10 Vegan Dinners Under 300 Calories 2

You and I want three things at dinner: meals the whole family will get excited about, light, healthy recipes, and something quick and easy after a long day. This collection of 10 vegan dinners under 300 calories fits the bill effortlessly.   It’s a jungle out there. Between work, school, kids sports and lessons, family pets and […]

Mushroom Alfredo Lasagna

Feisty Vegan Taco Salad

Feisty Vegan Taco Salad 9

Crunchy chips, creamy avocado, fresh salsa and a hearty seasoned mixture of walnuts and barley with the kick of cayenne in this Feisty Vegan Taco Salad are perfect to satisfy any Tex-Mex craving. Vegan Taco Salad Do you love traveling? I have to say that I do enjoy some travel […]

Fresh & Crisp Collard Tofu Wraps for One 7

After all the crazy eating over the holidays – cookies, heavy meals, wine and empty carbs it’s time to detox with Fresh & Crisp Collard Tofu Wraps for One. I love using fresh collard greens as a wrap for delicious fillings.  It adds a nice crunch as well as lots […]

Collard Wraps


Nutrient Packed Mila Cereal 1

I’m excited to share about a food I’ve fallen in love with – Mila! I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Let’s start with the good news. If you have sleep problems, lack of energy, elimination and digestion problems, depression, excess weight, joint problems, skin issues and a […]

Country Apples and Walnuts

Taste of home – a warm mixture of cinnamon, maple syrup, apples and walnuts will leave you feeling all warm and cozy. My very sweet friend Suzanne is back at work from maternity leave and looks amazing – leaner than before she was pregnant! Everyone was amazed. We all asked, […]

Kale with Walnut Pesto, Raisins, Pepitas and Pine Nuts

Browsing through my favorite Forks Over Knives companion book, I came across an awesome kale recipe for kale with a walnut sauce.  Super simple and I had everything on hand.  I added some raisins, pine nuts and raw pepitas to add a sweet side to the salty tamari.  Oooo baby…this […]

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 […]

Walnut Tofu Loaf

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 […]

Maple Walnut Peanut Butter for my Second Bloggiversary

This month I celebrated two milestones; the first being my tenth anniversary, October 6th, and the second  being my (belated) bloggiversary on October 8th . Looking back, I remember coming across a recipe on the blog Closet Cooking; the curried honey Dijon roasted chicken in particular was both where I learned about food blogs and […]

Fall Panzanella

Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread

Some of the best recipes are unplanned. This Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread is one of those fun recipes that turned out so awesome I have to share! Happy Friday  Just a super quick post because I miss ya. And ‘cause I threw this together for a […]

Sweet Curry Roasted Butternut and Pear Salad with Walnuts 19

One of my favorite salads at Native Sun is a curry sweet potato pear salad with walnuts.  There is something about the sweetness of the pear and sweet potato against the spice mixture of the curry and the nutty walnuts that makes it a perfect balance.  I recreated it once […]

Oats with Curried Pear, Sweet Potato and Walnut Topping 8

It was a match made in heaven; my oat recipe with PB2 and nutty wheat germ topped with sweet curry pear, sweet potatoes and walnuts and finished with a salty crunch or coarse sea salt.  It’s got that sweet salty thing going on! Oats with Curried Pear, Sweet Potato and […]

Barley with Sautéed Mushrooms, Spinach, Feta and Walnuts 6

Last weekend was a very transformative weekend.  Not only did I start reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, I also watched Food Inc.   So what does one do after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma and watching Food Inc?  Make Barley with Sautéed Mushrooms, Spinach, Feta and Walnuts of course!  And […]