Tag: vegan

Memaw’s German Chocolate Pie, Plant-based

My Memaw used to make THE BEST German Chocolate Pie. It truly was my favorite pie during the holiday season. This season, I worked out how to make it plant-based so I could relive those sweet holiday memories with my Memaw. WATCH ME MAKE THIS PIE Here’s all we need… 4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate […]

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Vanilla Pecan Smoothie

This Creamy Pecan Smoothie is like drinking a caramel pecan coffee cake. I’m so glad everything in it is good for me.  It helps when I go back for seconds. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 unsweetened coconut flakes 3 large, cold bananas 1 cup frozen pineapple 2 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (soy, […]

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Cashew Smoothie with Mixed Berries

Very light and refreshing for a breakfast smoothie recipe. I didn’t care for the blackberry seeds, but it didn’t stop me from slurpin’ it down. I finished my glass before I was ready to be finished.  HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1/2 cup raw cashews 2 cups frozen mixed berries 1 large, ripe banana 2 cups […]

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Quick Quick Fruit Salad Smoothie

The night before, I got a hankering for my favorite fruit salad.  This morning there was just enough to blend into a breakfast smoothie.  I thought it might turn out funny tasting with the pecans.  It didn’t.  It was EXCELLENT!  I couldn’t taste the pecans at all, neither could the kids. ;D heeheehee In the […]

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No Heartburn Bean Chili with Rice

Looking for a vegetarian chili that will please meat eaters? This is it! Trust me. No Heartburn Bean Chili with Rice takes just over an hour to pull together.  It’s not spicy (kid friendly) and totally FULL of flavor. We enjoyed it for supper then polished it off for lunch the next day.  I barely […]

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Walnut Smoothie with Spinach and Blueberries

Fruit and nut smoothies are my go to breakfast every morning.  Not overly sweet, highly nutritious and the kids love them. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 cup walnuts 1 heaping handful baby spinach 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 large ripe banana 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (soy, almond, coconut, etc.) Blend on high in a […]

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Quick Quick Fruit Salad

When you’re in a hurry hurry, you can make the quick quick fruit salad.  Eat for breakfast with yogurt, or over oatmeal.  It’s excellent eaten chilled on a hot day.  And it makes a perfect dessert after dinner. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES serves 4 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, partially drained 1 cup fresh […]

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Zucchini and White Beans in Balsamic Sauce

Zucchini and white beans seasoned with garlic and balsamic vinegar is different, in a good way.  It’s a nice change from eating a bean salad seasoned in sugar, oil and vinegar.  Well, vinegar remains in this simple bean recipe, but a deep, oaky balsamic has an extremely different flavor from distilled or cider. The photo […]

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Black Eye Peas, Carrots and Collards

This is one of my family’s  favorite plant-based meals.  We have it once a week, well actually twice a week.  My husband and I enjoy the leftovers for lunch.  Anyhoo.  I typically whip up black eye peas, carrots and collards in the pressure cooker.  I’ve had several folks ask me how to make the wonderful […]

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Killer Chocolate Oat Bars

My latest addiction.  Seriously, I HAVE to eat one every day.  It’s not just me, my husband has it bad for these scrumptious morsels.  Now, to be clear, we only eat one.  That’s plenty.  One square delight is enough to soothe the cocoa fiend within. ;D HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1/3 cup real maple syrup […]

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Butternut Squash with Caramelized Apples

Butternut Squash with Caramelized Apples has been my favorite plant-based recipe this week.  I’ve eaten it as a side for dinner and as the main course for breakfast.  The savory taste of the butternut squash blended with the glazed, cinnamon apples made me think of Thanksgiving.  The texture and sweetness reminded me of Memaw’s baked sweet […]

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Fat-free Salt-free Polenta Recipe

Polenta works as a bed for Ratatouille, roasted vegetables, or baked with homemade tomato sauce poured over the top. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 4 cups water 1 teaspoon Greek oregano or Mrs. Dash salt substitute 1 1/2 cups polenta Bring the water to boil.  Reduce heat. Add spices to the water.  Whisk in polenta, making sure […]

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Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins are the new rave in my household. I’ve filed this recipe under the “WINNER” listing of whole food plant-based recipes.  All the ingredients can easily be found or substituted without a hitch. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES FOR 12 MUFFINS 1 tablespoon fresh ground flaxseed 1 cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond, coconut, […]

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Banana Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie

One of my favorite ways to start my day is drinking a healthy, plant-based smoothie.  Since I started eating solely whole food plant-base recipes, my outlook and health has improved dramatically.  At 44, I have more energy throughout my whole day than I did when I was thirty.  I am truly amazed and thrilled! This […]

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Walnut Smoothie with Pineapple and Strawberries

Walnut smoothies with pineapple and strawberries are a great way to start the day.  If you have picky eaters who think they don’t like walnuts, run this recipe by them, but don’t let them see you make it. ;D  Walnuts have such a mild taste that they’re easily overpowered by sweet fruits.  When you serve […]

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