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Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables

These easy Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables use fresh roasted veggies along with premade burgers to save time on a busy weeknight. Could there be anything better than eggplant, tomato and onion all roasted and caramelized? I think not. I give no apologies when it comes to dinner on busy […]

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Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce

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 […]


Tender Roast Tofurkey with Balsamic Caramelized Onions and Tart Dried Cherries – for the Perfect Vegan Thanksgiving!

One taste of this Tender Roast Tofurkey with Balsamic Caramelized Onions and Tart Dried Cherries and you will have a new Thanksgiving tradition.  I typically try to stick with whole foods as much as possible but this Tofurkey roast was one of those splurge items that really neat to try. […]

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Apple & Mushroom “Stuffing” Hash with Roasted Root Veggies

For anyone looking to cut gluten naturally this holiday season try this Apple & Mushroom Stuffing Hash! It has all the flavors of Thanksgiving but with all natural veggies and no bread. There are so many of us that want to eat healthier but over the holidays it almost seems […]


Fresh and Bold Italian Panzanella (Toasty Bread Salad)

This Italian Panzanella is full of fresh veggies, dressed perfectly in a rich, tangy dressing, and topped with the crunch of toasty bread. What’s not to love? Sometimes I just want to be a little naughty. I am not an individual that suffers from celiac disease or even a wheat […]

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Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions

I have a confession that is very embarrassing – and it involves this delicious Chunky Salsa Taco Salad. I’m an “as seen on TV” junkie. I’ve tried: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) here is how I would rank some the ones I’ve tried. Music Bullet 10 – […]


Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad

The moment one learns the joy of cooking is the moment things get interesting. A whole world opens up. Recipes, cookbooks, classes, TV shows and food blogs. It can be a bit overwhelming to the point that there are so many recipes you would like to create you ask, what will I […]

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Grilled Adobo Tofu and Veggies over Fresh Citrus Salsa and Cilantro Sunflower Seed Pesto PLUS Tips on How to Make Tofu Look Like Chicken!

Grilled Adobo Tofu and Veggies Open your mind…… “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto “Many people know that animals around the world are treated badly, yet they turn their minds away.” – Ruby Roth, Vegan is Love So I […]


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Crisp Cabbage and Creamy Avocado Salad with Falafel “Croutons” and Annie’s Goddess Dressing

You know when you come across something that is so good you just want to eat it all the time?  For me it is still that salad I told you about a few posts ago- the simple purple cabbage and creamy avocado.  But last night I was looking for a bit more […]


Looking for Recipes to Cut Carbs? Try this Delicious Roasted Potatoes, Onions and Cauliflower

Last Sunday was a special day…we celebrated my brother-in-law, Matt’s, birthday! We all hopped in the boat to head over to Whitey’s Fish Camp for lunch – was it not a gorgeous day? The mullet were jumping, it wasn’t too hot and Saturday afternoon I had gotten four hours of […]

Roasted Potato, Onion and Cauliflower

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic, Sage, Pumpkin Sauce and Fresh Squash Blossoms

Celebration of Fall from the St Johns River Farmers Market – Stuffed Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic, Sage, Pumpkin Sauce and Fresh Squash Blossoms

What do you do with squash blossoms? This was the question I heard over and over from customers at the KyV Farm tent set up at the St Johns Farmers Market at Alpine Grove Park last Saturday.  There are many fried and stuffed recipes on the internet so here is […]


Simple Purple Cabbage and Creamy Avocado Salad

You’ll love the crunchy sweetness of purple cabbage and the creaminess of avocado in my Simple Purple Cabbage and Creamy Avocado Salad. I find cabbage to be a bit intimidating and I’m not sure why.  Kohlrabi and daikon radish have had no problems making it to my plate, but that […]


The Best Eggplant – Leek Soup Ever!

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 […]


Is Soy Bad for Us? Find out what I learned.

Is Soy Bad for Us? Find Out What I Learned and Enjoy a Recipe – Cajun Tofu Fingers with Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes and Creamy Spiced Mustard on the Side Cajun Fu Fingers with Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes and Creamy Spiced Mustard on the Side With this being […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Thyme Pizza with Garlic Chive Pesto with Dr Hermann Riesling and Organic Pares Balta Penedes Garnatxa Cabernet

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegetarian dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. In this case, mushrooms, thyme, butternut, garlic and chives. The wines […]


What is a Pattypan Squash? I’ll tell you all about it and share a delicious recipe – Grilled Pattypan Squash Stuffed with Bacon Tempeh, Quinoa, Daiya (Vegan Cheese) and Onions

Pattypan squash is what is known as a summer squash – all parts of it are edible, including the skin and seeds. There are TONS of benefits from eating this delicious squash. It’s full of vitamin C and A and specific antioxidants that are wonderful protection for macular degeneration and cataracts. […]


Roasted Parsnip, Carrot, Potato and Onion Gratin

One more reminder….only a few days left to enter the giveaway.  There is still time to win! Gorgeous Parsnips from KYV Farm Parsnips are a root vegetable related, not shockingly, to the carrot.  They are a bit sweeter and are great for soups or casseroles such as this gratin.  I’ll admit that we […]