Heart healthy, low-fat, and tasty appetizers for cozy dinner parties, a large crowd, or a simple afternoon snack.
Refreshing, Tasty, Healthy - for a quick morning pick-me-up or afternoon snack.
The wonder Comfort Food, but on this site, created for health and wellness.
As mother and grandmother would both echo, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Here you'll find healthy choices - hearty hot cereals, scrambles, and dairy free pancakes and French toast. These are the better food choices in which to start your day! After the age of two, no child or adult needs dairy!
Plant Based Burger recipes are endless. Veggies, grains, and legumes all play roles in creating the most elegant, tasty, and healthy alternative to Angus beef burgers that drizzle with fat, cholesterol, IGF-1(insulin like growth factor), antibiotics,and other potential pathogens. Give these a try. You'll never go back to the SAD burger!
What can I say? We all love a good cookie. Try these healthy choices. You can have your cookie and eat it, too, but without loads of sugar, butter, and eggs. It's possible. Once you become accustomed to these tastes, you'll stop the cravings for the sugar loaded SAD cookie.
Pies, cakes, coffee cakes, brownies, dessert bites - all here to satisfy. But remember, desserts are once and a while treats. Save them for a weekend dinner or special event. Your waistline will thank you!
Soups, hearty salads or roll-up wraps are great ways to enjoy a healthy, satisfying lunch. Best of all, make sure one meal daily is a HUGE salad. Load it with a variety of greens, fruits, some veggies, and seeds.
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Folks transitioning to a plant based lifestyle have an easy time with breakfast and lunch. Dinner is the meal that creates angst. Here you'll find healthy, quick and easy, and sometimes creative ideas for dinners for two or for a crowd. Find your favorites and enjoy often!
Every now and then I enjoy a hearty, healthy muffin. When company comes a-calling, the baking begins!
As the daughter of first generation Sicilian, Italian parents, and grandparents who came to America from Sicily, I was weaned on pasta. Our family enjoyed pasta at least three times weekly - pasta with peas, with cauliflower, with broccoli, with lentils, with cannellini beans and tomatoes, and, of course, the star of them all - spaghetti with meatballs and sausage. You name any veggie and my grandmother who lived with us would create a decadent meal with veggies and pasta. Our dinners were fabulous, and always served with a side salad. Don't roll over, grandma, I leave out the olive oil - yes, even the extra-virgin, cold-pressed oil from Italy!
Growing up, I had a salad with every dinner. Our typical Italian dressing was just olive oil and red wine vinegar. Given that 1 tablespoon of oil contains 120 calories, 9 grams of which are fat, I have given up oils! You can create delicious dressings without the added fat and dairy. Try these. You'll be pleased, I promise!
Nothing like a hearty salad loaded with a variety of greens to create an inner terrain of health and wellness. Go for it - one meal daily - salad - big and bold!
Delicious, nutritious dairy free sauces and condiments not only enhance your dishes, but are free of saturated fat and ingredients that harm our cells! You'll be surprised at how delicious the gravies are!
Hearty, healthy, nutrient dense soups to warm the cockles of your heart! A warm, tasty bowl of soup is good any time of day - even for breakfast. Prepare a big pot on Sunday and enjoy all week!
For health and wellness, enjoy four (4) servings of vegetables each day. Make sure to include a good amount of the dark, leafy greens, and the healthy complex carbohydrates - sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, squashes and pumpkin. Your cells will thank you!