy, YUMMY, refined sugar-free ketchup recipe for the days you open the refrigerator and (gasp!) there’s none in there! Tangy tomato, seasonings and real maple syrup make this a healthier version of conventional ketchup. (A full third of it is refined sugar!)   When I was learning more about […]


Mediterranean Grilled Asparagus Recipe 2

I’m not afraid to say this is the BEST Mediterranean grilled asparagus recipe EVER. It’s definitely a recipe to knock your socks off! Let the drooling commence.   Last week I finished something new. Never before have I actually “launched” something I’ve created. In the past I created a plant-based program or cookbook, […]


Chilled Polenta Cakes with Basil Pesto and Fresh Tomatoes 4

The perfect summer appetizer, Chilled Polenta Cakes with Basil Pesto and Fresh Tomatoes, features aromatic basil and fresh, vine ripened tomatoes. A refreshing chilled appetizer for warmer weather that’s naturally plant-based / vegan. When my husband Chris and I got our first house we thought we were hot stuff. We […]


Thai Coconut Quinoa Salad with Purple Carrot and Peanut Sauce 4

Is it crazy to build a whole salad around a purple carrot?   These jewels were nestled in my farm bag one day. Simple, beautiful, unique perfection. Just like appreciating beautiful jewelry, a work of art or a fabulous outfit, I’ve got to marvel at nature’s creation sometimes. I’m in love…beautiful things […]


Natural Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Recipe 4

A fresh, minty and NATURAL teeth whitening toothpaste recipe. Fast, non-toxic, inexpensive to make and the best part is….it WORKS.     A few weeks ago I went to the dentist. My hygienist, Pam, and Dr Sollee noted that as usual my teeth were in exceptional health and they were impressed […]


Spring Break Salad

Want A Deliciously Easy Healthy Recipe? Try My Avocado Spring Salad 4

I’m freshly back from Key Largo for spring break with a deliciously easy, healthy recipe – perfect for the beach or pool – an Avocado Spring Salad! Portable, tasty and healthy. Your search for an easy, healthy recipe can end here! Speaking of spring break. I have to chuckle when I think back.  The vacation […]


Gooey Plant-Based / Vegan Grilled Cheese Made with Veggies! 9

The Farm-to-Table cooking classes have been a smash hit and this vegan grilled cheese, made with farm fresh veggies, has been the biggest hit. I’m so excited to be able to share it with you today. Waaay back in 2015 I had an idea. Create Farm-to-Table cooking classes where I […]


Chocolate Raspberry Mini Smoothie Bowls 6

Every year around this time I start thinking about the fact that I really should be cooking up a bunch of vegan Valentine’s Day recipes and doing a big recipe roundup. And then life happens and I get through the breakfast recipe and am pretty happy I at least accomplished one yummy option […]


Moroccan Djaja Tarat with Sweet Potatoes, Kale and Kohlrabi 10

Moroccan Djaja Tarat is a rich, flavorful, comforting and healthy stew flavored with turmeric, saffron and cilantro. I’ve stuffed mine with lentils and local, seasonal, organic veggies for the very freshest taste. I wish I had something riveting to say every single week. Something that would stir your soul and […]


Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Fight Sugar Addiction with My Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake 6

Fight sugar addiction with my mouthwatering Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – healthy, low sugar and show stopping presentation. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I’m back from my last camping trip of the year to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, Georgia.  We spent some time learning how to forage for mushrooms […]