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Mexican Style Fresh Pickled Vegetables
This Mexican Style Fresh Pickled Vegetable recipe requires fresh lime juice to give it a nice tangy flavor.  It is[...]
Mid Summer Sunday Dinner
Summer tomatoes are the best.  I always look forward to this time of the year as we pick fresh tomatoes[...]
White Bean Hummus
Hummus is one of my favorite go-to snacks in the early afternoon. There is something special about it.  It's so[...]
Portabella Burger with Truffle Aioli
This recipe is one of my personal favorites.  It is reserved for special occasions and is definitely a guilty pleasure.[...]
Quick, Easy, Endless Possibilities – Black Bean, Corn, Jicama Salsa
This is my "go to" recipe when I feel really lazy.  I use it to fill tacos, top salads, as[...]
French Lentil Soup
This recipe is based off of basic traditional French Lentil Soup replacing chicken stock with vegetable stock.  It actually turns[...]
Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats
By prepping breakfast the night before it allows for a easy stress-free morning. Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats Ingredients 1 cup[...]
Jamaican Jerk Marinade
My husband and I developed this Jerk Marinade in 2004, over a bottle of rum and a late night of[...]
Herb Roasted Fresh Whole Trout
Everything is better when it is in season an sourced locally.  This is what we found here in La Crosse,[...]
Morning Beverage of Choice
When I was a little girl my grandparents lived with us.  One of my fondest memories was the mornings I[...]
Sushi Rolls
I love sushi.  It is something that is very economical to make at home and fun too.   With a[...]
Roasted Beet Salad With Fennel and Orange
I always find that in the fall I start craving new foods.  I just had to have this and will[...]
Vegan Black Bean Flautas
I have been sick lately and very uninspired.  This is one of my "fall back" recipes when I am hungry[...]
Mexican Soup
In our house typically soup is not considered a "dinner" item. To me soup can be served as an appetizer or[...]
Watermelon for “Grown Ups”
When we were children nothing says summer like swimming and snacks of fresh watermelon. Remember when your mom gave you[...]
Festival Tomato Salad
It was the Tomato Festival at the Chattanooga Market yesterday afternoon. We had a guest staying with us and made[...]
Pasta with oven roasted tomatoes
This is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes on earth and a great way to use all of the[...]
Asian Curried Lentils
This is a good mid week recipe that can be made in the slow cooker.  I whipped this one up[...]
Mushroom Chili with Beans
When the wind begins to howl and the temperature drops I begin to long for comfort foods like a nice[...]
Okay So I Started a Blog About Food and Other Related Stuff
I am a big fan of Facebook and love to cook.  So what?  Well, I have had several requests from[...]
Spicy Garlicky Greens
This recipe was born out of necessity.  Necessity to eat something quick, easy, and use up greens that I bought[...]
Pinto Beans
Approx $ per can and only $ per pound dry.  Nutritional information
Eggplant and Artichoke Lasagna
This recipe is gluten free, low fat and very satisfying.  It is also great the next day and makes a[...]
Fruity Water
It may sound simple enough but sometimes we just need a little reminder to liven things up. Add this or[...]
Asian Fish Wraps
When I eat this dish I just feel like I am doing something healthy for my body.  This is one[...]
Black Bean Cakes with Mango Salsa
My husband and I recently participated in vegan eating week here at home.  It was a great experiment and we[...]
Salsa, Guacamole, and Jicama Chips
I was asked to bring a appetizer for the holiday cookout.  I love love love salsa and guacamole I could[...]
Vegan Vietnamese Pho
One of my very favorite foods is the Vietnamese Beef Pho.  I have been trying to eat a more vegan-based[...]
Butternut Squash with Quinoa and Oats
Download and Print Recipe The fall harvest is one of my favorite times of the year.  Markets are abundant and[...]
Indian Style Mung Beans with Spinach / Dal Saag
This dish is pure comfort food and quite easy to make.  It is easy to digest and gluten free too.[...]
Quck and Easy Roasted Cauliflower
This dish is so simple and delicious we eat this often. 1 head of cauliflower, cleaned and sliced into 1"[...]
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce
Liven up your traditional cauliflower with a little spice and some Tahini Sauce.  The turmeric and paprika in this recipe[...]
Baked Fish and Chips
Craving the high fat version of this but I will stick with the healthy version tonight. I have some kind[...]
Thai Butternut Squash Soup
  I love food.  I wake up each morning and start planning on what I will eat that day but[...]
Mediterranean Salad – Low fat – Quick and Easy
2 cups of mixed green baby lettuces 2 small Persian cucumbers, diced 3 very thin slices of red onion 2[...]
