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 »

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 »

Snickerdoodles for the Soul

Cookies have always been my “treat” of choice, with Snickerdoodles at the top of my list. I baked them as a kid and loved rolling them in the cinnamon sugar combo, YUM! Thanks to Angela Liddon author of Oh She Glows, I can still have them in a vegan and gluten-free version that are perfection in   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 »

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 »