Super-sized Sandwich

I often hear, “vegan food is bird food.” Or, for example, my carnivorous cousin was staying at our place last month and being a great sport about eating plant-based. One night while on the phone and describing the meal she had to her boyfriend he said; “that’t not food- that’s food’s food.” I thought that […]

Plant Pizza

It seems that eating a diet rich in whole, plant-based foods makes me feel really fantastic. Not only do I feel better in my body & mind, but I also get to eat the things I’ve grown up on.

En-CHILL-ada Casserole: A must try.

This casserole puts the CHILL in EnCHILadas. I will start this off with a photo to make your mouth water, and then go into how fool-proof, affordable and easy this recipe is. Okay.  This is a fool proof recipe, budget friendly, and OH-MY-GERSH good. It takes 15 minutes to put together and can sit in […]

Teach a man to cook…

Ever since my husband and I moved to Hawaii for 3 months in September of 2009 to camp out on an organic coffee and mango farm, our ideas about food have shifted. During our stay on the beautiful 11 acres of rolling tropical landscape with an unreal vista of Kealakekua bay something shifted and we […]

No-frills Breakfast Burrito

When you have 5 minutes to throw together breakfast…you have 5 whole minutes to make something nourishing. One of my go-to’s is my basic bean breakfast burrito. Low fat, minimal prep and happy belly! What you need: Whole wheat burrito size tortilla. Heat for 25 seconds before making so it durable. Can of refried no […]

Plant-powered

Feeling my food batteries recharged after a week in Sedona with the Engine 2 team I am back in action and no one is going hungry. So far this week in my plant-based kitchen: 5 Veggie Lasagna (Whole wheat no boil noodles, Engine 2 pasta sauce, homemade creamy cashew cheese, fresh basil/eggplant/mushrooms/zucchini/tomato & frozen spinach layered […]

Engine 2 Sedona Spring Immersion

“Eat more healthfully. Engage in more activity. Allow yourself the space to think. We have assembled an incredible staff of doctors, chefs, scientists, nutritionists, fitness trainers, and more, to help you discover a more fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle. This journey is all about customizing our tools to fit your world and leaving with a renewed […]

I love families and making them nourishing food!!

This was week two of cooking up goodness for an incredible family. They have adopted me into their home to come once a week and make several meals as well as put several “kits” together–so they can cook a night or two too. They get a CSA box and I love being able to make on-the-spot […]

Wine and Dine Community Cooking Class!

I am so excited and want to share this event with all of you! I am co-hosting a cooking class highlighting plant-based & nourishing dishes using produce from several local farms. The farms tell me what they have in season, I make a menu around it and then we all learn to make easy, delicious […]

Nourishing Kids’ Class: Pancakes Pancakes!

We had 14 little friends attending The Little Yoga House’s summer camp this week! I teach the food and nutrition segment of camp and this time we learned: how to make vegan pancakes what ingredients go in a pancake why a whole wheat & oat pancake and topped with fresh fruit provided us with great […]