Your whole food, plant-based life.

Cooked

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Stew (Cooked)

Post by Susan on January 5, 2016

Christmas and New Year’s can be such an emotional contradiction. When the holidays start, with Thanksgiving, I am overcome with feelings of warmth and excitement. I love cooking and having family near. I love the twinkling lights, the smell of pine and the excitement of Christmas approaching.     And then it starts. The mad…

Vegan Cheesy Smoky Chipotle Potato Cabbage Soup
Vegan Cheesy Smoky Chipotle Potato Cabbage Soup

I had an interesting experience this morning. I tried a new vegan egg product that some people have been raving about. It’s a little out of my wheel house as I try to stay with real, whole food. Food that hasn’t been processed. I believe that a whole food, plant based diet is the optimal…

Vegan Shiitake Miso Cleansing Soup
Vegan Shiitake Miso Cleansing Soup

I don’t know about you, but I will admit right here and now. I over-indulged at Thanksgiving. If I am to be completely honest, I over-indulged leading up to Thanksgiving as well. Trying and testing recipes for our holiday meal started a week before the actual event. There was a lot of great food and…

Leek Polenta with Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms
Leek Polenta with Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms

It started raining late Saturday night. There is a feeling that comes over me when the first real rain of the season arrives. It wakes me from my warm weather slumber and as I hit the cold, damp air, I become alive. In Northern California, fall comes late. I pine for blustery days with their…

Black Beans with Mango Salsa and Lime Cream
Black Beans with Mango Salsa and Lime Cream

Oh my goodness it has been a couple of weeks! The construction on our house is almost done and oh…yes…I got married last week! We had a beautiful, very small ceremony with just our children, their significant others, Peter’s sisters and his nephew. We were married at the Kenwood in close to Sonoma, right in…

Blueberry Mulberry Maple Granola
Blueberry Mulberry Maple Granola

Sometimes fun surprises come from places we never expect. This Blueberry Mulberry Maple Granola is one of those surprises. If you have a second, I will fill you in.   It’s getting crazy around here. I am getting married in 25 days (wow, did I really say that?), our house is still under construction, a…

Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa
Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa

Note: This is not a fully raw recipe. This is a transitional recipe. Part cooked, part raw, 100% nutritious and delicious! It’s getting hot in California. Summer is truly here.  And when the temps rise, I become obsessed with lettuce wraps. There is something so refreshing about biting into that crunchy lettuce leaf. It’s so…

Fresh Bouillon and a Buddha Bowl
Fresh Bouillon and a Buddha Bowl

For a fully raw version, page down. I love the concept of a “Buddha Bowl”. I also call it my “What I make for dinner when I don’t feel like making dinner” bowl. It is simple, nutritious, delicious and a great way to use what you have in the kitchen. There are also two recipes…

Perfect Summer Salad
Perfect Summer Salad

I am not even going to pretend. I am overwhelmed! We are moving into our new house, well 2 rooms of our new house in only 11 days and I honestly don’t know how we are going to pull it off. Our garages (that we were going to move our stuff into) are filled with…