Skill Level: Easy

Non-dairy Chocolate Pudding

This is my first non-dairy chocolate pudding made with silken tofu.  I LOVE IT!!!  The dark chocolate and sweet dates completely mask any evidence that tofu resides in this recipe.  The chia seeds, however, do lend their mild earthy flavor.  So, if you don’t care for chia seeds, cut the quality in half or omit […]

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Chili Lentils Over Baked Potatoes

Chili Lentils Over Baked Potatoes – AWESOME.  Have you ever tried chili or barbecued pinto beans over a baked spud? It’s like being at a cook out without having to get out the grill.  If you have the time, bake the potatoes in the oven to get the skins crispy and that authentic baked potato […]

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Vegan Green Enchiladas

Vegan Green Enchiladas were born on the whim one crazy night and have been a family favorite dinner ever since.  If you’ve not tried tempeh, yet, start with this recipe.

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Peach Cobbler Smoothie

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Creamy Minestrone Soup

This creamy minestrone soup is an inspired creation after reading Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones.  Watch my cookbook review video on Ellen’s superb, budget friendly book, here.

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Creamy Carrot and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Creamy Carrot and Roasted Red Pepper Soup is my new favorite vegan low-fat soup recipe.  It has a thick, silky smooth texture that is devine, Darling.  The addition of roasted red bell peppers had me talking into my bowl, “Where have you been all my life?” This is no girly soup, either.  My husband was […]

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Feel Better Soon Potato Soup

When cooties get my family down, they want potato soup to lift their spirits.  Not too long ago, I would have started the soup with bacon drippings and topped it with bacon.  Turning vegetarian has changed all that, of course.  I’ve had to rethink my old ways and create a potato soup that gives us […]

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Thick, Herby Tomato Sauce

For everyone groovin’ on a heart-healthy plant-based diet, my thick, herby tomato sauce is an oil-free tomato sauce that’s low in sodium.   It only takes a love for cooking fresh foods to make it.  I like to make plenty for eating right away and can the rest for later. Check out Canning Homemade Thick, Herby Tomato […]

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Rockin’ Good Low-Fat Veggie Stew

When it comes to creating a meal in a pot or a pan, we are told to start with a little oil, or dollop of drippings.  I’ve never questioned why because everybody I’ve known or trusted does it.  So it must be right, right? Turns out that starting with oil is not ALWAYS necessary.  It does […]

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Protein Pumped Pumpkin Smoothie

Want more out of your morning smoothie?  Try this protein pumped pumpkin smoothie, which is one of the best meal replacement drinks; it’s as if you’re drinking a pumpkin pie. CAUTION: Drinking truly healthy smoothies is addictive.  Will cause you to have longer lasting energy, and feel good about yourself, which in turn leads to […]

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Creamoalicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Indulge your craving for pumpkin pie with this super easy, creamoalicious pumpkin pie smoothie recipe.  Guaranteed to get you in the mood for the holidays.  Feel free to drink it for breakfast, snack or as a dessert.  It’s awesome anytime of the day or year.

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Sweet Potato and Spinach So Happy Together

I discovered the lovely Red Garnet sweet potato.  Have you heard of it or tried it?  It has a darker skin and flesh with much more flavor than the regular sweet potato I’ve grown up knowing.  I found the Red Garnet at Whole Foods Market (my favorite hangout).  I’m telling you there’s a REAL difference […]

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Dang Good Vegan Chili Recipe

I know there’s plenty of vegan chili recipes out there, but this one has come to be our favorite.  Besides the fact that it’s dang good to eat, it calls for common pantry staples.  Take notice, too, the recipe calls for the mushrooms and onions to be cooked tender in water instead of oil.  This […]

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Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Smoothie

I make Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Smoothies to slip extra servings of raw spinach to my family.  I know it’s intimidating to think of drinking spinach.  Trust me on this tip: use dark chocolate almond milk, a dash of cinnamon and you will never know there’s spinach in your glass.

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Chocolate Dipped Fruit Smoothie

Chocolate is a real treat for me.  I’m careful not to be a glutton. I take serious thought as to how I’m going to indulge myself without creating an extra bulge around myself.  Here lately, I’ve taken a fancy to sipping on dark chocolate almond milk as an after dinner dessert.  This morning, I decided […]

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