Seitan Burrito

Seitan Burrito-Easy and Delish!

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

I love Mexican food. I could live on beans and rice, as long as I had some nice, spicy salsa to liven it up. Ironically, considering Mexican food is…

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Seitan Meal in a Skillet

Seitan Meal in a Skillet

Posted on Jul 30th, 2011

This was another 'what's in the pantry' meal, but it was so delicious I decided I'd better write it down as soon as possible. I frequently create a…

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Black Bean Salad2

Quickie Black Bean & Corn Salad and Pan Grilled Spicy Tofu

Posted on Aug 19th, 2011

I just love recipes that are easy, fast, and taste delicious, don't you? This spicy black bean salad is just the ticket. It takes just as long to…

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Rice Salad

Rice Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2011

When my husband, Alan, and I were first dating, long before we were vegetarians, we used to love a restaurant in Palm Desert called Kacoon. It had an…

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Tofu, Potato and Mushroom Burrito

Tofu, Potato, and Mushroom Burrito. Vegan Recipe

Posted on Jan 14th, 2012

I have several go-to burrito recipes (including this one), but one of my goals for the new year is to eat more whole food, so I decided to skip the…

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Brushetta Caprese

Easy Bruschetta Caprese (Vegan)

Posted on Mar 20th, 2012

I was inspired to create this dish by a recipe on a so-called fitness blog that I used to follow. It was called grilled beef bruschetta with feta.…

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Recipe: Vegan Shawarma

Posted on Mar 28th, 2012

I've told the story of my love for Shawarma before. Before I was vegan, it was my favorite "fast" food.  When I first tried to make a vegan version,…

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Recipe: Mac and Cheese. Vegan. Easy.

Posted on Apr 7th, 2012

There are so many traditionally non-vegan recipes that I have made since I became a vegan that I never cooked before. It's kind of funny.  Potato…

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Quinoa Bowl

Recipe: Quinoa, Black Bean, and Kale Bowl. Vegan

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

I love "bowls." I get a lot of satisfaction from starting with a base of rice, beans, or in this case, quinoa, and getting creative with whatever is…

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Asparagus Salad

Asparagus, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad. Mango Lime Vinaigrette. Vegan

Posted on May 9th, 2012

I have this problem. When I make salad I tend to load it up with too many ingredients. Like an artist who can't tell when their painting is finished,…

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Tempeh Burgers. Vegan and Gluten Free

Posted on May 25th, 2012

It has been more than five years since I became a vegetarian (more than two as a vegan). I made the transition as many people do, starting with…

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Tempeh Tacos. Vegan and Gluten Free

Posted on May 29th, 2012

After writing up my recipe for Tempeh Burgers the other day, and talking about my new found love for tempeh, I decided to take it a step further and…

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Quinoa and Kale Salad

Quinoa, Kale, and Avocado Salad with Tarragon Lime Vinaigrette. Vegan

Posted on May 31st, 2012

Quinoa is the new black! Quinoa recipes are all over the place. And for a very good reason. Quinoa, which looks like a grain, is actually a seed,…

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Southwest Salad with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Avocado

Southwest Salad with Black Beans, Avocado, and Quinoa

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2012

A few days ago, I was on twitter and I clicked through to an Instagram photo of a Southwestern Quinoa…

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Triple Protein Packed Salad. Recipe. Vegan.

Posted on Jul 6th, 2012

As any vegetarian or vegan knows, the most frequent question that we are asked is, "Where do you get your protein?" And the vegan standard answer…

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Easiest Tofu Bake Ever

Easiest Tofu Bake Ever! Vegan Recipe

Posted on Jul 7th, 2012

I love to cook. Even though I work full time, run a few days a week, take a yoga class once or twice, and try to keep up with my writing (plus cross…

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Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble: It’s What’s For Dinner (and Breakfast)

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012

I love me a good tofu scramble. The problem is, when I want it, like after a long run or bike ride, or a tough yoga class, I want it. I do not…

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Resources For New (or Wannabe) Vegans. And a “Chicken” Piccata Recipe

Posted on Jul 21st, 2012

Last week, I attended an awesome Twitter chat, put on by FitFluential and featuring Sarah Tobin (#FitVegan). Nora is an athlete who excels at most…

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Mandarin Chick'n Salad

Mandarin Orange “Chicken” Salad. Vegan. Transition Recipe

Posted on Jul 26th, 2012

The other day, when I posted my Vegan Resource article (which included an easy "Chicken" Piccata recipe), I promised another "beginner vegan" recipe.…

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Chili con Not-Carne. #Vegan Recipe

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2012

First, I know you all want an update on Buddy, the dog that Alan found wandering the streets near our house. Well, he is still with us. We put…

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Live from La Quinta - Quinoa Recipe - Vegan

#Vegan Recipe: Quinoa, Avocado, and Mandarin Orange “Chicken” Salad

Posted on Aug 28th, 2012

"Here she is with yet another quinoa recipe," you may be saying. And you'd be right. I've certainly expressed my love of quinoa both here and on…

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Live from La Quinta - #Vegan Recipe - BBQ Tofu Salad

#Vegan Recipe: BBQ Tofu Salad (Perfect leftover use!)

Posted on Sep 7th, 2012

It all starts with Cross Country. It is upon us. Starting tomorrow and continuing for the next two months, I will be traveling on an un-air…

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Wraps Galore! Two #Vegan Recipes!

