Sassy Squash Recipes

I hope you’re enjoying the change of seasons! My husband brought home several butternut squash he grew from from his community garden. He set them on the counter thinking I would know exactly what to do with them all! After some research and experimenting, I have three delicious recipes I would like to share with   Read More »

Soul Hunger

Your soul is talking to you every moment. Are you listening to it or burying it with busyness, food, alcohol or non-stop social activity? Mindfulness practices like yoga, meditation, prayer, journaling and spending time alone in nature are effective ways to help you listen to the still small voice within. Are you happy where you   Read More »

Peach Crisp

Summer is a great time to eat an array of fresh fruits, like peaches, which are high in Vitamins A, C, potassium and fiber.  My husband, Wade, brought home this box of peaches from Costco and I immediately started brainstorming on how to use them up.  My 15 year old cat, Julian, was also excited   Read More »

Sweet Potato Mango Bowl

This week I’m featuring Rip’s Sweet Potato Bowl from The Engine 2 Diet, which is easy and fast. Click here for recipe Bake your sweet potatoes beforehand in foil on 350 for 60 minutes. You can bake them on a Sunday and put them in your fridge and have them ready to go for your week.  Warm   Read More »

Mac & No Cheese Please

Taking time to cook for yourself is a wonderful act of self-care and saves money. I know it takes energy and planning, but you are worth it! Cooking on the weekends and freezing soups and casserole dishes makes it easier to bring your lunch to work or when you get home after a busy day.   Read More »

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

Happy Spring Friend! Are you craving more greens as it gets warmer? This fantastic Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus Dressing is a wonderful combination of raw and cooked food from www.thekitchn.com: click here for recipe Kale-super food packed with Vitamins A, K, C, protein and iron. Quinoa- 1 cup has 8 grams of   Read More »

Healthy Lifestyle VIP Retreat

Are you in need of a sunny get away filled with self-care? Swami’s Beach, Encinitas, CA I’m excited to announce my Healthy Lifestyle VIP RETREAT! I love sharing the beauty and spirituality of Encinitas, CA with you. I’ve designed a special retreat filled with private yoga, meditation and vegan cooking classes designed specially for YOU.   Read More »

Chocolate Brownie LOVE

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! How do you feel about it? Whether you’re single or in a relationship know how much you are loved and appreciated by me, God, your friends, family and community. Your presence on the planet at this particular point in time is intentional. You have a purpose to fulfill, something you   Read More »

Sweet Potato Lasagna

I love sharing plant-based recipes to help support you in sustaining a healthy lifestyle, while enjoying delicious food. This Raise the Roof Sweet Potato Lasagna from The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn is one of my favorites! It is packed with nutrition and flavor for the whole family. It’s full of vibrant colors from sweet   Read More »

Vegan for LIFE!

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we would all be vegetarian.” -Paul McCartney I loved and cherished animals as a young child, even though I was raised in a meat eating family in the middle of Kansas, which is known as a “beef state.” I remember getting violently ill after eating a bite of roast when   Read More »