National Nutrition Month Recipe Roundup

National Nutrition Month Recipe Roundup Life isn’t about making giant changes and experiencing instant success.  It’s more about making incremental changes the eventually equal success with staying power. March was National Nutrition Month, and I asked some of my friends to share their favorite healthy recipes with you. At the bottom… Read more“National Nutrition Month Recipe Roundup”

Bow-Tie Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans

I usually make the pesto sauce ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator with a thin layer of olive oil on top to keep it from discoloring. That way, I can throw the dish together in twenty minutes when I get home form work or from church. If…. Read more“Bow-Tie Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans”

Vegetarian Fiesta Pizza With Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

I remember the first time I ordered a gourmet vegetarian pizza in Mexico, at a popular pizza joint in Ensenada. When we asked the waiter if they served a vegetarian pizza, he shrugged, gave us an odd look, and nodded. Thirty minutes later, he returned and placed a pizza on… Read more“Vegetarian Fiesta Pizza With Creamy Jalapeño Sauce”

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup (vegan and GF)

Serves 6 Who says preparing tasty vegan and gluten-free meals has to take a lot of time? This soup takes ten minutes or less to prepare, yet it rivals restaurant soups. ½ cup raw cashews 1 cup water 2 Tbs. Brewer’s yeast ½ tsp. onion powder ¼ tsp. cayenne Blend… Read more“Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup (vegan and GF)”

Vegetarian Taco Burgers

Vegetarian Taco Burgers Yields 12-15 burgers 2 cups taco-flavored TVP (texturized vegetable protein)* 1 Tbs. dried oregano 1 tsp. cayenne 1 tsp. salt 2 cups boiling water 6 eggs ½ c. whole-wheat flour OR ½ cup oat flour (whiz a cup of oats in the blender) ½ onion chopped Oil for… Read more“Vegetarian Taco Burgers”

Butternut Coconut Soup

I’ve discovered that our family of four can’t eat a whole butternut squash as a side dish in one setting, so this is a creative way to serve the leftovers up the next night. This is how I prepare the butternut squash the first night: I cut it in half, scoop… Read more“Butternut Coconut Soup”

Healthy (er) Choices Manifesto

While many of the recipes that I post are vegan, I am not a vegan. I believe that making choices that are better for our health is more important than following a strict ‘vegan’ or ‘vegetarian’ diet. What matters most is striving to eat a healthy, balanced diet that gives… Read more“Healthy (er) Choices Manifesto”

Creamy Corn Chowder (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    Creamy corn chowder that’s vegan and gluten free?  Just what the doctor ordered! (tweet this) Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 Tbs. chopped onion 1/2 jalapeño, chopped While the garlic, onions and jalapeños sauté, blend the… Read more“Creamy Corn Chowder (Vegan, Gluten-Free)”

Enchilada Casserole (GF, Vegan, Quick and Spicy!)

Have you ever wondered what to do when friends or family come to visit and they have dietary restrictions?  (tweet this) Try this spicy enchilada casserole–it’s gluten-free and can be made without cheese for the vegans or with cheese for the vegetarians! 2 lbs extra firm tofu (drained and pressed and grated—see… Read more“Enchilada Casserole (GF, Vegan, Quick and Spicy!)”