DIY Salad Dressings

March 1, 2017

Salads are an important part of eating a healthy, whole food, plant based, diet.  I eat at least one, and often two huge salads a day.  For me, the key to enjoying so much salad, is to keep them flavorful and interesting.  Making a new dressing does that in an instant, and add some fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds on top and you will end up with something that is…

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A Pizza Party

February 11, 2017

This one is so simple!  It’s been a quick go-to of ours for years, but we haven’t made them in a while.  The boys had their cousins coming over tonight for a sleepover, and it worked out perfect!     A big key in getting kids to eat healthy food is to have them be part of the process and decisions.  We started tonight by asking the kids what kind of veggie…

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Baked fries?

January 12, 2017

Can we still call them fries if they aren’t fried?  Or are they french baked potatoes?  That sounds like something totally different….   Anyway, these are super simple and very tasty, no matter what you want to call them.   This seriously couldn’t be more simple.  We really just cut some potatoes, arranged them carefully so they don’t touch on parchment paper, and baked them in the oven. They could…

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Baked Falafel

January 12, 2017

Falafel is one of my favorites!  I’ve been on a mission this year to come up with a healthy version, and I think I’ve finally got it!  This is one of our own recipes that I developed after a lot of trial and error.   I actually do this a lot, but many of them don’t make it to the blog.  This one hit the mark, so here it is! My…

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Vegetable Stir Fry

November 7, 2016

We love this stir fry recipe in our house! It’s a fairly easy to make on a week night, and can really satisfy my craving for Thai take out.  The most time consuming part is chopping all of the vegetables, and it’s really not so bad…  The roasted cashews add a lot of flavor.  A LOT!  So don’t skip that step, it’s totally worth it, and really makes the dish.  Oh, and the…

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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

August 2, 2016

  This open face jackfruit BBQ sandwich was SO delicious!! What is Jackfruit? It’s a fruit.  Seriously, look it up.  When it’s fully ripe it’s sweet, and I’ve heard it somewhat resembles pineapple.  When it’s young, or not yet fully ripe, it’s not as sweet, has a mild flavor, and great texture that makes it a really good substitute for beans, lentils, tofu, and even meat in many dishes.  It works perfectly in…

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Chickpea Potato Curry

April 7, 2016

My kids love going out for Indian food, but for some reason, never like my Indian inspired dishes at home.  I finally have a winner!  I realized I need to add potatoes (apparently, they love any dish with potatoes) and I need to blend my stewed tomotoes so there are no chunks.  My kids are not picky eaters by any means and will usually anything, so when one tells me…

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Cauliflower Hot Wings

April 3, 2016

I love this recipe because it is fairly simply to make and tastes so good!  I got the recipe from Lindsay Nixon’s Happy Herbivore email newsletter.  She emailed out a whole bunch of Super Bowl recipes around Super Bowl Sunday, so when we were invited to a party at my brother’s I knew I had to give it a try.   Everyone loved it!  I doubled the recipe and made…

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A quick and easy lunch

January 4, 2015

We have been posting some complex recipes recently.   While they are totally delicious and worth the effort, especially when entertaining around the holidays, they can’t really be thrown together without doing some up-front planning, specialty shopping, and taking the time to prepare the dishes.  To switch things up a bit, I want to share with you what I had for lunch today. A sunshine burger sandwich, with a side…

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Avocado and Tomato sandwich

April 1, 2014

I don’t know if it’s fair for me to say, since I haven’t had one in so long, but this really feels to me like a direct replacement for a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich.  I pile the avocado pretty high, and it has that same creamy consistency that I remember from open faced toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches. Serves: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Ingredients: 1 avocado 1…

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