Tofu Spinach Lasagna

This lasagna is easy and is kid approved!  Last week we hosted two boys ages 10 and 12 at our house for four nights.  I made them this lasagna one night  and they both loved it, they even went back for seconds.  They were both very surprised when I told them there was no cheese in the lasagna.  The tofu ricotta is creamy and flavorful and adding the…


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Chunky Miso Vegetable Soup

This recipe comes from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s book, “Isa Does It.”  This soup really is soup for the soul.  Whip up a batch of this if you think you are at the beginning of a cold or you have had a bad day and want to feel comforted.  Miso is a staple in Asian diets and as we know, people who eat traditional Asian diets have much lower rates of heart…


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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Tamari Pepitas

I came across this recipe in the Aspen Times on Thursday.  I love cream of cauliflower soup because it is so creamy tasting without any of the artery clogging cream and butter that you find in creamy soups.  This recipe offers a little kick with the addition of hot sauce and the miso offers some depth of flavor to the soup.  If you like,  add greens…


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Present Glo Bars

Making your own granola or energy bars is not that hard!! Imagine it, you have been skiing all morning and you are STARVING and MUST have some nourishment. You open your pack and unwrap a homemade bar of goodness with out all of the questionable ingredients. The Present Glo Bars are my favorite. The recipe calls for rice crisp cereal, I use cocoa rice…


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Spicy Two Bean Chili

This is my “go to” chili recipe when I am having a group of friends over for a casual dinner.  The secret ingredient is the bulgar.  Bulgar adds a nice chewy texture to create a really hearty dish.  This chili comes together quickly but give it time to sit so that all of the wonderful chili flavors come together.  Three jalapeño chili peppers will add…


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Date Truffles

These tasty truffles are made of dried fruits and nuts which means they are full of fiber and healthy fats which means this is a MUCH healthier option than those addictive sugar laden holiday cookies and candy that seems to be everywhere this time of year. The other great thing is that if you have a food processor, this recipe is fast and easy, and…


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Fast and Healthy Egg Nog

This Egg Nog is a nice alternative to the traditional high sugar, high fat version.  Made with your choice of plant milk mixed with chia seeds to add thickness, this egg nog is satisfying and you won’t feel a bit guilty indulging.  Sprinkle with a bit of nutmeg and enjoy at your next holiday party or curled up on the couch at home enjoying the holiday…


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Holiday Pate Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

A few years ago I attended a cooking class in Boulder Colorado taught by Mark Reinfeld.  I had one of Mark’s cook books and loved it so I was really looking forward to the class. The two day class did not disappointed.  Mark is a wonderful teacher and I left with some great recipes and techniques and was even more inspired to explore plant-based cooking.…


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Celery Root Soup with Granny Smith Apples

This recipe by Tal Ronnen is to die for.  I make this soup whenever I really want to impress guests.   This is a rich and creamy soup with  wonderful celery flavor. The hardest part about making the soup is dealing with the celery root.  Be sure to wash it it thoroughly and then get to work cutting off the gnarly bits until you have a smooth surface.…


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Avocado Pesto Pasta

Another slam dunk recipe by Chloe Coscarelli.  Everyone raves about this recipe.  This is creamy, flavorful, and super easy to make.  If you don’t do oil, you can add a bit of water instead.  This is sooo good!! Avocado Pesto Pasta Serves 6 What You Need: 1 pound dried linguini 1 bunch basil leaves (about 2½ ounces) ½ cup pine nuts 2 ripe avocados,…


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