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...]

4 Easy Vegan Soup Recipes You Should Add to Your Cookbook

I have been swamped for the past few days and, honestly, I'm barely moving.  So, today, I'm sharing easy to make delicious vegan soup recipes, especially for people with little time (I'm guessing that you are one of them). House buying is quite an involved and emotionally charged experience.  After a year of looking for a home, we found one that we liked and put an offer … [Read more...]

Easy Dill Pickle Recipe–No Sugar and Ready in only a few Hours

I am not much for pickling or preserving too many things.  I prefer my produce as fresh as possible. That's the reason I choose to freeze a lot of it, when preserving for winter. However, there are a few things that have a special place in my heart, and that are dear to my taste buds, that I simply love pickled.  Cucumbers are one of them.  Not only are they perfect in … [Read more...]

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe With A Twist

Family. What are the top three memories that come to mind when you hear this word? I bet that at least one of them – if not all – includes food in some way. Right? It’s incredible how much we as humans are wired for community and close relationships. Yet sadly, good quality family time is becoming more and more a thing of the past in our busy Western society. … [Read more...]

7 Fourth of July Vegan Recipes

Happy 4th of July! This year, besides celebrating the country I get the honor to live in, I will be celebrating my personal Independence Day--independence from being sick. I am a happy and blessed woman. While the 4th of July is a special day, with all enticing treats available to celebrate it, remember that every bite you take either makes or breaks your health, so--eat … [Read more...]