Using fresh, organic basil, this homemade pesto is an immunity booster just when we all can use one. Making a small batch of pesto with a pestle and mortar results in a fresher batch. This ancient method of food preparation creates less oxidation on the leaves than a food processor resulting in a pesto that’s ∞
This vegan salad is a great source of protein and fiber is also healthy and delicious. It actually tastes even better the day after preparation and is easy to bring to any special occasion.
Those convenient tote bags of apples are easy to grab, pay and go. Unfortunately, more than once, when you get to the bottom of the bag, that’s when you find the apples that no one would ever buy if they were out on the produce bin. Since you will have to cut off all of ∞
This year, our pear tree provided an abundant harvest! These pears are completely organic, we never sprayed the tree, and some are ugly but taste fantastic. I am using them all in recipes and eating them just as they are. These Baked Pears are a great accompaniment to your morning yogurt or after dinner for ∞
A healthy and delicious plant- based summer meal is just a few minutes away.
This delicious warm salad is perfect for those days that you are tired of the same old sandwiches for lunch. The Brussels sprouts can be quartered and the leaves spread out on the roasting dish so they become crispy. You can prepare this in advance leaving off the dressing until lunchtime. It’s perfectly filling for ∞
Dairy allergies make cheese eating quite impossible. Once you realize that you feel better without dairy, the first thing to go is restaurant food, and the next is cheese. I now have complete admiration for all of the vegan alternative cheese products out there, but many add weird ingredients and some aren’t even close ∞
Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors, and therefore local Farmers Markets. I love to shop at Rutgers Gardens here in New Jersey. My favorite booths are the ones selling ‘Jersey Fresh’ produce, and I was pleasantly surprised to find Organic Arugula. The shelf life on fresh Arugula is maybe 1-2 days, ∞
Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts. It’s hard to believe that a cake this delicious contains a few healthy ingredients. Unfortunately, many of the recipes out there contain calorie laden sour cream and butter. With my simple dairy-free substitutions, I was able to pare off a few calories while adding nutritional content. My ∞
These delicious cabbage rolls are a very unique main dish that is recognized in every region of Slavic Central Europe. Galumpki, pronounced Ga-WUMP-ki, are a fabulous delicacy often served at family celebrations and holidays. If you make too many, the leftovers will re-heat in the microwave the next day, tasting even better than the day you cooked them. Most families have a secret recipe they follow, and my family ∞