This is one of my favorite quick meals. It mimics tuna’s versatility and can be served with organic crackers, on bread with tomato, or over greens. Either way, it is sure to leave you quite satisfied and wanting more! One 15 ounce can of chickpeas or 1 1/4 cooked 1/2 Tablespoon EV Olive Oil 1/4 Cup Vegan Mayo 2 1/2 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast 2 Tablespoons of diced red […]

Lunch Box Chickpea Salad

Its almost Super Bowl time ya’ll! I am excited! Although I am disappointed my Pats aren’t in SuperBowl50, it should be a good game. Can you believe the SuperBowl is 50 years old? Its pretty special and I had the opportunity to appear in a BudLight commercial for their bottle commemorating this milestone! The commercial flashes back at the SuperBowl through the years and you will find me in circa 1982 […]

Nacho Cheese Sauce

Barley is a healthy whole grain high in fiber and protein boasting numerous health benefits. When cooked, barley has a chewy texture and nutty flavor making it great for soups. Barley together with super kale make this simple, yet tasty stew a highly nutritional lunch or dinner option!  

Hearty Kale & Barley Stew

  Tonight’s dinner menu includes a household favorite ‘Mac No Cheeze’! I’ve made so many versions of veganized Mac and Cheese in my ten years of eating a plant based diet. This is one of my favorites from Vegan Yum Yum because it’s extra creamy and soy-free. I used dinosaur rice pasta today for fun!:) Here is the recipe for the Cheeze sauce.  

‘Mac No Cheeze’

Peaches are in peak season here in CT. Yesterday, we took a trip to the orchard and brought home quite a large yield! The peaches were small, due to the dry weather, so we picked bunch to may up for it! Now I have figure out what to make with these beauties!    Today for breakfast, I decided to try Peaches and Cream Quinoa. I was going to do oatmeal […]

Peaches & Cream Quinoa

  Here is one of my favorite veggie burgers to whip up. I love it because it is protein packed and full of flavor! ½ cup quinoa 1 small onion, finely chopped 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped 1½ cups cooked black beans, or 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. dried steak seasoning 8 whole-grain hamburger buns 1. Stir […]

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

From jarred mashes to pouch purees, store shelves are stocked with baby food brands that claim to be organic, healthy, and of course, pure! Offering homemade fare also stands up to these claims plus the advantage of knowing exactly where it came from, whats in it, and also getting babies taste buds used to the food you eat.  Making your own baby food takes minutes and can be stored in the […]

Baby Food Cubes

I went outside this morning to have the wind slam my face like an icy snowball! Geesh, I wasn’t ready!  Winter is upon us, my dear, and it is time to warm the body from the inside out with comforting food! A pumpkin picking trip with my daughter about a month ago, left me with a pumpkin that has been sitting on my kitchen table ever since, beckoning me to […]

Pumpkin Coconut Curry Stew

      One of the best things about chilly weather is eating nourishing warm foods. During the autumn and winter months, I always have a pot of soup on the stove. This recipe is one of my favorites because its quite filling and provides complete protein along with healthy carbs from the barley and fats from the avocado. 1/2 onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 potatoes, […]

Pinto Barley Soup w/ Avocado

One of my favorite things to do in summer is indulge on as much fresh fruit as my belly can handle! One of my personal favorites are strawberries and they are ripe for picking in June! I’ll tell ya, there is nothing better than picking your own berries and then preparing a delicious desert with them! After visiting Lyman Orchards, where I picked some sweet juicy strawberries, I headed to […]

From the Patch to the Plate: Strawberry Shortcakes

This morning I made Blueberry Muffins! I love this recipe not only because its gluten free, but also due the quinoa for added protein and the use of maple syrup instead of sugar.

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins