• 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 ...
  • 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 ...