Vegan Carrot and Ginger Soup

Every time I open up my refrigerator door, I see this huge bag of carrots. The first thing my mind goes to, is hmm… I probably need to juice those. Then my next thought is, I will have to take out my juicer, but I really don’t feel like taking out my juicer and putting […]

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A Plate of Good Luck and Health for the New Year

Well, it’s almost here my friends. A NEW YEAR!! WOW!! As I sit down and write this post it brings tears to my eyes. This has truly been a year that no-one in the world will ever forget. Just for a moment, imagine how you felt this time last year. Imagine the dreams, goals, plans, […]

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One Pot – Two Salads – Red Quinoa Salad two ways.

When I say that this is super easy, it is super easy. Both of these salads are created by using one pot of red quinoa. All you have to do is open up a few ingredients and cut up a lemon and a cucumber, parsley and mint. The first salad is an inspired Greek style […]

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Baked Hasselback Potatoes with What’s on Hand CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

I love homemade chimichurri sauce and you don’t need a steak to enjoy it. It’s awesome on veggies. I remember a conversation I was having with my sister and I told her about the importance of seasoning food. It is the key to flavorful food. It doesn’t matter if we are seasoning a steak or […]

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Dishes under 20 minutes

Thanksgiving is almost around the corner and I have two simple, easy and delicious side dishes that you can try out with your family this Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. What I love about these dishes, is the fact that they are under 30 minutes to make, start to finish and they are super delicious and […]

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Eat Cake!

The holidays are coming and one of my favorite things to do outside putting up the decorations is baking! However, I must confess, baking was not always my thing. It was my mom who inspired me to bake, well at least , later in my life, the inspiration kicked in. I remember when she came […]

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Oatmeal with my Stovetop Maple Pecan Granola

I am a huge lover of oatmeal, that was not always the case. I had it everyday for breakfast and hated seeing it on the table each morning, but with a few tweaks, I have love it! Oatmeal is one of those ingredients that can be savory and sweet. It has definitely had it’s comeback. […]

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My Little Monsters

My Little Monsters My Little Monsters. Halloween is coming up soon, so Gigi is in the kitchen playing around with some ghoulish halloween treats for the grandkids! Okay it has to be a bit healthy, but not too healthy where they look at them like U am making them eat spinach! They actually loved these […]

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Give yourself two minutes to come back home to you.

Deep breathing is a beautiful practice. Deep breathing gives us an opportunity to talk to stop, pause, and reconnect back to ourselves. I understand that we all don’t have 30 minutes to just stop, take a huge chunk out of our day. However, I’m sure we can find two minutes to just slow down the […]

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Vegan Red Beans with Cornbread

In New Orleans as my father-in-law has always told me, that Mondays is for red beans and rice, that’s been simmering on the stove for hours, bringing the most intoxicating aromas of garlic ,onions, smoked meats and spices in your home. Honestly, he makes the best red beans and rice I have ever had. Now […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Bread

So my grandchildren ate up most of the bananas, but they left me a few so I decided to make my chocolate chip banana pecan bread, this one is loaded with flavor, because I add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter. It’s super moist from the apples sauce. Not to mention there’s about 10 […]

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How To Go Plant Based Mindfully, even if it’s just for a week.

According to Harvard Health a Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy.

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Raw Vegan Truffles

Who doesn’t love a truffle and especially one that’s delicious and pretty much guilt free? Whenever I’m giving myself a break from eating highly processed desserts, I love to make my Raw Vegan Truffles, they are packed with so much fiber, nutrients and they are the perfect pick me up during the day when you’re […]

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Vegan “Tuna” Sandwich Another Hearts of Palm Recipe

Hearts of palm is probably one of the most versatile ingredients you can use in substitution for seafood, if you are eating more of a plant-based diet. I have used hearts of palm for crabcakes. My vegan crabcakes won me the People’s Choice Award for the Georgia Seafood Festival last year, so I guess I […]

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Vegan Ceviche anyone?

