Main Dishes

 

 Enjoy a night with friends or family with one of these recipes on your table. 

 

Lentil Kale Soup

Our family is very anxious for fall to be here, so much so, we decided to get our fall cooking on. A couple weeks ago, my girls asked me to make my mom's Southwestern chili. It is a super easy recipe that brings lots of comfort, memories, and flavor to our...

Vegan Murgh Makhani (Indian Curry)

In the midst of wanting to relax by reading or watching a movie on a Saturday night, I also wanted to spend time in the kitchen. This is the war that plays in my head every weekend. Spending time in the kitchen usually wins and I never regret it. Earlier...

Creamy Chipotle Spaghetti

My birthday comes just once a year and I am grateful to see it arrive. It just means that I have just spent another year of my life with my amazing family, friends, clients, and acquaintances making memories. So, I was asked, what do you want...

Coconut Chickpea Curry

So, the holidays are over for now and our family is trying to get back to our daily routine. I enjoy hosting and cooking from Thanksgiving on til the New Year. Most of my time is spent in the kitchen cooking for family and friends, for this is the reason, many do not...

Braised Spicy Mushroom and Avocado Sandwich

I will admit, I was never one to enjoy mushrooms of any kind. It was the texture that got me the most. I also witnessed my boyfriend (husband, now) get food poisoning from a mushroom. After that experience, I never wanted to touch one again. Well, I out grew my hate...

Potato Tempeh Curry

Over the Christmas holiday I had the privilage of cooking suppers for my parents, siblings, and family. My sou chef, was my sister, Amanda. We had such a great time creating meals and preparing them. One of the nights we decided to make indian cuisine. With no...

Soup Seasoning

Tis the season for soup! My family loves soup and so do I. The challenge I face with most soups is finding one that does not have onions or garlic in it. My digestion does not agree with the allium family and tends to get quite angry with me if I consume any of their...

Pumpkin Mac and Cheez

There are so many fun ways to spice up pasta and what better way to change it up, then with pumpkin. Since it is fall and I love pumpkin, I wanted to create a recipe that would use some of the leftover pumpkin I had in my fridge. It was a cold day and comfort food was...

Carrot Hot Dogs

Fall is the time for football, outdoor gatherings, festivals, and grilling. It's a time where families and friends come together around a campfire and tell stories from the past. The commonality between these events is the food. We often bring goodies to enjoy...

Butternut and Broccoli Rabe on Lentils

Cooking healthy can be tasty and fun, but often a challenge for those that haven't cooked much this way. One way I like to help my clients learn new ways to cook with food is to show them through videos, or create recipes designed for thier dietary needs. This one...

Cheesy Noodles and Peas

My kids love macaroni and cheese, but the homemade version. They actually have never had the boxed version due to their gluten intolerance and dairy sensitivities, which I am perfectly fine with. I found rice stick noodles, in the Asian section of the grocery story,...

Almond Cranberry Fall Granola (Slow Cooker)

Autumn is my favorite season and I love to create and try recipes that give me an appreciation for fall. I love the different spices that give my kitchen that smell of pure comfort. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves....oranges, apples, pumpkin, they all have a special place in...

Veggie Chicken Rice Bake

Looking for a quick recipe that the whole family can enjoy?! Look no further! I would like to share with you my recipe for Chicken Rice Bake. Of course this is a plant based recipe, but it is super yummy and full of texture and flavor. I was sitting at my computer...

Vegan/Gluten Free Pizza Crust

There is so much information about whether gluten free is good for you or not. Most of my family is gluten free, with the exception of my husband. It is our experience that eating gluten free has made our tummies feel better and also has taken my inflammation down....

Vegetable Thai Pasta

I love the Farmer's Market. It is such a great place to meet all kinds of people that have a passion for food. During my last trip, I picked up some carrots, zucchini, summer squash among many other unique vegetables. I felt like I hit the jackpot! Now what do I do...

