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 […]

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My Monday Plant Based Menu

How are you? I hope everyone is well and practicing social distancing! An elderly relative of mine has needed my attention, so I have been away tending to her care. My posts will continue to be sporadic for a while as I travel back and forth. While I am home, I’d like to take a […]

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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 […]

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Bread: Small Changes Equal Big Impact

Yes! I eat Bread! Are you a bread lover or a bread lover and baker? Following a Plant Based way of eating reminds us of an important fact. Reading labels on all prepared food is a necessary habit to develop. Standard white bread and even bread labeled as “whole wheat” are missing the essential fiber […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cheers To You!

Happy New Year! Bravo to you for every step you have taken, every positive choice you have made, and every encouragement you have given to others in creating a healthy, whole-food life! We welcome the new year with a refreshed and focused mind. We review our goals and develop a strategy for success. My goals […]

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Plant Based Butternut Squash Soup

3/3 As a family, we love to batch cook a variety of dishes in large quantities to share and freeze portions for another day. It’s a wonderful memory making, chaotic day filled with laughter. We gather together at the end of the day to taste, critique, and enjoy animated conversation. Today we prepared three soups. […]

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Plant Based Italian Chili

1/3 Our family’s batch cooking day is enjoyable controlled chaos. We love spending time together, creating memories along with dishes to share or freeze to serve another day. Ending the day with taste testing, critiquing, and laughter as we gather around the table. Even the kiddos love the day of peeling and chopping veggies. Today […]

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Plant Based Minestrone Soup

2/3 Gathering together as a family to batch cook dishes is an event we all enjoy, even the kiddos who love to peel carrots and zucchini or add ingredients to the stock pot. Everyone can participate, which adds to the joy and memories created. We all gather at the end of the day to taste, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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