Launching Our Kickstarter Project

I’m excited to announce the launch of our Kickstarter Project to upgrade the production equipment for the Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show. We have produced the show for over three years now on a shoe string budget, which at times makes the process of creating the episodes slow and overly complicated. I invite you…

Gluten Free Cranberry Bread

The holidays are here and it is time for warm, comforting breads. This recipe is Plant Based, Gluten Free and super delicious. Cranberries have filled our grocery stores so I created this delicious Cranberry bread with them. It is perfect to bring to any holiday gathering, to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea…

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is a staple dish at any midwestern potluck or holiday table. I know for sure that it was one of my mom’s favorite side dishes. This recipe is a cleaner version of that same dish. By cleaner I mean, it is void of dairy, and canned cream of mushroom soup that is…

Vegan Chocolate Pudding Pie

  This is one of my personal favorite Holiday pies. My grandma used to make this pie (non-vegan of course) and it was always the first one to disappear over the pumpkin, custard, and apple pies. Of course, there would also be a big tub of Cool Whip that we would add to the top….

Pumpkin Soup

It is fall and there is nothing better than sitting down to a nice warm bowl of soup on a cold evening! Here is a recipe to benefit from all of those wonderful pumpkins that are in season and filling our grocery stores. Recipe: 2 Pie pumpkins or 4 cans of pumpkin purée 1/2  15oz…

Top 10 Family Favorites

Feeding a family of four is sometimes a daunting task when it comes to “what’s for dinner?” We all have slightly different tastes but there are a few recipes that we ALL agree on. I could choose any one of these recipes and everyone would be happy! These recipes have also been tried and tested…

Pantry and Fridge Tour

So you’ve decided to go Plant Based. Now what. Well, your cupboards are probably a bit bare because you have already cleaned out your pantry and fridge of anything that contains animal products. On this episode I show you what is in our pantry and fridge to help you decide on what to put in…

Dining at Harvest Beat in Seattle for our 21 Wedding Anniversary

For my husband’s and my 21 wedding anniversary we took a trip to beautiful Seattle. Our anniversary evening was spent at Harvest Beat which is a sophisticated vegan restaurant where they serve you a five course meal! You have to make a reservation because they only serve a certain amount of tables each evening and…

Sugar Free Candy Corn Smoothie

Ok, Halloween is almost here again and you are faced with the fact that your children are going to consume massive amounts of sugar. They are so excited but you know the consequences of that choice. Your little ones are going to be hyped up on sugar all day and then when you get home…

Three years of Plant Based Goodness

My family and I have been plant based for over three years now. It has been a great experience but not one without bumps in the road. I am going to share with you our experience so far so that maybe it will help you with your own journey. One of the hardest parts of…

Vegan Mushroom Tacos

Tacos, aren’t they all the craze right now. Understandably so! They are delicious and can also be super nutritious like this recipe. This is my take on tacos using mushrooms as the meat replacement and flavoring it a bit like mole sauce. Tacos really lend themselves to adding anything and everything so garnish as you…

Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Latte

It’s Fall! And you know what Fall means. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes! But, here’s the deal. This latte is healthy, only sweetened with dates, is low calorie AND it is suuuuuper delicious. Oh yeah, did I forget to say that this latte is also going to save you a TON of money. That is a bonus…

Vegan Sweet Potato Flat Bread

Have you missed enjoying a soft, warm, slightly charred piece of naan with your Indian Food? Well suffer no more! Here is a delicious recipe that will help you get through it =) It is made mostly of sweet potato so this is a great way to get in some more veggies and makes you…

Talia’s Etsy Store!

