Ecuadorian Garbanzo Stew

This recipe originally called for ๐Ÿ“, but I decided to incorporate the use of high fiber beans and savory mushrooms ๐Ÿ„ 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 […]

Two Bean and Queso Capas

With cold weather โ„๏ธ upon us, my husband training for a marathon on the Blue Ridge Parkway ๐Ÿž, and me going through recovery ๐Ÿค•… We.Are.Hungry! And instead of making the traditional pan of enchiladas, I decided Iโ€™d make layers of warm gooeyness, full of protein, omega-3 DHA, and flavor! ๐Ÿ˜‹ For the queso, I did […]

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 […]

A Plant-based Thanksgiving Feast

For some of my readers, a Thanksgiving feast that doesnโ€™t feature a turkey or ham may be blasphemous ๐Ÿ˜œ to the tradition. I know for me and what I grew up with, there are memories of always having a beautifully carved spiral, honey-baked ham and a baked or Cajun-fried turkey. But honestly, the foods that […]

Being Thankful

Iโ€™ve been away for a while! And being that itโ€™s the day after a U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving, Iโ€™ve spent the previous day and today reflecting on those things that are meant to go in accordance with the tradition. Iโ€™m not going to go into the history of the holiday, because with history, there are always […]

Choline Controversy

In the world of nutrition, a little known nutrient made major headlines and caused ripples among the diet trends and social belief systems that are growing more popular in the wake of knowledge of food production/handling and health. What little tidbit could cause that much of a shake-up, you might wonder. Well, that little nutrient […]

Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

It’s burger night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on… Wait, this sounds strangely familiar. If you read my previous post, then you’ll know why. This house must be craving some standard American fare. And in this Land of the Free and home to millions of acres of […]

Mushroom Sauce Pizza with Arugula and Onion Jam Drizzle

It’s pizza night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on whether you’re craving pizza, hotdogs, or hamburgers. But tonight, we’re craving pizza. And rather than ordering delivery, we’re gonna get artsy with this Italian-American fare. This recipe takes inspiration from a friend who had given me some tips […]

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Who doesn’t like a go-to spinach artichoke dip recipe?! If it’s not for you *Gasp!*, no worries. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do believe this one is a party winner, while bursting with flavor AND good nutrition. This is a conglomeration of recipes – I played around with a few of them – elevated by throwing in some […]

Mushroom and Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

These tacos hail from the North Shore, a place known for it’s laid-back vibe, sugar-sweet pineapples, and famous for big waves. This stretch of coast is on the north side of the Hawaiian island, Oahu – known as “The Gathering Place.” The flavors in this recipe reflect the meeting of Baja, Mexico and Hawaii. Traditionally […]