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Indian Spiced Coconut Cauliflower Soup 4

  Indian Spiced Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Savory Millet Granola is a delicious reflection of the best parts of traditional Indian cuisine-with a focus on a vegetable base of cauliflower and creamy coconut, flavored with traditional spicy-sweet garam masala. Sometimes a simple meal can transport you to another land. I […]

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Sugar Free Oatmeal

Sugar Free Oats with Nut Butter and Coconut Oil 3

Stick-to-your-ribs filling, my all natural and sugar free oats with nut butter and coconut oil are full of healthy fats, fiber, zero cholesterol and only 3 grams sugar. A perfectly delicious way to start your day! My Nana always told me white sugar and white flour is the devil. Back […]


Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce 2

One bite of my Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce will have your taste buds dancing. Layers of flavor create balance in this dish; aromatic, fresh ginger, cooling coconut milk, sweet mango, a little heat from the chili sauce, and salty, savory miso ~ all tied together in a neat […]

Spicy Sweet Mango Lentils

Coconut Curry Soup

Ultra Creamy Coconut Curry Soup with Kale and Butternut 5

Meet your new best friend……Fat.  Flavorful curry, creamy coconut milk and ultra rich coconut oil make this a satisfying soup for any time of year.  Though butternut squash from KyV Farm is not in season right now in Florida – those little buttery squashes waited patiently on the counter for […]


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

The Flavor Bible

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 […]


Coconut Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie – Vegan and No Baking! 6

A unique twist on a holiday favorite – coconut pumpkin cheesecake pie! Last Thanksgiving was my first plant based Thanksgiving experience.  Before the holiday I was a bit nervous.  No turkey? At Thanksgiving?  That can’t possible. But then I made this walnut loaf with all those comforting poultry seasonings.  And you know […]

Walnut Loaf

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Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing 1

You don’t eat meat or dairy?  What DO you eat?  Even though it has now been about a year, I am still asked this question regularly. Folks still think that when animal food are cut out, that there is nothing to eat or whatever is left is cardboard! Does this […]


Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey 7

Quinoa, (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) is quite the impostor.  It looks and acts like a grain but it is actually a tiny little seed – and is therefore an awesome source of protein.   Sneaky.   Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey For vegetarians and meat eaters alike, quinoa makes […]


Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes 1

Oatmeal for breakfast is one of my favorite things – but sometimes plain old oats can be a bit boring.  To make it more exciting I turned it into a cupcake with Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter “frosting”.  If you have kids, this is a fun way to get them to eat their […]


Indian Spiced Beet and Carrot “Fries”

There is something about the Indian spice blend, garam masala that is so warm and inviting.  Cloves, nutmeg, star anise and cumin are a few of the sweet aromatics that make up this medley.  When I thought of what I wanted to do with the golden beets I got from my farm, […]


Florida Coconut Thai Fish Packets

I will admit there are days I look in my fridge and no inspiration comes. Ha who are we kidding, that’s almost every day. But yesterday, inspiration struck in the form of parchment paper packets.  I found the basic recipe in Clean Eating, but chose to use my dad’s fresh […]


Coconut-Banana Ice Cake with Chocolate Pecan Crust 7

Did I mention that I made my own birthday cake for my birthday last weekend? I figured eh…why not?  I wanted to try out a new recipe and I could make exactly what I was craving. Coconut, banana and chocolate. I can’t think of a better mix of flavors.  It […]


Peanutty “Noodle” Salad

A few weeks ago I overheard a few fellow yogis talking about The China study: “the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health” at one of my Tuesday night Power classes.  I had heard of this study but hadn’t […]


Brazilian Vatapá 14

In a recent episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain was thoroughly enjoying Brazilian Vatapá, a classic dish with African origins. Vatapá is a thick pureed seafood stew with coconut, jalapeño and peanuts and then a few variable ingredients such as breadcrumb or cornmeal, fresh lime, cilantro, tomatoes and ginger. How […]


Coconut-Banana Buckwheat Waffles served with Hazelnut Agave 9

Just a super quick post today to say hello.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter! As a special breakfast over the weekend I made a variation of my blueberry buckwheat waffle recipe.  Remember this one? Gluten, dairy and egg free!  This version came out really flavorful and moist from the coconut […]


truRoots and my Amazing Sprouted Green Lentil Coconut Curry Soup 14

I found Nutmeg Notebook through my weight watcher message boards. The photos of her healthy recipes are just gorgeous and occasionally she does product reviews.  The one I came across that intrigued me was for an Organic Sprouted Bean Trio from truRoots .  Per 1/3 cup there is 160 cals, […]