Spaghetti Squash with Vegan Broccoli Pepita Pesto

Who would have dreamed that broccoli could be the base of a delicious pesto? This vegan Broccoli Pepita Pesto recipe is whole food, plant-based and oil-free. You gotta’ make it to believe it! I love broccoli, and I love that I have a new way to enjoy it even more. By quick-steaming the broccoli, you’ll [...]

Ditching Dairy – Can You Get Enough Calcium from a Plant-Based Diet?

As a Certified Health Coach helping people adopt a whole food, plant-based diet, I often get asked about dairy. It goes something like this . . . Q: “If I eliminate dairy on a plant-based diet, will I get enough calcium?” A:  Yes, you can get enough calcium on a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet. [...]

Can You Eat Meat on a Plant-Based Diet?

How much meat can you eat and still be considered eating a whole food, plant-based diet? Most people would answer zero. And indeed, a 100% whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet has many benefits, including the longest, healthiest lifespans. It is also the most therapeutic for reversing serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease and type 2 [...]

Dragon Fruit Coconut Chia Pudding Cups

Craving a creamy, refreshing, eye-catching brunch or dessert recipe for a gathering? Looking no further than coconut chia pudding cups topped with a dragon fruit banana "nice cream." Chia seeds absorb the liquid and thicken the maple syrup sweetened coconut milk into a rich, thick pudding. Tropical red dragon fruit, or pitaya, is a beautiful [...]

Best WFPB Cheese Sauce with Bowtie Pasta

Craving a big plate of messy, cheesy nachos? Can't do without comforting mac n' cheese? Here's my all-time favorite Best WFPB Cheese Sauce recipe. Not only is it healthier than dairy or oil-based commercial cheese alternatives, it tastes really good! You can stir this satisfying, whole food, plant-based vegan cheese sauce into pasta, as I've [...]