Toasted Corn & Spaghetti Squash

Wondering what to do with that spaghetti squash you bought…the one that’s still sitting in your kitchen? Then wonder no more. Try this unbelievably easy yet tasty recipe to wow your family or your guests! Using just 7 simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes of your time, you’ll be amazed at just how easy…

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Do you know your chickpeas? Familiar by different names such as garbanzo beans, gram, Bengal gram and ceci (in Italian), chickpeas are part of the pea family under the general classification of legumes. They are actually the earliest cultivated legume, with their cultivation dating back to thousands of years!  Chickpeas are harvested annually and there…

Sautéed Sesame Beet Leaves

I love the color of fresh beet leaves! They are a vibrant green that contrasts beautifully with the reddish stalks. Do you know they also taste delicious sautéed? This Sautéed Sesame Beet Leaves dish combines beet leaves with garlic and sesame oil for a fragrant and tasty side dish that complements any main course entrée.…

Crowd Pleasing Curry Chickpea Burger Patties

Want something the whole family and friends can enjoy? Try these super easy to make Crowd Pleasing Curry Chickpea Burger Patties.  These plant-based burger patties are dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, gluten-free and soy-free, and can be made and baked in 30 minutes. The patties even freeze (and thaw out) well. And the best part? It’s toddler &…

Acorn Squash

Acorn squashes are a variety of winter squashes, whose close cousins are summer squashes such as zucchini and crookneck squash. The acorn squash you see at the store are most commonly these vibrant beauties pictured above. They sport a smooth dark green skin with grooved ridges and have bright orange flesh on the inside. What’s…

‘So Healthy You Won’t Believe It’ Vegan Oreo Cookies

I have been saving up this ‘So Healthy You Won’t Believe It’ Vegan Oreo Cookies recipe for a special occasion and now with Valentine’s Day approaching, it seems like the perfect occasion to post this recipe. Here’s the background. One day I had some left over soy cream frosting remaining, and suddenly thought they would…

Protein Content of Top 30 Plant-Based Foods

Have you ever wondered, “How much protein is there on my plate?” If so, you are definitely not alone. Often vegans and plant-based eaters are criticized for their perceived lack of adequate protein intake. The good news is that there are many protein-rich sources in the plant-based world, so those eating a variety of plant-based…

Grapes

Green grapes, red grapes, black grapes, seedless grapes…who doesn’t love them? But do you know what is really enclosed inside each juicy globe you bite into? Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to do some research into this. It’s fascinating. Read on! Grapes are a wonderful late summer and fall produce to…

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