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

Mini Raspberry Vegan Cheesecakes

  MINI RASPBERRY VEGAN CHEESECAKES Dairy-free desserts are extremely difficult to find in regular grocery stores. The gourmet stores sell them, but most have a list of ingredients and preservatives that give an off flavor and ruin the dessert experience.  I have made 2 highly popular natural vegan cheesecake recipes, both using a crumb crust,

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

Summer Vegetable Quesadillas

SUMMER VEGETABLE QUESADILLAS It’s great to have friends who garden and share their bounty. But as any gardener knows, you usually end up with so many veggies at once, you need to find quick and easy farm to table recipes or risk losing them. These summer quesadillas can be made on the stove or outside

Make your own Crunchy Italian Bread using only flour, water, yeast and salt

We are all getting back to basics in the kitchen, and bread making is now a priority. With a few pantry staples, you can make your own delicious Italian bread at home. This recipe yields 4 baguettes or 2 loaves of bread, and uses metric measurements since it is European. Bring the “Panetteria” to you

Vegan Coconut Cookies

This recipe makes the ultimate coconut cookie with fresh organic ingredients in every bite. Just like macaroons, they are brimming with fresh organic coconut flavor, and they are easy enough for even beginner bakers. I made them 2 different ways: Drop cookies, and hand-rolled cookies. The drop cookie was very chewy and more spread out.

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.

Vegan Ginger Cookies made with Freshly Grated Ginger

Most ginger cookie recipes call for powdered ground ginger. I wanted to use fresh ginger in my recipe because fresh is always best when it comes to flavor. I have been wanting to try egg substitutes in my recipes and this time I substituted a flax-seed egg for the real egg. The flegg has half