Tag Archives : Walnuts


Feisty Vegan Taco Salad 9

Vegan Taco Salad Do you love traveling? I have to say that I do enjoy some travel but leaving home weekly would be tough – my life is so crazy that I savor the quiet minutes at home. When the travel bug does happen to hit me, one of the very first things I do […]

Feisty Vegan Taco Salad

My New Business Adventure and Nutrient Packed Mila Cereal 1

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 host of other ailments, I have found something that can help! Even better, it’s not some pill or potion, shake or powder.  […]


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 is yum! If you haven’t […]


Walnut-Tofu Loaf 1

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 veggies; and, leaving it uncooked overnight in the fridge worked out well, as the flavors has more time to work into the tofu.  And leftovers?  Don’t even get me started!  I […]


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 million tons of trash. Shoes, […]


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 why I started blogging.  (Just […]


Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread

Happy Friday  Just a super quick post because I miss ya. And ‘cause I threw this together for a pot luck at work and I got lots of requests for the recipe.  And ‘cause I’m proud of myself for throwing together a season appropriate recipe that people actually liked that had kale. I don’t think […]


Roasted Calabaza and Garlic with Lentils, Barley, Kale,Toasted Pine Nuts, Walnuts and Dried Cherries

I had such a wonderful weekend.  How was yours? I got some new earrings at the farmers market and I liked them so much I updated my profile pic (plus it’s been a while as I’m no longer a brunette!) Aren’t they fun?  They are actually rooster feathers.  (And was assured that no birds were harmed in […]


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 for my one-year bloggiversary and […]