Tagliatelle Nests in Chickpea Pasta Sauce

So here’s what you need from Homegoods or any grocery or food specialty store: This article is quick, just like this dish. WHEN COOKING IS NOT YOUR THING, but you want to still make it something special and keep it heart healthy on Valentine’s Day and everyday. Go to Homegoods food section and get some […]

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Vegetarian Paella

I remember the first time I tried paella, OMG, it was absolutely phenomenal. I couldn’t get enough of it. It was paella that introduced me to this wonderful spice Saffron: The spice originates from a flower called crocus sativus—commonly known as the “saffron crocus.” It is believed that saffron originated and was first cultivated in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Juices and smoothies ~ My way to 50.

So YES! I turned 50!! Wow!! What an amazing time I had on my birthday! My husband, family and friends lavished me with so much love, it left me speechless! Seriously, that is a big deal to leave me without something to say, but it is now it’s marked in history. Turning 50 is a […]

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