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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Easy Salsa Recipe for Tomato Season or Year-Round

August 9, 2016

I love a fresh and easy salsa, and I rarely buy store-bought. Especially during tomato season. Utterly addictive, this bright and spicy easy salsa combines vine-ripened  tomatoes, chipotle peppers, onions, cilantro and garlic to bring out a rich and smokey flavor. I promise you will never want to buy commercially bottled again. I like to celebrate…

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Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Cabbage Mushroom Soup

December 4, 2015

Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Soup with Cabbage, Mushrooms & Noodles This is such an easy soup to prepare, but you would never know it from the complex flavors. Not only that, it can be created in 20 minutes. What more could you ask for? I also love the health benefits. Mushrooms are low in calories,…

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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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Unhealthy Oils & Oil Free Coleslaw & Chickpea Cakes

May 15, 2015

It’s almost that time of year again. Cookouts, picnics, corn on the cob, potato salad, and coleslaw. It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day is right around the corner, and I am ready for some summer fun and food. Coleslaw is one of my favorites and today I made a light and refreshing, oil-free version. I…

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Spicy Coconut & Lemongrass Stir-Fry with Green Rice

January 14, 2015

Have you ever asked yourself the question: “What do I stand for?” I read a book recently that challenged me to explore why I was born into this world and what did my life stand for? It also raised the questions of what was I meant to do with my life and what is my…

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Chili Stuffed Squash with Black Beans

November 3, 2014

  Chili Stuffed Squash with Black Beans and Vegetables Many of our visitors to Ordinary Vegan are first-time guests and I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to start embracing a plant-based diet. A plant-based/vegan diet includes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and eliminates all meat and dairy.  The health…

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Black Bean Chili in Tortilla Bowls

October 13, 2014

Black Bean Chili in Tortilla Bowls “Insanity: Eating black beans over and over again and expecting yourself to get tired of them.” ~Albert Einstein I adore black beans because they are a vegan’s dream food. Not only are they packed with 15 grams of protein and dietary fiber per cup, they are also considered a…

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Holy Moly Sweet Pea Guacamole

September 16, 2014

Sweet Pea Guacamole Just found out it is officially “Guacamole Day.” Who knew? So to celebrate I made one of my favorite guacamole recipes. Hope you enjoy this easy sweet pea guacamole recipe as much as I did, and Happy Guacamole Day. Holy Moly Sweet Pea Guacamole   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time…

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Asian Noodle Soup with Corn, Carrots & Grilled Pineapple

September 9, 2014

The other day I got really angry. It came on unexpectedly. One minute I was running on my treadmill listening to a book on tape, the next minute I was choking back some strong, scary emotions. I was angry about something in my past and my first inclination was to ignore it and move on.…

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