Posted on Sep 21st, 2012

I've been a bit of a scatterbrain today, having a hard time settling in to write. My excuse is below.  In fact, I've written this paragraph several…

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#Vegan Recipe: Tempeh Patty Melts

Posted on Sep 30th, 2012

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may already have seen these photos from my run this morning, but I still wanted to share them here.…

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#Vegan Recipe: Seitan Curry

Posted on Oct 4th, 2012

Sometimes a delicious meal just comes together perfectly. Without planning, with simply the ingredients that are in the cupboard (or fridge). Such…

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Recipe Weekend: 2 #Vegan Sandwiches. Tempeh Sausage & Cheese Steak

Posted on Oct 20th, 2012

I was at Trader Joes the other day, picking up a few things for dinner. The plan was Tempeh Burgers. I was out of buns (because there are just two of…

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My First Raw #Vegan Dish

Posted on Oct 24th, 2012

Last June, after I took my Raw Food Class, I was really enthusiastic about trying to prepare some of the dishes at home. The recipes were simple,…

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Two Vegan Recipes: Spicy Lime Soup & (another) Tofu Scramble + the #Therafit Winner!

Posted on Dec 14th, 2012

Fun stuff first. I happy to announce that the winner of the Therafit Shoes is.....Tina! Congratulations, Tina. You're going to love your new shoes.…

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Roasted Seitan and Vegetables with Quinoa. #Vegan Recipe

Posted on Jan 9th, 2013

I finally went for my second run of the new year this morning. When I first woke up, I didn't think that I was ready yet. I still felt congested, my…

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Vegan Recipe: Potato Tornadoes Starring Silk Almond Milk.

Posted on Jan 21st, 2013

Alan and I recently celebrated our 6th year as vegetarians, and soon it will be three years as vegans. Over the years, my plant based diet has…

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Garlic Pizza. Vegan. Easy.

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

Whenever there is a big sporting event on television, like, say, the Superbowl, I enjoy creating a meal of vegan "football" food, even it is just…

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Fun at the Dog Jog. Plus a Vegan Quiche Recipe!

Posted on Feb 20th, 2013

It was a beautiful day for a jog with your dog. On President's Day I helped Alan put on a 5k run/walk and dog jog at a private, upscale country club.…

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What I’m Eating. Plus a Beefy Vegan Stew Recipe

Posted on Feb 26th, 2013

Between meeting friends at Native Foods last weekend, picking up lunch from Clark's, and getting a supersized package of Dr. Praeger's Veggie burgers…

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Vegan Chipotle Seitan, Sweet Potatoes & Hot Bean and Corn Salsa

Posted on Apr 29th, 2013

As promised in my last post, here is my vegan Chipotle Seitan Recipe. For those of you still waiting for my La Jolla Half Marathon recap, don't…

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Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Salad with Tofu Feta and Super Greens. #Vegan Recipe

Posted on May 14th, 2013

So for the first time ever, the Amgen Tour of California traveled through the desert cities of Palm Desert to Palm Sprngs on Monday. We greeted them…

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Seitan Bowl2

Gyro Spiced Seitan and Quinoa Bowl. #Vegan Recipe

Posted on May 27th, 2013

As I get ready to make some bean burgers (recipe for bbq kidney beans and quinoa burgers coming soon), I wanted to share this dish from a few days…

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BBQ Kidney Bean and Quinoa Burgers. #Vegan Recipe

Posted on May 29th, 2013

I'm feeling my age a little bit today. Which is kind of ironic because I did a kick-ass workout this morning (I mean really that my workout kicked my…

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Pot Pie 4

Vegan Comfort Food: Pot Pie

Posted on Jun 6th, 2013

As you read this (assuming it is during my work hours on Friday), the President is less than a mile from where I sit (or stand, or teach). Yes that…

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Peachy Quinoa 3

Peachy Quinoa Salad with Beyond Meat. Review & Vegan Recipe

Posted on Jun 12th, 2013

As I mentioned yesterday, after reading that Beyond Meat was finally available at Whole Foods from Vegan Miam, I was even more excited that I was…

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Steak Salad

Vegan Recipe: “Steak” Salad with Watermelon & Kale. Plus Random Eats!

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013

My day didn't start off very well. A headache in the middle of the night led to lack of sleep, medication led to sluggishness, both of which dimmed…

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Eureka! I Found a Great Bread! Plus a Grilled Tempeh Sandwich Recipe

Posted on Jun 26th, 2013

I was recently given the opportunity to sample Eureka! Baking Company Bread. I may talk about this all the time not have mentioned it before, but I…

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Weekly Reader: Vegan Independence Day Inspiration

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013

Google Reader is gone. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and…

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Food for Fitness Friday: Vegan Recipe & a Fast and Furious Workout

Posted on Jul 11th, 2013

Welcome to Food for Fitness Friday! I always like me a little alliteration, how about you? I managed to fit six "F" words in a single title! What it…

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Easy Curried Seitan Stuffed Avocado. Vegan

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

This was the first day of my Training Unplan, and, in a great example of its versatility, I took a day off. So far, so good. Curried Seitan Stuffed…

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2 Vegan Recipes + Nasoya Vegan Nayonaise + a Giveaway!

Posted on Jul 30th, 2013

I was recently given an opportunity to try Nasoya vegan Nayonaise and review it on my blog.  Nayonaise is a vegan alternative to mayonnaise. It…

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