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Loaded Reuben Nachos, Fall Skillet Enchiladas, Buffalo Fritters, Gingerbread Oatmeal Bites & more!

The holiday season is officially here!!! And so are the hundreds of food temptations. Bah humbug! Put your plan in place RIGHT NOW to make eating healthy a reality this month. Decorate your fridge with Reuben Nachos (NEW!), Buffalo Fritters...Show More Summary

Cyber Monday VIP Membership Sale! 85.8% Off -- One Day Only!

It’s what you’ve been waiting for! Cyber Monday VIP Membership Sale! Join TODAY and pay only 14.2% of the full value. That’s right! As an annual VIP member, you’ll enjoy a whopping 85.8% savings! Grab these savings right here. The total value is $1,258. Show More Summary

Cake Making and Veg News Mac n Cheez

Made a German chocolate cake for my husband's birthday. The recipe is from Susan's fat free vegan blog. The coconut pecan frosting is delicious! Cheez sauce from Veg News which is cashew, potato and carrot based. I added peas. This was seriously creamy! My lunch with a side of stuffing and gravy.

Good Deals on Vegan Makeup Part 3

Continued from my last makeup post, I've got more goodies to swatch! A few samples from Printcess Makeup. Beautiful colors inspired by different literary sources. I especially wanted to try Farseer which is inspired by my fave fantasy...Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving 2016.

So much to be thankful for, not just today but everyday. Hope you are all enjoying life and lots of food! Tofurky roast. Herb stuffing from The Vegan Family Cookbook. My fave. Huge bowl of fluffy mash. Mustard green beans from The Complete Vegan Kitchen. Baked sweet potatoes and apples from The Vegan Family Cookbook. My plate. Bryanna's pumpkin pie. Cinnamon roll Apple pie.

Greatest Hits Week! Grandma's Hearty "Beef" Stew, Pad Thai Burritos, Lasagna Soup & more!

Don’t let your Thanksgiving feast leave you feeling over-stuffed & doing the tofurkey waddle! Get back on track with our easy, post-holiday meal plan! Enjoy Bechamel Baked Ziti, Grandma's Hearty "Beef" Stew, Lasagna Soup, Cheezy Pumpkin...Show More Summary

Sunday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Van's gluten free waffles, tofu scramble and hash brown. Quesadilla with daiya cheese, Tofurky meat and sundried tomatoes. Quick Moroccan stew in couscous. Used a container of ready made lentil soup as the base and added potatoes, carrots, apricots, chickpeas and spices. So good!

Vegan Pumpkin Ale Spice Cake with Salted Pecan Caramel Glaze

If gingerbread and pumpkin cake got together on a booze-infused evening, this “baby” is what they would conceive. Moist and deeply spiced, it is a carnivore-approved hit with one and all, regardless of dietary preference.  I adaptedShow More Summary

Vegan Cheesy Grits (with the topping of your choice)

Yield: approximately 4 modest servings The last couple of months finds me joyfully experimenting with vegan dishes my new partner, Bob–a meatatarian–and I can share.  Though there are some dishes with which we enjoy tinkering together, these grits were a hit, though Bob topped his with something we will not mention on this site. ???? Bob Read more

Vegan Pumpkin Flan with Pepitas–A Twist on Thanksgiving Tradition

After my husband, Joe passed away, I joined with friends–old and new–to create a number of new traditions, among them in–home dinners with all-in gourmet cooks, Juan and Barbara Gelpi.  How fun to, as of September, fold my extraordinary new partner, Bob, into the mix. Most recently, we convened at the Gelpi’s lovely home to Read more

Atmosphere Cafe, Venice Grind and Brownies.

Took a nice walk to have lunch at a neighborhood cafe that opened up not long ago. I had the Forager sandwich which had kale salad, avocado, sprouts, pickled onion and roasted grapes on delicious multigrain bread. Husband had a French classic, Croque Monseur and we shared fries. Afterwards we walked a block to Venice Grind. Show More Summary

Lunch and Dinner.

I experimented with sandwich filling ideas and came up with this tasty sandwich. Roasted red pepper hummus, thinly sliced carrot, jalapeño havarti Daiya cheese and lettuce. And mayo too! For dinner I gave into pregnancy cravings for comforting foods. Show More Summary

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dried Cranberries and Cashews

Dried cranberries, spiced cashews, pickled red onion, and a tangy maple-mustard vinaigrette make this shredded Brussels Sprouts salad sparkle with flavor.  Last week my husband and I had dinner with some friends at a local pub. Though...Show More Summary

Don’t quit. 8 Nice ways to Say “No” to Food Pushers

Does any of this sound familiar? "Oh come on, it won't hurt to have a bite." "You should enjoy yourself - don't be so strict!" "Live a little! It's the Holidays for crying out loud!" "But your Grandmother made this for you, do you really...Show More Summary

Giving Bowls, Stuffing'd Potatoes, Thanksgiving Chowder, Apple Pie Nachos & more

The holiday rush is here!Take back your time with this week's meal plan! Imagine all the things you could do instead of planning, making a shopping list, and “figuring out” what to eat 3x a day. On the menu: Giving Bowls (NEW!), Cauliflower...Show More Summary

Your Thanksgiving FAQ's (How to communicate your diet, deal with judgment, politely decline, get back on track, most omni-friendly dishes & more)

OMG! Thanksgiving is just around the corner ::home alone face:: Don't worry, I got you!!! First, download my step-by-step game plan, full menu, RECIPES, and expert tips in my ultra useful FREE Thanksgiving ebook. Get it right here and...Show More Summary

No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie ?

A simple creamy pumpkin pie, part pie, part cheesecake in an easy no-rolling press-in gingersnap crust. Totally simple and pleasing! Does anyone else "count" the weeks? Once upon a time in the paper-based dark ages, I kept track of my life with slim leather calendars that numbered the weeks, Week 1 in January through Week 52 in December. Show More Summary

Good Deals on Vegan Makeup Part 2!

The deals keep coming and I just received these today! Clean Cauldron on Etsy are discontinuing all of their eyeshadows so I was able to get some for around $2-3 each! If you like what you see, head over to the Etsy shop now before they...Show More Summary

Four Alarm Chili & Sushi Rolls

I made the Four Alarm Chili from 1,000 Vegan Recipes. So delicious! I added done crumbled Trader Joes veggie meatballs to make it meatier. Served with buttered (earth balance) corn tortillas. Pic from last night's light supper. Sushi rolls with tofu and veggies. This stuff is so good!


Got out of work early today and when I got home, I made a pot of illy decaf. My fave way to prepare is to heat about 1/4 cup vanilla soymilk in a mug, pour in the brewed coffee to the top and stir in a tsp of agave. It's delicious! I've been drinking mainly decaf as I'm not allowed too much caffeine because of the baby. Show More Summary

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