Hawaiian Portobello Burgers

Who doesn’t love a good, juicy burger? This portobello burger won’t disappoint. The meaty mushrooms soak up the sweet and savory, ginger and sesame teriyaki sauce, and release those flavors with every bite. Simple slaw provides a  refreshing crunch. Topping the stack with delectable pineapple takes it to another level. Yum! While the taste is [...]

By | 2017-09-07T19:32:42+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Delicious Chickpea Salad

When transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet, the meal that often leaves people in a quandary is lunch. Specifically, what to eat in place of the traditional "meat and cheese" or chicken-salad sandwiches of their childhood. No meat. No cheese. What on earth do you put between the slices of bread? Enter the chickpea. [...]

By | 2017-07-31T08:59:43+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Easy BBQ Jackfruit

I grew up in Texas, the land of barbecue brisket, ribs and smoked pulled pork. While I no longer crave meat, I still love the spicy sweet, black-pepper heat of a good, thick Texas-style BBQ sauce. Turns out young, green jackfruit is the perfect whole-food, plant-based substitute for meat in a barbecue-style sandwich or baked [...]

By | 2017-07-13T10:34:26+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|3 Comments

Spicy Corn, Potato and Green Chile Chowder

If you want to put a plant-based dinner on the table that gets an “Oh, my favorite!” response from family members instead of audible sighs, make this chowder.   This meal is my vegetarian teen son’s favorite whole food, plant-based meal. I have also served it to omnivore friends, and watched them clean their bowls. [...]

Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chipotle Burritos

Burritos are one of my go-to comfort foods. They’re fast, filling, and so full of flavor I don’t miss the oil, cheese or sour cream. This delicious, whole-food, plant-based burrito starts with water sautéed onion and jalapeno pepper. Then I add in diced, cooked sweet potatoes and a couple of handfuls of mixed baby greens. [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:25+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Stir Fried Mung Beans, Cabbage and Bell Pepper with Garlic Tofu

Juicy, crunchy mung bean sprouts. I love them! I often toss a handful into a soup or stir fry, but this recipe makes them the star. These sprouts may not look especially nutritious. Pale and mostly water, there are only around 31 calories in a cup. But appearances can be deceiving. Remember, this is a [...]

Swiss Chard with Mushrooms and Onions

Greens are one of the foundation foods of the Nutritarian Diet. This whole food, plant-based diet developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman puts emphasis on cancer-fighting, nutrient dense foods. And dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Most of the calories in green veg comes from . . . (surprise!) PROTEIN. A [...]

Apple Carrot Cranberry Ginger Juice

It’s cranberry season! I love fresh cranberries. When they go on sale at my grocery store I stock up, putting several bags in the freezer to enjoy in later months. One of my new favorite ways to use fresh cranberries is in a juice. This juice is a good balance of tart and sweet, and [...]

Mexican Black Bean Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (WFPB, Vegan, Vegetarian, GF)

Walk into a grocery store in October in the Northern Hemisphere, and you’re likely to see winter squash of all shapes and sizes piled high in bins. These lovely vegetables have been soaking up the sun all summer long. (If you grow winter squash, you know you have been faithfully watering these babies for months. [...]

Better Than Chicken Noodle Skillet Casserole

This week I made over a former family favorite – Tuna Noodle Casserole. The new version is plant-based and utilizes a meat replacement product from Beyond Meat® called Beyond Chicken Strips. If you’re already on the WFPB bandwagon, you may question this ingredient. You know that whole food, plant-based ingredients are best. If this is [...]

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