Light and Hearty Saffron Chickpea Stew

Wind, snow and frost… although the first day of winter is technically December 21st, it’s already here. Which means I’ll be eating 50% more bread than usual and making plenty of warming dishes in an attempt to feel cozy.Speaking of bread, it’s easy to gain a little winter weight when it’s cold outside and you’re craving something with loads of fat to keep you warm. This light and hearty saffron chickpea stew is a deliciously warming dish that fills you up without weighing you down....more

Healthy Thanksgiving side dish: Parmesan and sage crusted butternut squash

Welcome to day 2 of Thanksgiving Week! Every day this week I’ll be posting a new healthy Thanksgiving recipe to serve as inspiration for your own Turkey Day feast.  That’s 7 recipes in 7 days!  The week will flow just like a menu, from starters and salads to side dishes and mains....more

12 healthy fall appetizers to try this month

One of the busiest months of the year is now well underway, and those holiday get-together invites are already starting to pile up!...more

Apples of Autumn

Autumn is the time of year when I start obsessing about apples.  I don’t know whether an apple a day really does keep the doctor away, but I do know that my daily apple is a dose of happiness....more

Mushroom Polenta

A Vegan's Guide to Gratitude

I am still a few weeks early for Thanksgiving, but definitely getting into the spirit,  My wife suggested that, for the month of November, I prepare an alphabetical list of things for which I am thankful, and post one letter each day.  I liked the idea, but found myself writing about too many other topics.  As the Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a difficult time for vegans, I decided instead to take this opportunity to compile a list of the some of the vegan foods that I most enjoy and for which I am extremely grateful....more

Pescetarian Diet: Vegetarian Plus Fish Weight Loss Plan

Despite the popularity of diets that encourage consuming red meat, vegetarians continue to stay strong. But for those who want to add variety to their protein options, the pescatarian way of weight loss has become a healthy new trend....more

Sweet and Spicy Black Beans and Rice

Habaneros. They're so coy. Deceivingly innocent with their adorable lantern shape; they don't even smell spicy! We've had them at work for a while and I've been eying them. They just look so...inviting. I don't get a lot of spicy things out here. It's definatley something I miss about the city because Southern Maryland certainly does not do spicy foods. ...more

French Onion Soup (Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly)

Please enjoy this amazing French Onion Soup Recipe ...more

Homemade Three Cheese Ravioli

Perfect Kitty Paw ...more