Fight Tiredness and Fatigue through Hydrating Foods 1

Your alarm wakes up out of a dead sleep and you hit the snooze button…. four times. Finally you drag yourself out of bed, get dressed and when you walk out the door a wall of heat and humidity hits. It is time to fight back naturally with hydrating FOODS. […]

Hydrating Foods

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Lose Weight Naturally with Cheesy Chia Seed Soup

This cheesy chia seed soup is simple, filling and comforting, and will help you lose weight naturally with the perfect blend of fiber, good fats and protein. Conquer your New Years Resolution! Cheesy Chia Seed Soup I have completely fallen in love with this soup. Warm, flavorful organic broth, hearty […]

Drool-Worthy, No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie ~ Vegan and Gluten Free 1

Drool-Worthy, No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie – Vegan and Gluten Free…’s what I’m making for Thanksgiving dinner (along with a chickpea, quinoa loaf with mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.) What are some of your holiday traditions? Do you make the same thing every year or try new dishes? Passionate Pumpkin Pie – […]

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Warm Harvest Apple Breakfast 3

Warm Harvest Apple Breakfast features warm apples, pie spices and lots of healthy seeds over a bed of any grain you choose. In this case I chose my favorite grain – oats – but in their purest form. The oat groat. Harvest Apple Breakfast Can you feel it in the […]

Ten Tricky Halloween Survival Tips 3

Halloween is scary. Candy, cocktails and sugar crazed children oh my. To make Halloween a little less scary I gathered my Ten Tricky Halloween Survival Tips from around the web and cataloged them here  for you – all in one place! Have a happy and safe Halloween!  1. Pass out Halloween pencils, […]


Coconut Berry Crumble

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 […]

Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge 11

Surprise and delight your friends with this Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge! Over a week ago I had this post ready to print when the unthinkable happened.  In an effort to get back to some normalcy and keep my mind off things I am up and looking at […]

Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge

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How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants 14

Let me take a personal journey for a moment in hopes that I will help someone else be able to say, “I won the battle with depression and got off antidepressants.”   I felt like a three ton weight was pressing on my shoulders and wanted to just lie in my darkened closet […]

Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger 7

One of my favorite things since switching to a plant-based diet is veggie burgers. Not as a replacement for beef, be because they’re just so darned yummy on their own. Want to make your own? Here are my three tips on how to make a great vegan veggie burger.   […]

Clean Food

Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

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Mint and chocolate are one of my most favorite flavor combinations.  I love that aromatic freshness with the rich chocolate.  When I noticed that the chocolate mint coconut milk was on sale at Native Sun I just had to give it a try…..but what to do with it other than […]

What are your goals and dreams? 3

My life has been a whirlwind lately!  It’s amazing how things start to change when you focus on the positive. I have no doubts that the next two years of my life are going to be very different than the last twelve. I currently work a day job with a […]

The Best Eggplant – Leek Soup Ever! 2

Eggplant Leek Soup recipe at the bottom!   _______________________________________   There were a few things about growing up in Massachusetts that I wouldn’t trade the world for.   Cape Cod   I got to bring my baby there back in 2009.  Yikes – my hair was not at its best […]

Wine and Mila Tasting

I promise to get back to some recipes soon but first I want to thank all that attended the Wine and Mila tasting last night.  Candles, music, wine and amazing food – I think we all had a great time! My only regret is that I didn’t get more photos. I made some […]

Vegan Seven Layer Bean Dip with Cashew Sour Cream 4

Ready for a fiesta? Or mabe just need to feed a crowd? You ‘ll LOVE this vegan seven layer bean dip with cashew sour cream! Seven Layer Bean Dip with Mila   Greetings!  I just got back from our camping trip to St Augustine.  Yes I am crazy and yes, […]


Macro Acorn Squash Bowl with Mila, Massaged Kale and Tahini Sauce

One of the best things in life is meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Last Saturday was one of the most fun and memorable.  My friend Gregg, who has been supplying me the wines for the Wine Down Wednesday posts, and his wife Kerry (I hope that is the correct spelling!) had us over […]