Category Archives : Tips


Kale 3 Ways – Cheesy Kale Tomato Sauce, Kale Basil Pesto and Quinoa Power Bowl 8

Kale 3 Ways – Cheesy Kale Tomato Sauce, Kale Basil Pesto and Quinoa Power Bowl There was a certain time during our camping trip last week that I took my life into my own hands. I was in a stare down with a tired and hungry 4 year old after a day of sun and […]

Quinoa Power Bowl

Savory Veggie Burger with Vegan Cheese

Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger (and a Savory Veggie Burger Recipe)! 7

  I’ve finally discovered the secrets to making great tasting great veggie or bean burgers when they used to fall apart, turning into mush. The first secret is some flour – any kind will do; add it a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is firmer but only just stays together.  (This does take […]


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 as it is, so going […]


Broccoli Stem Salad with Creamy Garlic Tarragon Sauce

Broccoli Stem Salad with Creamy Garlic Tarragon Sauce – Don’t Throw Those Broccoli Stems Away! 6

How many times do we throw food away and not think about it? According to the EPA “More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste (MSW). In 2010 alone, more than 34 million tons of food waste was generated, with only three percent diverted from landfills and incinerators […]


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? Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? According to one of my favorite websites, World’s Healthiest Foods, green beans are […]

The Flavor Bible

Mila-Absorption-Power

Chocolate Peppermint Mila Popcorn and Dawn’s Top Ten Reasons to Give Mila as a Holiday Gift! 7

  Here are my top 10 reasons why Mila is the best gift for the people on your list. ____________________________________ 1. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE to shop.  2. Fiber aids in WEIGHT LOSS and BALANCES BLOOD SUGAR:  How many people are struggling with weight loss and never feel full? Mila absorbs ten times its weight in liquids so it […]


Kicking off the New CSA Season with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a How-To Video on Storage and Prep 3

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, bok choy, peppers, radishes, beans, lettuce, purple kale and more. To celebrate – by popular request, I am posting my very first video on how to store and prep kale and lettuce! […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

Heirloom and organic garden seeds by Moonlight Micro-Farm.

Christmas Gift Ideas – Support Local Business! 2

Halloween is almost here and before we know it the Christmas season will be upon us and we know what that means – gift giving!  And this season I thought, what better way to celebrate the holidays than by supporting small US based businesses? Lord knows, in this economy lots of people are out of […]


Sneaky Open-Faced Sloppy Joes – Vegan with Rice and Beans

What is so sneaky about a Sloppy Joe?  If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more fiber and veggies then this is the perfect way to sneak them into a dish.  I used red kidney beans and red cabbage that is full of fiber and antioxidants.  Cabbage has wonderful anti-inflammatory benefits and aids in cancer […]

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms

I love cooking, but the cleaning part is not my forte.  I say it’s overrated! Time for more hearty, one-pot meals, like this one. Comforting pasta, hearty red beans and a cheesy sauce – perfect for tonight’s dinner.   One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms   Classic fajita veggies, carrots, […]