My Daughter Talia has so many talents, one of them being her amazing art and craft skills. She recently opened an Etsy store called TaliaDaltonCrafts! I am so proud of her and wanted to share her website with all of you. We are a family that values skill building. There is always something in the…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

When the weather starts to cool down and transitions into fall, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book, a cup of steamy coffee and a couple comforting, warm, chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are healthy as well as tasty and delicious. These cookies are oil free, sugar free, gluten free, and…

Garbage Potato Wedges

This recipe was shared with me from a young male friend our family made while living in Hawaii. His method was to place potato wedges and a bunch of spices into a garbage bag and toss it around until the wedges were well coated and then bake them. I no longer use the garbage bag…

Smoky Jalapeño Cheese

  Cheese is one of the things most people tell me they have the greatest trouble giving up when they change to a plant based diet. Finding a vegan cheese that can get you through this change is a bit of a challenge. Most vegan cheeses I have tried at the grocery store are just…

Vegan Plant Based Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing. I don’t know any kids raised during the 80’s and 90’s that isn’t familiar with ranch dressing. It was considered a healthy dip for veggies and was about the only dressing that mothers could get to eat on an iceberg lettuce salad. Now, however, we know that dairy is not actually healthy for…

Snacking on a Whole Food Plant Based Diet

When it comes to snacking, Dr. Fuhrman, in his book Eat to Live, suggests little to no snacking in between meals. Your body needs to go through a detoxification and healing process in between the times of digestion for optimal health. If you really must snack, keep it simple. Some things you can snack on…

What I Eat in a Vegan Plant Based Day

The guidelines I follow for my family’s daily plant based meals come from Dr. Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live. He suggests to eat one large salad with a mix of greens, preferably including at least one cruciferous vegetable like kale, a double helping of steamed or cooked vegetables, 3 pieces of fruit, 1 cup of…

What The Health

Honestly, this is the most well made documentary that I have seen lately. The information is so relatable and honest that it comes across very humbly. Kip uses his own life experiences with food from childhood into adulthood. His own fear about being passed a bad genetic hand full of heart disease, cancer and diabetes…

How to Get Your Kids to Eat a Plant Based Vegan Diet

Transitioning yourself to a plant based diet is one thing but when you have children this can add an additional level of difficulty. In this video I offer some tips on how to make this transition more smooth with your kiddies.

Vegan Sugar & Gluten Free Chocolate Birthday Cake

Here it is finally, after many years of trying to make the perfect healthy chocolate cake without it tasting like a healthy cake and I know you all know what I mean there. You can either eat a vegan cake that isn’t necessarily good for you or you can eat a cake that looks like…

Vegan Superfood Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions is a recipe that my hubby came up with. This is one of his favorite breakfasts and he has shared this recipe with many of our male friends with great success! Way to go, my champion hubby! Recipe: 1 small punnet organic blueberries 1 sliced banana a few sliced strawberries 1 Tbsp…

Vegan Baked Eggplant

One vegetable that is seriously under-rated is the beautiful Eggplant. I had never been much of a fan of eggplant until I learned how to cook it in this way. Eggplant is loaded with nutrients, extremely low in calories and full of fiber which means that they should definitely be a regular part of our…

Classic Vegan Cheesecake

It’s holiday time and you need a great “crowd pleaser” dessert to take to that potluck party. Well, this is your recipe. It is sure to please even the most skeptical “foodie”! I mean really, who doesn’t love a classic cheesecake. It is festive looking and tastes even better than it looks. This recipe has…

Iced Mocha

What could be more refreshing on a hot day than an Iced Mocha. But this is an extra special Iced Mocha. This Mocha is dairy free, sugar free and deeeelicious! Stop waisting your time and money buying those overly priced and super fattening Iced Mochas from you local coffee shop. You can make yours to…

Plant Based Grocery Haul

Several of my viewers have suggested I do a show on a grocery haul so I finally recorded one to share with all of you. This haul will last our family of four between one and two weeks. There are a few things that I order online like cashews and dates because I can buy…

Eating Out

Eating out can be a challenge when you change to a plant based diet. I wanted to share with you some tips on how to manage this if you are not fortunate enough to live somewhere that has vegan restaurants. Check it out to help you on your journey!

