Fabulous Oil-Free Green Basil Pesto

I still remember the day I made my first fresh pesto sauce from scratch. I dipped a small spoon into the blended sauce and offered the spoonful to my husband to try. He made a face at first (he usually does that as he is a cautious taste-tester) but that face turned into approval quickly…

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…

Ginger & Cardamom Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

This nourishing and delicious Ginger & Cardamom Spiced Acorn Squash Soup is the perfect recipe to make on those lazy nights when you’re struggling to decide what to make for a meal. With only 9 ingredients, this comforting plant-based soup can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a salad, sandwich, whole wheat bread, legume-based or whole grain…

Tangy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bake

This holiday season, serve this super simple but beautiful and colorful dish to ‘wow’ your family and guests at your upcoming family dinner, potluck or large holiday party gathering. This plant-based Tangy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bake will bring back all the warm fuzzy thoughts about the holidays, as the fragrant smell of sweet potatoes bathed…

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. If you like, you can also make these patties to enjoy as a part of…

Cranberry Apple Energy Snack Bars

Here’s a quick to make winning ‘snack attack’ plant-based recipe to whip up as an easy but tasty afternoon snack or morning breakfast energy bar for yourself or the family. You can make these Cranberry Apple Energy Snack Bars for trips, camping, hiking, outdoor activities like a picnic lunch or relaxing day at the park,…

No-Added-Sugar Quick Blueberry Jam

The summer may be coming to a close, but our family is loving the onslaught of in-season blueberries and peaches right now. Enjoying fresh blueberries by generous handfuls really makes you appreciate more deeply the joys of summer! But summer needn’t end when these blueberries and peaches become less readily available. Buy those blueberries in…

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