Eating Well on a Tight Budget During Scarcity and Pandemic

As basic items run low, and people hunker down during Quarantine, it’s so important to do what you can to keep up your health. Like so many other people in this country 🇺🇸 and around the world 🌎, we have felt the impacts of life around us pausing. With the loss of income, eating well […]

Ecuadorian Garbanzo Stew

This recipe originally called for 🐓, but I decided to incorporate the use of high fiber beans and savory mushrooms 🍄 instead. Everyone must listen to their body, and I know my body tells me it really appreciates legumes and mushrooms. When cutting down on meat consumption, it’s important to pay attention to foods that […]

Avgolemono Soup

Normally, when I think of using citrus, I think of bright and warm summer dishes. I think of lemonade on the porch and lemon or lime pies at picnics. And if I really let my mind wander, I venture over to the Mediterranean, to Azure-blue waters, white houses overlooking cliffs and narrow paths, and citrus […]

Cheesy Rice and Beans

Nothing satisfies like a meal from your childhood. And something my sister and I grew up on, and for me, was a staple in college, was Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with a can of Ranch-style Beans. It’s as terrible to your health as you would guess, oh but that powder cheesy goodness with the sweet-savory-zesty […]

Two Bean and Queso Capas

With cold weather ❄️ upon us, my husband training for a marathon on the Blue Ridge Parkway 🏞, and me going through recovery 🤕… We.Are.Hungry! And instead of making the traditional pan of enchiladas, I decided I’d make layers of warm gooeyness, full of protein, omega-3 DHA, and flavor! 😋 For the queso, I did […]

Pontificating Protein: How do I Get It on a Plant-based Diet?

“How do you get your protein?” It’s a question I often hear about in conversation circles. The point I often bring up when this topic arises is, it’s not about the protein, it’s about the amino acids. I get a lot of blank stares with that one. What do I mean, aren’t amino acids proteins? […]

Creamy Panko Crusted Pasta

Ingredients:8 oz pasta6 oz spinach2 shallots, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped1/3 cup almonds, finely chopped1/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped1 Tsp nutritional yeast and 1 Tbs ground flax1 Tsp red pepper flakes3 oz tangy scallion cashew cheese (or vegan cream cheese, preferably nut-based and not oil-based, and half a juiced lemon)salt and pepper Recipe:Start salted pasta water […]

Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cream Cheese

Ingredients:8 oz pastahalf a large yellow onion, diced2 garlic cloves, chopped5 oz shiitake mushroom, sliced and roughly diced1/2 Tsp Rosemary6 oz baby spinach1/2 cup chopped walnuts1/4 cup white or red wine3 oz tangy scallion cashew cheese (Treeline) or 3 oz vegan cream cheese with a half squeezed lemon juice (preferably a nut-based and not oil-based)salt […]

Pumpkin-Tomato Bisque

Sticking with the theme of warm dishes for cold days, here’s another to warm belly and heart. 💓 The other day at the local farmers market, I found that there wasn’t a whole lot of fresh, local produce happening. I guess there isn’t a whole lot growing on the farms that’s available for market sale. […]