Marinated Onions

Marinated onions is a great way to add flavor to a dish. Once the onions are marinated the bitiness of the onion dissipates to a lovely mild flavor and texture.

Healthy Cranberry Relish

Cranberry relish is a holiday tradition that has been passed down for many generations. My Nana’s recipe includes jello mix, which doesn’t fit within my plant-based diet, so I created my very own healthy version that tastes absolutely delicious! Buy Cranberries On Sale & Stock-Up I always wait until fresh cranberries go on sale at Aldi’s for $.99 per bag, […]

Healthy Candied Sweet Potatoes

Creating Healthier Family Traditions: Candied sweet potatoes have been apart of my Thanksgiving tradition since I was a little kid. My aunt Tina has always made the best candied sweet potatoes, but they are definitely loaded with butter and sugar. I wanted to enjoy the same flavors and deliciousness, but in a healthier way without the butter. Being plant-based, I […]

Ranch Style Canned Black Beans

We all need a few quick fix recipes we can throw together for a weeknight meal. Whether it’s the main course or a side dish, these beans are really tasty! For my family of 6, 3 cans of beans works best. We eat them typically with corn on the cob, roasted broccoli, some sourdough bread or biscuits, and fresh fruit. […]

Plant-Based Gluten-Free Biscuits

Being gluten-free makes eating plant-based just a bit more difficult. I stay away from oil as well, so finding a good loaf of bread is impossible! So, this means I have to come up with my own recipes. I was making my black bean burger patties for dinner, and I wanted to try to make a homemade hamburger bun (still […]

Vegan Stove Top Baked Beans

If you are looking for a cheap and easy side dish to throw together last minute, look no further than this vegan stove top baked beans. This is such a delicious side for backyard BBQs or for a quick weeknight dish with corn on the cob and all that summer squash in the garden. You choose, but you won’t be […]

Quick & Easy Plain Oatmeal Bread

It’s always a good thing to have a good ol’ plain oatmeal bread recipe in your recipe binder. Sometimes I just don’t want to make at pumpkin or banana quick bread recipe, I just want plain bread! Goodness… and that’s exactly what this delicious bread is… so GOOD!!!! You’d think by now I could come up with a better adjective, […]

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cornbread

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cornbread I was raised on good ol’ Okie food. My dad was born in Oklahoma and then came to California during the Dust Bowl in 1936, he was 1 years old. My grandma Emma was an amazing cook, and could make a pretty awesome meal from scraps, if she had to. She was a pro in the kitchen, […]

Simple Boiled Apples

Simple boiled apples are definitely the easiest side dish for any meal, including school lunches. My kids love taking a little cup of simple boiled apples with them in their lunch box. Boiled Apples Simple dishes like these boiled apples are my favorite. Not the ones with several different ingredients, but ones that have 1 main ingredient and a few […]

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash It’s fall and squash is everywhere in the grocery stores. It’s time to enjoy this seasonal vegetable and get those POWS of nutrients into our systems. Yes, any time you eat produce in it’s appropriate season, you get a whole lot more nutrients. Acorn Squash Nutrients: Vitamin C Vitamin B-6 Vitamin A Iron Calcium Fiber Potassium Manganese […]