Watermelon Rind Slaw Recipe

"Waste not, want not!" is my motto, when it comes to about everything in my life. But you already knew that when I told you how to freeze extra produce to save money. Lately I have been on a watermelon kick, and already told you about the benefits of eating the WHOLE watermelon, not just the delicious pink flesh. When I shared the Watermelon Rind Smoothie Recipe, I … [Read more...]

Somewhere in India Salad| Curry Recipe

I love intense flavors.  You will not find a bland tasting dish in my cooking repertoire. Thankfully with my transition to a plant-based (vegan) diet, I was introduced to a whole world of new flavors and spices.  I particularly fell in love with cumin and curry.  For some reason curry always makes me think of India, although I have not been there--it has a very intense and … [Read more...]

Three Delicious Soybeans Recipes

If you read 13 Reasons to Embrace Soy, I promised you a couple of delicious soy recipes to add to your healthy diet.  (If you have not read it yet, you MUST!) I actually came up with THREE delicious soybeans recipes you can whip up in no time, and refrigerate for the entire week to enjoy. So, here are my three delicious recipes.  They are SO-Y Delicious! They are very … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Eat Potatoes | 12 Potato Recipes

I love receiving questions from Vegalicious readers and, even moreso, I love answering them. Each week I receive tens of emails with questions on various topics; one from this week stood out to me, since the topic of the question is often vilified without a good reason. Elena, how often do you eat potatoes? It seems like a lot of soups in your Soup-O-Licious e-book … [Read more...]

Chicky Bites | Chickpea Salad

I always look for inspiration when it comes to creating new recipes. Last week a group of local Body by Plants boot campers came over to my house for a brunch, each bearing a delicious plant-based dish. My taste buds danced and my imagination ran wild when they were gone. I had to recreate their delightful offerings and, if I am successful, put my spin on them.  I went to … [Read more...]

Oil Free Cashew Glazed Kale Chips Recipe

Last week was a kale kind of week.  First, I bought 10 bunches of kale--could not miss 5 for $5 sale! (remember, you can always freeze extra greens) Then our farm share had a good portion of kale in it too. We started with kale smoothies, progressed to kale salads (on the image, served with the best vegan mac and cheese you will ever try!)... and finished off the week … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Vegan Buckwheat Salad Recipe

This is a very special salad recipe, because it comes with a story.  A couple of weeks ago I fell into a rut in the kitchen.  I felt uninspired to create any recipes...or to cook. While there are days, and even weeks, when I cannot stop creative juices from flowing, there are times when I feel completely blank and rely on my own web-site to keep food on the table. Yes, I … [Read more...]

Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe

Not to toot my own horn, but I think that this is going to be the best mock tuna salad you ever had! I toiled over the recipe to make it perfect. It had to pass not only my taste test, and, but, more importantly, my Husband's. It is so addicting, in fact, that I found it hard to put my spoon down. I can eat it by itself, without anything else, for a couple straight … [Read more...]

Low Sodium Recipes: Crunchy Marinated Vegetables

Inspired by my recent trip to see my family, with the help of one of my almost-vegan sisters, I whipped up this salt free, Low Sodium Recipe: Crunchy Marinated Vegetables. You will LOVE it! My entire family enjoyed it--I liked all veggies, Hubby favored mushrooms, and Sprout eaten anything she was offered :).  I served it with quinoa and beans.  MMMMMMMMMMMMM, good! Low … [Read more...]

Bean Snackers | The Best Healthy, Fat Free Movie Snack Yet!

This recipe was inspired by my Husband's love for snacks... and wasabi--the man LOVES spicy foods.  While I do not share the passion for spicy, I love to make healthy snacks, filled with nutrients, minerals, and vitamins, and having ZERO negative health effects. So, I created a very special snack for him.  The best part about it--anyone can make it--there is no measuring … [Read more...]