Gorgeous CSA Photos and my Kalesagnia – A Kale and Mushroom Lasagna

There are two superfoods that pair so well it’s a match made in heaven. Kale and mushrooms come together in this delicious Kale and Mushroom Lasagna – I affectionately call a Kalesagnia. Speaking of superfoods…’ve gotta check out my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) basket for this week. Here’s what I […]

Kale and Mushroom Lasagna

Walnut Tofu Loaf

Walnut-Tofu Loaf 2

Celebrate the holidays with all the traditional flavors you know and love, without the meat in this Vegan Holiday Walnut Tofu Loaf. Welcome home… This loaf was super easy to make-it sounds like a lot, but it took under 30 minutes to prep using my food processor to chop the […]

Florida Fall Harvest Soup 2

Florida Fall Harvest Soup with a secret ingredient – radishes! Shhh… one will ever know they aren’t potatoes. Last Thursday was my second CSA pickup and I stayed behind to discuss some workshop ideas with Vivian and Francisco for KYV farm.   As we chatted, Vivian offered me some soup.  […]

Fall Harvest Soup

Turkey Tempeh

Turkey Tempeh Recipe, Perfect for the Holidays!

If you’re new to living a vegan or plant-based lifestyle, this Turkey Tempeh recipe is perfect for the holidays. All the flavors you love – and better for your health, animals and the planet.   Before I get started with the recipe, let me quickly share a few veggie pics I […]

Cranberry Bowl with Sauteed Spinach, Black Eyed Peas and Couscous 3

A plant-based way to use Thanksgiving leftover cranberries? Yes please!  This Cranberry Bowl with Sauteed Spinach, Black Eyed Peas and Couscous with it’s tangy cranberry and savory sauteed spinach is a palate pleaser.  Is everything as crazy for you as it is for me?  The holidays, extra responsibilities at work, taking […]

Cranberry Bowl

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Pumpkin Cream Sauce

I learned something really interesting today from my coworker, Sarah.  Her son, Jake, did a fabulous presentation on plastic.  Have you heard of the Great Garbage Patch? It is this huge garbage mound of plastic in the middle of the ocean that is “roughly the size of Texas, containing approximately 3.5 […]

Pumpkin Chili Mole 6

Rich layers of flavor and a thick, hearty texture – this Pumpkin Chili Mole is the perfect belly filling comfort food for the season.   When you ask most folks what they put in their chili you typically hear beans, beef, tomatoes etc.  But how do you make a meatless chili that […]

Pumpkin Chili Mole

Chinese Five Spice Miso Soup with Shitakes and Edamame 1

I’m still working on cutting back after my recent trip to San Francisco and wine country.  With the weather getting a bit cooler I thought a nice warm but light soup would be nice.   I simply sauteed onions and garlic, added in shitakes and edamame.  The flavor balance of […]

Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Sweet, fresh and almost raw. This Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad is a quick tasty option for a light lunch. YUM!    One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we’ll be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the […]

Broiled Polenta Cakes with Sautéed Broccoli and Cannellini Beans

Tempt your tummy with Broiled Polenta Cakes with Sautéed Broccoli and Cannellini Beans- slightly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and smothered with tender broccoli. and Cannellinis is easy enough for weeknights and fancy enough for a dinner party. Today is a special Friday as it happens to […]

Polenta and broccoli

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Balsamic and Red Wine 4

That is it.  I’m toast.  I’ve finally made my own fresh pasta sauce and I now can never go back to jarred.  What prompted this craziness you ask? The last two times I made pasta and used a jarred sauce it was so tough to get downI actually had to […]

Spicy-Sweet Miso Marinated Broccoli Salad and Eat. Live. Be. 16

Happy Valentines Day! I have such a wonderful recipe for you; but first, Eat. Live.Be. Today’s Eat. Live. Be. topic is “Straight from the experts”. I like the website RealAge which bases its information on a Scientific Advisory Board including the co-creators of the site; Michael F. Roizen, MD and […]

North African Chickpea Stew 12

Sweet Calabaza squash, fresh cilantro and crunchy peanuts comprise this delicious North African Chickpea Stew. Today’s Eat. Live.Be. for a better 2011 is how to get out of a rut. The only thing that works for me is to change things up and simply keep trying. Think about it, any […]