• Oil-Free ‘Hummus’ (Garbanzo Smash) with Roasted, Skewered Veggies

    Have you ever found yourself holding a single zucchini, summer squash, onion, and a handful of mushrooms while thinking 'How can I stretch this to feed the family'? Solution: Set that fancy toaster oven to 350 degrees F.; wash and slice your vegetables; then, skewer them for roasting! While the vegetables are cooking, you can whip up a simple oil-free chickpea delight in which to dip them. Bonus: Vegetables served this way are generally ...
  • Garlic-Rubbed Brussels With Chipotle Chile Pepper

    From Medical News Today, a single serving of Brussels sprouts can provide a full day's supply of vitamin C and vitamin K (Ware, 2018). They're also rich in fiber, are sulfur-containing, and packed with glucosinolates (a phytonutrient) which may help combat cancer (Johnson, 2002). What's best of all is this recipe is exploding with flavor and keeps the belly satiated (and taste buds dancing) for quite a while (try it with your own n-of-1 ...
  • Radish is the New Redskin (Coining that, as of now!) ;)

    So, I didn't believe it, when my Paleo/Keto cousin, Sarah, told me radishes are all the hit for potato-swappers who are trying to reduce carbohydrate intake. Yes, I rolled my eyes. But... I had to try it for myself. Um, baked radishes taste incredibly similar to baked potatoes. Boiled radishes taste incredibly similar to boiled potatoes. Fried radishes taste incredibly similar to fried potatoes. Thanks, Sarah. ;) While I am a ...
  • Chive Tacos. Vegan. Gorgeous. Insanely Delicious.

    There are times when we do not make it to the garden as frequently as desired. Ahem...we've admittedly had a veggie or two go to flower (I happen to think broccoli is beautiful this way!), yet a creative use of unexpected plant parts may be just what it takes to get the kids (or company) excited about dinner! I've hardly met a child that doesn't show interest in edible flowers...nor an adult, for that matter. Spice up dinner tonight with a ...
  • Pizza de los Muertos

    The idea behind this non-specific post is to remind families of how much FUN it can be to create meals together! My son's birthday is in the fall, which was the perfect time to come across a Dia de Los Muertos 'sugar skull' pan! You can still order them online (we ordered from Amazon...which reminds me, while you're there, don't forget to pick up a copy of my (Dixie Schexnaildre) book, "Flying Sausage, In support of cruelty-free/vegan ...
  • The Falafel Fiesta Bowl

    The Falafel Fiesta is a party on a plate! Super simple, delicious, and highly nutritious! The tortured home scenario: you're already feeling hunger pangs (you have just minutes until you are broken to the point of grabbing every junk-food within an arms length and shoving it into your mouth), you want to eat healthy, but you've worked so hard all day that you have zero desire to make an involved meal, or deal with the clean-up that often ...
  • Island Cabbage with Coconut and Basil

    I am not currently on an island, but am dreaming of a trip to: Tahiti, Bora Bora, Japan, and Fiji simultaneously, while enjoying the blend of flavors which are prevalent in dishes from those locations. I could go on and on about the deliciousness (the traditional balance of: sweet, salty, bitter, umami, sour has my taste buds dancing!), the fabulous textures of this meal, or the health benefits (much research suggests eating fermented foods ...
  • Happy Belly Rice (GF, Oil-Free, Vegan, Delicious)

    This aromatic meal is a perfect weeknight, one-pot-stop to please everyone at the table! If you struggle with digestion (please, do not drag me into the vegan war surrounding [my hero] Dr. T. Colin Campbell's response to Dr. Gundry's 'The Plant Paradox' stating lectins are the cause), you should try this pressure-cooked delight! Beginning with a beautiful Basmati rice (I purchased an Ayurvedic foods organic basmati on Amazon), and a can ...
  • Love Casserole With Variations

    Anyone who understands the nightshade vegetable struggle will appreciate this belly-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! if you do not struggle with legume bloat, then there's no reason to avoid the temptation to add beans of some sort to this dish, one bite of the finished product will assure you that you've made ...
  • “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 ...