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comfort foods

Wholesome favorites that are perfect for that cold chill day or when you are just looking for comfort!!

Cooking a healthy meatless lasagna

Cooking a healthy meatless lasagna

Lasagna is one of my favorite comfort foods. I think it’s the combination of pasta and cheese into a hearty casserole dish.  This meatless lasagna is so good and to be honest, pretty easy to make.  It combines loads of vegetables layered with tomato sauce, […]

Crispy Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Crispy Baked Breaded Cauliflower

What’s not to love about crispy, crunchy breaded cauliflower?  Furthermore, when it’s baked instead of fried – it’s all the better!  This recipe mimics the classic fried fish and chips without all the oil and the fish!!  The cauliflower is served along with a slightly […]

My Favorite Vegetarian Black-Eyed Pea Recipe

My Favorite Vegetarian Black-Eyed Pea Recipe

What traditions do you and your family honor or repeat every year to ring in the New Year or celebrate the holidays?  A tradition in my family helped me to create this vegetarian black-eyed pea recipe.  Have you ever given any thought to their origins […]

Vegan Black Bean Burger with Avocado Herb Sauce

Vegan Black Bean Burger with Avocado Herb Sauce

Craving a burger but you don’t eat much meat?  When eating a mostly or completely vegetarian diet, sometimes it means being unable to eat some of your favorite foods.  For me, I really missed hamburgers.  I tried so many different brands of store-bought versions of […]

Whole Grain Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Whole Grain Banana Pumpkin Muffins

These banana pumpkin muffins are packed full of natural sweetness thanks to the banana and plenty of fiber from the whole grain flours.  You can whip up a fresh muffins in 30 minutes!  I hope you make a batch today!

Carbohydrates – Your body’s favorite energy source

Carbohydrates – Your body’s favorite energy source

Last week I tackled proteins, so today I want to continue taking a close look at another macronutrient, carbohydrates.  Carbs have really gotten a bad rap lately.  Between the obsession for the keto diet and gluten-free becoming trendy, they’ve truly suffered, and many people have […]

Quinotto with Winter Squash and Greens

Quinotto with Winter Squash and Greens

Do you like risotto?  If so, I think you will love this protein packed variation called quinotto!! Autumn has always been my favorite season.  The colors, the leaves changing, the cooler weather, the arrival of apples and other fall produce, and of course the food […]

Baked Dairy-free Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Dairy-free Macaroni and Cheese

Isn’t macaroni and cheese just the PERFECT comfort food?  It reminds me of my childhood and home.  It’s creamy, filling and delicious! The perfect combination in my book.  But dairy gives me some troubles these days so I look for ways around it when possible.  […]