“Tastes Like Chicken!”

Vegan cooks spend a lot of time recreating the taste and texture of foods they no longer eat. This can be both wonderfully creative and supremely frustrating. Sometimes the fakery is completely convincing, sometimes it’s better to simply embrace an honest replacement. Enter the eggplant burger: Wash, partially peel (if you want) and slice the…

“Revolutionary” Brownies

Going vegan is nothing short of a personal, dietary revolution. I’d sugarcoat that truth for ya, but in our home we need to monitor our glucose as well as cholesterol..so yeah, NO colorful sprinkles on this chunk of tofu 4 u – sorry!! Avoiding meat and refined sugar is like avoiding flying AND driving..you can…

Yes.. Brussel Sprout Pizza!

Intimidated by vegetarian cooking? I get it. Embracing anything new and different requires patience, experimentation and a willingness to bite into more than a few yucky final products. But sometimes.. sometimes you just get lucky. The following pizza recipe was originally nothing more than the happy collision of some veggies I found in my fridge…

Love at Second Bite?

I have always been open to the idea that I did something wrong the first time I made these for dinner.. We bought the Beyond Meat burgers, cooked them on the grill, placed them on buns, added toppings and almost gagged at our first bites. For the life of me I could NOT figure out…

100% – GUILT-FREE DESSERT! 🤩

One of our daughters, a serious health food devotee, and her husband gifted us with a Yonanas “ice-cream machine” last Christmas. Not gonna lie, it sat in the closet until a few weeks ago when it was drafted into service because my husband was told to cut back on sugar and fat- AND our freezer…

How to make it work..

My husband is a cheese cravin’, chocolate sneakin’, prime rib lovin’ man with stubbornly high cholesterol. So how on earth do you keep a guy like that on the healthy eatin’-train? It’s all about feel, flavor and fullness. FEEL- While you can’t fool anyone into thinking that thick strips of spicy, grilled zucchini are in…