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Vegan “French Fries and Champagne” Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges with Dipping Sauce

Yield: 4 appetizer servings (6 wedges each) A couple of nights ago, I had “French Fries and Champagne” for dinner.  Don’t judge.  I’m a widow in need of the occasional comfort food…and, besides, I had kale, carrots, and fruit earlier in the day.  I only ate a few, so a friend and fellow-widow is coming over Read more

Vegan Black Forest Smoothie (Cherry & Chocolate)

Yield: 2 servings (or 1 big one if you are really hungry and in need of hydration) This is what would happen if cherries and chocolate had a nutritious love child… I love Black Forest Cake and, when I discovered some chocolate cake crumbs in the fridge–from hollowing out cupcakes for a caramel filling–,I knew I Read more

P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps, Mexican Philly's, Vegan Ceviche, Carrot Cake Smoothies & more!

Holy hot peppers! Is it boiling where you are too? You know what they say: "If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!"... Which is EXACTLY what you’ll be doing with this week's ULTRA lazy, fuss-free, nearly NO-COOK meal plan. Show More Summary

Vegan Smoky Grilled Asparagus and Chickpea Salad in Raddichio Cups

Yield: 4 to 6 servings I am constantly seduced by produce and, once I return home, scramble to make sure it doesn’t meet a soggy end in the bottom of the hydrator drawer. Most recently, it was big, bulbous, juicy bell peppers–a red, orange, and a yellow–and asparagus.  The can of cannelini beans I thought Read more

Herbie of the Week: Leslie (She is in the food & wine business, makes it work and teaches others)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Leslie! An organic farmer in the food and wine business, Leslie entertains many omnivore guests. To introduce others to a more healthy lifestyle she incorporates plant-based dishes in her dinners. Realizing...Show More Summary


Patty melt. Salsas and fresh guacamole. Homemade burritos are better than Chipotle.

"Lobster" Rolls, Mandarin Rice Salad, TJ's Red Lentil Wraps, Berry Cream Cheeze Crepes & more!

Lots of SUMMER RECIPES are coming your way on this week's meal plan! "Lobster" Rolls, Mandarin Rice Salad (NEW!), Summer Enchiladas, Marrakesh Quinoa (NEW!), MACK Rolls (NEW!) and MORE! go from zero to mouth in 20 minutes or LESS! AND!!...Show More Summary

Herbies of the Week: Cimbria & Keith (They've lost 73 pounds together, and Keith is no longer on statins!)

Meet our Herbies of the Week: Cimbria & Keith! Keith gained weight and developed high cholesterol after his second Navy deployment. A doctor prescribed statins to help him, but had to discontinue them after developing joint problems....Show More Summary

Vegan Lemon-Espresso-Lavender Cookies with Chocolate Chunks and Hazelnuts

Yield: 8 very large cookies (about 4 1/2 inches in diameter) This Thursday is my yoga instructor, Angela Phillip’s, birthday. But, after yesterday’s class, I won’t see her until next Saturday.  So I decided to make her this stack ‘o scrumptious cookies and gift her with them early. Before yoga, though, I had a meeting with my Read more

Pulled "Pork" Sliders, Buffalo Wing Pizza, Mykonos Green Bean Salad, German Chocolate Cake Smoothie & more!

If you’ve ever been curious about cooking once a week… NOW is the perfect time to try batch cooking because this week’s meal plan has the shortest ingredient prep EVER! (like in history!!) AND!! EVERY. SINGLE. MEAL. comes together in...Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Sarah R (She's maintaining her weight loss post bariatric surgery with a plant-based diet!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Sarah R! Loosing over 100 pounds is no small feat and after weight loss surgery Sara found the scale creeping back up. She knew she needed to make a change, surgery was not enough. She adopted a plant-based diet, and started using the meal plans. Show More Summary

Vegan White Gazpacho with Green Grapes and a Twist A Spanish Favorite My Way

(To go straight to the recipe, please scroll down.) At cocktail hour on Friday evening, the only thing that kept me from setting upon the ravishing vegan Spanish repast prepared by Juan and Barbara Gelpi for their daughter, Amalia’s, high school graduation party like an aunt at a picnic was a hot yoga class two and a Read more

Sunday Sandwich.

Well I guess breakfast didn't hold me over that long. My appetite has been off the charts lately. I'm always hungry! So this is what I made for late lunch. Grilled portobello, onion and zucchini with melted Daiya cheese. I put Vegenaise and pesto on the toasted rye.

Veggie Grill food pics.

Last week my coworker and I went to Veggie Grill with our boss. Look at the yummy food we had! Kale Caesar salad. With a side of cauli-mash! The other two each had the Banh Mi salad. And a side of crispy cauliflower. Everything was delicious!

Grilled Melty Sandwich!

Yesterday I came across this video on youtube and was mesmerized. I decided I was going to make a gooey melty sandwich for myself on the weekend. Went out to the store and got some good rye bread, Daiya cheese and roasted peppers. I made some caramelized onions first and then layered it all up and grilled it in my pan. It was so yummy. I served it with ginger sesame coleslaw.

Poirot and burritos.

Got off early so I came home and made rice, cheesy beans, sautéed chipotle tofu and corn salsa to make burritos. Then I plopped myself in front of the tv to watch Poirot. This is the life!

Summer Soba Salad, Sassy Sofritas, Bali Rice, Choco-Latte Ice Cream & more!

It's summertime! Make the living AND eating easy with the meal plans! This month is all about FAST meals + MINIMAL to NO COOKING. EXACTLY what you need to make the most out of every moment in the sun. From start to finish, EVERY MEAL...Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Alesha (A plant-based diet helped manage her symptoms from Cushing's syndrome!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Alesha! Gaining weight, for Alesha, started in her 20's despite training for a marathon. She also began to suffer from hypertension, blurry vision, thinning skin and hair, fatigue, depression, and more symptoms even though she ate a plant-based diet. Show More Summary

Blended Mocha Iced Coffee

Just a quick post to help beat the summer (spring?) heat. A good blender is a great investment, especially when you can churn out tasty drinks like this that aren't cheap at your local coffee place (and are really mostly ice anyway)....Show More Summary

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