Steamed Vegan Potato Strudels Recipe [Fat Free]

Good morning, loves! Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you and your loves have something special planned to celebrate each other today. I know, I know -- we should be celebrating love every day, but why not do it today as well?! :) I am taking my Hubby out to a very special place tonight (hopefully I can grab a few pics to show off here later). But we do celebrate each other … [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...]

Cucumber Chickpea Salad {Vegan Recipe}

I had a very exciting morning so far--I just placed a bulk order for nuts, seeds and dates through a co-op located in the Northwest. Even after S&H charges, which I did not have to pay when I lived in Washington, I still saved about $50-60!  I also found a new knife sharpener for my kitchen [I am telling you--it does not take much to get me excited]. ;) Since it feels … [Read more...]

Salad: Green and Red with Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette

A quick summer salad I made to satisfy the crunchy craving I had all day long. Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette  2 hearts of Romaine Lettuce, chopped 1 bell peppers, thinly sliced in rounds 2 pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced 2 kiwi fruit, skinned and sliced Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette 8-10 oz raspberries, fresh or frozen 3 tbs … [Read more...]

Raw Vegan Recipes | Okroshka

I  woke up with no sense of hunger at all. It took me a couple of hours to get there, which put me in a very exploratory and creative mood... for desserts :) [lucky for you]. I snacked on less than a cup of what was left over from Borscht and then went on a scavenger hunt through our fridge. I had planned to make a soup or salad and raw desserts. A while back I found a … [Read more...]

Carrot Salad | Vegan Recipe

Today's recipe has been a favorite of mine for MANY years. I can't even tell you how far back it goes as a traditional dish in our family. It is extremely simple to make. You need very few ingredients and a Julienne Slicer or a julienne peeler -- both are worth your investment. Here is my old faithful -- I use it at least once a week: Carrot … [Read more...]

Christmas Dinner: Vegan Recipes {Funchoza}

Although I had grand plans for yesterday's dinner, our plans had to be changed at the last moment to accommodate our lives... Well, life does happen when it happens... The unbelievable amounts of snow (as you can see it from the post before this one) was piled up in our drive way, and was threatening to flood our front door, as the snow was starting to melt. Hubby and I … [Read more...]

Green Bean and Tomato Salad

It is amazing how easy cooking can be. A couple of days ago my husband came home from the farm with a load of tomatoes and green beans. Unlike most, I do not look for way to cook my vegetables, but rather bring out the flavors I like so much, by combining them with each other, or even eating them the way God created them—straight from the patch, with nothing added. This … [Read more...]