Low Fat Vegan Bean Enchilada Recipe

What's your favorite meal? I have to be honest that I have too many to list.  However, they have this in common--they have to have a great taste profile, sending my taste buds into the happy dance the moment they touch my tongue, and they have to look great--after all, we eat with our eyes first, and who wants to eat something that looks like goop or brown overcooked … [Read more...]

Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Christmas is just around the corner, so the demand for holiday dessert recipes is going up.  But who has time to bake?  The simpler the recipe, the better it is!  And just think how much better it gets, when the recipe does not have loads of sugar, eggs, butter, processed junk and other sort of shenanigans you would not want to find on your plate...or your hips. When I … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Vegan Veggirama Gnocchi with Basil Pesto

“Me, me, me! More please!” This excited string of words coming from family members at mealtimes, brings unexplainable delight to a mom's heart – the whole world over!  After all the love and thought we’ve poured into the meal, we can now revel contentedly as we watch them happily devouring all that yummy, healthy goodness. (Disclaimer: If your kids are anything like my … [Read more...]

Easy Vegan Gnocchi Recipe 4 Ways

For the last several weeks I have been chained to the kitchen--almost literally.  While working on developing EAT, DRINK, SLEEP=SHRINK WEIGHT LOSS PLAN, I went way out of may way to create 4 weeks worth of brand new recipes.  From scratch! Some days I've been in the kitchen for 3-5 hours straight, cranking out as many as 5-7 new recipes at a time.  Poor me! (my poor … [Read more...]

Healthy Vegan Bean & Barley Soup Recipe

Soups, soups, soups! It is cold outside and my body craves soups for warmth and comfort.  In fact, I can live off soups! Indeed, I would do just that, if my faithful did not crave other foods (like the BBQ Cauliflower Wings I whipped up this week). However, since I'm the cook in the family, I get to call the shots, and still make plenty of soups. My Bean and Barley Soup … [Read more...]

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe – Dairy Free

Who loves pumpkin desserts?  I've got to be honest, just looking at a pumpkin pie makes my stomach feel queasy--the color alone gives the desire to run without looking back. If you are a pumpkin pie lover, my apologies and no offense, but some things are just a no-go for me, no matter how many times I try to like 'em. So, pumpkin pie--a tragic story.  How could a fun … [Read more...]

Peachy Plum Green Smoothie Recipe

Less than 48 hours in the new home and I am already joyful, albeit tired. To be honest, I am exhausted!!! We have been moving, unpacking, and I have been cleaning like a mad woman.  Who knew there would be so much to do when I thought we had so little.  We spent the last few years in spaces half of the house we bought.  So, I need energy...super energy! There is just so … [Read more...]

5 Easy Main Dish Gluten Free Recipes

I'm so beside myself right now--Hubby and I closed on our house and got our keys yesterday.  We are moving in today!  I have to be honest, though, I am not excited about packing and moving.  In fact--I dread the process because I had to repeat it way too many times to even fess up to tell you.  It is tragic, really. If you found out, you would be mourning and crying with … [Read more...]

Low Fat Plant Based Crepes Recipe

This recipe was over 8 years in the making.  Let me clarify--I did not constantly try to create a perfect crepe recipe for the last 8 years, albeit I am an avid crepes lover.  But as I missed the unearthly taste of airy goodness melting in my mouth with each bite I would take, and longed to make it not only plant based but also healthy.  I made several attempts and came … [Read more...]

Sugar Free Dessert–No Bake Berry Crumble with Apple Cream

FROM ELENA: Have you read "5 Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Less Sugar" article Marilyn wrote last week?  If not, get your tooshie over to it and read it (no tooshie dragging is really required, just click the link). You will be happy you did, because you will be motivated to give your kids less junk and more of the good, health promoting stuff. As Marilyn promised last week, … [Read more...]