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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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