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Chocolate Lovers’ Cacao Almond Butter Superfood Smoothie

By |2020-09-19T21:44:32-04:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Like many of us, I am a chocolate lover! Chocolate sweets and treats are typically associated with Valentine's Day but once I discovered the taste and benefits of raw cacao powder, I prefer to make my own cacoa- powered delights. The flavor is amazing and so are the health benefits: Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different [...]

Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

By |2020-06-29T10:45:19-04:00February 5th, 2016|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I love to make, take and eat salads for lunch and even dinner almost everyday. That's why I like to assemble these easy, portable, colorful, mason jar salads. I shop for organic produce locally and seasonally, so the contents of my salads will vary according to what's available in my local markets. Cabbage and carrots add crunch and [...]

Berry Bliss Banana Raspberry Mango Protein Smoothie

By |2020-09-19T21:51:57-04:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Smoothies, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

It feels like "raspberry fest" in my kitchen this week because those juicy red organic berries are finally priced at the lower than usual price of $3.99 in my local natural foods store. For weeks, I haunted the berry section, browsing the prices of the organic raspberries. I watched them go from a high of $8.99 for a [...]

Tofu Mushroom Vegetable Soup with Garlic Miso Broth

By |2020-06-05T12:23:36-04:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fall is finally here! And there is nothing more colorful--and delightful--than the sight of fall organic produce at our local farmer's market. It is such a pleasure to explore the farm stands and select ripe, seasonal vegetables to take home to prepare in simple, healthy ways. Vegetable soups are one of my favorite ways to enjoy a variety of [...]

VeganMoFo Day #5: Creamy Coconut Yogurt Strawberry Banana Smoothie #VGNMF15

By |2020-09-19T21:53:29-04:00September 5th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Smoothies, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegan Recipes, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , |

Thank goodness it's Saturday and already the fifth day of VeganMoFo 2015! I love the tangy, creamy goodness of yogurt but it was hard to find a good vegan unsweetened yogurt. So many of the vegan yogurts I found were loaded with sugar and unpleasant additives that did not appeal to me, so when I finally [...]

Asian Soba Noodle Vegetable Soup with a Spicy Miso Broth

By |2020-07-01T23:14:28-04:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , , , |

It's day four of my first VeganMoFo and I am so excited to be participating with Urban Naturale. VeganMoFo is a grassroots event that evolved from an international community of vegans who love to cook, and are passionate about sharing their love of vegan food with the rest of the world. This worldwide event features vegans hailing from [...]

Spice Up Your Life with Fresh, Spicy and Savory Organic Veggie Smoothies

By |2020-09-19T22:01:38-04:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Smoothies, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Who can forget that memorable--and convincing--commercial for V-8 Juice when I was growing up. The words "Wow, I could have had a V8" literally sent me to the kitchen to pour a glass of that flavorful vegetable cocktail. The compelling ad gave us the impression that this bottled vegetable beverage was the best healthy beverage we could drink. [...]

Love to Pin & Be Pinned? Join the Fun at the Pin Worthy Wednesday Link Up

By |2015-07-29T12:54:26-04:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog Hop, Home Decor, Positive inspiration, Recipes, Smart living|

Love to create and share DIY, Food, Organization, Home Decor, Parenting or Life Hack Posts? Then, welcome to fun and fabulous Pin Worthy Wednesday! I am so delighted to be a co-host on Pin Worthy Wednesday this month, so kick back, join the fun, link up your Pin Worthy posts, visit and pin other posts that [...]

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Love to Pin & Be Pinned? Join the Fun at the Pin Worthy Wednesday Link Up

By |2015-07-21T23:31:09-04:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Blog Hop, DIY, Frugal, Home Decor, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Love to create and share DIY, Food, Organization, Home Decor, Parenting or Life Hack Posts? Then, welcome to fun and fabulous Pin Worthy Wednesday! I am so delighted to be a co-host on Pin Worthy Wednesday this month, so kick back, join the fun, link up your Pin Worthy posts, visit and pin other posts that [...]

Love to Pin & Be Pinned? Join the Fun at the Pin Worthy Wednesday Link Up

By |2015-07-14T21:12:56-04:00July 14th, 2015|Categories: Blog Hop, DIY, Family, Recipes, Smart living|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Love to create and share DIY, Food, Organization, Home Decor, Parenting or Life Hack Posts? Then, welcome to fun and fabulous Pin Worthy Wednesday! I am so delighted to be a co-host on Pin Worthy Wednesday this month, so kick back, join the fun, link up your Pin Worthy posts, visit and pin other posts that you [...]

Pin and Be Pinned at Pin Worthy Wednesday!

By |2015-07-07T21:49:13-04:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog Hop, Blogging, DIY, Recipes, Smart living|Tags: , , |

Hey Guys, Hope you had a great 4th of July! Love to create and share DIY, Food, Organization, Home Decor, Parenting or Life Hack Posts? Then, welcome to fun and fabulous Pin Worthy Wednesday ! I am so delighted to be a co-host on Pin Worthy Wednesday this month, so kick back, join the fun, link up [...]

Meatless Monday: Spicy Tomato Okra Lentil Soup

By |2020-05-07T20:34:06-04:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For as long as I can remember, lentils have been my go to source for a healthy, hearty, clean and satisfying plant-based protein meal. This delicious legume is a versatile base for all types of flavorful soups, stews, chillies, patties and burgers. Lentils are rich in dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. With about 30% of their [...]

