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Day 107: Pasta with Zucchini Noodles, Ricotta & Basil Pesto ?

A summer classic, hot pasta tossed with ricotta and basil pesto. But here I've added zucchini noodles, both lightening the dish and somehow making it more substantial. And besides, it's zucchini season! It makes a light pasta side dish...Show More Summary

Vegan Beanie Weenies, Vietnamese Noodle Bowl, 2-Minute Pizza Paninis, Mt. Olympus Stacks & more!

Whether you need ridic easy weeknight meals OR something that will WOW the CROWD this weekend... We’ve got you covered with this week’s sensational summer menu! Enjoy these SURE-to-PLEASE EVERYONE hits: Vegan Beanie Weenies (NEW!), Broccolini Flatbreads (NEW!), 2-Minute Pizza Paninis (NEW!), Vietnamese Noodle Bowl (NEW!), Mt. Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Rachel R (Ended her migraines & stomach issues, started saving money)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Rachel R! On a very tight budget as and a recent college graduate, Rachel decided to cut meat out of her diet in order to save money. Researching plant-based lifestyles soon brought her to Meal Mentor and the Happy Herbivore family. Show More Summary

Cheater Lentil & Sausage Stew.

I was craving something warm and comforting today. I made the stew by sautéing onions, celery and carrots then added to it, 2 sliced Field Roast sausages and one small carton of store bought lentil soup (O Organics). I seasoned with Hp sauce, soy sauce and black pepper. I let it simmer until vegetables were cooked. Served with yummy mash.

Munchies.

These are the Life Changing seed crackers recipe from here: http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2014/07/the-life-changing-crackers/ They are fantastic! The crunch is amazing! I am so happy munching on these. Trying to stay away from white...Show More Summary

Edamole Burritos, Sriracha Lime Cauliflower Tacos, Maui Wowie Bowl, Snickerdoodle Hummus & more!

If summer is your health kryptonite & you're tired of all the temptation...beat it with this week's meal plan! Dive head first into these fuss-free meals WITHOUT the guilt: Edamole Burritos (NEW!), Sriracha Lime Cauliflower Tacos (NEW!), Snickerdoodle Hummus (NEW!), Maui Wowie Bowl (NEW!) & 10 more summer-approved recipes. Show More Summary

Black Bean & Corn Salad ?

Summer in a bowl, just fresh vegetables and a can of black beans, brightened with a cumin-lime vinaigrette. So good! A great salad for dinner or a potluck and just to keep in the fridge. Well, hello, friends. It's been awhile, more than three months truth be told although not without reason. Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Paul! (After running a half marathon his undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis began to show)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Paul! In the best shape of his life, Paul was dealt devastating news, he had psoriatic arthritis and auto immune disease. Sufferers have a reduced life expectancy and there is no cure, the treatment was chemo. Show More Summary

Weekend eats!

Native Foods Lunch! Trying out a new tea "London Cuppa" which is a very nice blend. Sandwich! The Happy Pear's healthy Snickers. All natural ingredients. I used peanut instead of almond butter so they taste like pb cups! Bottom layer: almond flour, pb, agave. Top layer: dates, pb, nuts. All covered in dark chocolate!

Enchilada Pizza Bites, Big MACaroni, Orange Cauliflower Rice, Sugar Cookie ONOs & more!

Summer is officially here and it’s HOT HOT HOT!! Turn OFF the stove and turn UP the chill factor with this week's meal plan! Hose off your crazy busy schedule with EPIC, fuss-free summer-cool meals like Big MACaroni (NEW!), Enchilada...Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Kelli G (Currently Active Duty Air Force & bloated no more!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Kelli G! Suffering from chronic bloating and constipation Kelli wanted a change. She switched to a vegetarian diet while deployed with the Air Force. Still struggling with her weight, she decided to try a strict plant-based diet and has since lost 40 pounds while following the meal plans. Show More Summary

Happy 4th Eats.

Enchilada casserole. I was going to make hot dogs today but I had a craving for this! Oven baked fat free fries! Perfect served with Ketchup/Vegenaise sauce. For dessert, coconut stuffed chocolate covered dates! Yummy!

Lyfe Kitchen, big salad and gluten free pancakes.

Ginger Pomegranate lemonade, cucumber mint juice. Super refreshing! Vegan Caesar. (Husband had mahi fish tacos, not vegan) Today I made a big salad with grilled veg and cashew ranch. Made gluten free pancakes from Averie cooks website. They are made with oats and coconut flour. Came out pretty good!

Red-White-and-Blue Salad in Blue Corn Chip “Stars” (red beans & white hominy with a blueberry garnish)

Yield: 4 servings When Joe was alive (that would be just last July 4), we weren’t much on traditonal July 4 celebrations.  Without either of our families here, the backyard family BBQ was not part of our repertoire, and we weren’t devoted “beach people,”–though I love to walk/hike on the beach–so Independence Day would not Read more

Jacked-Up Vegan Ribs

Jackfruit adds tenderness, moisture, and a pull-apart texture to these incredible seitan-based vegan ribs. No one will believe they are fat-free! I wish I had an interesting story behind this recipe, but the truth is, I saw a photo of seitan-jackfruit ribs in a Facebook group and just had to have some. Show More Summary

Have Potato. Will Travel - Summer Contest

In case you missed it... On Memorial Day I posted this on Facebook: Caption reads: Have potato. Will travel. The security guy gave me a weird look but whatever :P (snowboarding, planes, opera, baseball... Where will I take a potato next?) And it got me thinking! (Thx Michele!!!) Travelocity has that gnome and WE HAVE THE POTATO. Show More Summary

Vegan Cannelini Bean and Pesto Salad with Grilled Onions and Red Bell Peppers (Delicious as a cracker topping or sandwich filling)

Yield: 2 main dish servings or 4 side servings Summer is meant for grilling, right?  Yea, no.  At least not at my house.  I’ve never been an outdoor griller, but I do have a much beloved stovetop grill pan that I use year-round. A craving for caramelized onions and peppers with a bit of protein Read more

Greatest Hits Week! Bang Bang Chickpea Wraps, Pad Thai Pizza, Cuatro Verde Bowl, Chocolate Lover's Quinoa & more!

By popular request this week's meal plan is a collection of OUR GREATEST HITS {summer edition}! EVERY. SINGLE. RECIPE. has received 5 STARS by members and PASSES the skeptical omnivore spouse + picky kid test! Now it’s YOUR CHANCE to...Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Gary W (A plant-based diet is helping him manage his symptoms from hyperaldosteronism!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Gary W! Gary suffers from hyperaldosteronism and is paralyzed on his left side after suffering a stroke. He transitioned from a vegetarian to a plant-based diet and was able to reduce his prescription medication and now lives a healthy, active life. Show More Summary

Healthy Chickpea Curry.

Made a delicious curry today that was also very healthy. Just the usual onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and spices and a nice squeeze of lime. Served with whole wheat pita.

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