• Low-Lectin Love Casserole

    Anyone who understands the nightshade vegetable struggle will appreciate this 'low-lectin diet' friendly dish! Enjoy sharing this with those you adore (even if that's only you!), because nothing spells an evening of love like s-m-o-o-t-h d-i-g-e-s-t-i-o-n! While it's tempting to add beans or legumes of some sort to this dish, one bite of the finished product will assure you that you made the right choice in forgoing them this round! The ...
  • “Tuna” Salad, 100% Veganized, Oil-free, GF,

    Oh, how delicious while saving the fishes! ;) This recipe I created for a mock tuna salad utilizes Dulse flakes. Dulse is a sea vegetable and offers the 'fishy' flavor many people enjoy in their tuna. I can admit it's been so many years since I last tasted a seafood product, that I may not accurately be able to recall the exact tuna flavor, but I think this recipe is a great blend -and delicious- whether or not it holds an exact match to the ...
  • Incredible Oil-Free, GF, Salt-Free, Dehydrated Zucchini Chips

    Guilt-free snacking at its finest! These flavorful, enriched crisps are perfect for those of us (ME!) who have a weakness for chips, yet are trying to reduce or eliminate oils. There are multitudes of seasoning options, but this particular -delicious- blend offers high levels of B-vitamins and plant protein! Nutritional yeast gives items a 'cheesy' flavor, keeping these kid-friendly too. Feel free to adapt the toppings to suit your seasoning ...
  • ‘Pickled’ Veggies

    This recipe came about after a return from a vacation- a return to a beautiful garden explosion of various veggies. I do not like to can, it's a time-consuming/involved process to me, a process with details that my attention span can NOT handle. So,'What can I do (quickly) with these beans and okra before they wilt?', I wondered. Confident we'd be able to eat them in under a week's time, the answer, I decided, was to make 'refrigerator ...
  • Papaya Popsicles

    What an ideal summer refreshment-a custom frozen treat! (While I want to restate that I have zero affiliation with any brands or companies, may I highly recommend 'Zipzicles' BPA-FREE, recyclable bags for your homemade delicacies!) Sometimes the warm summer weather encourages our produce to ripen faster than we desire. This recipe is a perfect way to utilize softening or previously-frozen fruits or veggies AND get the kids involved in a fun ...
  • Rich.Delicious.Olive.Hummus.

    I have rarely met a hummus I didn't like. This garbanzo-based condiment is a household staple because of its flavor-enchancing ability (and also because it's so easy to make)! While I encourage you (ALWAYS!) to play with each of my recipes and customize the portions and add-ins to your personal preference and pantry stock du jour, I'll list here the proportions used of each ingredient I blended, as a base from which you can build. Note that this ...
  • Pizza-Flavored Spaghetti Squash

    Since I've posted several other spaghetti squash recipes, I won't dwell on the beauty and nutrient profile of this meal. I'll remind busy people that it's one of the fastest, most satisfying, aromatic, and texture-rich meals out there! This version took a total of 20 minutes, start to finish. For speed of preparation, I poked several holes into the core of a large spaghetti squash and microwaved it for 10 minutes, flipping mid-way. ...
  • Pinto and Nut Cheese Stuffed Poblanos, The Next Episode

    Many people have expressed to me that the most challenging part of going plant-based is giving up dairy. Fortunately, for people who enjoyed dairy, the plethora of nut-based cheeses available at most markets helps smooth the transition. A bonus lies in the nutrient profile of nuts over cow's milk (fiber, iron, vitamin E) and so are a healthier (if you don't have nut allergies) alternative, without sacrificing flavor! It's not difficult to make ...
  • Steamed Veggies With Coconut and Kefir Lime Black Rice

    This is one of the EASIEST meals to prepare, as well as one of the most pleasurable meals to enjoy, in my opinion. It begs for a beach and sunshine, but also helps ward off cabin fever in the off-season. You can use this recipe as a base for added sauces such as: soy, sweet-and-sour, peanut sauces, or Sriracha-based flavors. However, I prefer to eat it AS IS-simply steamed- and allow every delicious individual vegetable flavor to fill my mouth ...
  • ROASTED GARLIC STUFFED POBLANOS WITH AVOCADO

    Simplistic perfection. Using poblanos for this meal and adding a sprinkle of Guajillo-chili chocolate evokes memories of mole sauce simmering for hours...ahhhhhh. I used TAZA Vegan chocolate, though we are not affiliated in any way, I encourage you to try their organic, direct trade, non-GMO, GF, flavored- chocolate products! To begin, heat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and remove the very tops (and it's up to you if you'd like ...