Smoothie Love: Fruity Colada Green Smoothie

By |2020-09-19T22:09:11-04:00April 13th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Smoothies, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

For me, green smoothies are so healthy, energizing and delicious, that giving or receiving a smoothie is a truly an act of love. I mean, what better way to show someone you care! On several occasions, I have gifted friends and family members with a gaily-wrapped mason jar full of smoothie goodness along with a little note and a recipe [...]

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

By |2015-03-28T01:39:28-04:00March 28th, 2015|Categories: Breakfast, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

When I was growing up, I never liked oatmeal--or other creamy hot cereals for that matter. It didn't help that my mother's oatmeal was lumpy and hard to swallow. I remember many tearful mornings trying to get that porridge down under my mother's cool glare. She meant well because my mother knew that oatmeal was good [...]

The Joy of Juicing: Blackberry Beet Juice with Apple and Ginger Plus 16 More Healthy, Delicious Beet Juice Recipes

By |2020-08-28T12:59:42-04:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Juice, Juicing, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

"Wow! I feel good, like I knew I would! I feel good, like I knew I would! So good! So good! Cause I got juiced!" No, I am not channeling James Brown. I feel good because I just finished drinking a large glass of beet, kale, celery and pear juice and I am grooving on a natural high from all of [...]

Meatless Monday: Kale Quinoa Black Bean Salsa Salad w/Tahini Dressing

By |2020-08-28T12:45:08-04:00March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Salads, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When my food-loving girlfriend spontaneously called to say that she wanted to stop by to catch up, I peered into my kitchen to see what I had on hand to make a simple, tasty healthy meal for us to share. I decided to whip up a healthy, hearty, textured vegetable, bean and grain salad. It's a quick and easy way to [...]

Vegan Piccata with Lemon-Garlic Pasta from VeegMama’s Guide To Going Vegan

By |2015-02-18T00:28:19-05:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan, Vegan cookbooks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guest post by Stephanie Dreyer, founder of VeegMama As a vegan mom of three, I am always looking for new, healthy recipes to delight my family. When I adopted a vegan diet almost 5 years ago, there was a steep learning curve to build a new repertoire of recipes and familiarize myself with vegan products. In my [...]

Pineapple Banana Avocado Kale Superfood Green Smoothie

By |2020-09-19T22:19:46-04:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Smoothies, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This morning's green smoothie came together quite easily. My avocado was now ripe so I was able to use it as the  centerpiece for a nutrient- rich, creamy smoothie. Avocado provides B vitamins and vitamin K,  vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium. They also contain phytosterols and carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin. About 75% of an avocado's [...]

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop 2014

By |2014-12-04T08:56:52-05:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Blog Hop, Christmas, Culture, Desserts, Green & natural home, Green living, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Happy Holidays!   Welcome to the Special Holiday Edition of the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop! This “blog hop party” is a positive place where you can find and share loads of  healthy and delicious holiday goodies, gifts and “good stuff“ that will help you in your personal journey toward a healthier, more [...]

Healthy, Hearty, Spicy Lentil Spinach Shiitake Mushroom Soup

By |2014-12-03T18:15:59-05:00December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

When the weather gets a little nippy in my neck of the woods, my go-to comfort food is a hot, hearty, chunky bean and vegetable soup. This week I found some fresh, lovely, organic shiitake mushrooms and organic baby kale and spinach at the farmer's market so they were just the ingredients to kick my simple [...]

What’s for Breakfast: Nutty Coconut Raisin Quinoa Porridge

By |2014-10-28T18:25:08-04:00October 28th, 2014|Categories: Breakfast, Nourish, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

I admit it. I am a quinoa porridge virgin. For years, I have started my day with a glass of warm water with fresh squeezed lemon juice. Then I ate a variety of fresh organic  fruit as well as green tea for breakfast. Sometimes I also made a "superfood" green smoothie and had that as part two of [...]

Cleanse, Detoxify and Rebuild with Raw Green Energy Soup

By |2014-10-20T19:31:19-04:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: Health & Wellness, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

When I was taking raw and living foods classes, one of the most important meals I learned to prepare was Energy Soup--considered to be Ann Wigmore's most powerful natural healing remedies. According to Ann Wigmore, energy soup is the most important nourishment in the Living Foods Lifestyle. Why? Energy Soup rebuilds, cleanses and detoxifies our bodies while providing [...]

Seasonal Root Vegetable and Brown Rice Noodle Soup with Shiitake Mushroom Stock

By |2020-06-06T13:55:12-04:00October 13th, 2014|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

Earlier in my plant-based learning journey, I studied macrobiotics and discovered the the power of healing foods for prevention as well as treatment of many diseases. Shiitake mushrooms were among the stars! These chewy, delectable mushrooms have long been prized for their healing powers. Widely cherished for their immune system support, they contain lentinan, which makes our immune system strong, helping [...]

Crazy for Kiwifruit! Strawberry, Kiwi, Chia and Kale Green Smoothie

By |2020-09-19T22:26:08-04:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Smoothies, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Touted as the national fruit of China, but grown worldwide, I rarely see organic kiwifruit in my area, so I was delighted to find organic kiwifruit at a low price in my local health food store this week. Of course, I brought half a dozen home to try out and enjoy! Well known for its characteristic fuzzy skin and its unique, sweet [...]

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