Exotic Indian Scented Roasted Cauliflower
I love the flavors found in Indian cooking.  For this dish I decided to roast the cauliflower to give it[...]
Vegetable Flatbread
Sometimes a girl just needs some pizza. This diary free version really hits the spot and is a much healthier[...]
Rigatoni with Red Mushroom Gravy
This dish has great depth and intensity.  The varied textures of the different types of mushrooms and tomato was outstanding.[...]
Black Bean and Grain Burgers
One thing that just brings comfort to me is a good burger.  I have been trying to come up with[...]
Cherry Tomato and Zucchini “Pasta”
This recipe is a take on the classic roasted tomato pasta and replaces processed ingredients with whole raw foods.  If[...]
Teff Patties
Teff is considered an ancient grain is is one of the smallest in the world.  Originating in Eithopia, this little[...]
Orange Hemp Seed Dressing
Just say yum to this fresh delicous and nutritious dressing! Orange Hemp Seed Dressing Ingredients 1/2 cup Raw Hemp Seeds[...]
Ginger Tea
One of my personal favs. This is my "go-to" recipe for whenever my tummy isn't feeling quite right or when[...]
Apple with Cinnamon Almond Butter
Hooray for apple season!  Fall is one of my very favorite seasons of the year.  The markets are full of[...]
Healthy Big Game Recipes
Have fun on Superbowl Sunday without sabotaging your health. Check out this collection of delicious vegan Superbowl Recipes from around[...]
Lemon Lime Ginger Ale
Simply refreshing with the added benefits of ginger and fresh lemon to help with inflammation.   Serves 6 Ingredients: 1[...]
Reader Shares Easy Vegan Chili Recipe
This recipe sounds nice and easy to make during a busy weeknight.  Give it a try and let us know[...]
Quick and Easy Pasta with Green Peas and Onions
We arrived home last night and did not have much in the house to prepare for dinner.  We were too[...]
Raw Vegan Lasagna
I was looking for something new that was fresh, vegan, and really tasty.  I ran across this recipe and just[...]
Rice porridge
So the other day I needed to eat breakfast but was looking for something easy and gluten free. When I[...]
VEGAN TOFU WITH LEMONGRASS, PEANUTS AND BASIL 8-10 oz extra firm tofu rinsed, drained, squeezed and patted dry,  and cut[...]
Sushi Dinner Platter
We love to participate in Global Eating so I came up with this menu that fulfilled my craving for Japanese food.  [...]
Baby Bok Choy with Mushrooms and Orange Ginger Sauce
Pulled fresh from my pot garden on my patio, the pictured (left) item is an heirloom organic variety called Shanghai[...]
Carrot Salad
This Carrot Salad recipe has a nice balance of garlic and sweet and is a real treat.  It is a[...]
Living in the South for the Summer
  Living in the South for the summer has proven to be a culinary artist and a plant-based eater's dream.[...]
Fresno Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans
Fresno Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans is the result of my search to use a new ingredient in a[...]
Asian Noodle Salad
I was cleaning out the refrigerator and needed something to use up some ingredients.  I just threw this one together.[...]
What to do with all the leftover cherries?
I had about a pound of leftover cherries as they were just starting to get slightly soft.  Everyone in this[...]
Polenta and Greens
I love my greens and I figure you can never have enough greens in your diet. In this recipe, I[...]
Cream of Kale Soup
I had some leftover red potatoes and  kale and wanted some stick-to-your-ribs kind of food.  This cream of kale soup[...]
Kale Chips
Serves 1 | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes Ingredients 4 cups kale, raw, (ribs removed) leaves[...]
Breakfast on the Run
My favorite thing to grab in the morning when I am pressed for time is a cereal bar.  I am[...]
Ancho Chili Salsa
I was experimenting and came up with this delicious concoction.   Ancho Chili Salsa 1 C Sun Dried Tomatoes, Soaked[...]
Green Smoothie
Some days I just feel like I need a boost.  That is when I turn to my Vitamix and my[...]
Indian Lentils and Yummy Spinach Side Dish
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a dinner with my husband at a friend's house.  It was an authentic[...]
Vegetable Egg Muffins
Vegetable egg muffins are a great source of protein.  These kick the nutritional value up a bit by adding veggies[...]
Summer Dinner
What does a vegan plate of goodness look like?  Check out what I ate Sunday: Starting top left moving clockwise:[...]
Baked Macaroni and Cheez
I made this recipe based on Chef Cloe's Vegan Mac 'N Cheese recipe from The Kind Life Recipe Forum and changed it[...]
