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 […]


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

Say so long butter and hello to coconut oil in this Ultra Creamy Coconut Curry Soup with Kale and Butternut. Meet your new best friend……fat.  Flavorful curry, creamy coconut milk and ultra rich coconut oil make this a satisfying soup for anytime of year.  Though butternut squash from KyV Farm […]

Coconut Berry Crisp – On The Grill! 1

 It’s gettin’ hot in here. So try Coconut Berry Crisp – On The Grill!  Coconut Berry Crisp 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.) Coconut Berry Crisp This was the dessert […]

Coconut Berry Crisp

Garlic Green Beans

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? Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions. Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? […]

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 […]

Coconut Pumpkin

Fruited Salad

Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing 1

If you don’t eat meat or dairy? What DO you eat? This super yummy Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing of course. Pear Apple Salad Even though it’s been about a year, I am still asked this question regularly. Folks still think that when animal food are cut out, that […]

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, […]