Plant-Based


Grilled Balsamic Portabella Burgers 4

  Grilled Balsamic Mushroom Burgers are a light, delicious alternative to beef burgers. No cholesterol and low in calories – yet moist and full of flavor.  A win-win!     It’s time to take a vote. Portobello or portobella? Which is the correct spelling?   I tend to lead towards […]


Mango & Avocado Spring Rolls with Nutty Dipping Sauce 4

Here in Florida we’re in full even-my-eyelids-are-sweating mode, and it’s only June.  It’s time for something cool and fresh – like Mango & Avocado Spring Rolls with Nutty Dipping Sauce.   These fresh mango and avocado spring rolls are a little sweet, a little savory, a little crunchy, a little soft […]


How To Cook Brown Lentils In Bulk Using A Pressure Cooker 2

What if you could live years longer just by eating a cup of super-yummy lentils per day? What’s that you say? I’d love to learn how to cook brown lentils but it takes too long to cook them? Let me introduce you to the pressure cooker.   But first, let’s get […]


How To Cook Brown Rice In Bulk In Three Easy Steps 5

    Even the most basic foods can be scary to cook when you’re first getting into the kitchen.  When you’re going plant-based, there are a few basics that you’ve gotta master to be successful – including how to cook rice and grains in bulk. Shopping and cooking from the […]


Ten Vegan Cinco de Mayo Tacos To Inspire You! 4

  Cinco de Mayo. It’s not just a margarita filled haze. It’s also good food, friends, bright colors and Mexican beer too. We can’t forget the beer. Today I’m featuring simple, versatile, vegan tacos. An ode to Cinco de Mayo tacos, if you will.   In the past I was […]


Indonesian Peanut Gado Gado Sauce Recipe And Roasted Veggie Salad 4

  You’ve landed here because you’re either looking for a Gado Gado sauce recipe or you’re one of my awesome email subscribers. Either way, you’re gonna be stoked – because this Indonesian peanut sauce is perfect for dressing, marinade or dipping sauce.  It’s sweet, spicy and savory with a little […]


Bumble Bee Corn and Black Bean Salad 5

Bumble Bee Corn and Black Bean Salad – a salad that got a self-professed veggie and bean hater to say, “I actually enjoyed that. I could eat that. It had a lot of flavor!”  And shhh……he had no idea it had no oil in it!   This incredible salad was […]


Coconut Quinoa Broccoli Bowl 3

Risotto. Creamy, filling, sweat and savory balance. That’s what this Quinoa bowl reminds me of.    If you’re gonna go plant-based, even if it’s only some of the time, you must have a go-to “bowl” recipe.   One that brings together veggies, protein, fiber, vitamins and nutrients….but most importantly, tastes good. […]


Plant-Based Gastrofest 2017 2

Jacksonville’s Gastrofest knocks it out of the park with the plant-based options. Walk with me as I show you what was on the menu and get ready to be inspired.   Gastrofest was a double duty thing for me this year. Think Wonder Woman…..as in Diana Prince in the morning […]


Plant-based Irish Soda Bread 1

A plant-based Irish Soda Bread that will give you the Luck o’ the Irish!  Or at least something really yummy for breakfast.   This hearty bread is made with a mixture of oat and whole wheat flour, laced with warm cinnamon and sweet raisins – add a little bit of butter (such […]


Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna – No Pre-Cooking Noodles! 4

You’ll absolutely love this Easy Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna.   It’s cheesy, packed with flavor and so simple to make, even your kids can help make dinner. Give them the task of creating the layers. Kind of like how Subway calls their employees Sandwich Artists, they can be the Lasagna […]


Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes

  Healthier eating without sacrificing taste – my Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes is a delicious gluten-free side or perfect as a main with some grilled tofu or tempeh on top.    Note!  If you’re staying home for Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect meal – simply […]


How To Make an Easy Sushi Bowl [Vegan/Plant-Based] 2

How to make an easy sushi bowl that’s got it all – from crispy seaweed to soft avocado, from firm edamame to crunchy cucumber – finished with a sesame ginger dressing.    Before we get to the tutorial, I’ll tell you a little story about how this whole sushi bowl […]


Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa – No Pre-Cooking!

This 100% plant-based, Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa recipe has bold flavor, is simple to make, there’s NO pre-cooking, and don’t take my word for it. It’s been family tested and approved.   Go ahead, ask me if I like my slow cooker.  Most normal people would reply, “Does a […]


Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies [Video] 4

Ah the holidays. Stress. Depression. Overwhelm….wait WHAT? Time to refocus on family with my Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are the perfect way to spend time with family and enjoy a delicious holiday dessert without sacrificing health.     Every year I look back on the fond memories I’ve […]


Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook Review 2

Having the right tools makes feeding your family healthy meals a whole lot easier. The Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook is a great tool to add to your kit! Fact: Getting my daughter to eat healthy, plant-based meals reminds me of the first time I did bosu.   I fell flat on my face […]