Don’t Break the Scale-Eat Your Kale

By: Becky BerowskiPhoto Courtesy of nynaturals.comA Foodie Revolution for a Lean Girl’s Resolution...more

Kombucha

Hey y'all! Hope all is well! Sorry I've been MIA. Things have been a little crazy around here.About a month ago, I got tired of reading about Kombucha, and decided I wanted to give it a try. Two sips later, I poured it down the sink.Last week, after reading about drinks that are Tone It Up friendly, I decided to give it a try again.Maybe second time is the charm? Because I have been addicted ever since!I absolutely love every flavor I have tried and I love that it is slightly fizzy.Oh, and while it may be TMI for some, it is great for digestion, too!!...more
Kombucha is big at our house. Nothing better. So glad you gave it a second try!more

Vegan Lentil Chili with Roasted Red Peppers, Olives, and Green Onion from Kalyn's Kitchen

It's count-down-to-the-Superbowl week, so I'm guessing a lot of people are on the hunt for the perfect chili recipe for the big game. Doesn't chili and the Superbowl just automatically go together? I'd never had chili made from lentils, but when I tried this Vegan Lentil Chili with Roasted Red Peppers, Olives, and Green Onion, I loved the slight sweetness that the lentils added to this barely-spicy chili. If you make this for Meatless Monday, I'm betting you might want to make it again soon, and maybe even for game day....more

FAQ #1: Why all the changes post-40?

Finally! A FAQ series for the blog! It only took me a year and a half to get to it.My first FAQ--Why all the changes post-40?--felt huge. I hit some serious writer's block because there is no rhyme or reason to the changes. So I have decided to simply have a conversation with you, via video, to talk about what has happened to me post-40 and how it impacts my blog mission and vision....more

How to Plank-Grill Brie with Honey and Thyme

[Editor's Note: Grilling soft cheese? I'll admit the thought had never occurred to me. But now that DadCooksDinner has put it in my mind, I'm unable to stop thinking about it. Add honey and thyme for a flavor boost, and this is a showpiece appetizer for a casual or formal dinner get-together or cocktail party. --Genie] ...more
OMG Liza is right! Too funny...unfortunate indeed.more

Pinterest + Vegan news you can use (1/29/12)

Before we get to the news, I just have to ask. Are you obsessed with Pinterest yet? I love it! Here are my personal boards: ...more

Peanut butter and banana chia wrap

Here is another great and very easy recipe that uses chia seeds.  It is great for a quick breakfast or lunch.  To learn more about chia seeds go here. ...more
Great use of chia seeds. I like it.more

Mushroom Wellington

Let me start by telling you that I know this is not really a Wellington.  I have had Wellington on the brain for a little while now.  A Twitter pal recently made a Wellington and I guess that is what got me thinking about it.  His was quite fancy and appeared to be a lot of work: home made puff pastry wrapped around home made seitan with  "duxelle" and "prosciutto"....more

Super Simple Supper (Asparagus + Seitan + Leftover Quinoa)

I’ve been trying to break out of my dinner rut and actually “prepare” dinner during the week, as opposed to always re-heating dishes made from my weekend bulk cooking.  I’m finding a hybrid approach is working best for me....more

Tomato Basil Dip

[Editor's Note: Though Julie of Savvy Eats envisioned this as a dip for the kind of game night where the attendees play Scrabble, poker or Monopoly, this is also a perfect dip for a game night of the football kind. It's a creamy, rich and comforting option that would go as well with chips as with slices of bread, and is a great option for the vegetarian fans, as well. This post is part of the menu at The Food Network's Big Game edition of The Communal Table, an online celebration of football game-friendly foods. You can participate in the event on Twitter by searching for and using the hashtag #pullupachair—we want to hear what you're bringing to your Big Game party this year! --Genie] ...more
@BlogHer making me hungry!more