Whole Food Plant Based Menu, I get bored too!

What’s for dinner? The age old question. My foodie super powers sometimes fail me. Beans again? Oatmeal again? Tofu baked, stir fried, or grilled? Not again. Let’s be honest, we all get bored with cooking and eating. When I ate meat, I got bored with chicken and beef too. Sure, sometimes I want to order…

Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan Menu

How to succeed with a WFPB, vegan diet:  1) You need motivation. Why do I want to eat a WFBP diet? Remind yourself of your goals when you when get discouraged. 2) Accept that perfection is a myth. Don’t make yourself crazy and allow for flexibility. I eat a vegan diet 90% of the time…

Grilled Chili Tofu in Corn Husks

Feeling jealous of meat eaters? I subscribe to a bunch of food magazines which can be quite frustrating when every recipe, it seems, features either meat or cheese. It’s no wonder that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Jeez, I also admit that I was feeling sort of jealous of the meat…

Whole Food Plant Based Menu, Easy Vegan Meals

My CSA box this week is loaded with tomatoes, zucchini, basil, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, carrots, cucumbers and sweet onions. I seem to be stuck on an Italian theme with these beauties but all of them would work well in Mexican or Greek cuisines too.  They lend themselves to simple greens and grain salads as well….

Whole Food Plant Based Menu, Vegan Meal Planning

I was talking with a friend the other day and she was curious but skeptical about adopting a vegan diet. She had questions and I have answers. Why did I decide to improve my better than average American diet to a plant strong diet? The first and foremost reason is for the health benefits. Plant…

WFPB Vegan Weekly Meal Plan

I took a mini vacation and left my vegan diet at home.  Apparently dairy is a gateway food (drug) to becoming an omnivore again. It started with a latte at the airport and finally ended with delicious wild salmon over greens. I enjoyed the company of friends without obsessing about my diet choices and I’m…

Whole Food Plant Based Menu

What’s in the box? This week’s menu was inspired by my CSA boxes of fruits and vegetables.  Perhaps you start your meal plan by purchasing a source of meat and then add vegetables as an after thought. Try starting with your vegetables and create a meal around them by adding a plant based protein.  Can…

Lentil “Meat” 3 Ways, #1 Italian Style Neatballs

This lentil meat is very versatile and keeps well in the refrigerator for 7 days and will freeze well also. I have tried a few faux processed meats. They can be helpful as you transition to cooking vegan meals but they contain highly processed ingredients and I don’t like the tastes or textures. I challenged…

Whole Food Plant Based Menu

Menu planning is critical for success with any healthy eating plan and is particularly helpful with a vegan, whole food plant based diet. I see what’s in my CSA box and plan accordingly. Chic pea quiche with nut crust Caramelized Onion, garlic pizza.  This pizza looks perfect but I want to add sun-dried tomato and…

Vegan Ground “Beef” Recipe, Soy and Nut Free

Eating a whole food plant based diet is not a sacrifice for me but I occasionally want a more familiar comfort food, like burgers or tacos. I haven’t liked the highly processed vegan meat substitutes that are available in the grocery store. My gut doesn’t love soy and many of the substitutes have soy and…