Twice Baked “Fries”

Twice Baked Fries/

This is one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes. We probably have this at least twice or 3 times a week. If you already have baked potatoes on hand, perfect. One less step and you are even closer to a fast and delicious meal :-). Continue reading


Un-Tuna Salad

Un-Tuna Salad/

This recipe includes everything that the non-plant-based version has to offer: pickles, onions, creaminess  and, yes, of course, deliciousness! Instead of a vegan mayonnaise, I made a “dressing” out of artichokes, mustard and lemon juice; which is a fantastic low-fat alternative. This may become a new salad favorite! Try it on whole grain bread, celery sticks or wrapped in a lettuce “bun”. Enjoy! Continue reading

BBQ Pulled Hearts of Palm

BBQ Pulled Hearts of Palm/

This recipe comes together very quickly. So, if you stock your pantry with a few cans of Hearts of Palm, lunch and/or dinner can be ready in 25 minutes. I can’t believe how delicious this tastes: smoky, spicy and soo yummy. After I took this photo, I sat right down and ate the whole burger. Just like that! For large appetites (like mine) this recipe just makes enough for two. Enjoy, over and over again! Continue reading

Creamy Rice with Roasted Cauliflower Crema

Creamy Rice with Cauliflower Crema/

I was listening to an interview with Jennifer Marano, DC, co-founder of TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa when she was asked by interviewer Chef AJ what her favorite food was. Ms. Marano answered: “a bowl of just cooked brown rice”. I have to admit, I can sooo relate to this. I, too, love a bowl of just cooked brown rice (basmati is my favorite). Just plain brown rice, nothing on it. Oh, it’s so nutty and yummy. Although my absolute favorite food is a freshly baked Japanese sweet potato.

Are you wondering, if I am going to get to the point, or better yet , the recipe? OK, here it is is. After posting the recipe for the Roasted Cauliflower Crema, I heard from several of you, how much you liked it. So, this got me thinking: brown rice AND  roasted cauliflower crema put together in one dish! I tried and really liked it and wanted to share it here.
Very simple and simply delicious.  Enjoy! Continue reading

Super Easy Beans

Super Easy Beans/

At first I didn’t think this bean recipe was blog-worthy, but then I got thinking: this is how I eat every day. These beans  are so quick and super easy to prepare and taste delicious, too.  Beans are part of my daily meals in some form or other; they are so nourishing and filling and satisfying, that I wanted to share this with you. Most of the time I eat these beans  for lunch , maybe over a few slices of baked sweet potatoes.  I recommend using  this recipe as a template and choose the beans you like, perhaps kidney or pinto beans instead. Make a big batch, and you are all set for a few days, whether you eat these beans by themselves, over baked (sweet) potatoes or in a wrap. Enjoy!

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