Stewed Cabbage (Duszona Kapusta)

STEWED CABBAGE (DUSZONA KAPUSTA) In the Polish home, there are many main courses and side dishes revolving around cabbage (and potatoes). The recipes can be very complex, savory, sweet, vegan, with meat, mushrooms, apples or thickened with flour. Some like the addition of tomatoes, others like dill or paprika. In my home, we grew up

Quick and Easy Polish Beet Soup (Barszcz) – Vegan and Dairy Free

POLISH BEET SOUP (BARSZCZ) As the cooler weather sets in, one thing I remember most about family dinners was an abundance of soups to keep us hydrated and healthy.  This Beet Soup was taught to my mother when she married my father. Anna, my Babcia was in the catering business and cooked professionally for many

Mini Farfalle with Quick Basil Pesto

MINI FARFALLE WITH QUICK BASIL PESTO The ingredients in pesto promote good health and contain vitamins and minerals we need. Olive oil, basil, garlic, and pine nuts are high in antioxidants giving us cell protection. My original basil leaf pesto recipe was made the old fashioned method using a pestle and mortar. This quick recipe uses

Quick and Easy Vegan Cannellini Bean “Mayonnaise”

QUICK AND EASY VEGAN CANNELLINI BEAN “MAYONNAISE” Summer cuisine is synonymous with less time in the kitchen, and more time spent outdoors eating lighter and nutritious meals that won’t weigh you down. Traveling with a picnic cooler and plenty of food on ice is necessary in order to happily arrive at your destination. Using vegan

Cajun chicken wrap with quick and easy cannellini bean mayonnaise

CAJUN CHICKEN WRAP Simple and easy summer recipes aren’t always pasta salads and hamburgers. Wraps have all of the taste and healthy nutrition needed for a quick and portable picnic lunch or a late, light and tasty dinner al fresco under the stars on the patio. The best part of this recipe is the quick

Farm to Table Glazed Carrots & Greens with Right Rice

GLAZED CARROTS AND GREEN WITH RIGHT RICE These Farmer’s Market carrots roasted with beet greens and Right Rice® are so nutritious and filling just a small serving stands alone as a meal. I’m sure you are wondering what is Right Rice® and how is it different than your basic rice that is on the grocer’s

Chia seed pudding parfait

A great plant-based replacement for calorie laden dairy pudding is easier than you think. Almond milk and chia seeds are the main ingredients for this unbelievably healthy dessert. This satisfying tapioca style pudding can be served for breakfast or brunch as well.  

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Healthy and delicious Vegan salad that is ready in minutes. This salad can accompany any meal or stand alone.

Dairy-free Sour Cream

Nutritious and delicious dairy-free sour cream alternative

Balsamic Beets with Toasted Pepitas

  This year, I have organic beets growing in my garden. They are still far too small to pick, but the next best thing is buying organic beets at my local and favorite outdoor garden market.  The health benefits are numerous: Beetroot Nutrition Facts. In addition, you can still enjoy them in the summer without feeling