Salmon and Mushroom Risotto

I love mushroom risotto paired with fresh vegetables and fish. For this recipe I prepared peppered salmon and tender sprouts. For the Risotto you will need...more

What's For Dinner?

What's For Dinner? The proof of the pudding is the eating.  ~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra...more

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Cookies

I think with all the Valentine recipes filling my feed these days I have been craving raspberry and chocolate. So I decided to combine the two in one scrumptious cookie. One thing I really like about putting the raspberry in the middle to cook is that you get just enough raspberry taste without overwhelming the cookie. You could totally leave the raspberry off if you want because the cookie is darn good by itself. I recommend you go home and make sure a skunk hasn’t dug a whole under your HVAC and then make a batch of cookies to get you through the week!Enjoy!...more

Creamy Butternut Squash Lasagna

This recipe is one of my husband’s favorite meals. He has been asking me to make it for quite some time and I only recently got around to doing it. I posted it about a year ago and recently decided to update it and reshoot the pictures. One of my favorite things about cooking is that it is always changing and hopefully improving. The same goes for food photography. So this is a new and improved butternut squash lasagna recipe.Read More Here...more

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole: Just Like Mom Used to Make, Only Better

"Just like mom used to make.”Moms are pretty awesome, right? They make sure our sweaters are zipped when we go out into the cold. They dry our tears when life’s not necessarily being kind to us. They catch us when we fall. They make sure our bellies are full of comfort food.Let’s talk a little about that comfort food, okay?...more


Weight Watchers Weekly Meeting Day

Today is my weekly Weight Watchers weigh in and weekly support group meeting day.  I actually look forward to this every week.  Even on days like today - when I gained 1.2 pounds.  I rejoined WW on August 21st and have been doing good but hit a snag this week.  I was not the best I could have been last week but know I can get back on track this week....more

5 Physical Improvements I've Had Since Going Vegan

You know how sometimes we get caught in a whirlwind of things suddenly happening to us, and we forget something important? Well, that recently happened to me: I recently started a new job, got lots of new opportunities for my blog (the new Everyday Heroes series taking off was awesome!), continued to explore our new surroundings in the Northwest Washington and almost got used to this new rhythm of life – and in the meantime, completely forgot that it's been over a year since I ditched all animal-derived foods and went vegan!All is not lost, so I’m going to celebrate my belated Veganniversary (yes, that’s a real word) today! And what’s a better way to do this than to count all my blessings and see how my life and wellbeing have changed since I made a leap towards a more responsible, sustainable lifestyle....more

Vegan Tamarind and Kabocha Squash Soup Recipe

Labor Day has passed, and you know what that means – fall recipes are beginning to pop up all over the blogosphere! Today I’d like to share with you the recipe for Tamarind and Kabocha Squash Soup that I recently came up with – but before you say to yourself, ‘Those ingredients sound way too fancy!’, bear with me for a minute: I’ve got some suggestions for easy substitutions down below....more