Quinoa Kale Bowl with Mushrooms & Asparagus (v/gf) + Butcher Block Giveaway!


I've been struggling with food lately. For health reasons I'd rather not discuss right now, I was put on a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, low-fat, nightshades-free diet. Plus I'm vegan. I felt like there was nothing left to eat. (Side note. I got about zero results when I googled recipes with these restrictions. Which is why I'm a huge fan of this … [Read more...]

Veggie Walnut “Couscous” with Lemon-Basil Cream (v/gf)

Veggie Walnut Couscous with Lemon Basil Cream (vegan, gluten-free)

Who knew? Not only do walnuts make great "meat" but they make great "couscous", too. It's crazy how the texture and flavor are so close to the real thing. And it's SO easy. You can have this meal on the table in no time at all. For the veggies, I used carrots, asparagus and artichokes, but you can use any combination you like. I also added in … [Read more...]

Sloppy Veg-Head Joe with Raw Slaw (vegan, gf)

Sloppy Veg-Head Joe with Raw Slaw (vegan, gluten-free)

I'm pretty sure just about everyone I know is in Florida for Spring Break right now. If I see one more sunny beach photo on Facebook, I might cry. Okay, maybe that's a little dramatic. But get this—it may hit 70° here this weekend! I don't think we've seen that temp since September. It's been a looooooong, hard winter. I'll spare you the pity party … [Read more...]

The Oh She Glows Cookbook Review, Giveaway + Empowered Noodle Bowl (vegan, gf)

Empowered Noodle Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce (vegan, gluten-free)

I must start this off with an apology to my regular readers (if you're still there). This is my first post since November. I had every intention of taking a brief hiatus for December, but I did not intend to leave you hanging for January and February. A clumsy fall resulted in a broken right (dominant) hand just before Christmas. Just after the new … [Read more...]

White Bean Chili (vegan, gf)

White Bean Chili (vegan, gluten-free)

Yep, still alive...in case you were wondering. I miss blogging as often I used to and I have so many things to post, just not enough time to post them! Last month, we enjoyed a wonderful vacation to Budapest and Prague. I hope to share some photos and travel tips with you in an upcoming post. We also recently discovered a local vegan restaurant … [Read more...]

Stuffed Summer Squash (vegan, gf)

Stuffed Summer Squash #vegan #glutenfree #recipe #summer

I know you've all just been hanging by a thread, waiting for my next post, right? No? Hmm. I didn't think so. Well in any case, my apologies for not posting sooner. It's been a while. I don't have any great excuse. I want to say I haven't had the time, but the truth is that I haven't MADE the time. Until today. I hope you'll find this recipe worth … [Read more...]

Powerhouse Pesto Plate (vegan, gf)

Powerhouse Pesto Plate #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree #nutfree #healthy #ohsheglows

If I saw "Powerhouse Pesto Plate" on a menu, I would order it based on the awesome name alone. Leave it to Angela (author of one of my favorite blogs, Oh She Glows) to create not only a great recipe, but a great name for it, too. That girl is so creative. Even her photos are amazing. Her first cookbook is due to launch in early 2014. If I were you, … [Read more...]

Pineapple + Portobello Tacos with Roasted Chickpeas (vegan, gf)

Pineapple & Portobello Tacos with Roasted Chickpeas 86lemons.com #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

Ahhh - SUNSHINE!!!! Finally. Nice weather can do wonders for my ambition level. It's like the sun is beaming down all this energy into my body. Over the weekend, Hubs and I managed to get a whole lot of work done and continued right into Monday and Tuesday. Now we can barely move. We replaced the carpet in our living room with hardwood maple. There … [Read more...]

Chickpea Ratatouille (vegan, gf)

Chickpea Ratatouille #vegan #glutenfree #recipe  86lemons.com

Wow. What a week. The Boston Marathon bombing (which continues to unfold as I type this post), the explosion in West, TX, and then storms/flooding in our area. Sure does put our "problems" into perspective, doesn't it? While this very wet, gray, cold weather is not fun, I find it hard to complain when I look at the big picture. The folks in Boston … [Read more...]

Mushroom Stroganoff (vegan, gf)

#anniversary #flowers #roses #triplebud  86lemons.com

I meant to have this post up hours ago, but my new Stella & Dot summer samples arrived today and let's just say I've been distracted ever since! It's like Christmas in April, I tell ya. I'll introduce you to the new line very soon, and some lucky reader will win a fabulous giveaway ;). Stay tuned. Tuesday, April 2 marked 11 years of marriage … [Read more...]