Spicy Sixteen Bean Slow Cooker Soup

When Spencer says I've made one of my best soups ever, I just had to share!   There's nothing like coming home from a long day of work, to walk in the door to the delicious smell of dinner waiting.   The morning prep took me no longer than 15 minutes, and I did NOT pre-soak my [...]

Spring Cleaning the Winter Leftovers: Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas w/ Garlicky Kale Salad & Gardein Patty

It's April.   And time for Spring Cleaning !!!   If you enjoy bold flavors, I have the perfect bowl of food to wake you up out of your winter slumber, and cleanse the system:   Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas w/ Garlicky Kale Salad & Gardein Patty !! Normally at this time of year, as tourists depart our island,  [...]

By | April 1st, 2014|30 Minute Vegan Meal, Beans, Gardein, Vegetables|0 Comments

Healthy Mexican Fiesta! A Makeover Crescent Roll Nacho Beef Bake + a Vegan Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Today I share with you one of my all-time favorite comfort foods:  A Makeover Nacho Beef Bake using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Plus, I'm sharing an added bonus, which I created this morning for breakfast out of the leftovers: A Vegan Taco Bell Mexican Pizza! It's all Plant-Based, healthy, Mexican Goodness, that your family will LOVE [...]

The Future of Meat is Vegan … There ain’t nothing “faux” about this Veggie Beef & Broccoli Dinner!

You all know I love to watch "Chopped" on the Food Network.   And the other night, the contestants were given pizza dough as their main ingredient during every round, along with the various topping challenges. Wouldn't you know it ... One of the toppings in the appetizer round was Vegan Pepperoni. OMG !!! To see [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|30 Minute Vegan Meal, Beans, Food for Thought, Quick Fix Mondays|0 Comments

Chopped! And Slow Cooker Refried Beans.

Even as a vegan, I'll admit that I'm a fan of the show Chopped on the Food Network.   And over the past two weeks, I've felt like a contestant on my own, little self-inflicted, home version of the show.  Which is why I've been so quiet lately! When it comes down to the Chopped competition, there [...]

By | July 8th, 2013|Beans, Take Along Potluck, Vegan Slowcooker|2 Comments

My Two Favorite Vegan White Bean Recipes: Grandmother’s Southern & Tuscan Cassoulet

Returning home after two weeks vacation usually means I'm living off my pantry and freezer for a couple of days until I can get a menu together and get to the store. As I dug around in my pantry fridge, I came across a bag of dried lima beans - or more appropriately, butter beans [...]

By | June 3rd, 2013|30 Minute Vegan Meal, Bean Soup, Beans|1 Comment