Curried Coconut Chick’n & Rice Casserole

Savory, sweet & spicy this exotic comfort food will have your taste buds singing and your belly happy!   With crispy basmati rice as a topper, it's the opposite of how most curry dishes are made, with soupy curry plopped on top of rice, making it soggy.    I absolutely loved it upside-down !!! I've had this [...]

By | December 8th, 2014|Asian, Casseroles, Curry, Gardein|0 Comments

Repurposing Thanksgiving Leftovers: Mandrin Cranberry Chick’n Lettuce Wraps

My favorite part about Thanksgiving?  Leftovers!  Using Gardein's Mandrin Crispy Chick'n, I was able to quickly re-purpose my leftovers into something fresh, flavorful & low in calories! A bowl of Grandmother's White Beans made a perfect side dish.   As I sit here thinking about Spencer's Grandmother, and the delicious feast she so lovingly prepared when [...]

By | November 30th, 2014|30 Minute Vegan Meal, Appetizers, Asian, Gardein, Quick Fix Mondays|0 Comments

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

Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea. A Smarter Lean Cuisine Entree using Garden Grown Protein instead of Salmon.

Last night, I decided to make over a tasty looking seafood entree being advertised by Lean Cuisine, and poke a little fun at them while I was at it.   My boyfriend, Spencer, has been away on a ski trip, so I've been fending for myself over the past week or so.   I started on a [...]

By | March 7th, 2014|30 Minute Vegan Meal, Carrots, Food for Thought, Gardein, Pasta|0 Comments

A Simple Thanksgiving Dinner for Two: Baked Apples stuffed w/ Pecan Currant Squash “Rice” & Gardein Turkey Cutlets

  “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~ William James Good day friends! I hope this finds you enjoying a peaceful & relaxing Saturday. It sure is a beautiful one here on St. Thomas today ... So did you spend some time yesterday creating your Sanity Saver [...]