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Vegan (Outrageous!)Loaded Tater Tot Chex Mixwithout the Chex

I guess you could call this “hunker down” food, as I seem to get a powerful urge to get my Chex on when temperatures drop and snow is in the forecast.  With snow predicted to start falling yesterday at around 4 p.m. and an early release from the high school where I teach art, I Read more

Buffalo Fritters, Vegan Shashuka, Winter Panzanella

Pack your bags!Your tastes buds are on the International Express this week!Favorite dishes from North Africa, Korea, Morocco, the Middle East, Italy, China, and Mexico included! (Plus New York & Louisiana). You won’t believe how easy it is to make these traditional meals.In minutes!Or how tasting them transports you to somewhere else. Show More Summary

Korean BBQ tofu and veggie bowl.

Inspired by my Bibigo bowl to make this at home. Brown rice, steamed cabbage, book choy, sautéed baby kale and spinach, sautéed tofu with Korean BBQ sauce, pickled radish and jalapenos. Topped with a drizzle of Korean BBQ sauce, sesame oil, soy/lemon sauce and wasabi sesame seeds.

Bibigo!

Bibigo is a yummy Korean food stall at the mall that is my new favorite. You can create your own bibimbap (traditional Korean rice bowl). I get the classic bowl with brown rice (white available too), and top it with cooked broccoli,Show More Summary

Vegan Black-Eyed Pea (or Bean) Salad Burgerswith My Secret Binder: Brown Rice Cakes!Leftover Bean Salad Never Looked or Tasted So Good!

If you have one of “those” bean salads hanging around in your refrigerator–you know, tasty enough, but not exciting enough to eat over and over again–STOP!  Don’t throw it out or force yourself to eat it as is. Instead, make my newest “burger” creations.  These could not be quicker, easier, nor tastier. With a salad similar Read more

your backup plan when don't want to cook" "Minimalist" vegan meals (aka eat like a college kid)

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’ve finally done it. You planned, you’re prepared! ...and life throws you a curveball. SO many times I planned to make recipe... Even went shopping for the ingredients to make the recipe…Had everyShow More Summary

Greek Tacos, Parisian Polenta, Coconut Cauliflower Curry

Do you feel amazing after last week's "detox" plan? Me too! Today is the first day I didn’t crave sweets!This week’s plan is your bridge between resolution and reality: A focus on nutrition but also simple recipes that are realisticShow More Summary

Vegan Riced Broccoli-Cauliflower CasseroleQuick-and-Easy

I think I have just invented legal crack!  I am a little late to the “riced” vegetable party, as I like my fried rice with, well, rice.  But, this casserole has made me a believer. My Vegan Riced Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole has it all: The entire casserole is vibrantly healthy and only 535 calories. That means Read more

Cornmeal vs. polenta vs. grits - What’s the difference?

In honor of this week’s Parisan Polenta: I’m getting to the bottom of this crazy cornmeal/polenta/grits confusion. In this post you’ll learn the difference between: Cornmeal Polenta Grits Polenta Grits Coarse Cornmeal Corn Flour Masa...Show More Summary

243 Books in 2017, final picks, closing thoughts

I set out to read 100 books in 2017… I nailed that reading challenge ;) My life evolved and changed in many positive ways reading 243 books. You become better at everything, even just being you and knowing yourself, by reading booksShow More Summary

Life Changing Crackers again.

My second time making these. They are delicious and perfect for hummus! Recipe here: https://www.mynewroots.org/site/2014/07/the-life-changing-crackers/

Battered Cauliflower and Zucchini with Firecracker sauce

I used a normal flour/water batter (equal amounts) and baked them for 20 min at 450F then poured over Vegan Richa's Firecracker sauce and baked for five more minutes for a different twist on buffalo cauliflower. The zucchini were nice! Also had a baby kale salad with bacon flavored tofu bits. Recipe from Salad Samurai. I switched out tempeh for tofu.

Vegan Buffalo Roasted Butternut Fries

Yield: 2 servings My latest Buffalo-flavored obsession needs little introduction.  It’s the traditional bar food with and a side of compassion. 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter.75 to 1 ounce dry Buffalo mix (I prefer mild) 20 ounces butternut squash cut into fries 1/4 cup vegan sour cream or Daiya brand blue cheez dressing 1/4 Read more

Vegan Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Cheese,Maple Syrup & Sriracha4 ingredient, quick & easy, super sexy appetizer

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t enjoy Brussels sprouts for breakfast. However, southeast Virginia, where I live, just experienced “Snowmageddon,” aka The Blizzard of 2018, and the light is absolutely breathtaking. So I knew I wanted to do a photoshoot this morning to take advantage of the glorious glistening out the window.  And I certainly wasn’t going to Read more

Vegan Cheesy Buffalo Chickpea-Tater Tot Casserole

Bob and I hosted our 2nd Annual Christmas Day open house again this year. It is amazing how many people are available on Christmas afternoon. We started at 3:30 and went on for hours. 35 people graced our home with their love, laughter, and warmth, creating such a special holiday. Oh, and they also graced Read more

Why You Form Bad Habits (The Science)

Most bad habits are caused by one of two things: Being stressed or bored. Usually stressed… who has time to be bored?!When my routine is shaken up I feel more out of control which makes me either stress eat or I get to a point where I’m so hungry that I’ll eat a bag of chips or a bunch of crackers instead of taking 5 seconds to peel a banana. Show More Summary

No sugar, no wheat, detox meal plan + group challenge starting Jan 8!

Start 2018 off right with our Post-Holiday, Detox Meal Plan!This is the EXACT whole foods reboot you need. No sugar No wheat 100% plant-based (vegan) REAL, SATISFYING FOOD. 11 simple, extra nourishing meals to kickstart 2018! You’llShow More Summary

Enchilada casserole

My go to enchilada casserole with quinoa, beans and veggie filling, doused in El Pato tomato sauce, vegan mayo and Daiya cheese.

New Years Day 2018 — Weight Loss Bundle Sale

Save 22% on a yearly membership. Get 52 weeks of simple meal plans (1,000 recipes) for only $179 (reg. $228) But that's not all... BIG NEW YEAR BUNDLE BLOWOUT!! Join today and get all these extra bonuses: The 'Shortcut to Slim' Weight-Loss...Show More Summary

BBQ Jackfruit sandwich.

Got a pic of my lunch today. It was so delicious!!!! New snack. Addictive!

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