plant-based

Cool Off with Banana Mango Vegan Nice Cream

July 28, 2016
Cool Off with Banana Mango Vegan Nice Cream

When the weather is steamy like it has been this month, my favorite way to cool off is to whip up some quick vegan nice cream combinations in my high speed blender or food processor. The end result is totally dependent upon what fresh, ripe, organic fruit I have in my kitchen. Last night, I froze […]

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Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up #86

May 18, 2016
Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up #86

Hi Friends, What’s cooking in your kitchen? I hope you had a happy, healthy and amazing week! I’m so glad you have joined us at this week’s Plant-Based Potluck Party! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the healthy and delicious plant-based, vegan and gluten free dishes created and shared by so many wonderful bloggers. Over the […]

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Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up #85

May 11, 2016
Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up #85

Hi Friends, What’s cooking in your kitchen? I hope you had a happy, healthy and amazing week! I’m so glad you have joined us at this week’s Plant-Based Potluck Party! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the healthy and delicious plant-based, vegan and gluten free dishes created and shared by so many wonderful bloggers. Over the […]

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5 Keys to an Effective, Plant-Based Workout Diet Plan

May 5, 2016
5 Keys to an Effective Plant-Based Workout Diet Plan

It’s estimated that 3.2 percent of the population are vegetarian, with another 10 percent of Americans choosing to consume a “vegetarian-inclined diet.” These numbers will likely grow as more and more research continues to reveal the benefits of eating a plant-based diet—advantages that range from lower risk of disease to an easier time losing weight. But […]

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Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

April 26, 2016
Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

When the weather is damp, gray and rainy, I often try to soothe my soul with a satisfying meal of vegan comfort food like this healthy and delicious kale, tofu and quinoa combo. Most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, so this is a quick and easy way to lift my spirits and nourish […]

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Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

March 11, 2016
Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

This Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is one of my favorites due to the fact that I also add watercress, radishes and onion which really kicks it up a notch. Dressed simply with a toasted sesame oil vinaigrette, the resulting blend of zing and zest definitely delights the palate. But what really makes this salad sing is […]

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Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #76

February 17, 2016
Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #76

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you had a happy, healthy week! What’s cooking in your kitchen? I’m so glad you have joined us at this week’s Plant-Based Potluck Party! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the healthy and delicious plant-based, vegan and gluten free dishes created and shared by so many wonderful bloggers. […]

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Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #71

January 14, 2016
Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #71

Happy January Friends! I can’t believe 2016 is finally here! I hope you had a happy, healthy holiday season! My family and I enjoyed a festive holiday season with several lengthy vacations, but I am so glad to be back to my blogging routine again. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the healthy and delicious plant-based, vegan […]

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Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #70

November 18, 2015
Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #70

Happy November, Friends! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the vegan and gluten free Thanksgiving dishes created and shared by bloggers. Do you love to create delicious vegan and plant-based dishes? Then, welcome to the “Plant-based Potluck Party” Link Up! Think of this like an old-fashioned potluck meal where you […]

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Share Your Fab Finds at the Midweek Munchies Vegan Shopping Link Up #3

October 28, 2015
Share Your Fab Finds at the Midweek Munchies Vegan Shopping Link Up #3

Love to shop for healthy, yummy vegan/plant-based products?   Do you find new and interesting vegan foods, seasonings, supplements and other products that your friends might benefit from?   Basically we’re inviting you to share some of your favorite vegan shopping finds and grocery hauls! Now you can share your fabulous finds with other bloggers and […]

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Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #83

September 14, 2015
Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #83

Welcome to the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop. I hope you had a healthy, happy week! I can’t wait to see your wonderful healthy, green or natural living ideas and plant-based recipes. Fall is always a happy, colorful time of the year! School is back in session! It’s a time for making […]

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Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #60

September 2, 2015
 Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #60

Do delicious, plant-based recipes and nutrition make you jump for joy? Then welcome to the “Plant-based Potluck Party” Link Up! Think of this like an old-fashioned potluck meal where you can share all types of plant-based, organic, vegan, raw, whole food dishes as well as smoothie, juice and beverage recipes. From savory soups and stews […]

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Meatless Monday: Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Buddha Bowl

August 10, 2015
Meatless Monday: Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Buddha Bowl

