Pumpkin


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

 Drool-Worthy, No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie ~ Vegan and Gluten Free…..it’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? As I was scrambling […]

Passionate Pumpkin Pie

Chunky Enchilada Mole Sauce

Spice Up Your Life with this Seasonal Black Bean and Pumpkin Enchilada Bake

A seasonal take on classic flavors – Black Bean and Pumpkin Enchilada Bake made with bonus recipe ~ Chunky Enchilada Mole Sauce.  This bake has a perfect balance of spice and a hint of seasonal pumpkin – without the heat! Before I get to this delicious recipe I’ll share a few […]


Creamy Pumpkin Mac-n-cheese with Maple Mushroom Bacon ~ Naturally Low Fat, Vegan and Gluten Free

 This Low Fat, Vegan and Gluten Free, Creamy Pumpkin Mac-n-cheese with Maple  Mushroom Bacon is so good….it’s scary. I wanted to make something a little special because I’m celebrating.  TWO events in fact. I got my certificate in Plant Based Nutrition!!!! This has been on my “vision board” for quite some […]

Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, Completed October 2013, T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell

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Autumn Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Lentil Soup with Aromatic Fresh Sage

Today is my three year bloggiversary! To celebrate I am posting a creamy Autumn Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Lentil Soup with Aromatic Fresh Sage will put you in the mood for fall. Savory and comforting with all the traditional holiday flavors will have you giving thanks that Thanksgiving is right […]


Coconut Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie – Vegan and No Baking!

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 what?  I liked it even better.  It was moist, flavorful, made great […]

Walnut Loaf

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 […]


Pumpkin, Apple and Kale Soup

After browsing around some food blogs to look for some recipes to use when I get my CSA veggies I came across the most wonderful recipe for a 5 Minute Autumn Soup created by Michelle at Find Your Balance.    I just thought it was brilliant; simple, healthy and a wonderful mix […]


Pumpkin Maple Tart

    We’re on a roll!  The first tart was polished off in less than a week so tried a festive fall one, a pumpkin maple tart that is also sweetened with banana.  Ok so technically it’s not a “tart” considering the definition of Tart, according to Dictionary.com,  is the following: […]