Happy Cinco de Mayo
Are you tired of the same old ground beef tacos in a flour tortilla?  Try these budget-friendly healthy and satisfying[...]
Apple Cake
You can also fill cupcake tins with this mixture for nice apple muffins. 1/2 c a/p unbleached flour 1/2 c[...]
Uzbek Vegetable Stew
After dining at the Russian Tea Room in Chicago I just had to have the Domlama again. Now that the[...]
Veggie Chili
Half cooked and half raw ingredients really make this dish a nutrition powerhouse and very satisfying.   COOK THIS  1/2[...]
Banana and Cacao Smoothie
Some days I can be just plain lazy when it comes to cooking. With work keeping me so busy I[...]
Apple Sandwich (Quick and Easy) (Kid Friendly)
I always look forward to apple season.  It is one of my favorite times of the year.  We had the[...]
Fresh Mango Salsa – Low Fat and Gluten Free
I love fresh mango salsa.  It is low fat, gluten free, and quick and easy.  It is one of my[...]
Black Lentils over Baby Arugula
​The truth is I have been meaning to post this recipe for months.  It has great texture and flavor combinations.[...]
Cannelini Beans with Garlic and Herbs
Simple and rustic, this Cannelini Beans with Garlic and Herbs dish can be served as an entree or a side.Cannellini[...]
Red Cabbage and Apples
Red Cabbage and Apples paired with the acidity of the red table wine immediately brings your taste buds to Eastern[...]
Orange Salad with Olives
I originally saw a similar recipe on a website for an Italian dish usually eaten for good luck on New[...]
Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.  It helps keep you going until lunch.  It also[...]
Spicy Jicama and Orange Salad
  Jicama, also known as the yam bean, is commonly found in markets and has a mild flavor. It is[...]
Red Lentils with Cinnamon and Cloves
This was another really yummy dal recipe we made this week.  It has a nice sweetness to it. 1 cup[...]
Dinner – Fresh from the Garden
It was a beautiful afternoon yesterday here in the Midwest.  I had the opportunity to work on my garden and[...]
Grilled Polenta Salad
We whipped this one up as an easy side dish.  It is a play on a simple salad using the[...]
Chia Seed Pudding with Sweet Cherries
Sweet cherry season has just begun and I am still in love with chia seed pudding for breakfast.  This recipe[...]
Vegetable Flatbread
Pizza has always been one of my absolute favorite foods. When I had to give up dairy I had to[...]
Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom Risotto This dish takes approximately 25 minutes of attentive cooking time but it is totally worth it. For The[...]
I love sandwiches – Veggie Sandwich on Whole Wheat
So we picked up a new bread maker and I am so excited.  I really love to eat bread but[...]
Red Cherry Chocolate Smoothie
This Red Cherry Chocolate Smoothie is a fun and delicious smoothie that I whipped up for breakfast yesterday morning.  It[...]
Sweet Cherry Smoothie
This Sweet Cherry Smoothie screams summer!  I have had it as a snack or as an indulgent dessert.  Give it[...]
Tofu with Baby Bok Choy
Nothing says healthy like a quick and easy stir fry of tofu and baby bok choy.  My husband whipped this[...]
Cleaning out the Fridge Stuffed Acorn Squash
Like many of us I got really busy the other day.  I did not plan dinner and did not have[...]
Moussaka is a Greek dish that is traditionally made with meat and dairy.  My husband and I created this recipe[...]
Need a blender for this one 1 cup vanilla organic soy or almond milk 1 medium banana 1 T unsweetened[...]
Kale and Champagne Mango Salad
Ingredients 2 Champagne mangoes, diced 1/2 Sweet Onion, Chopped 1/2 Jalapeno, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/2 Cilantro,[...]
Mini Black Bean Flautas
I was really hungry for lunch and whipped this one up with leftover black beans.  You can easily use this[...]
Pumpkin Oats
Fall is here in full force which leaves us craving hearty warm comfort foods. I love oatmeal for breakfast so[...]
Black Bean Soup
Black bean soup is one of my very favorite one-dish meals.  This method of cooking keeps it simple and very[...]
Pasta and Mint Pesto With Peas – Quick and Easy
Mint is the first herb that begins growing in our garden and is the first sign of spring.  I planted[...]
I made this dish for my husband during "vegan week" and he said to post this recipe.  I got the[...]
Blood Orange and Kale Salad
Kale Salad recipe was featured on and took 3rd place in their "Big Kale Contest".  Heather Crosby, creator of YumUniverse said[...]

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