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Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa Recipes

Not sure what to cook tonight? Dumbfounded by what to eat with your protein or to meet your plant-based protein needs? I've chosen four quinoa recipes to share with you that you simply can't go...

Summer Tomatoes Two Ways

Summer Tomatoes Two Ways

I love fresh tomatoes in the summer. And I love reusing leftovers in creative ways so I don't have to eat the same thing all week. So I've combined these two ideas in these recipes using summer...

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

I love the 4th of July for all that it stands for - freedom, celebration, gratitude, and food! To me nothing is more American than Apple Pie. Still, like many, I'm always trying to eat healthier and...

Crazy Good Coleslaw

Crazy Good Coleslaw

I am not a huge fan of mayonnaise, I think it tastes "funny" sometimes. Maybe it's the spices they put in it? But I do love a good, fresh coleslaw salad! Coleslaw is so versatile. It can be paired...

Green Lemonade

Green Lemonade

I love warm weather! Who doesn't, right? But when it gets too hot for comfort, I run for cover... and to get a refreshing drink. That's how my green lemonade came about. On a particularly hot day...

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

There's nothing like cold weather to bring out a craving for vegetable soup! Nothing special, just rounded up veggies, spices, and herbs from the fridge and pantry to cook up some delicious...

Rosemary Coffee Cream

Rosemary Coffee Cream

I love the taste of coffee and I love alcoholic coffee drinks like Kahlua and Bailey's, I just don't want the alcohol. This is my special version of a creamy coffee after dinner drink. You probably...

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

One of my favorite drinks of all time is the margarita. But it has to be made just right. Too strong and I'm crying while dancing on the table, too weak and it's mostly sugar. In the non-alcoholic...

Pomegranate Paloma (non-alcoholic)

Pomegranate Paloma (non-alcoholic)

I think I am pretty much obsessed with creating non-alcoholic drinks I can have at dinners and parties. I am, an adult, after all! I choose to abstain from alcohol because of health reasons and I...

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I love Fall! One of my favorite reasons is pumpkin spice lattes. One of the things I don't like is all the sugar that normally accompanies a pumpkin spice latte. So what can I do except make it...

Breakfast for kids going back to school

Breakfast for kids going back to school

It's that time of year again when our kiddos go back to school. It's also the time when we as parents get to think about how we can help them be successful in the classroom. One of those ways is to...

“Hempfu” Stir Fry

“Hempfu” Stir Fry

My recipe this week is basically an "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" conglomerate. The one thing that makes it different is instead of using tofu (which is made out of soy), I used hempfu (a...

Alternative Meat Options

Alternative Meat Options

Today is Earth Day. It's also Monday. It brought new meaning to #meatlessmondays. On our nutrition segments this month, we chose to focus on sustainable food. Sustainably growing your food and...

Gnocchi with jackfruit and kale

Gnocchi with jackfruit and kale

So, this is, for certain, my latest food obsession. I saw this recipe on a tv show where they travel around the country looking for the most greasy, artery clogging food they can find. Stuff I...

Kale Supreme Salad

Kale Supreme Salad

I love salads all year round. And I love the more bitter and pungent tasting greens. So this kale salad is a winner. I load my salads up with a variety of vegetables to keep it interesting. This...

Do you need to cleanse?

Do you need to cleanse?

What is a cleanse and why should or should you not do one? And, are they necessary? And if you are going to do one, how can you do it safely? Mention to someone you are doing a cleanse and it can...

Faux gras

Faux gras

There are so many variations of this appetizer, which is basically a plant-based version of liver paté. In my version I used lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts to achieve the perfect texture and flavor...

Take me back Mac (n’Cheese)!

Take me back Mac (n’Cheese)!

Okay, when I was little I was a mac n'cheese aficionado! I loved all things mac n'cheese. My mom or grandma would make the elbow or twisty (technical term) noodles and then sprinkle feta cheese on...

Ful Medames

Ful Medames

So, here's the thing, we know that beans are super healthy and good for us. But we just have such a hard time incorporating them into our diets! I'm setting out to change that in my life. Beans are...

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

A dip to warm your (artichoke) heart! One of my favorite dips is spinach artichoke dip. It's creamy and I love the texture of the spinach and artichokes. But not eating dairy anymore made me think...

Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings”

Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings”

Fly on the lighter side with these cauliflower "wings"! I am a human being. One that used to go to bars and eat bar food and occasionally drink anything (beer, wine, Long Island Iced Teas, Vodka...

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas Learning How to Live to 100 Years Since I started learning about the Blue Zones, I have been trying to incorporate more beans into my diet. They are already a major source of...

Chili Sans Carne

Chili Sans Carne

Chili sans carne! I love a good chili on a cold winter night. A good chili, in my humble opinion, is thick with lots of ingredients that fill me up and keep me warm. A hearty bean chili hits the...

Zoodles with Spaghetti Sauce

Zoodles with Spaghetti Sauce

Zoodles with Spaghetti Sauce Zoodles, or zucchini noodles, with marinara or tomato sauce is one of the easiest dishes you'll ever make! I made mine with store-bought spaghetti sauce, but I'm sure...

Collard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

Collard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

Collard Greens with Garlic and Lemon Recently I was on one of my local news channels talking about foods that are in season in Colorado right now. If you're interested in watching the segment, you...

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers Recently I went on one of our local news channels promoting foods that are currently in season in Colorado. You can see the segment here. Another recipe I made that day on the show...