Easy Cape Malay Curry with Tofu

April 2, 2017

Last month I had the opportunity to teach plant-based nutrition on the Holistic Holiday at Sea all vegan cruise. It was such a fun time and I encountered so many inspiring people. Some were just getting started on a plant-based diet. They were sick of being sick and wanted to take their health back. Others have…

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Plant Based Diet On A Budget For Health & Wellness

January 26, 2017

A record number of people have pledged to go on a plant based diet in January. Estimates are at  50,000 and growing every day. The Global Food Forum is calling a plant based diet one of the top 5 trends of 2017. Knowing that healthy food is accessible and affordable makes a huge difference when you switch to a plant…

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Vegan Meringue with Summertime Berries

July 26, 2016

I need to introduce you to my love. It is vegan meringue. Oh my goodness. To be honest, I was very skeptical about using chickpea brine to make vegan meringue, but I got over that quickly. This meringue was light, airy and formed stiff peaks. Not only was the texture great, but it was absolutely…

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Palak Paneer with Tofu & Spinach Gravy

June 24, 2016

Before I became vegan, I had absolutely no experience with Indian spices. But when I started a plant-based diet, I knew I had to try new spices to change up the flavor profiles of grains, legumes, and vegetables. My go-to spices were always basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme. And for some reason I thought I disliked…

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Vegan Meatballs With Rice and Peas Smothered in Tomato Sauce

May 20, 2016

Growing up Italian, I always loved meatballs. As a matter of fact, my childhood nickname was meatball because that was all I would eat. Now all I eat are vegan meatballs. I still haven’t found an egg replacer that mimics eggs well enough to really hold a meatball together, but this comes pretty close. I…

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Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

May 2, 2016

Healthy Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce I love this vegan burger. It had an excellent texture, nice spices and held up pretty well. I bring that up because burgers made with animal protein have lots of sticky saturated fat which holds them together, but vegan burgers don’t have all that fat, so they need…

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Creamy Polenta with Cabbage Topped With Greens & Pine Nuts

February 15, 2016

Creamy Polenta with Cabbage Topped with Greens & Pine Nuts Last night I made some creamy polenta with onions and garlic. I added some nutritional yeast to give it a bit of a cheesy flavor and cabbage for richness. I don’t cook polenta very often because it’s often difficult to find non-GMO, organic polenta. I…

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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014

November 13, 2015

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014 The holidays are upon us again and I have so much to be grateful for. First and foremost, I would like to thank all of you for being part of our compassionate community. I appreciate all your comments and feedback and the generosity you show me when you share my recipes with your…

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Braised Tofu with Mushrooms, Dried Cherries & Garlic Sauce

July 9, 2015

Braised Tofu with Mushrooms, Dried Cherries & Garlic Sauce Giving up an old part of ourselves can be depressing. That even applies to making new food choices. When you make the decision to no longer eat foods that are not healthy for your body, you are experiencing the highest form of love. Love for thyself. Once…

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Vegan Red Chile Posole with Chickpeas

May 30, 2015

Vegan Red Chile Posole with Chickpeas, Jicama, Corn & Squash Just in case you have never tried it, posole (also know as pozole) is a savory and hearty stew and a classic New Mexico dish. It is traditionally served at Christmas but this lighter, vegan version can be eaten anytime. This is my first go at a plant-based version of…

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