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

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…

Lentil Quinoa Vegan Meatballs and Vegan Parmesan

Lentil Quinoa Vegan Meatballs and Vegan Parmesan Instructions: Microwave onions and garlic in the olive oil for 2 minutes. Combine Flax egg, 1 cup of lentils, quinoa and spices. Pulse in the food processor until it forms a loose paste, don’t over process. Stir in onions, garlic and remaining lentils. Let chill 30 minutes. Form…

Jicama Orange Basil Salad

Unsure what to do with the ugly brown jicama that is showing up at the markets. You can peel it and eat it in sticks with hummus, salsa or all by itself. Serve it with a dash of chili pepper or add it to vegetable and fruit salads. Try it in this Jicama Orange Basil…

Easy Homemade Granola Without a Recipe

Healthy snacks start with fresh whole ingredients and developing a strategy for making your own homemade granola without a recipe is a big step towards eating real food. I’ve been making yogurt every week so making granola was a natural next step. I made all the mistakes so you don’t have to. A word about…

Pecan, Almond, Date Bars; Vegan, Real Food, Delicious

Day dreaming in San Ignacio, BCS, Mexico. by T. Delaplain We have the best dates in Mexico.  They are huge, moist and deliciously sweet. If are trying to eat a real food diet, then these Pecan, Almond, Date Bars are for you. They don’t fit into a Paleo or Whole30 diet as written because they…

Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles, Lowcarb, Vegan

You don’t need a lot of gadgets to make great food but I do love my vegetable spirilizer.  It is important enough to take up precious cargo space in the car on the trip down the Baja so …. it’s important. You can make these Spicy Asian Zucchini  Noodles with julienned vegetables or even long thin…