Zucchini Quesadillas with Vegan Walnut Pesto

I love looking for ways to elevate simple dishes to a more sophisticated palate. Even though these quesadillas are not gourmet, they sure pack an amazing taste. I made the pesto vegan and with walnuts. I find that many people don't like the pine nut taste and some are...

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan- Elizabeth Fresse

Elizabeth is such a great cook and has a lot to offer those that come out to the cooking classes. This is one reason I enjoy cooking with this super lady. Elizabeth shared with our class a recipe for vegan Eggplant Parmesan. Even though the demo was not made gluten...

Protein Fried Rice

I am in the process of working on healing my gut from so many years of mistreatment. Since I was little, I have always had a problem with digestion. So enough is enough. I want to know that I can sit down at a meal and enjoy every part of it but, until I can actually...

Zucchini Meatballs and Sauce

It is so exciting when a recipe works out. I have seen a recipe for zucchini meatballs floating around Pinterest, but it wasn't gluten free or vegan. There were a few others things I had to adjust to it too. So, with all the modifications this recipe became my own. If...

Lentil Curry Soup

I am usually not a fan of soup when it is hot outside, but my daughter Olivia really wanted to eat lentils. I asked her to find a recipe that she would like and I would make it for her, for lunch. To my surprise, she chose Indian Lentil Cauliflower soup by Angela...

Poor Man’s Stew

So, there are times that I don't always make it to the grocery store when I need to. In these cases, I try to use my creative side and come up with a recipe that my family will love based on the little ingredients I have left. One easy and budget friendly meal is Poor...

Oatmeal Patties

I have to admit, I have tried several vegan patty recipes and they have either fallen apart or they are really dry. This recipe I found on yummly.com, it was the first one that tasted very good and stayed together without any problems. I did find that they were not as...

Italian Spinach Tomato Soup

When it is cold outside, I want to be warm inside. Some of my favorite warming things I enjoy are: cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, hot tea, my dog, and soup. Now if I have all of those at once, I am in heaven. Since January is National Soup Month, I am contributing this...

Elizabeth’s Potato Soup Recipe

I had the honor to cook with my friend Elizabeth Fresse. The theme of our cooking class was National Soup Day! We made four beautiful recipes of soup. This potato soup is her own and she has graciously agreed to share it with each one of you. Enjoy. Elizabeth's...

Quick & Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe – Elizabeth Fresse

I had the honor to cook with my friend Elizabeth Fresse. The theme of our cooking class was National Soup Day! We made four beautiful recipes of soup. This minestrone soup is her own and she has graciously agreed to share it with each one of you. Enjoy. Quick &...

Vegan Southwestern Chili

Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods. On a cold and rainy day or snowy night, it is nice to be able to eat something warm and tasty. This is an easy recipe that even the kids can help make with minimal mess. It has been passed down from my mom and altered to fit...

Vegetable Korma

When looking for a recipe that I could eat that didn't have a lot of sugar in it, I found something called vegetable Korma...What is that? Korma, in origin, means "to braise"  and uses a cooking method that first cooks meat or vegetables quickly and then continues to...

Mock Chicken Casserole (Revised)

Do you remember a time where you had something as a child that made you feel warm and loved inside? This is what we would call comfort food. When I was a child, my mom made Mock Chicken Casserole. I loved it so much. The recipe became a favorite and I have gone many...

Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are hosting it this year for the family. I needed to find a stuffing that would work for our supper table and an upcoming cooking class that I was co-hosting. This recipe was very tasty but I altered it to fit what I was...

Crock-pot Gluten Free Granola

My family loves granola but getting store bought usually does not work for us. To buy gluten free/vegan granola costs much more than I would want to pay. Especially for the little amount in the package. We like to make our own, cheaper and so tasty. This granola...

Simple Veggie Fajitas

As Americans, we tend to be in a hurry and at the end of the day we are exhausted and don't want to spend the time in the kitchen. Instead of jeopardizing your health with fast food choices, try this simple, inexpensive, and tasty recipe.  The recipe was kid approved,...

