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Meatless Monday – Recipe Share

Ok, so I didn’t actually cook anything “new” or “exciting” this past week. But that doesn’t mean I have nothing to share on this Meatless Monday!! I decided to look through my Google Reader and share some of the current vegan recipes from some of my favorite blogs! From Kathy Patalsky over at The Lunchbox […] Read more…

Couscous, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Happy Meatless Monday everyone!! I made this couscous salad for a bar-b-que we had with the kids yesterday on Mother’s Day. Our first BBQ of the season! This salad was super easy to make – and easy to improvise with if you’re running short of time and have to use what you have on hand […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Cauliflower on the Brain

Truly, lately I’ve had cauliflower on the brain. This has created somewhat of an obsession with this little-used-in-my-house veggie. Let me tell you how it all started… A couple of weeks ago I came across a recipe for a curried-cashew cauliflower dish. The obsession begins… I haven’t made this recipe yet because I keep forgetting […] Read more…

For the Love of BEANS!!

As I looked through the recipes I’ve posted throughout the life of this blog, I am amazed how many of them contain BEANS! Therefore, it goes without saying I LOVE BEANS! Thank goodness for that because I think it would be truly hard for me to be a healthy vegan without them! Beans are like […] Read more…

More CHIA Love!

Just as I was getting ready to write about this DELICIOUS Chia/Vie drink I tried, I noticed that one of my favorite bloggers, Leslie over at Crunchy Betty has a post up about using Chia on your FACE! You know I’ve already written about how much I LOVE Chia – not to mention all the […] Read more…

The VEGG – Vegan Egg!!

So, I’ve finally tried “The Vegg” – have you? I’ve heard about it for a couple of weeks now, seen tons of recipes and photos of delicious looking dishes prepared with it, and finally broke down and bought some. The verdict: IT’S FANTASTIC! What is The Vegg? Well, it’s another vegan egg replacer – but […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Mushroom Potpie

Seriously, I think puff pastry is about the best food invention ever! Why do I forget about it so often when it can make the freshest desserts and dishes taste so fancy in a flash. I wonder how hard puff pastry is to make?? hmmm, I’ll have to look at that up. Today, I’m not […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Baked Tomatoes, Squash & Potatoes

I hope you’re ready for a super easy side dish recipe because that is exactly what this one is. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (and more for drizzling) 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 small potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 medium Yukon gold potato, sliced 1/4-inch […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Eco Cosmetics

Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions on eco-friendly cosmetic products – do I use them and do I have recommendations? So, I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorites on Green Tip Tuesday now and again. Now, I’m no an expert. In fact, I’m continually learning, but in my ongoing attempts at creating […] Read more…

Baked Better Breads

I love when a company understands that while we all want to eat well (organic and healthy) sometimes it’s nice to make creating  foods at home a little simpler – especially for us working folk. The Baked Better organic bread mix company gets this. Which is why they’ve created these 3 organic bread mixes that […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – French Lentil Soup

Ahhh Lentils – a staple in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. They cook faster than any other legume and provide our bodies with fiber and magnesium. AND they taste yummy!! We had a bit of a cold spell this weekend – I won’t even attempt to compare to the rest of the country, but it […] Read more…

Stress-Free Entertaining

Today I thought I’d share a question and my response from the Life Well Lived Getting Organized Panel. First, the Question: What is your best tip for hosting a gathering, get-together or party that is enjoyable and stress-free for both the host and the guests? Ahhh isn’t this just an all-time question? I think one […] Read more…

Happy Valentine’s Day

Ahhh, Valentine’s Day! That special day where anything chocolate is fair game! Yes, I know it’s more than that. It’s about showing that special someone you love them with cards, flowers, special dinners, etc. But I’m going to be honest here, my special someone is off on a trip right now, so today is all […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Lazy Stuffed Peppers

Almost exactly a year ago I posted a similar recipe on stuffed peppers. So, you’re probably asking why am I posting again? The answer is probably because I haven’t made them since then, and I just got reacquainted with how very easy they can be to make – especially if you have a local Trader […] Read more…

Valentine’s Handbag Winner

We have a winner!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who entered!! AMAZING! I love meeting all the new people through this amazing medium! I’ve now got lots of blogs to follow, Pinterest boards to follow, Twitterers to follow….follow, follow, follow! THANKS! Here’s how the Randomizer went: The #14 comment was made by […] Read more…

Valentine’s Day Vegan Handbag Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is Coming!! Truly, I like to celebrate absolutely any reason to spread love in this world!! To celebrate this Valentine’s I’m giving away another vegan handbag created by Susan Nichole! This will be a quick giveaway – only 4 days to enter – so that I have enough time to get the winner […] Read more…

Vegan Handbag WINNER!

WOW! the entries were all amazing!!! I’ve been dying to respond to everyone, but didn’t want my comments to get mixed in the numbering. I think I’ve followed everyone back on Twitter though..oh how fun!! Now, don’t be too sad if you didn’t win, I have another Susan Nichole handbag to give away starting next […] Read more…

Are You Ready for some VEGAN Football?!

Wow, it’s that time of year again!! Superbowl Party Time!   Are you ready? We were really excited at the prospect of the 49ers being in the game. I must admit though, that since they didn’t make it, I think we’ll enjoy a more stress-free game. (plus routing for the Patriots is kinda in my […] Read more…

Three Cheers for CHIA! (and for Health)

So, you know those Chia Head/Chia Pet crazy commercials showing those completely hysterical hope-you-don’t-get-one-as-a-white-elephant-gift heads with growing green hair coming out of them? Well, who knew that those little chia seeds used to grow said “hair” on these items were so stinkin’ good for you? I didn’t, until I initially read about them on my […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Almond Oat Walnut Scones

So, you know those super yummy Maple Oat Nut scones that Starbucks sells? Yes, the ones that are NOT vegan?!? Well, since moving into this vegan life, these scones are something I’ve been missing….A LOT! I’ll even admit that within the last couple of years, I have had one now and then – I plead […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Black Bean Soup a la Libby

Ready for super easy, super tasty recipe? This one is from my daughter Libby who joined the vegetarian world a few months ago. A delicious, filling soup for the winter months. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil 1/2 yellow onion chopped 3 cloves minced garlic 2 cans black beans 1 can refried beans 1 […] Read more…

Tip Tuesday – Vegan Field Roast

So, last year on Tuesdays, I called my posts “Green Tip Tuesday” and I shared tips on adding a little “green” and eco-friendliness to your household. This year, I’m going with simply “Tip Tuesday”. I can still share green tips, but also want to share vegan products (which I consider green too) and also any […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Minestrone Soup

Happy 2012 and welcome to my first Meatless Monday post of the year! I can’t think of a better way to start this year than with a warm, healthy, hearty bowl of soup! This recipe is from my Esalen cookbook – I love it and hope you do too! Ingredients: 1/2 pound uncooked small white […] Read more…

Vegan Snack – Bumble Bar

OH MY GOSH! You may have no idea how delicious these bars are…but you should definitely find out! They come in so many delicious flavors too such as: Pineapple Lemon Cherry Chocolate Crisp Chocolate Cherry Chai Almond Awesome Apricot Peanut Mixed Nut Medley Hazelnut Cashew, and Almond I want to try them all now! If […] Read more…

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