Pressure Cooker Baked Beans


These beans are so delicious! I’ve been tweaking and honing the recipe for months now but a little while ago I stopped adjusting and have been making them the same way since. Let me start by saying that you do not need a pressure cooker to make these – you can make them on a stove top or in the…

Next Level Kale Salad


If anyone had told me 18 months ago that I’d be raving about a freaking kale salad…. I would never have believed it! Even after my conversion to the WFPB life, I knew that kale was good for me, but this was mostly an academic  appreciation of calcium absorbency and iron content.  I did eat kale cooked down in soups…

Peanut Ginger dressing / marinade


In a world where time is often short, I need quick fixes to get me through the day and stay on track nutritionally.  The key to this is to make the right options the easiest and most delicious and one way I have found to do this is by having a really good homemade salad dressing in the fridge –…

Sexy Ceviche! (vegan)


I remember the first time I had vegan ceviche very vividly – it was a the wedding of two great friends, the bride is a vegetarian and the caterers had such a good balance of veg friendly food and things for carnivores too.  This was before I made the change in my dietary choices – the idea of veganism hadn’t…

Vegan Banana-Nut Ice Cream


I’m forever coming across recipes that need frozen ripe bananas, which I never have on hand mostly because my daughter is bananas about bananas and if she sees one sitting around the kitchen she’ll eat it before I can freeze it.  In an attempt to beat her at her own game, I bought four 3lb bags of organic bananas in…

Sauteeing / Frying Without Oil


I’m currently enrolled in a Forks Over Knives course with Rouxbe Cooking School online.  The most exciting thing I have learned is how to properly sautee without oil – something I had previously thought impossible. So far, I have been muddling along happily and ‘frying’ with stock or water, which cooks the veggies well enough but does not develop a…

No Oil??


Yup, it’s true…. WFPB guidelines caution vehemently against all oils: olive oil, canola oil, avocado oil, peanut oil even the much-beloved coconut oil.  All oils. First, fat is an essential component of a healthy diet the Whole Food Plant Based plan is not a low-fat one – we definitely need to eat fats to function well.  But it is important…

Oven Baked Falafel with Creamy Tahini Dressing


This is one of my go-to weekend lunches, especially if we are having some friends over. It works really well for a crowd because most of the prep work is done ahead of time and everyone assembles their own plate, allowing you to enjoy the meal as much as anyone else around the table! In my experience, meat-eaters enjoy this…

Colorful Coleslaw


I had the best of intentions for staying completely WFPB over the Christmas break, but unbeknownst to me, my brother flew out to Miami to surprise me.  The shock and excitment that this brought with it combined with my compulsion to be a good hostess and and did unfortunately derail most of my best intentions. In years past when I…

Homemade fettuccine


My husband gave me a pasta roller set for Christmas.  It’s something I have been eyeing up for a long time and have been so excited to use it.  It took a few days of entertaining and eating leftovers, but this evening while the boys were watching tv, my daughter and I made some fettuccine. I have made pasta before.…