Beet Basil Salad With Cherry Basil Balsamic Reduction

Harvesting our garden is such a pleasure. We plant and harvest beets every year and enjoy freshly cooked beets as a side dish or in salads. We also love beet pickles, but they include a lot of refined sugar. The Cherry Basil Balsamic Reduction paired with the beets satisfies the beet pickle craving and is […]

Read More

Chocolate Mint Banana Sorbet

Sorbets are the perfect, blissful treat on a hot summer day. The cool refreshing addition of fresh mint leaves creates an utterly satisfying treat. This Chocolate Mint Banana Sorbet is calling your name. It’s always sorbet season at my house, so I make sure I continuously have frozen bananas on hand. I peel and slice […]

Read More

Lettuce Wraps With Maple Miso Soy Curls

I have a beautiful lettuce wrap planned for you today. The wrap includes Soy Curls seasoned with barley miso and maple syrup, tucked into lovely red lettuce leaves along with chives, tomatoes, and a creamy maple miso sauce. Have you tried Soy Curls? Soy Curls are dehydrated soybeans, (plus some bits, but I embrace the […]

Read More

Perfect Little Pizza

My husband and I love a thin crispy pizza crust topped with veggies. We have tried the thin crust, light sauce, no cheese take and bake pizzas, but the sodium levels and fat content are ridiculously high even after eliminating dairy and reducing the amount of sauce. Very low or no added sodium is one […]

Read More

Choose High Quality Spices For Flavor And Health

Following a Whole Food Plant Based way of eating does not equal bland food. Our food should be vibrant and flavorful. We can recreate many of the flavors of world cuisines through the use of exquisite spices or spice combinations. Spices also provide numerous health benefits, as presented in several published studies. The quality of […]

Read More

Fresh and Zesty Relish

Let’s add a little zing! Greens, including herbs, are some of the healthiest foods we can consume. With a plant-based way of eating, layering flavor through the use of herbs and spices in our meals creates bright dynamic dishes without the over use of salt and oil. Adding this zesty relish to your dishes is […]

Read More

Creamy Plant Based Tomato Soup

We are busy people, you and I. We need simple, go-to dishes for the days when time is limited. Tomato soup is so, so simple, warm, satisfying, and a good source of vitamin C. I prepare a large pan filled to the brim because I could eat this every day. I top it off with […]

Read More

Plant Based Spring Rolls With Herbs and Microgreens

My husband and I recently participated in a fun date night cooking class. The menu included spring rolls along with several other dishes. We made a few adjustments to create plant-based versions of all of the dishes. Spring Rolls were quickly converted to ‘plants only’ and tasted so good! Spring rolls are simple to prepare […]

Read More

Plant Based Peach, Tomato, Herb and Microgreen Salad

This beautiful salad is a perfect ending to the season of vine-ripened tomatoes and tree-ripened peaches. An unlikely combination that often includes cheese or oil. I’ve updated this brilliant combo by adding additional herbs along with microgreens and dressed purely with freshly squeezed lemon juice. The Plant Based Peach, Tomato, Herb and Microgreen Salad is […]

Read More

Indoor Herb and Microgreen Garden

A plant-based life includes consuming greens with vital vitamins and minerals. Fresh greens from the garden contain the highest levels of vitamins and minerals. They are also most flavorful when eaten fresh. Potent greens such as kale and spinach are often highlighted, however, valuable greens also come in small beautiful packages in the form of […]

Read More

Cold Summer Veggie Chili

Our favorite Mexican restaurant serves scrumptious food in the most unassuming and unexpected, almost secret location. It’s a local favorite and is always busy. This restaurant is where I first tasted dishes prepared with a generous amount of Mexican Oregano, also known as Lippia Graveolens. It is an intriguing and subtle layer of flavor that […]

Read More

Nutritious Plant Based Bran Muffin

Hello My Dear Friend! I’ve baked something for you! Would you like to join me? I’ve made you a delicious Nutritious Plant-Based Bran Muffin~ Say hello to the healthiest bran muffin you may ever taste. This bran muffin is not dripping with oil, yet it’s moist, deeply flavorful and easy to make. It is loaded […]

Read More

Beautiful Whole Food

Lovely and edible nasturtiums were in bloom today. Nasturtium flowers and leaves have a mild peppery flavor. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, iron, manganese, and beta-carotene. (Read about Nasturtiums here) I was also able to pick a small bowl full of Jostaberries, which are a cross between gooseberry and currants. Once they […]

Read More

Refreshed Cowboy Caviar

You may have heard of a salsa referred to as Cowboy Caviar. It’s a beautiful rainbow of diced onion, green pepper, jalapeno and serrano pepper, tomato, cilantro, along with cooked and drained corn and beans, the juice of one lime, a splash of red wine vinegar, and garlic salt to taste. Helen Corbitt first served […]

Read More

8k Every Day

Eating well is only part of the formula for healthy living. We need to move every day. Do our best to remain strong and fit or become strong and fit and maintain it as best we can. My 86-year-old mother has risen from the ashes over and over again, undeterred by several cancer episodes involving […]

Read More