WFPB Vegan Menu, Baja Produce Blues Edition

We are in a farming shoulder season in Baja. The market and grocery stores have only the basics; carrots, cabbage, onions, potatoes, iceberg lettuce, apples, pineapple, and of course peppers. I found mature tough spinach but no other greens. There were no bananas in town last week and all the produce is sad. 😢. I’m…

WFPB Menu, First Week in Baja Sur, Mexico

Road Trip to Baja, Vegan Meals The vegan diet challenge continues in Baja. We drove for three days to our home in Mexico. I brought instant oatmeal with flax seed, sprouted whole grain bread, peanut butter, fruit spread, hummus, cut up apples, carrot sticks and bags of cooked quinoa, edamame, rice, roasted chic peas and…

Vegan Whole Food Apple Cake, Gluten and Oil Free

I’ve been thinking about and planning vegan holiday recipes. You can see my Vegan Holiday Recipe Pinterest Board here.  Every magazine is featuring Thanksgiving recipes but there are very few vegan or vegetarian recipes. Many of the side dishes can easily be made vegan by eliminating cheeses, eggs and butter. I plan to be flexible…

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…