Super Summer Smoothie Bowl

Super Summer Smoothie Bowl

This refreshing Super Summer Smoothie Bowl starts with a base of blended frozen cherries and frozen bananas, and finished with a colorful array of watermelon, cantaloupe, fresh bananas, and berries. You might like to try mango, peaches, or plums, or add … Continue reading

Pan-Steamed Broccolini with Toasted Pistachios

Pan-Steamed Broccolini with Toasted Pistachios

Two ingredients (plus seasonings). It’s a combination that’s almost magical…tender, crunchy, salty, slightly bitter, and just a tad smoky. Ridiculously easy, and oh so good! In case you aren’t acquainted with broccolini, it’s similar to broccoli. But broccolini has smaller florets, with stems … Continue reading

Cashew Cream Maple Date Ice Cream

Cashew Cream Maple Date Ice Cream

Summer’s here and our ice cream machine is calling my name. This particular frozen creation is truly company-worthy. Even your non-vegan friends will be amazed by how creamy and decadent this is. I usually start with soy milk or almond milk, … Continue reading

Brown Rice and Black Beans in Homemade Green Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

Brown Rice and Black Beans in Homemade Green Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

This past weekend, I made burritos filled with this simple combination of black beans and brown rice, simmered in a zesty homemade green salsa. Fresh cilantro and lime juice make this sauce just a little unusual, and really delicious. Although the non-cilantro folks at home … Continue reading

Mashed Potato Stacks with Mixed Greens

Mashed Potato Stacks with Mixed Greens

Mashed potatoes with mixed greens are meant for each other. Such simple ingredients, but they are somehow far from ordinary when combined. Greens and potatoes are so satisfying and extraordinarily nutritious that they make their way onto my plate almost daily. But my potatoes and … Continue reading

Deep Chocolate Brownie Bites

Deep Chocolate Brownie Bites

If you get serious chocolate cravings like I do, these little brownie creations will amaze you. Seriously, every time I make these, they’re quickly devoured – and I mean by everyone. You’ll find it very hard to believe that these … Continue reading

Cremini Mushroom Sauce with Shallots and Madeira Wine

Cremini Mushroom Sauce with Shallots and Madeira Wine

One of my clients asked if I might create a cremini mushroom sauce for her to use over baked potatoes and pasta. Well. Full disclosure. I’m not a huge mushroom fan. Quite the contrary. So this one is for you, Laura. ; … Continue reading

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

I suspect there are almost as many ways to make Miso Soup as there are people who make Miso Soup. Made with fermented soybeans and barley or rice, miso is thought to be one of the most protective of super foods. Its enzymes and microorganisms … Continue reading

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites

I love baking!! But baking too many sweets can have a down side, since we never want to tempt those we care about with anything that isn’t ideal for good health, right? Here’s one of my favorite answers to this challenge to satisfy … Continue reading

Vegan Snack Tray

Vegan Snack Tray

If tortilla chips and salsa come to mind when you think of vegan snacks, it might be time for a flavor upgrade. Whether it’s a big party or a small family celebration, you can make any occasion more fun with a … Continue reading

Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetable Medley

Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetable Medley

Simple is good. SO good! But that’s only part of the reason I’m loving quinoa for easy weeknight meals these days. Quinoa has great texture and a wonderful nutty flavor. It’s loaded with protein, and a nice source of minerals like iron and … Continue reading

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

I’ve been making these Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups just about every single week for the few months, and always try to sneak a few in the freezer, too. Made with whole rolled oats and loads of fruit, they make an easy breakfast … Continue reading