Tempeh Meatballs

I love anything to give pasta some life. I found this recipe for Tempeh Italian Meatballsand thought I would give it a try. These meatballs are vegan but I made mine gluten free too. I do have to give warning though for those who are gluten free, please check the kind...

Veggie Rice Skillet

I have decided to branch out of my comfort zone of cooking and create my own recipe. I was looking at some skillet recipes online but they seem to be bland or required items that I didn't have. The recipe that I created was inspired by this zucchini skillet recipe. My...

Sweet Potato Burgers

When I chose to live a healthier life, I made a decision to eat complex carbohydrates and less processed refined foods. Sweet potatoes are among the vegetables that I now eat. There are millions of recipes out there that use sweet potatoes and I am happy to share my 1...

Good Ole Vegetable Soup

When the weather is crumby and everyone in your house is not feeling well, soup is my go to for helping us get through a tough day. One of our favorite soups we like to make is vegetable soup. Vegetable soup is a great soup to throw together when you have vegetables...

Lentil Soup

What better way to end a rainy day than with a nice warm bowl of hearty lentil soup. Now, I am always in a rush, unless I find that rare moment in life I get to relax with some great music and cook in a non chaotic kitchen. If I have a day that is extra busy, running...

Vegan Potato Salad

I have made all kinds of vegan potato salads and had no success with my kids liking it. It either had to much chunky stuff in it or it was too crunchy. My girls wanted tofu this evening so I was trying to think of a creative way to make it. I decided to try a potato...

Vegan Pan Enchiladas

Hispanic food is some of the best type of food around. I mean "real" Hispanic food, not "Taco Bell." I grew up loving the Hispanic culture and even had a chance to visit Mexico a couple times. As much as I love the food, I am determined to make my own vegan versions...

Vegan Tempeh Stroganoff

There are times in life where we really want comfort food. That warm creamy and starchy taste that gives you a happy feeling inside. I tend to avoid making a ton of these fabulous meals due to their ability to put me into a food coma. However, I have been known to...

Sweet Potato and Avocado Sushi

There is a time for everything and my time to learn how to make sushi has started. My girls were watching an episode of MasterChef Junior and the kids were instructed to do one of those challenges to make shrimp sushi rolls. I watched as these 8-12 year old kids made...

Vegan Italian Meatballs

This is one of my favorite recipes to make. I remember the time I spent with my mom making these meatballs. We would stand over the stove rolling them and frying them together. We would talk about the day and the current events that were happening during that time....

Lemongrass Ginger Shiitake Meatballs

I absolutely love cooking challenges. This is a way for me to think outside of the box and come up with some creative and tasty recipes. I had decided to enter a cooking challenge. I was visiting my friend for the weekend of this challenge and didn't know her kitchen...

Daddy’s Patties

As a child, I attended a church youth group that spent time together at our youth pastor's house on Friday nights. I had the memories of gathering with friends, riding a motorcycle around the property, swinging from a rope tied on the tree, singing songs and roasting...

Oatmeal Burgers

I have to admit, I have tried several vegan patty recipes and they have either fallen apart or they are really dry. This recipe I found on yummly.com, it was the first one that tasted very good and stayed together without any problems. I did find that they were not as salty as I would like and I don’t usually put a lot of salt in my food. I also used gluten free oats to make these gluten free burgers for my children. The girls at three of them in one sitting. So, I will be going back to this recipe and making more. I may also freeze them too. LOVE IT!!!! I hope you enjoy them too.

Fried Rice

Being vegan, I could not enjoy the fried rice at the restaurants we went to, because of the egg they put in it.  I personally wish they had an egg free option for those of us that would like to indulge for an evening. Tonight, I wanted to indulge in a fried rice...

Tempeh Meatballs

I love anything to give pasta some life. I found this recipe for Tempeh Italian Meatballs and thought I would give it a try. These meatballs are vegan but I made mine gluten free too. I do have to give warning though for those who are gluten free, please check the...

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