The Plant-Based Journey by Lani Muelrath (+ Pumpkin Muffin Recipe)

This is the book I wish I had 13 years ago.  I began my journey toward better health my freshman year of college.  Let's just say that moving from a farming community in Ohio where gathering produce for the next meal was the norm, to the endless options in college dining halls did not serve me well.  Not only did I gain a significant amount of weight, but my relationship with food became rather complicated.  A love-hate saga would be the best way to sum it up....more

Gouda Cauliflower Bake

This dish made a wonderfully filling side dish that was very easy to make and a lovely side dish to a lovely fillet of white fish sauteed in butter and garlic....more

How to Make a Chia Egg

By now, nearly anyone reading this knows that ch-ch-ch-chia seeds are much more useful  when eaten than when used as a half-assed kid's gardening project. But what you may or may not have tried yet is to replace the eggs in a recipe with chia "eggs".  ...more

Fitness and a Bite: Leg Toning Circuit and Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar ...more

Fat: Essential Fatty Acids

It is true that most of us consume too much fat, but research continues to show that too little fat can be a problem as well.  It is not simply the amount of fat that we consume, but the type that is most important....more

Fresh Fruit Pie with Chocolate Brownie Crust

This beautiful pie is raw, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, free of refined sugar, easy to make, quick, totally delicious, and full of fruit!  Check it out!...more

How my cat made me a vegan

I’ve always loved animals, but never grew up with pets. While I was a little jealous of my friends’ fluffy companions, I never thought too much about the emotional impact a pet makes on the lives of their humans. After watching Marley and Me this weekend (do so at your own risk–the ugly crying was unstoppable!), I thought a lot about the influence of my first pet as an adult on my decision to become a vegan....more

Chunky Tomato Sauce

A lot of recipes require a seriously good foundation that you can build on, Be it a rich stock, a fragrant spice mix or a flavorsome sauce, a “base” is something you cannot go without and will need time and time again....more

Pumpkin Semolina Pancake

Pumpkin Semolina Pancake or dosa is a vegan, quick and easy, delicious pancake recipe that is worth try. This is another perfect way to enjoy the flavor of pumpkin this fall season....more