A “Buddha Bowl” is the affectionate name given to the hearty and delectable grain, vegetable and protein combos that I first experienced at one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants. Their “Bowls” usually featured brown rice, seasonal greens and root vegetables, seaweed, and tofu. Over the years, I have experimented with my own Buddha Bowls at home–using whatever fresh seasonal, […]

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Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #53

July 8, 2015
Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #53

Do delicious, plant-based recipes and nutrition make you jump for joy? Then welcome to the “Plant-based Potluck Party” Link Up! Think of this like an old-fashioned potluck meal where you can share all types of plant-based, organic, vegan, raw, whole food dishes as well as smoothie, juice and beverage recipes. From savory soups and stews to […]

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Portabella Mushroom Veggie Burgers with Onion Marmalade

June 30, 2015
Portabella Mushroom Veggie Burgers with Onion Marmalade

Summertime is cookout time! People have often ask me what vegans eat at picnics, cookouts or BBQs. In fact, some of them say this with pity in their eyes saddened I assume by the idea of me missing out on all of those hot and juicy burgers on the grill. Well, believe me when I tell you that I never miss a beat […]

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Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #73

June 29, 2015
Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #73

Wishing you a Happy Healthy Summer! And welcome to the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see your wonderful plant-based recipes and healthy, green or natural living ideas. Summer is always a joyful time of the year for many of us. It’s the beginning of the warm and wonderful Summer […]

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30 Healthy and Delicious Ways to Incorporate Chia Seeds into Your Daily Diet

June 23, 2015
30 Healthy and Delicious Ways to Incorporate Chia Seeds into Your Daily Diet

Most of you have probably heard the catchy jingle “Cha Cha Cha Chia” used to advertise those popular Chia pets. I’ve even received one or two as grab bag gifts which I never actally used, I must admit. Well, instead of growing your chia seeds into a pet, why not try eating them instead. They are so healthy […]

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Meatless Monday: Spicy Tomato Okra Lentil Soup

June 15, 2015
Meatless Monday: Spicy Tomato Okra Lentil Soup

For as long as I can remember, lentils have been my go to source for a healthy, hearty, clean and satisfying plant-based protein meal. This delicious legume is a versatile base for all types of flavorful soups, stews, chillies, patties and burgers. Lentils are rich in dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. With about 30% of […]

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Meatless Monday: Baked Quinoa Kale and Veggie Patties

June 1, 2015
Meatless Monday: Baked Quinoa Kale and Veggie Patties

Who loves quinoa? I do! These healthy and delectable quinoa patties are a favorite in our home due to their rich flavor and chewy texture. I prefer them baked rather than fried–but they are still the perfect crispy consistency. I served them for lunch during my book club meeting with an arugula, tomato, red onion and avocado salad and they […]

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Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #67

May 18, 2015
Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #67

Welcome to the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see your wonderful plant-based recipes and healthy, green or natural living ideas. May is always a joyful time of the year for us. It’s a time of growth and new beginnings! Colorful plants and flowers are springing up everywhere. Spring […]

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Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #66

May 11, 2015
Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #66

I’m so happy you’ve joined us at this week’s “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party”  Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see your wonderful plant-based recipes and healthy, green or natural living ideas. This “blog hop” is a positive place where you can find and share loads of “good stuff” that will help you in your […]

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Crave Eat Heal Blog Tour and Interview with Author, Ann Oliverio

May 6, 2015
Crave Eat Heal Blog Tour and Interview with Author, Ann Oliverio

I am so delighted to participate in the Crave Eat Heal Cookbook Blog Tour and to chat with author, Annie Oliverio about her vegan journey,  lifestyle and especially, her new book! I have personally struggled with overwhelming cravings for salty or sweet comfort foods on many occasions,  so I know how powerful that experience can be–as well as how important […]

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Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #43

April 30, 2015
Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #43

Love making and eating healthy, plant-based food? Then welcome to the “Plant-based Potluck Party” Link Up! Think of this like an old-fashioned potluck meal where you can share all types of plant-based, organic, vegan, raw, whole food dishes as well as smoothie, juice and beverage recipes. From savory soups and stews to fabulous salads and raw food […]

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Celebrate Earth Month! Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #64

April 26, 2015
Celebrate Earth Month! Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #64

Happy Earth Month! Welcome to the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop! It’s so wonderful to share and explore healthy, green and natural living tips and ideas. This “blog hop” is a positive place where you can find and share loads of “good stuff” that will help you in your personal journey toward a […]

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