Rediscovering Nature

In the past two weeks, my husband, son, our dog, Bella & I have been taking daily walks in our little town & getting reacquainted with the great & beautiful outdoors. In our town, there are a lot of gorgeous little respites of peaceful settings that you walk amongst, meditate there & feel reconnected with…

Pumpkin Dump Cake

A delicious dessert for Autumn! I was looking for a dessert to serve that would be simple & quick but so delicious and comforting. I made this over the weekend when my son was home visiting from college & we all enjoyed it! We all love pumpkin and this satisfied that pumpkin craving. Hope you…

Tofu “Fish” Sticks

My family and I decided to have an outdoor movie night in our backyard & wanted an easy & fun, yet still nutritious meal to enjoy the movie with. I chose to make this recipe that I had been working on for a bit, especially because it’s a finger food & feels like naughty food,…

Seasoned Sauteed Tofu with Honey Mustard Sauce

Breakfast is always a wonderful, fun time for me to cook & bake for my family! I’ve been thinking of different types of recipes to try instead of the tried & true recipes. Time to stretch to new recipes! Here is a recipe I developed for this morning’s breakfast for my son & me. It’s…

Braised baby leeks

Summer is such a special time for delicious vegetables & roots, greens & fruit from the garden. Baby leeks are one of those delicious, special root vegetables. We love them!! Pick them & eat them within a couple of days of harvesting them. Hope you enjoy this recipe. It goes well with other dishes that…

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Another Smoothie recipe for you! Hope you enjoy! 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries 1 banana, cut in coins, frozen 1 cup almond milk 4 oz. Plain vegan yogurt 1 tspn vanilla extract Directions: 1) Cut banana into coins & freeze for at least 3 hours before or overnight. 2) Place all ingredients in high speed…

” Meaty” Nachos

Today, I was looking for a yummy mexican style lunch and love the idea of a one-dish meal. This is that type of meal. It’s “meaty”, has a bit of a spiciness to it and is an easy dish to make. It’s a great dish for lunch, as an appetizer or even a dinner along…

Artichokes and Basil Mayonnaise

Well, this is the season for artichokes & why not try some neat recipes besides the popular well known dip that so many love? Let’s try something new! How about a mayonnaise dip for artichokes? It has a great taste & gives you a unique appetizer for yourself at home or to bring to a…

Braised Leeks

Leeks are one of my favorite side dishes. They are light and are perfect to eat in the spring or early summer. Hope you enjoy this french-style recipe! Ingredients: 4 Large Leeks 3 TBSPNS Earth Balance butter 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp lemon juice Salt & Pepper…

Green Smoothie

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a refreshing beverage that gives you a nutritional boost & energy kick…. Coffee upsets my stomach, so I usually reach for a smoothie.. This is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein…. all kinds of wonderful things!!! Hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know if you try this &…