Are Soy Foods Safe?

I was recently asked if I have any concerns about soy (thanks for your comment, Teri!), so I thought I'd answer here so everyone will see it. I use tofu and tempeh in some of my recipes, partly because they're great "transitional" foods for new vegans, and also because tofu is a good egg replacer. We don't actually eat all that much soy in our house, and what we do buy is always organic and non-GMO. ...more

Arugula & Beet Salad

This arugula & beet salad is a perfect healthy fall salad recipe! It's topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and balsamic vinaigrette....more
I'm not sure? I have never cooked them that way. I need to get  a pressure cooker. I always cook ...more

Pumpkin Flax Muffins

These pumpkin flax muffins are healthy and delicious! Craving something sweet and spicy? These healthy pumpkin muffins make a perfect fall treat! This muffin recipe is low in fat and high in fiber. The flax also provides added Omega-3's!...more

Celery: The wondrous, seasonal vegetable

What we know of as celery today was thought to be produced back in 15th-century Italy, but it was also native to areas as far east as the Himalayas. Back then, this celery was considered to be wild and different from today’s celery in that it had more leaves and less stalks. Celery was much later introduced to the United States in the early 19th century. Did you know that celery was first thought of as a medicine, than later a food? Its consideration as a medicine dates back in history as far back as the 9th century B.C....more

Green Chile Stew


Taco Soup you need an easy dinner for a crisp fall day?  This taco soup recipe is so easy and is a dinner pleaser for any crowd.  My husband does not typically enjoy soup.  But he likes this one because you can eat it with chips!...more

Pickled Serrano Peppers(Serranos en Escabeche)

Every time we bring a plant home I somehow manage to kill it, so I have long given up on growing anything. The hubby, however, has a green thumb and so we have a fig tree, a chile pepper plant, thyme, chives, sage, and a pomegranate tree. We live in a small place; that’s pretty much all we can fit....more

Portobello Margherita Pizzas

It's Meatless Monday again. Wonderful! This tasty dinner features big, "meaty" portobello mushrooms, so it's a good one for those who are hesitant to give up animal meat. My cousin sent me a picture of this dish, asking if I'd ever made these pretty little pizzas. I hadn't, but I made them for dinner that very night, and they were a huge hit. Find the original recipe at the Barefoot Baker. ...more
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Delicious Turkey Chili

This is IT!!  The recipe that I’ve been trying to perfect since I started this blog and by George, I think I’ve got it!  Seriously, how hard is it to make chili???  Okay, no, it’s not that hard, but I want it to be magical!  Not just plain run-of-the-mill chili, but the kind of chili that makes people say, “Wow!  Jenn makes the best chili!”  Okay, so I’m a bit of an overachiever, and I guess a little needy of acceptance…but even if I can’t get others to yell their praises from the rooftops, I DO aspire to make a pretty decent chili…and like I said before…this l...more

Cream Cheese Frosting  you are not allergic to dairy, try this frosting on the Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake.  It was really good together!  ...more