Vegan


Grilled Balsamic Portabella Burgers

  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 […]


One-Pot Moroccan Carrots, Lentils and Rice 2

  Ever wonder what to do with leftover rice and beans or lentils? Well I’ve got the recipe for you! One Pot Moroccan Carrots, Lentils and Rice – a “my-family-went-back-for-seconds” recipe.   There’s one thing I’ve learned to be true as I’ve transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle….if you cook and buy […]


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 […]


What The Health Film Review – The Newest Must-See Documentary 2

Have you struggled with, or know anyone that has dealt with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or obesity?  How would you feel to be armed with the knowledge that genes have little to do with any of these diseases and that we’ve got more power than we think? What The Health Film Review: […]


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 […]


Why’s It So Hard To Eat The Right Foods? The Pleasure Trap.

  Why do we make the decisions we do? Why do we choose the wrong foods when we know the right ones to eat? It’s all about The Pleasure Trap.  Psychologist Doug Lisle breaks it down.   Humans and animals are built by genes and are sensitive to environmental cues. We […]


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 […]


Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe Review 3

  Can you really make pizza crust from quinoa?   You may or may not have seen the quinoa pizza crust recipe on the internet. It’s essentially a gluten free, protein packed, alternative to traditional pizza dough. I tested out a recipe from simply quinoa to see if it was worth […]


Best Vegan Cheeses 5

I’m told the most challenging part of eating a plant-based diet is giving up the cheese, butter and ice cream. When I first started on this journey, there were about as many plant-based cheese options as there are cassette tapes on the shelves now.   We’re so lucky to have more options […]


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 […]