Recipes

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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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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Shawarma

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

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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Vegans

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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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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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 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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Random: IDEA Convention, Cross Country, Coco, & Jackfruit Carnitas

Posted on Aug 6th, 2013

First, I want to thank you so much for all the love and support for Alan in response to my last post. We appreciate it so much, and I really feel…

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Avocado Vinaigrette Salad

Power Packed Quinoa Salad with Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette. Vegan

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2013

Salads aren't that hard to make. You throw a few vegetables together, top with some dressing, and voila! You've got yourself a salad. The…

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Roasted Seitan Potato Stacks: A Vegan Un-Recipe.

Posted on Aug 27th, 2013

To understand why I call these roasted Seitan Potato Stacks an Un-recipe, you need to understand how I plan dinner. Unlike some of the magnificently…

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My Favorite Recipe I Forgot I Loved

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013

Well, it's that time of year, when thoughts turn to cooler weather, the kids heading back to school and delicious food. No, I don't mean Autumn. I'm…

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The #Vegan Recipe I Promised: Tempeh Pasta Sauce. Plus Some Running Stuff

Posted on Sep 9th, 2013

Before I get to the recipe, I want to tell you a little about our first cross country meet of the season! The first meet is exciting on many levels.…

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Pin It Party, Part 3

Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

Lindsey is hosting another Pin It Party over on the Lean Green Bean! I and many other bloggers are sharing some of our favorite, most pinnable posts.…

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Cornmeal Crusted Tofu. Black Bean and Quinoa Salad. 2 Vegan Recipes

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013

As always on Tuesday Food Day, before I share my recipe, I like to forget about food for a moment and share pictures of my dogs to begin my post.…

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Jackfruit Salad

Avocado stuffed with Jackfruit Salad. Vegan. And a Bonus!

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013

Before the recipe, a little funny/embarrassing story that relates to yesterday's stretching post. I teach a stretching class every Monday. I also…

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Curried Jackfruit with Avocado. Vegan

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

I mentioned this in yesterday's post, but in case you just tune in for the recipes I want to share this: My girls' freshman/sophomore cross…

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Cheesesteak

Vegan “Sports Food:” Pizza and Cheesesteak

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013

How could I not start this post with this picture? From my run on Sunday, this is Lily, on point. In addition to running with my dogs and the…

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup. Vegan and Paleo

Posted on Oct 21st, 2013

Ah, fall. When the weather cools, the leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow and orange, thoughts turn toward the holidays, and a hot bowl of soup is…

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Mexican Vegan Soup

Vegan Mexican Chicken Soup

Posted on Oct 28th, 2013

A confession: Alan and I went to the gym today for the first time in a while. So long in fact, that the front desk person mentioned it, "wow, you…

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Shawarma Salad

Vegan Recipe: Shawarma Salad

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013

Long ago, when I still ate meat, my favorite restaurant was a little hole in the wall called the Pita House. It was owned by an Israeli couple, and…

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

A Vegan Traditionalist: 3 Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013

During the last two weeks before Thanksgiving, you will find hundreds of vegan recipes on the internet. While I love to browse through them all, I…

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Jackfruit Burritos. Vegan Recipe

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013

I'm a little late on Tuesday Food-Day this week (obviously). What can I say? After a busy weekend, much of it away from home and none of it on the…

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Pesto Pizza

Vegan Pesto Pizza plus a Training Update

Posted on Jan 6th, 2014

After my big reveal in yesterday's post, I'll bet you're wondering how I went from an unmotivated December to an enthusiastic marathon goal seeker in…

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Jackfruit Chili

Jackfruit Chili Recipe. Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole (and Delicious!)

Posted on Jan 13th, 2014

As you may (or may not!) know, I've been playing experimenting with jackfruit recipes ever since 1) I tasted it for the first time last spring and 2)…

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Spicy Hot! Vegan Buffalo “Wings”

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014

Well, football season ended with a whimper on Sunday. It's probably not a good thing when the halftime show is the most exciting part of the game.…

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Asparagus Steak Salad

A Sweetheart of a Recipe: Roasted Asparagus, Seitan and Quinoa Salad

Posted on Feb 13th, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you have a wonderful, romantic day planned. I will probably be spending mine in bed, having somehow contracted a…

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Vegan Recipe: Linguine with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

I love being a runner. Yes, it is sometimes hard, and, as I've gotten older I have slowed down quite a bit, but for all that, I am a runner. And…

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Taco Salad

Vegan Recipe: Tempeh Taco Salad

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014

I had an amazing time at the IHRSA Convention last week! I learned so much, met so many great people, enjoyed the inspiring speakers, and of course,…

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No Fooling! #SpringintoYoga Begins! Plus a Vegan Chicken Salad Recipe! And a Giveaway!

Posted on Mar 31st, 2014

Wow! Exclamation points all over the place! That's because I'm so excited that the Spring into Yoga Challenge starts today! It's simple. I know…

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Vegan Recipe: Spicy Chipotle Seitan with Avocado. Plus a Spring into Yoga Update

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2014

It is possible to fail at something and not be a failure. Spring into Yoga Challenge To be honest, yoga hasn't worked out for me this month. Oh, I…

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Meatless Monday: 3 Favorite Vegan Recipes

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

I joining in a Meatless Monday linkup with Tina Muir. After over five years of blogging and creating vegan recipes, this is the first time I've ever…

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It’s Vegan Mofo! Kicking Off: the Best Vegan Burrito Recipe

Posted on Aug 31st, 2014

I am really excited to be participating in Vegan Mojo again this year after three years' absence. What is Vegan Mofo? It simply means the Vegan Month…

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Vegan Mofo Day 11: Southwest Chicken Bowl

Posted on Sep 10th, 2014

Well, if you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that the last few days have been a little out of the norm. I'll tell the full tale…

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Risi Salad

Herbed Risi Salad with Tarragon Dressing. Vegan Mofo Day 16

Posted on Sep 15th, 2014

I'm popping in quickly to share this amazing recipe. It's a take off on a favorite (and long gone) restaurant dish. Way back when, I used to have it…

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Vegan “Tuna” Salad with Jackfruit, Avocado, and Quinoa

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

If you follow this blog, you know my love of Jackfruit since I discovered it last year. This amazing fruit/vegetable makes the perfect whole food…

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Vegan Recipe: Indian Lentil Cakes with Cucumber Mint Raita

Posted on Dec 7th, 2014

Every now and then I like to get fancy. With my cooking that is. Usually I'm a pretty basic cook. I love to make burritos, curry, big salads, etc.…

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Joy of Tofu

Meatless Monday: The Joy of Tofu

Posted on Dec 21st, 2014

I'm hooking up with Tina and Deborah for this holiday week edition of Meatless Monday! The Joy of Tofu Tofu gets a bad rap. From complaints…

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Three Smoothies and a Juice

3 Smoothies and a Juice plus my Revised Marathon Plan

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I won a Blendtec Blender in a giveaway on the Fitfluential blog. Well, it arrived last week and I have…

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The Best Smoothie. Ever. Truly.

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

I really suck at food photography. I mean, this really is the best smoothie ever, and yet after multiple attempts I can't capture that yumminess in a…

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