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 [...]

By | 2018-11-30T09:45:38+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Vegan|0 Comments

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine Plant-Based Vegan Recipe

This Moroccan Vegetable Tagine is a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) oil-free vegan recipe full of delicious dried fruits, high fiber plant-based protein and tantalizing spices. Recently I was invited to an International Food Tasting Tour at a friend's house. Each room had a theme, including Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa. I was in the [...]

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

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

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

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

Differences Between a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and a Vegan Diet

As a Certified Health Coach, I help individuals transition to a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle so they can prevent and reverse chronic disease, and lose weight and keep it off. I often get asked what a Whole Food, Plant-Based [WFPB] diet is and how it is different from a Vegan diet. There are [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:25+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

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. [...]