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Summer Salad Recipe – Delicious, Healthy & Vegan

Summer is definitely HERE!! I know because we just got through a week-long heat wave here in Northern California. Needless to say, cooking in the heat is NOT fun! So, it’s time for a summer salad recipe. I’ve begun this summer trend of having a healthy chilled salad ready and available for snacking at anytime. […] Read more…

Ruby Rocket’s

Still trying to hang on to Summer a bit here, how about you? If you are too, and are interested in trying a healthier frozen summer treat, then you should give Ruby Rocket’s popsicles a shot. These tasty frozen pops are are different than other popsicles as they’re made with a mix of both fruits and […] Read more…

DNA Skincare

Ok, so first off, I need to mention that I was not in any way asked to write this post. In fact, I asked DNA Skincare if it was okay if I shared my love of their products on my blog. So, you can be sure that I was not in any way motivated to […] Read more…

Vegan Cuts Snack Box

It’s a month into the new year – how are you doing with your resolutions? If one of your resolutions were to eat healthier – maybe trying vegan snack options – well, then I have a tip for you. It’s easy to sign up to get a monthly snack box full of sample vegan snack […] Read more…

Wheat Germ

Wheat Germ….we’ve all heard of it, right? We kinda know it’s something that’s good for us – well, at least I kinda did. Then, I was sent a coupon for a container of Kretschmer Wheat Germ and found out that wheat germ is awesome and like the Original SUPERFOOD. Technically speaking, wheat germ is the […] Read more…

Martha Stewart Meatless Monday #3

Happy Meatless Monday!! Today I’m sharing a 3rd recipe from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes This week’s recipe is: Lentil and Sweet-Potato Stew Lentils are a good choice for making vegetarian stews, since they don’t require presoaking and take much less time to cook than other legumes. […] Read more…

Martha Stewart Meatless Monday #2

Happy Meatless Monday!! Today, I’d like to share another recipe from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes Vegetable-Barley Potpies Filled with a hearty mix of mushrooms, barley, and white beans, these potpies are just as satisfying as more traditional chicken versions. Phyllo dough offers a quicker— and […] Read more…

Have a Martha Stewart Meatless Monday

Happy Meatless Monday!! So, did you hear Martha Stewart has a new cookbook out?! It’s called Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes Wouldn’t you know, being as amazing as she is, she would put together a book of meatless recipes to encouraging people to try a healthier lifestyle. YAHOO MARTHA!! For […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Eggplant Casserole

A few weeks ago, my wonderful friend (and second mom) Nancy sent me this DELISH recipe!! I just had to share it..you may even have most of the ingredients in your kitchen now – and it’s super easy to add or modify with what you do have! I’m calling it “Eggplant Casserole”, but it could […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Pesto

Vegan Pesto – one word YUM! So very easy to make and so incredibly delicious. Ingredients: 2-3 cups fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup walnuts 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pinch of pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon lemon juice vegan parmesan (optional) 1. Toss all ingredients into your food processor… blend […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Wholesome Cuisine

Happy Meatless Monday!! I’m ready to share a new product I tried and LOVED with you! Not long ago, I received this box of Sloppy Joe meatless meals mix from Wholesome Cuisine! Honestly, I was amazed at all the fabulous information the box cover touts. I’m so happy companies are finally making some quick meal […] Read more…

Simple Summer Dish – Squash & Zucchini

It’s summer and if you’re invited to any sort of dinner/BBQ and asked to bring a tasty “veggie” dish…here’s one that should work out really well for you! I loved making it because basically other than buying the squash and zucchini, I had all the ingredients (and, in fact, I did have 2 zucchinis ready […] Read more…

Peach Pastry

I’m not sure about where you live, but finally fresh peaches are ready for us here this summer! Oh, and I LOVE peaches!! I love their smell, I love their texture and I love them in pretty much any form! I noticed I had some puff pastry in my freezer just waiting to be used […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 – 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…

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