Kombucha

Trying to kick the soda habit? Good for you! Here is a great way to transition your way off of soda without feeling deprived. Kombucha is a fizzy fermented tea drink. As well as being refreshing it also has the added benefit of being good for you. It has beneficial probiotics that help improve your…

Clean House

Welcome to my new edition called Little Bites. In these episodes I will be sharing with you tips on living a plant based lifestyle. I will be releasing them in between my normal cooking episodes to help you  navigate a plant based lifestyle and answer frequent questions that people ask me. Whether you have been…

Vegan Low Fat Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Summer calls for a lovely light salad dressing. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a delicious low fat dressing and with it being strawberry season, that is the fruit of choice. I especially enjoy this dressing on arugula salad with toasted walnuts and chopped red onion. YUM! Recipe: 1 cup strawberries…

Vegan Thai Massaman Curry

Mmmmmmm Massaman. I discovered Massaman Curry about a year ago in a local restaurant. It is typically made with chicken but at this restaurant you could have it vegetarian and even add tofu. Whenever I would have a hankering for a warm, rich, comforting meal I would convince my hubby that we needed to go…

Plant Based Weight Loss

I don’t normally use the weight loss platform to teach about Plant Based Eating but it is one of the incredible benefits to eating this way. My views usually deal with being as healthy as you can so that you can live a long, pain free life. But, as many of us know, most people,…

Spending time with non-vegan family

Recently, I took a trip with my two teenage daughters to visit my family in the midwest; Nebraska to be exact. They eat a typical midwestern diet which focuses pretty heavily on meat and bread products. They respect our dietary choices, even though they poke fun at us, they have yet to change much of…

Two Oil Free Vegan Salad Dressings

Struggling to find a salad dressing that isn’t loaded with oil or unnecessary fats and sugar? Well, look no further. I have two fantastic salad dressing recipes for you that are free of added oil and sugar! The first one, is reminiscent of Thousand Island dressing which my husband has renamed “crack” because of its…

Vegan Massaged Kale Avocado Salad

Transitioning to a plant based diet and finding kale a bit hard to get used to? This salad will help you to fall in love with kale. You will like it so much that you will be cleaning out the grocery store’s shelves of all the kale you can get your hands onto! When you…

Vegan Plant Based Sabzi Soup

This is a soup recipe that is so filled with flavor that you will never forget it! Sabzi is a Persian dish that typically has meat but I have made a vegan version for you and also made it into a soup because that is what my family has really grown to love. They love…

Vegan Plant Base Banana Granola

This granola recipe is sugar free and delicious! I am not much of a fan of granola because it is usually way too sweet and most granolas have sugar, honey or agave nectar. This recipe uses bananas and dates to make it sweet so you get all the fiber and the sweetness. It is also…

Vegan Plant Based Stir Fry

This will for sure be one of your staple weekly recipes! My hubby and two daughters just love this recipe. It is simple to put together and cooks up quick too. If you want to make it even easier you can prep the veggies ahead of time, like on the weekend so they are ready…

Vegan Chocolate Mint Fudge

Wow! You aren’t going to believe that this isn’t bad for you, it tastes that good! I am not usually that excited about fudge because it is way too sweet and it makes my teeth hurt. Not to mention that I just plain don’t eat it anymore because it is loaded with sugar and dairy….

Pineapple Apple Crumble

The idea for this recipe came from a viral video called Pineapple Apple Pen. My two teenage daughters love this video and showed it to me recently. It is very cute I must say and it gave me an idea to make a desert with those two ingredients. I came up with this delicious pineapple…

Away from home

I wanted to share out experience about being away from home and still being able to stick to the Plant Based lifestyle. Our situation is  a little out of the ordinary presently but I just wanted people to know it is still possible even with the most bizarre circumstances. We are currently in a hotel…

Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is better than sitting in your cozy chair with a good book, a steamy drink and chocolate chip cookies? Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookies are! Now you can have all of these comforts and none of the unhealthy oils, sugar and dairy products that are in normal chocolate chip cookies. This recipe was created from…

Vegan “Frosty”

Treat yourself to this delicious vegan “frosty”. All of the flavor, none of the guilt!

