Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Gluten, Refined Sugar & Oil free

Plant Based Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Muffins that are gluten, refined sugar and oil free is just what spring calls for. This version of the Classic Lemon poppyseed muffin will leave you smiling and guilt free! Tart and refreshing, they are great for breakfast or a mid-afternoon treat with a tall Iced Mocha. Yum =) ….

Plant Based Oil Free Mayo 3 Ways

Here is a healthy way to still have your mayo and eat it too! These three Plant Based mayos are oil free, refined sugar free and super delicious. The first mayo recipe is even fat free, using cauliflower as the base. Creamy and spreadable, any one of these mayos would go great on your favorite…

Refined Sugar, Oil and Gluten Free Vegan Carrot Cake

This luscious Plant Based Refined Sugar and Oil Free Carrot Cake is going to WOW your taste buds! My family just loves carrot cake but your typical carrot cake recipe is loaded with refined sugar and oil. It has been my mission to create a Plant Based carrot cake that is not only good for…

Plant Based Healthy Food Substitutions

Food addiction is a real thing and I think we all struggle with it on some level. There is a book called The Pleasure Trap that explains this problem in full detail but for today I am going to share with you a few of my own personal food addictions and how I am dealing…

Plant Based Vegetable lo Mein

One of my family’s favorite dishes is Vegetable lo Mein when we go out to eat but 20 minutes after eating it they usually regret it. They usually feel overfull from the oil, desperately thirsty from the salt and tired from the sugar crash. This Plant Based, low salt, oil free version will leave you…

High Protein Plant Based Breakfast

For athletes or people that are concerned about protein, this Plant Based recipe is for you! This meal packs a mean 43 grams of protein. What could be more iconic for breakfast than eggs and sausage? Replacing the animal proteins with plant based sources makes this meal healthy and nutritious as well as delicious. There…

Oil Free Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Spring is almost here so it is time for fresh salads! Salad isn’t salad without the dressing though, so here is a light, refreshing dressing to get your spring started. Typically Lemon Poppyseed dressings are made with oil but because this is a Whole Food Plant Based recipe we are not going to use oil….

Plant Based Mushroom Potato Soup

Looking for a satisfying, comforting soup to warm you on those cold winter evenings? Then this recipe is for you. Not only is it filling and delicious, but it is packed with nutrient dense kale and vitamin rich mushrooms. You will not be able to stop yourself from eating more than one bowl! Recipe: 2…

6 Foods That You Should Eat Every Day

There are 6 main foods that you should be getting into your diet every day for optimal health. Dr Fuhrman uses the acronym G-BOMBS to help remember them. They are Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds. Greens come first on the list and rightly so. This is the food we should be eating the…

Plant Based Chocolate Pudding

This is for all those choco-holics out there and for those who enjoy rich and creamy pudding. BUT, this recipe has an added bonus. It is good for you! No fillers, artificial flavoring or questionable ingredients. This pudding is delicious and nutritious. To give this treat an extra bump of nutrition, you can garnish it…

Puerto Rican Beans

Ready to give your tastebuds a treat? Try these smoky flavored Puerto Rican Beans! The flavor is good enough to just eat it by itself but you could also eat this over rice. Beans from one of my favorite companies Rancho Gordo was the inspiration for this crazy delicious recipe. If you are a thrill…

Plant Based for $10 or less a day!

One of the most common things that I hear people say when talking about switching to a Plant Based diet is that it is expensive. Well, that is just not true. The foods you should be eating most in a Plant Based diet just happen to be very affordable. Dry beans, oats, bananas, greens and…

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

Does anyone out there miss Blizzards? You know, the ice cream dessert served by Dairy Queen that is full of crumbled up cookies or candy bars. I recently came up with this recipe and it brought me back to those days. It tastes just like a chocolate ice cream, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard!  I…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Being one of the top 10 favorite cookies, these cookies are loved by just about everyone! BUT, this recipe is refined sugar free, oil free, and gluten free so they are also good for you. Pair them with a glass of cold almond milk or a steaming cup of coffee or tea and enjoy! Recipe:…

