A Farmer’s Caesar Salad

Salads are my favorite go-to lunch and appetizer. I am constantly thinking of new ways to revamp salads to make them less boring. Growing up salads were not meals and usually consisted of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber with Italian, French or Thousand Island dressing. Today, none of those dressings ever rest in my refrigerator…

Garlicky Alfredo Pasta

Traditional creamy pasta sauces, such as an Alfredo sauce, are super good. However, they are not so good for you. Although I am a vegetarian, I monitor and balance my dairy intake. This recipe is completely vegan and protein based! I blended white beans with some amazing flavors that will satisfy your creamy craving! It’s really…

Jalapeno Red Bean Burger (V&GF)

Making your own veggie burger is not as hard as you think. For this Jalapeno Red Bean Burger, you just have to let the blender/food processor do most of the work! There are easy step-by-step directions (with pictures!). If you are wondering about that sauce on top, it’s my Burger Sauce! Check out the recipe. It’s…

Olive Oil Tomato-Basil Penne

A common myth is that homemade food takes too long. Not true. Some homemade foods do take hours to prepare and cook but not all of them. I’m a 40 minutes or less kind of gal most of the time and it taste just as good as a 3 hour meal. If it takes longer, I…

[No Bake] Crunchy Cinnamon Protein Balls

The human body is an amazing thing. Most people are calling vegetarianism a fad or a phase. So far, I’ve been a vegetarian for 2 short years and don’t think about eating meat. I love being a vegetarian. I get asked so many questions like “So what do you eat? Just Vegetables?” To which I…

Cucumber Lime-Dill Salad

Salads are boring blah, blah, blah! They can be, yes. On the flip side, living a healthy lifestyle, that includes adding an abundance of greens to your diet, will require a bit of creativity. I love salad! I create my own salad dressings to keep mine interesting. The trick to a tasty salad/dressing adding unique…

Banana-Nut Protein Smoothie

I read that Americans eats 27 pounds of bananas every year. Are you bananas?! So the odds of you liking is recipe are quite likely. Most of us know that bananas are a great source of potassium and fiber. However, bananas also have tryptophan, an amino acid that helps our body produce serotonin, which has…

Vegan Breakfast Sausage

Makes 6-8 patties Ingredients 8 oz pack tempeh 1tbsp coconut oil, divided 1 small onion, diced 1 garlic clove, mashed 5 white mushrooms, diced 2 tablespoons diced red pepper 1 tbsp parsley, chopped (or dried) 1 tbsp sage 2 tsp oregano ¼ tsp cumin ¼ tsp paprika ¼ tsp black pepper 2 tsp nutritional yeast,…

Garden Romaine Caesar Dressing (Vegan)

When I was younger, I didn’t like Caesar dressing. But as I always say, try it first! If you think you don’t like something that you tried in your past, try it again! I just started enjoying Caesar dressing again until [dramatic pause] I found out what was really in it and changed my eating…

Smoky Chick Kale Salad with Miso Dressing

Chick peas and kale are an excellent sources of protein. This is a hardy, filling salad breaks barriers that claim salads are boring. Although the salad dressing is easy to make, most people don’t have these ingredients in the kitchen. So, if you want to use your own salad dressing, go for it!  Miso Dressing…