Brazillian Black Bean Stew

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes 1 small jalapeno, minced 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can chunk pineapple 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions:…

Red Beans and Rice (vegan)

I made this recipe for my husband on Father’s Day and it was delicious!!!  We really like the Field Roast grain meat. I found it at Whole Foods Market. Finally we found a meat alternative that isn’t full of soy. You can find more information about Field Roast under “Our Favorite Products”. Ingredients: 2 cups…

Corn Fritters

This recipe is so easy to make and full of flavor. You can add more jalapenos or chili powder if you like things spicy. We serve it with Mexican rice and charro beans. Ingredients: 2 cups frozen or canned corn (if canned drain and rinse) 1 to 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced (can add more…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dream Cake (VEGAN)

I found this recipe in a great cookbook, “Have your cake and vegan too” by Kris Holechek.  My cakes did not rise very much and next time I will probably double the cake ingredients to compensate, but it was very delicious. INGREDIENTS Cake: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup bak­ing cocoa, sifted (Dutch pressed…

Frustration and Headache

We are still dealing with our share of challenges with our diet choices. I feel like I’m getting disrespect when it comes to my children. This past weekend my parents came over to visit. My mom brought the kids a variety of individual snack size potato chips (Doritos nacho cheese , Doritos cool ranch, Cheetos, etc…). We didn’t…

Well Said…

“Every time I’m on social media, I am reminded of a growing trend that worries me — let’s call it dietary tribalism. I use this term to refer to the many fractured groups with conflicting dietary views who, for the most part, don’t realize just how much they have in common. This recent piece in…

Layered Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

The recipe says to line baking dish with corn tortillas and overlap as needed, but I like to cut all the tortillas into squares. I’ve found that it’s easier for the kids to eat this way. I pour enchilada sauce in the bottom of the dish, then add some of the tortillas squares and the…

Ratatouille Polenta Bake

This recipe is easy and delicious. A great way to introduce polenta to the kids. You can easily use vegan cheese or none at all. The cheese helped me to get my kids to try it, though. I have bought already made polenta before, but have found that it’s cheaper and easy enough to make…

Cranberry Harvest Muffins

These muffins are absolutely scrumptious out of the oven. The top is crunchy and the inside moist. They keep well in an air tight container, but aren’t as crunchy on top the next day. Chopped apple is also a good addition to these muffins. Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon…

Chocolate Crumb Cake (VEGAN)

Chocolate Crumb Cake Ingredients Crunchy Chocolate Topping 1 c. plus 2 tbsp.  all purpose flour 2/3 c.  granulated sugar 1/4 c. baking cocoa, sifted a pinch of salt 1/2 c. coconut oil melted 1/3 c. chocolate chips Cake 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/3 c. baking cocoa, sifted 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking…