Vegan Meatballs With Rice and Peas Smothered in Tomato Sauce

Growing up Italian, I always loved meatballs. As a matter of fact, my childhood nickname was meatball because that was all I would eat. Now all I eat are vegan meatballs. I still haven't found an egg replacer that mimics eggs well enough to really hold a meatball together, but this comes pretty close. I think the oil from the walnuts help and I used flax eggs to bind and add structure. You can find a full list of vegan egg substitutes [Read more...]

Healthy Dairy Free Diet Beverages

Dairy Free Diet Caramel Latte

For the past few months I have been blogging about the environmental and health benefits of following a dairy free diet. Many of you mentioned that you would miss milk drinks, so with the help of Silk, I made it my mission to come up … [Read more...]

#9 – How Sandy Gooch Started A Natural Foods Revolution

How Sandy Gooch Started A Natural Foods Revolution

"Sandy Gooch single handedly pioneered a natural foods revolution for everyday people" ~~~Whole Foods CEO and co-founder John Mackey Sandy Gooch was experiencing seizures and chest pains at too young of an age. Upon investigation, Sandy Gooch found that what she was eating was making her ill. She made an immediate change in her eating choices.  Little did she … [Read more...]

Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

Healthy Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

I love this vegan burger. It had an excellent texture, nice spices and held up pretty well. I bring that up because burgers made with animal protein have lots of sticky saturated fat which holds them together, but vegan burgers don't have all that fat, so they need a vegan egg replacer. I used the vegan flax eggs, but you could also just add some vegan mayonnaise to help hold the mixture together. I was able … [Read more...]

Methane & Giving Up Cow’s Milk To Help Save The Planet

Methane & Giving Up Cow's Milk To Help Save The Planet

Did you know methane gas emissions is considered the next climate crisis?  Did you know methane gas is a more potent gas than carbon monoxide? If you knew that making small changes to your diet could help reduce the methane crisis would you be willing to help? April … [Read more...]

Jackfruit Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Coleslaw

Jackfruit Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Coleslaw

I think these jackfruit tacos will take you by surprise. If you have never had this delicious fruit before, it shreds beautifully and has a nice firm texture. It also does an excellent job of absorbing the flavor profile of anything you decide to marinate it in. Not only that, it is one of the rare fruits that is rich in the B-complex group of vitamins. Jackfruit is also abundant in dietary … [Read more...]

Letting Go Of The Life We Planned – Podcast #8

Letting Go Of The Life We Planned To Have The Life That Is Waiting For Us

Show Notes: Podcast #8 How To Make Room For The Rewards of Life

“Letting go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us” ~~Joseph Campbell I love [Read more...]

7 – Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment?

Podcast 7 - Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment Show Notes

Today's podcast is about the impact of food production and the environment.  Most people don't understand the connection between what we eat and climate change. But how we feel about climate change and the environment in the future is important right now. Because it plays a large part in what's going to happen to our planet next. Here are some … [Read more...]

Vegan Spring Rolls with Hot & Sweet Dipping Sauce

 

Vegan Spring Rolls with Hot & Sweet Dipping Sauce

There are so many reasons I love spring, but my favorite part is the fresh crop of seasonal vegetables that appear at my local farmer's market. Asparagus, sweet peas, snow peas, artichokes, arugula, beets, purple carrots and green onions. I love them all and any of those vegetables can be part of these fresh vegan spring … [Read more...]

Vegan Whipped Cream with Coconut Milk

Vegan Whipped Cream with Coconut Milk

Thanks for your patience for this vegan whipped cream recipe. Ever since I posted my easy scones topped with a delicious vegan whipped cream, you have said: "where the heck is the vegan whipped cream recipe?" At the time, I used a store bought brand that I thought was pretty good and it only contained a few ingredients. But never again. This recipe is so easy, … [Read more...]