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 »

Potato Salad with Avocado & Dill

As the 4th of July approaches, I wanted to offer up some vegan ideas to help you have delicious and compassionate picnics.  Potato Salad with Avocado & Dill – Forks Over Knives : This yummy dish also uses dijon mustard, maple syrup and paprika to give it a special flavor: click here for recipe. I like   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 »

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s healthy treat time! These yummy Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies are from The Engine 2 Diet web site, by Rip Esselstyn: click here for recipe. Rip is the fire fighter and Iron Man Triathlete in Forks Over Knives. His Netflix Documentary, Engine 2 Rescue Kitchen, gives great tips on how to make your kitchen vegan friendly. Ingredients:   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 »

Cranberry Chickpea Salad

I have another inspiring documentary for you! PlantPure Nation is a follow-up film to Forks Over Knives, which is now an Instant on Netflix in the U.S. click here for trailer The filmmakers set up plant pods in small communities and provided plant-based meals for 10 days. It’s amazing how quickly their cholesterol levels dropped in a   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 »