Triangle Vegfest

Meeting Dr. T. Colin Campbell at the Triangle Vegefest! I am still in AWE

My New Book !

After many years in the making my book is finally for sale!

Fountain of Youth

Want to find your Fountain of Youth? Try eating a Nutritarian Diet!

Organic Produce

I recently visited our local Kroger grocery store because I needed a few things to make our dinner and because it is the closest store to our home. I was shocked to see the  huge, well organized organic section! I normally shop at Whole Foods for organic produce but after seeing that Kroger has such…

Watermelon Obsession

Reward your body with the healing properties of watermelon while they are plentiful and affordable!

Rancho Gordo Beans!

Rancho Gordo Beans! Once you try these beans you will never settle for store-bought beans again!

Being Vegan and Eating Out

I love going out to eat especially on those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking. Then our family became vegans, and not just a vegans but vegan SOS free, which means no salt, oil or sugar. Going out to eat now is a challenge. If we really feel the need, we go out…

Vegan Baked Beans

BBQ Baked Beans are a classic summer favorite. Bake them up the Nutritarian way free of meat and sugar but loaded with flavor and nutrient dense goodness.

Vegan Challenges

If you are a vegan or a plant based eater you will surely be able to relate to this post. When you decide to be a vegan, suddenly everyone around you becomes a nutrition expert. ” I know someone who is a vegan and He/she is not very healthy ” “there is no way you can get…

Simply Awesome Dinner

Some nights I just don’t feel like cooking a huge meal so on this night we simply had freshly cut cucumber, orange bell pepper, an heirloom tomato, steamed broccoli, celery with peanut butter and watermelon. At first I thought ” wow, I am slipping here not making a nice meal after everyone has had such…

First Blog Post!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be making my first blog post! My goal is to share with you our journey (my husband , two teenage daughters and I) of becoming Nutritarians. You can call it Vegan, SOS free, or Plant Based eating but it is so much more than that and I am…

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is our delicious yet totally healthy vegan Sweet Potato Pie.

Vegan Nachos

We present for your viewing and cooking pleasure a movie themed show in honor of our family favorite film “Nacho Libre”.

Vegan Bean & Cheese Dip

This vegan bean dip with “nacho cheese” sauce is sure to please any hungry crowd of healthy foodies.

Vegan Acai Bowl

Delicious Acai Bowls are a fun trend in healthy breakfasts but they can be expensive and have added sweeteners.

Gluten Free Vegan Pizza

After months of research in the kitchen we present to you the most delicious Nutritarian Tofu Pepperoni Pizza recipe we have ever tasted!

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are a great way to deal with old sugar cravings and get a healthy cookie fix. If you love Nutella but don’t want to eat all the sugar and junk that it is made with then this “Nutritella” recipe is for you!

Vegan Banana Kale Smoothie

Make this quick and easy Nutritarian breakfast smoothie to get a jump start to your day with fruity flavor and nutrient dense goodness! This breakfast smoothie qualifies as Vegan SOS (No animal products, salt, sugar, or oil), Vegetarian, gluten free, wheat free, and soy free.

Vegan SOS Free Molten Chocolate Cake

Learn how to make this decadent dessert “Molten Chocolate Lava Cake” that helps make the Nutritarian diet style the healthiest and tastiest way to live!

Vegan SOS Free Zucchini Tomato Wraps

Learn how to make these delicious zucchini tomato wraps that help make the Nutritarian diet style the healthiest and tastiest way to live! These are also Vegan SOS (No animal products, salt, oil, or sugar), Vegetarian, and gluten free!

Vegan Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

These Bean Enchiladas with homemade vegan cheese are a regular family favorite and so easy to make. With the countless added benefits of being a fully Whole Food Plant Based recipe! This recipe also fully qualifies as Plant Based,Vegan SOS (No animal products, salt, sugar, or oil), Vegetarian, nutritarian, gluten free, and wheat free. Is…