Spaghetti Squash

  Squash is such an underrated vegetable. Once baked, they are so creamy, delicious and filling that you will want to include these super affordable veggies into your weekly meals! In my opinion, spaghetti squash is one of the most delicious and versatile squashes. You can eat it by itself or use is as a…

Gluten and Refined Sugar Free Coffee Cake

I thought it was time to give you a treat with this recipe. Coffee Cake with zero guilt! This recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, oil free and super delicious. You will be so happy when you sit down in your comfy chair with a piece of this cake and a hot drink. It…

Garlic Tahini Dressing

I am always looking for new salad dressings to keep my salads interesting and this one is a keeper. It is light with a bang of garlic and lemony goodness. This dressing is also versatile. You can use it as a salad dressing or pour it over steamed veggies, spaghetti squash or a baked potato….

Kale Chips

Ok, so you have decided to go Plant Based and adopt a vegan diet! Yay you! Kale is one of the greens you should be eating the most of but maybe you aren’t quite used to it yet. The flavor is very strong and you just don’t like it or can’t get your kids to…

Blueberry Cobbler

Cobblers are one of my favorite winter desserts. In particular, because they are so comforting and warm and it also makes me remember the apple crisp that my mom used to make on cold winter evenings. We had an apple tree in the back yard that she would save apple chunks from and put in…

Green Curry

I decided to come up with a plant based Green Curry recipe after my husband and I visited Araya’s Place in Seattle and trying out their wonderful vegan cuisine.  We have not been able to get their green curry out of our heads since. It was so creamy and delicious, I just had to try and make…

Vegan Peppermint Mocha

It’s that time of year! Mint Mocha Time!!!! This recipe is based on my absolute favorite coffee drink that is only offered during the winter season at Starbucks. My recipe contains zero refined sugar and zero dairy but is still super delicious and fills my heart and belly with the Holiday Spirit! Recipe: 2 cups…

Vegan 7 Layer Dip

Hello 7 Layer! Almost every holiday gathering that I can remember going to had a huge glass dish of 7 layer dip. Mmmmmm. This recipe has all of that same mouth watering flavor without the dairy! This is sure to be your go to dish to take to pot lucks or holiday gatherings. Recipe: Layer…

Vegan Banana Cream Pie

Mmmmmm Banana Cream Pie. Just like mama used to make. Weeeell, almost. This recipe tastes just as good without all of the added sugar and dairy. You will be smiling with every bite! Recipe: Crust 1 1/2 cups almond meal 1 cup medjool dates (about 10) Filling 1/2 pkg silk tofu (7oz) 1 tsp vanilla…

Mushroom Bourguignon

This recipe is modeled after Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon recipe. I use portabella mushrooms in place of the beef because they have a great “meaty” texture and they soak up all of the delicious juices and flavors from the rest of the ingredients. Bonappetit Recipe: 2  8oz pkgs. sliced portabella mushrooms 2  onions, roughly chopped…

Lara Bars

I absolutely love Lara Bars. They not only taste delicious but they are good for you and made with very simple ingredients. Some of them only contain 3 ingredients! I have recreated my own versions of them with an additional recipe that they don’t make yet. They don’t have the Fig Newton. I love plating…

Vegan Waldorf Salad

This is one of my favorite salads after the Massaged Kale Salad. It is light and fresh and would be great to take to a potluck or just eat at home. I love the balance of the sweet and tart and especially the crunch from the roasted walnuts! Recipe: 1/2 cup roasted walnuts 2 bunches…

Greens n’ Beans

This has been a go-to recipe for me for years now. When I just can’t think of anything to make, this is what I usually end up with, but my family never complains because it is absolutely delicious. And for me it is a great recipe because it has loads of greens in it. You…

Meatless Monday Super Chili

This is the first recipe in the Meatless Mondays series and you are going to love it. I call it Super Chili because it has red cabbage and goji berries in it. You will never miss the meat because this chili is loaded with all kinds of chewable tasty goodness! You can top it with…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!

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 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 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…