Black-eyed peas at meal time are custom on New Years day for good luck and prosperity! They also pack a decent dose of potassium and folate! Folate, a water soluble B vitamin, is essential for fetal cell formation. So if you’re expecting, eat up! 1 Tb Olive Oil 2 Tb earth balance 1 Teaspoon of paprika 1/2 Teaspoon on thyme 1/2 C of yellow onion 1/4 C Red Bell Pepper […]

New Years Cajun Hoppin’ John!

  Its almost time for Thanksgiving and I am giving you a preview of what the menu looks like for me and my family.    Chickpea Cutlets with Gravy   This is one of my favorite recipes from Isa Chandra.  When I make this recipe I don’t use the gluten or the broth but it still makes a nice cutlets that don’t hold up as well but still taste great.   […]

Vegan Holiday

  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