Living Candida-Free ~ Recipe and Giveaway!

Last year, I had the good fortune to do recipe testing for Ricki Heller's upcoming cookbook. The recipes were so amazing and creative, and now that I have the book in my hands, I see that it's so much more than a cookbook. Candida, is a yeast that naturally occurs in the human body; but when… Continue reading Living Candida-Free ~ Recipe and Giveaway!


Many Paths to a Common Goal

One of the things that non-vegans often say they dislike the most is when vegans get all "preachy". Personally, I disagree that telling the truth is preaching, but that's a whole other topic. But vegans can still educate others and help animals without lecturing to get their message across. I've been thinking a lot lately about relationships… Continue reading Many Paths to a Common Goal


Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Brownies and the WordPress Family Award

I was so excited a few of months ago when I discovered that vegan butterscotch extracts exist. I don't quite know why I never thought about it before, I somehow thought that that amazing butterscotch flavor would have to be homemade from now on ~ while I know that vegan butterscotch chips exist, I usually… Continue reading Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Brownies and the WordPress Family Award


Rosemary Olive Potpie Turnovers

I have a confession to make... I'm extremely food-suggestible. In other words, if you tell me about it or I see it, I usually want to eat it. That means I easily fall prey to mentions of food in books, magazines, and on late night television. Of course, I don't always eat it, but that… Continue reading Rosemary Olive Potpie Turnovers


Carrot Cake Chia Pudding AND Parsley Arugula Tabbouli Salad

Happy May! It's hot here in Southern CA, so it's definitely time to be outside getting the (container) garden in gear, and loading up on fresh and alive foods... And I have 2 great new recipes to help fulfill that mission. Starting today, I am a monthly contributor to the Breast Cancer Yoga Blog, and… Continue reading Carrot Cake Chia Pudding AND Parsley Arugula Tabbouli Salad


Super Bowl Par-tay (featuring Sriracha Butternut Hummus)

OK, so I'm a little behind on my weekend posting... just think of this as a special gift after you thought it was all over :-). And we did have a Super Bowl party this year! I can't recall the last time I even watched the Super Bowl. I know there was one when I… Continue reading Super Bowl Par-tay (featuring Sriracha Butternut Hummus)


Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Mustard-Dill Sauce

This week I had a HUGE head of cauliflower to use up. The last time I made roasted veggies, they didn't turn out quite as good as I wanted them to, so I looked at some other options for this beautiful cauliflower. I used half of it for spring rolls with this amazing cauliflower tabbouleh… Continue reading Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Mustard-Dill Sauce


Video Blast: Cranberry Orange Oatmeal

I don't have a lot of fond breakfast memories from when I was growing up. In high school, I do remember getting up late every morning, rushing so as not to be late for school (even though I was late for homeroom nearly every day), with a hurried glass of orange juice on the way… Continue reading Video Blast: Cranberry Orange Oatmeal


Transition to Vegan: Tip #1

Today begins a series of posts that will discuss some of the things that come up when transitioning to a vegan (or raw or other new type of) diet. One thing that I find is that sometimes people are so thrilled about what they are doing and want to jump right into it, they quickly… Continue reading Transition to Vegan: Tip #1