Perfect for tacos, Bolognese, Shepherd’s Pie, Chili, and anything else where the recipe calls for ground beef . I came across a similar recipe in the Forks Over Knives group on Facebook and couldn’t wait to give it a try and make it my own! The basic version will allow you to add additional ingredients… Continue reading Simple and Delicious Ground Meat Alternative!
As I try to embark on a more natural lifestyle and reduce the number of toxins for my family, hair dye has come up recently. My 9 year-old son has long hair and likes the idea of doing something fun and creative by temporarily changing his color. We watched a few YouTube videos and searched… Continue reading Organic Dark Coffee Hair Dye
A staple growing up in my Italian family was having leftover pasta fried in olive oil, until it reached peak crispiness! My Grandmother and Mother would serve this often, and there is nothing quite like it. There is something really special about the texture and taste profile of this dish. There are a few variations… Continue reading Crispy Fried Leftover Pasta
I declared that I had the "BEST Brussels Sprouts of my Life" last year while in Charleston for a conference. A co-worker and I shared the Apricot Chili-glazed Brussels Sprouts at a restaurant called Pawpaw. They were the perfect balance of sweet-heat and crispy deliciousness! While recently in Charleston, I noticed the restaurant was closed,… Continue reading Air-fryer Brussels Sprouts 2 Ways- Apricot Chili-Glaze (vegan) and Crispy Garlic Parmesan
Collage of the Feast of the 7 FishesGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionA partial shot of the table. not including the kids table to the leftBonnie with her 5: Patty,… Continue reading Feast of the 7 Fishes: An Italian Christmas Eve Tradition
These festive cheese balls make the perfect holiday appetizer or accompaniment to your charcuterie board, and can be put together in 10 minutes! More time with your guests and out of the kitchen, that's my kind of recipe! These also appeal to guests that may be vegan by using cashew cream cheese as the base.… Continue reading 10-Minute Vegan or Goat Cheese Cheeseballs: Herb and Orange & Pistachio Cranberry!
This time of year I crave the tart and sweet goodness of cranberry sauce. I put it on everything from chicken, fish, crostini, my super-seed quinoa crackers or a beautiful wheel of brie! As my tip in the picture above indicates, I also enjoy adding it to hummus as well! Not only that, but I… Continue reading Clean and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Are you ready for a great list of clean Halloween treats? Well here it is! To buy any of these items, click on the title or the photo of the candy, and it will bring you right there! You also may be able to find some of these options in stores like your local cooperative… Continue reading 15 Clean and Affordable Halloween Candy Options + 5 Non-candy Food Treats!
I have always love Panera's Chicken and Wild Rice soup, but wanted to give it a dairy-free, gluten-free makeover! This can be vegan by eliminating the chicken, and still be a hearty and delicious soup! 2 cups cashew milk or plant milk of choice2 cups broth of choice2 chicken breasts (omit if making vegan)1 cup… Continue reading Clean Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice (with vegan option)
This post is going to be faster than it was to make this chili! I was really busy yesterday, and remembered I had seen a Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe recently, but the day was almost over, so I had to make something fast! That's my specialty because I've never been a consistent meal prepper!… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Chili in Under 20 Minutes!