Cherry Delight Fruit Smoothie

Cherry Delight Fruit Smoothie Yesterday I whipped up such a delicious fruit smoothie that I must share the recipe with you. yields 4 servings 2 cups water 1/4 pineapple 2 bananas 8+ oz of frozen cherries 2 cups frozen strawberries 5 pitted Mejool (or other kind) dates for sweetness Blend until smooth and enjoy. If you like your smoothies on the … [Read more...]

Best Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe (with a Chocolate Chip Variation)

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you are having a joyful time with your family and friends. Last night, after attending a Christmas church service, hubby and I perfected my new Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. I tried making them once before, but having never had a peanut butter cookie (I know, pity me) ;) I did not really know what I was looking for, so he was my taste guide. … [Read more...]

Pineapple Dandelion Green Smoothie

Good morning, Loves!  Hope you are having a great one. My morning is never the same unless I start it off with a green smoothie, to wake up my body and get my digestion going in the right direction. Although I consume a whole foods, plant based, unprocessed diet, if I ever don't get enough of my greens in during the day my body does not feel the same. It is amazing what a … [Read more...]

One Very Ca-Ra-Zy Picture & Green Smoothie Cleanse Update

I have been absent from blogging for a few days, but for a good reason--my niece and her hubby are visiting from out of state and we are having fun taking them around the state of Ohio.  Meanwhile, we were able to finish the 3-day Green Smoothie Cleanse, with over 20 participants. Some of the reports already rolled in, and they are quite awesome. Cleanse Results "I … [Read more...]

Tangerine & Chard Green Smoothie Recipe

Breakfasts and snacks should not be hard, and they should always be enjoyable. Green smoothies have been my favorite for that reason for many years. They nourish, they replenish, they help our bodies detox, rejuvenate and heal. Who could as for more? They are also easy to digest and perfect "on the go" meals -- much better than junky drinks or packaged meals. This green … [Read more...]

Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Recipes

With our last guest gone, and last dish put away, I am now ready to show off my Vegan Thanksgiving Meal spread and share a few new recipes. My table looked much like the Vegan Thanksgiving Menu I posted before Thanksgiving. Here is a close-up: On the menu we had: Mashed Potatoes [recipe below] Mushroom Gravy [recipe below] Asian Noodle Salad--Foonchyoza … [Read more...]

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu {Recipes}

Let me start off by wishing you the warmest, loveliest Thanksgiving ever. I personally have so much to be grateful for this year :) -- my baby bump is growing and our hearts are filled with joy. I am healthy and love my life and what I do. What could be better than that? For many of you, this is going to be your first plant-based Thanksgiving, and you might be wondering … [Read more...]

Beet and Carrot Salad Recipe

Over the weekend hubby and I took a trip out of town to see a friend of ours. While there we visited an apple orchard. The selection of different varieties was amazing, but I was totally bummed that none of the offerings were organic. Nevertheless, when we got home, I was inspired to created something with a season appropriate ingredient -- crunchy apple. The outcome … [Read more...]

Dealing with the Feelings

Today marks the beginning of week #6 of our pregnancy.  Our baby is now the size of a small pea: His facial features--eyes and ears--are becoming more developed, and I know he is going to be a looker. :) His little arms and legs are beginning to grow too, and his tiny heart is beating about 160 beats per minute. Ah, what a miracle of life! Meanwhile, my body is … [Read more...]

Crazy on Greens–How I Worked out for THREE Hours on 16 oz of Green Smoothie

Crazy?  Yes, totally! A couple of days ago one of the instructors at the gym where I teach texted to see if I would sub her class today.  Softie that I am, I said "YES", and my usual 2-hour workout Saturday turned into three, back-to-back, hours of teaching.  And, since I am all hands on and do everything that I tell my students to do, I am now relaxing.  Having burnt … [Read more...]