RAW VEGAN CEVICHE using hearts of palm, is easy, healthy and amazing. I made this for the first time, back in 2005, when I got into exploring eating raw vegan foods. I have been a transplant recipient since 2008 and eating seafood like, ceviche can sometimes, not be the best thing for me to eat, […]

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Gluten free Chai Masala Oatmeal Cranberry cookies

So this has been a week of baking for me. Today I decided that I wanted to make something chai inspired, so why not cookies. Chai tea is probably one of my favorite beverages to drink, hot or cold, especially during this time of year. The warm spices of cardamom, clove, nutmeg, and ginger says, […]

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Orecchiette with Kale and Chickpeas

When I’m in the mood for something that is simple, delicious, and healthy. I think of chickpeas, kale and of course, pasta. I love this dish, because it is easy to put together. If you use organic frozen kale and organic canned chickpeas, the only thing that really has to be cooked is the pasta. […]

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Let’s talk about Eating for Health and Healing

Food in it’s very essence was created for pleasure and healing. The planet is full of healing foods, that are rich in antioxidant, vitamins and minerals. The smells, textures, look and taste of food in itself brings satisfaction to all our senses. But when you are thinking about eating healthy or for healing does those […]

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Roasted Sweet Chili and Ginger Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love cauliflower?! Okay, not everyone, but this recipe will make you fall in love with it again and again. Cauliflower is one that is loaded with nutrients. It’s loaded with fiber, which aids in digestion, it is also high anti-inflammatory properties, that helps with inflammation in our bodies. Another thing about cauliflower, is […]

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Healthy Holiday Thanksgiving sides dishes at William Sonoma ~ Turnips and Greens with Orange, Rosemary and Pomegranate

Yesterday was incredible at William Sonoma in Norcross in the Peachtree Forum.  I got a  chance to cook for their customers. The evening was about Farm to Table Healthy Holiday Side Dishes. My biggest conviction about food is EAT LOCAL. SUPPORT FARMERS. EAT MORE PLANT BASED MEALS. So, it’s really cool when William Sonoma welcomes […]

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Southern Girls ~ Gluten Free Stuffed Cornbread with Spicy Mexican Beans

Today I spent time with my friend Melissa. We both are true southern girls, so we love ourselves some cornbread. I made two versions of this recipe. One vegetarian and one vegan.  They both were very delicious. We talked about our childhood, birth order, being girls, southern 🙂 and how much we both love dessert. […]

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RAW Caramel Apple Pie with an Oatmeal Cinnamon Topping

Who doesn’t love Apple Pie. Fall is almost around the corner and I am craving apple pie, but not the calories. I bought a ton of apples a few days ago at my local Sprouts. My intention was to juice these apples and yes I will sometime later this week, but I was craving something […]

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Eat Purple Today: Spicy Sautéed Red Cabbage

Let’s eat purple today. Purple fruits and vegetables are often a sign of nutrients called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins help protect your cells from damage that can lead to illness and disease. Also, According to scientists and an analysis of the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES), a survey of eating and […]

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Butternut Squash Bread Pudding w/Red Wine Balsamic Reduction

I was strolling through my pictures on social media and saw this post below. I made a few years ago during the holidays and thought this would be a good one to share with you guys since Thanksgiving is this week. Hope you enjoy it! What I do with leftover Butternut Squash Bread Pudding and […]

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Craving Taquitos? Spicy Vegan Taquitos

Sometimes you just crave something delicious and comforting, but you wanna keep it on the healthy side, so this came into my mind! Spicy vegan taquitos and I thought, so how do I wanna do these, because I didn’t have my vegan sausages, so what’s a girl to do. I decided to use beans and […]

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Taco Supreme Crunchwrap

The taco supreme crunch wrap is the trend in food right now and I see why, because it’s absolutely delicious. I actually made one of these last week, that was vegan! I actually used vegan chorizo sausage, black beans and an avocado crema, instead of using nacho cheese. My family tasted a bite of my […]

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Figs! Figs! Glorious Figs!

Oh how I adore figs and this is the perfect season for them, just like pumpkins, figs represents autumn for me. One of my favorite things to do with my grandkids, during fall break, is to take them to my girlfriend’s organic vegetarian farm http://www.fryfarm.com, just a few miles from my house. The grandkids love […]

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