Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Want a refreshing high-protein lunch or side-dish that sings of summer and won't weight you down? Look no further than this lemony, minty quinoa tabbouleh salad recipe with chickpeas.  Quinoa Health Benefits Quinoa is an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, minerals and fiber. A cup of cooked quinoa is about 220 calories, and has more fiber than [...]

By | 2018-09-07T08:38:06+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Vegan|0 Comments

Mongolian Soy Curls and Broccoli

Need a new 30-minute oil-free plant-based dinner recipe that will satisfy your multi-vore household? Look no further than this vegan version of Mongolian Beef and Broccoli.  It uses a healthy whole soy product from Butler Foods, called Soy Curls. (Get them on Amazon.) Soy Curls are just cooked and dehydrated non-GMO soy beans - no [...]

By | 2018-08-31T07:14:59+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Company-Worthy Vegan Lasagna

Recently, I had an Aunt visiting from out of state and my parents over for dinner.  While they do eat plenty of vegetables, their diet includes meat, dairy and eggs. What whole food, plant-based meal would they find enjoyable? I decided to make an unctuous, vegan lasagna for dinner. You may be wondering if a [...]

By | 2018-07-26T10:06:15+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Hawaiian Salad with Spicy Mango Dressing

"The Salad is The Main Dish," so says Joel Fuhrman, MD. Sound advice. Getting lots of raw veggies into your diet provides insoluble fiber for gut health and countless phytonutrients that help fight disease and satisfy true hunger. But sometimes salad can get boring. The same old veggies. The same dressing. That's when it's time [...]

Plantain Tostadas

If you've never eaten a plantain before, you're in for a treat! This cousin of the banana is better for cooking. It's slightly more starchy, a bit lower in sugar, and provides lots of potassium, vitamins A, C, and B6, magnesium and fiber. The plantain is definitely healthy. The problem is that the nutritional value [...]

By | 2018-06-28T16:53:49+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Vegan|0 Comments

Not-Chicken Green Chile Enchiladas

One of my favorite meals is green chile chicken enchiladas. Before I went plant-based, they were usually the standard chicken and sour cream filled flour or corn tortillas, smothered in salsa verde and a layer of gooey, melted Monterrey jack cheese. Not so healthy. Fortunately, I have a new whole food, plant-based chicken enchilada recipe [...]

By | 2018-08-30T12:44:18+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Meatless Dinner Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|2 Comments

Oil-Free Whole Grain Skillet Cornbread [Plant-Based, Vegan]

My family will tell you that when it comes to cornbread, I am serious. I love cornbread! Real cornbread. Not that "from a box" stuff. It has to be moist, flavorful, and not too sweet. It also has to be plant-based and oil-free. This recipe is my all-time favorite.  It combines cornmeal with whole wheat pastry flour [...]

By | 2017-09-20T09:29:19+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Grains, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

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

Tofu Scramble Rancheros

Several years ago, when I was out of town at a health coaching conference, I ordered a tofu scramble for breakfast at the restaurant near my hotel. I was not impressed. It was yellow like eggs, but the taste was bland and the texture mushy. Not like eggs at all. I continued to ignore the [...]

By | 2017-06-07T15:58:48+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Eating, Vegan|0 Comments

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