My goal was to read 100 books in 2017. I hit 50 last week. I really do go all in, apparently!! Here's the list so far—I'll do a bigger post at the end of the year with my top top picks, but for now.... BTW, I've left a detailed review of every book on Goodreads. Show More Summary
Love this indie company that makes as their name suggests, all natural vegan cosmetics. They have a variety of face powder, blush, eyeshadows, lip products, mascara etc. You can find them on Etsy. I have tried one of their bronzers before called Warmth which is very pretty. Show More Summary
ALL month we’ve been serving up lighter versions of your favorite meals. Now we’re bringing that magic to dessert (and you get to eat it first!) That's right -- Brownie Breakfast Bake and Chunky Monkey ONOs are on the menu this week!...Show More Summary
We’ve all been there. We make plans to do something different but when the time comes, we just put it off until the next day. What actually works is having a vivid, concrete plan. Having a meal plan allowed me to put that vivid plan in place. Show More Summary
Hosting a Thomas the Tank Engine theme party? Here's a fun addition to kids' birthday parties and family gatherings with a train theme, colorful and healthy! It's just bell-pepper train "cars" with cucumber "wheels" filled with fresh vegetable "cargo". Show More Summary
I miss the Herbie of the Week series too. It also feels a little bit selfish to get to see and read success emails and then not share them with the class. Shouldn't we all get to enjoy and be inspired by someone's journey? Shouldn't that person get community kudos? Everyone can use a little more love and inspiration... Show More Summary
One word: yum.
I guess I need to stop calling these creations of late Chex Mix because many of them contain no Chex. Still, they are in the spirit of Chex Mix and you could certainly substitute some Chex Cereal, say the corn variety, for Bugles if the recipe calls for that childhood favorite, as this one does. Read more
Gardein vegan meatballs simmered in BBQ sauce and pineapple over instant mash. Quick and easy lunch!
Two years ago I blogged about how the plant-based diet made me an overeater (it’s NOT all-you-can-eat, plants don’t have “magic calories that don’t count). I then updated 1 year later with some terrific before & after pics and I kicked off the Shortcut to Slim podcast breaking down the science and research that lead to my weight-loss success. Show More Summary
Yield: 16 bars Wanting to try a blondie or cookie recipe with the white beans in my pantry, I searched and searched online but couldn’t find a recipe that quite suited me: they had to look beautiful, contain basic wholesome ingredients, and be the ideal texture. So I decided to create my own. These blondies Read more
This is not your mama’s Ramen. And it is also not so much a recipe as an approach… A few weeks ago shopping at a local Asian market, the checkout person generously tucked four packages of Ramen-type dry noodle soup packages into my box of purchased items. And the soup turned out to be vegan. Read more
A tisket, a tasket, your very own Meal Mentor Easter Basket :) We’re bringing together the freshest flavors of Spring… Spring Minestrone Enjoy this flavor-filled dish tonight! This week we're serving up 5 GORGEOUS dishes perfect forShow More Summary
Recipe from The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. I left out the pasta and used potatoes instead. Simple yet so satisfying! Another view of yesterday's raisin bread. So flavorful and tender.
It has been a very long time since my schedule as a high school art teacher and freelance writer has allowed me to do something completely decadent for myself. So on Saturday, with Spring Break having just commenced, I decanted oils and even mouthwash into these pretty glass bottles. Oh, and we took the Christmas Read more
3 pm and I'm beat taking care of baby. He's down for a nap right now. Looked forward to this all day. Easy to make boiled raisin cake and a hot cup of tea. I used half sultanas and half cranberries. You can find the recipe at all recipes.com. Hank is growing up so fast. 8 weeks old now.
Yield: 2 servings. This recipe defies both description and categorization; hence, I didn’t know whether to tag it as a vegetable side dish, snack, slaw, or ??? I suppose it could even be a main dish. But, no matter. Whatever you call it or whenever you eat it–I was starved, so I invented it on Read more
Broccoli, kale and white bean soup flavored with Italian herbs, garlic and olive oil. Yummy. Another hummus, beet, avocado sandwich!
Are you ready for your Springtime slim-down? Eat THIS not that Meal Mentor edition: Instead of Big Mac’s… BIG MAC POTATO (Yup! It’s back) Whip this up for dinner tonight! Instead of greasy Chinese take-out… Springtime Teriyaki Bowl Also...Show More Summary
This was awesome. Warm pita topped with hummus, garlic spread, cucumber, beets, lemon juice and tahini.