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Not Refried Beans

I love Mexican food, but as a vegetarian it can be hard to find Mexican food that I can eat.  Even the simplest bean and cheese burrito usually includes lard or other meat products. The lard alone should turn off anyone who is serious about good health, vegetarian or not. So how about a recipe […]

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Dairy Intake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProgressIsPerfection #CBias #CollectiveBias As a vegetarian, I try my best to maintain a plant-based diet. Dairy is still a part of my diet, but I am working to reduce my dairy intake. I am not dairy-free yet, but I have […]

20 Vegetarian Whole30 Recipes

I usually do pretty good sticking to healthy living practices. However, put some brownies in front of me and I lose all control. Like many of you, I realize I need to start from scratch, so I’m doing a vegetarian Whole30. My biggest struggle has been finding vegetarian meals since most of the recipes out […]

Classic Potato Salad

I grew up eating white potato salad and it is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It reminds me of family gatherings, parties, and picnics and it makes me feel happy. I am not a fan of yellow potato salad at all and you will never catch me serving it. Why would I when […]

5 Tips for a Successful Meatless Monday

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWayToVeg #CollectiveBias Meatless Monday is growing in popularity with more and more meat-eating people committing to go meat-free one day a week. Motivation varies from trying to make healthier choices to reducing one’s impact on the environment. I hope […]

Grilled Asparagus

With the official start of football season around the corner, it’s time to tailgate. Sundays are so much better this time of the year! To celebrate, I joined a group of 64 bloggers (two for each team) from all over the country to bring you recipe ideas for a terrific football party. Click on their links at […]

Tomato Sandwich with Dill Mayo

Growing up, one of my favorite sandwiches was the tomato sandwich. My mom used to make them with tomatoes and sandwich spread, adding cheese most of the time. As I grew up, my tastes changed and I altered her version a little; I use mayo with dill and never add cheese. This is such a […]

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

I am so excited to be working with Hidden Valley Ranch and Data Rank to bring you this recipe! I love family barbecues, especially if they are holiday oriented. Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day…you get the idea. The star of the barbecue is usually the meat and that always seems to be what people look […]

Easy Crepes Recipe and Scrambled Egg Tips

We love eggs in our family. In fact, we love them so much we often eat them for dinner. Well, brinner actually. In case you do not know, brinner is having breakfast for dinner. We do this sometimes and really enjoy eating biscuits and gravy, eggs, and other breakfast items anytime. Who says traditional breakfast food […]

Vegan Pudding Pops: Unbelievably Delicious!

I love homemade pudding. It easily makes my top five desserts, so in this summer heat I wondered if I could make my recipe into a pudding pop and keep all the rich and creamy flavor. Guess what?  I can and I did (and dairy-free no less!).  My friend Wendy is deathly allergic to dairy so […]

Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Skewers (and Tofu Skewers)

It used to baffle me that so many people saw summer as the prime barbecue season. Being an Arizona native the last thing I wanted to do in summer was stand in front of a hot grill in 122 degree weather cooking. But once I grew up and ran my own kitchen the summer grilling season […]

The Benefits of Soy Protein and How to Add it to Your Diet

As a vegetarian, one question I get asked a lot is where I get my protein from. People seem very concerned about my protein level for some reason. Maybe that is because they know that protein is vital to good health. But they can sit back and relax because there are many nutritious vegetarian protein […]