Classic Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts (vegan, gf)

Easy. Fast. Healthy. DELICIOUS. (vegan, gluten-free)

Whether you need a super quick, last-minute, delicious appetizer for NYE or you are looking for healthy recipes to kick off the new year, I've got just the thing. It's crazy-easy to make and the flavor is amazing. This vegan, gluten-free Classic Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts recipe comes from Liz at The Lemon Bowl. Liz is co-creator of Taste of … [Read more...]

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead


I don't know how it happened, but the wheels started to fall off a couple of weeks ago. I think the low point of my slippage was when we lost power for 24 hours. We didn't dare open the refrigerator/freezer, so instead we ate peanut butter sandwiches, Pringles and chocolate. And it wasn't vegan dark chocolate. Somehow I even let my morning smoothie … [Read more...]

Cranberry, Apricot & Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf (vegan, gf)

Cranberry, Apricot & Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf (vegan, gf)

In February, I will have been vegan for a year. This is my first time navigating through the holidays with the challenge of eating vegan. I must say, it sure does cure the problem of over-eating when you have very limited dishes to choose from (pretty much the ones you bring yourself) at parties and family gatherings. It really simplifies things … [Read more...]

Pasta & Bean Soup with Kale (vegan, gf)

Pasta & Bean Soup with Kale (vegan, gluten-free)

I'm BACK!!! I wish I could say I was away on some exotic vacation, but sadly that is not the case. The truth is I've just been so busy that blogging had to take a back seat for the past week. I won't bore you with what I've been up to - it's not that interesting. Although we did get to celebrate Christmas a little early with my family last weekend. … [Read more...]

Healthy Banana Bread (vegan, gf)

Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

In my last post, I wrote about the vegan Artichoke Spinach Dip I was going to bring to a holiday party. We went to the party on Saturday and no one there knew I was vegan or that I brought a vegan dish. They must have liked the dip because there was barely any left at the end of the night! I also went to a holiday party on Friday night and brought … [Read more...]

Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip (vegan, gf)

Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip (vegan, gluten-free)

I swear it was Monday, then I blinked and it was Friday. The days fly by so fast. I can never ever seem to get caught up with my giant to-do list. Things get added faster than I can cross them off. I managed to order my Christmas cards a couple of weeks ago. They arrived last week. And I haven't mailed a single one yet. I did buy stamps today, … [Read more...]

DIY All-Seasons Linen Wreath

DIY Linen Wreath

Just over eight years ago, Hubs and I were searching for a new house. He had to have a pole barn. I had to have a large walk-in closet. We got both. At the time, the house seemed huge - a big step up from what we had before. Fast-forward to today - the house seems much smaller now and my 'must-have' list has changed. Don't get me wrong, the closet … [Read more...]