Thai Vegetable Soup

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in | 2 Comments

When my boyfriend fiance and I began dating he was a vegetarian.  But then I hassled him so much about not eating meat that he began eating chicken and fish.  Now he eats meat, and I want to be a vegetarian.  I’m pretty sure this is what karma means.  No wonder they say it’s a bitch, […]

Chia Seed Pudding

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in | 16 Comments

Chia seeds are a super food (high nutrients, low calories) high in omega3-fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and calcium.  Chia seeds absorb to 10x their original size and mixed with almond milk create a thick almost tapioca like pudding.  It is super healthy and pairs wonderfully with fresh fruit. You can make almond milk at home, […]

Red Lentil and Brown Rice Soup with Coconut Milk

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in | 12 Comments

I was browsing the website of deAnna Anderson, a Dallas Jivamukti yoga teacher, and found a recipe for Kitchari.  The recipe was given to her by her teacher, founder of Jivamukti yoga and vegan chef, Sharon Gannon. Kitchari is often made with mung beans, ghee, brown rice, and spices.  I was excited to see this […]

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Vegan)

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in | 12 Comments

I first saw vegan coconut whipped cream on Pinterest several months ago.  It was only while in Arizona this past October (with these amazing people) that I tasted it at Andrew Weil’s restaurant True Foods.  It is as amazing as everyone writes. Now home, I make it constantly.  There is a steady collection of milky […]

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans, Apples, and Dried Cranberries

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in | 25 Comments

Looking for a healthy holiday side dish?  Here’s one!  These fantastic Roasted Sweet Potatoes topped with Pecans, Apples, and Dried Cranberries are beautiful, delicious, vegan (though no one would suspect), and overflowing with flavors and textures. I do love sweet potato casseroles topped with marshmallows, sweet potatoes topped with streusel, candied yams (from a can […]

Fall Harvest Salad

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in | 14 Comments

This salad is bursting with new fall produce for a deliciously fun cold weather comfort salad.  Spice roasted butternut squash, juicy pears, buttery pecans, salty blue cheese, dried cherries, and pomegranate seeds mingle together in an easy Maple-Cider vinaigrette. Choose ripe Comice or Anjou pears for this salad.  For a variation on pear slicing, set […]

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in | 8 Comments

Spaghetti squash is a fun vegetable to play with because the finished product shreds apart like spaghetti noodles. I bought one at the store the other day and wanted to do something awesome with it. I found the concept to do a spaghetti squash lasagna online and made my own version with what I had […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in | 7 Comments

This moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake is made with whole wheat flour, a whole can of pumpkin, sweet chocolate chips, and warm spices.  It is great on its own or topped with light cream cheese frosting.  Easy to make and perfect for fall, this cake is just the thing for pumpkin lovers that want […]