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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 […]

Vegetarian Holiday Appetizers and Side Dishes

I love the holiday season because it is designed for spending time with family, giving thanks to God, and acting with compassion to those we love and those in need. But let’s face it, many of us also love the holiday season because of the food! I have been a vegetarian for most of the […]

7 Vegetarian Holiday Main Dishes

Every time the holidays roll around, I’m faced with a dilemma….what to make for my vegetarian family and friends to have for supper.  I don’t want them to only eat a couple side dishes or worse yet a plain garden salad.  That just doesn’t seem fair.  I always try to have something that would work […]

Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Dairy, Egg, and Gluten Free)

Happy Fall! This is my favorite time of the year and one of the main reasons I love fall is because it features one of my favorite flavors: pumpkin! Today I guest posted over on Around My Family Table where I shared a recipe for a vegan pumpkin pie that is so very delicious.  I have never […]

Souper Sunday: Simple and Delicious Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomato soup is one of my favorite soups. I love to pair it with grilled cheese sandwiches like my mom did when I was growing up. Oh yum! When I began making my soups from scratch I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make a good soup due to the awful tomatoes we seem to get most of the […]

Vanilla Spiced Pudding

We take pudding seriously around here. My grandma taught me to make it from scratch and I never buy it pre-made or in instant form. However, during the last several years I have made a concerted effort to reduce my dairy intake. Although I am not dairy-free, I do use alternatives to cow’s milk regularly. One of my favorite milk alternatives […]

Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy Even a Meat-Eater Will Love

My all-time favorite breakfast is biscuits and gravy and when I became a vegetarian several years ago, I thought I would never enjoy this dish again. After playing around with some meat replacements (most of which were really gross), I came up with this easy recipe which resulted in vegetarian biscuits and gravy that is so tasty that even […]

Keep Calm and Grill On With MorningStar Farms Veggie Burgers

Did you eat too much this holiday season? Are you still being faithful to those New Year’s Resolutions you made about eating better?  With the NFL play-offs and Super Bowl coming up you are likely to face some tough food choices at barbecues and other gatherings. When MorningStar Farms contacted me about sharing their products with my readers I very quickly […]

Souper Sunday: Black Bean Soup

I truly think that black beans are one of the most underrated foods in existence. I simply love them. As a vegetarian I find black beans make a perfect substitute for meat in tacos, nachos, and they even make a mean burger patty.  I especially love black bean soup and I was delighted to find this recipe […]

Vegan Brownies – Trust Me They Are Delicious

Brownies are my ultimate food weakness. I absolutely prefer homemade brownies to box mixes and just love how easy brownies are to make. Who doesn’t love brownies? I eat a plant-based diet and only allow a few animal products in from time to time. I recently decided to significantly reduce my consumption of milk and […]

Vegetarian (or not) “Chicken” Pot Pie

In my book, chicken pot pie is serious comfort food. It reminds me of my childhood and is always satisfying. Now that it is heating up here in the desert, I figured I had better make this tasty dish one last time before the summer prevents it. As yummy as this recipe is, cooking with […]