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…

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…

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…

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…

The Whole Food Plant Based Diet Menu

I know, I know. Yes, I was on the BrightLine Eating Plan last month and now I’m telling you that I’m on a whole food plant based diet. I actually got a little obsessive about my eating on BrightLine so I stopped. I’ve lost 7 pounds with just the WFPB diet with no obsessing. Go…

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…