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

QuinoaKaleSaladFb

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...]

Cherry Chickpea Wrap (v/gf)

Cherry Chickpea Salad Wrap with creamy cashew dressing  #vegan #glutenfree (F)

Finally. I got some things checked off the to-do list last weekend. Stuff like transitioning Hubs' old office into a dedicated photo studio/prop room. Hubs' office is now a small dresser—LOL. Whatever. He barely used it. This room now has a freshly painted table, two book shelves full of props (plates, linens, utensils, etc) and various photo … [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...]

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...]

Virtual Vegan Potluck: Edamame-Chickpea Power Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing (vegan, gf)

Vegan Edamame Power Salad  (gluten-free)

Welcome potluck guests! Hopefully you're getting plenty of delicious new recipe ideas along the way! Today I am participating in the bi-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck, which is basically a string of 100+ blogs all linked together with "forward" and "back" buttons/links to guide you through a virtual plant-based progressive dinner, if you will. You'll … [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...]

Chopped Power Salad (vegan, gf)

I've always loved fashion and buying new clothes, but I love it even more when I'm at a healthy weight. It's been a slow journey, but ever since going vegan (February 2012), I've s-l-o-o-o-o-o-w-l-y been shedding the pounds. Over the weekend, I transitioned my closet from summer to fall. In the process, I thinned it out significantly–removing items … [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...]

Butternut Squash Frijoles (vegan, gf) + GIVEAWAY!

The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

Can you imagine writing an entire vegan cookbook in which every single recipe contains BEANS? I can't. But Kathy Hester pulled it off beautifully. And it's not all soups and side dishes, either. From breakfast to dessert, Kathy covers it all. You won't believe all the creative uses for all kinds of beans. What's so great about beans? For one, … [Read more...]

Nutritious Strawberry Breakfast Cookies (vegan, gf)

delicious, healthy, hearty #breakfast #cookies  (#vegan, #glutenfree)

Bust out your party hat and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 86 Lemons!!! Today marks the one year anniversary of my first blog post. It's kind of fun to look back and see how far I've come. While I'm still learning and always will be, my photos have come a long way. In fact, just yesterday I was teaching two friends how to use the manual settings on their … [Read more...]