Italian Vegetable Soup

This soup is easy to make and extremely versatile. Feel free to substitute any vegetables that you have on hand, though the tomatoes are a must. Packed with vitamins, full of flavor, and very filling, it’s the perfect meal on a cold day. I prefer to assemble this soup in the slow cooker either on […]

Vegan & Gluten Free Cashew Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Appears courtesy of Little Girl Big Eyes. At last, the pumpkin, cinnamon, baked apple spice goodness of the September Through November months begins to come to a close – not so fast! This hype has earned enough glory to stay put well into December (or even longer). Dare we drink a steaming hot spiced apple […]

Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps

Have you ever been to an Asian restaurant (PF Changs) where the menu showcases a lettuce wrap?  This usually has a crisp pile of bib lettuce leafs along with chicken and what I believe to be fried rice noodles.  Served with a variety of sauces. I have been wanting to do something along those lines […]

Super Fast Vegan Burger Recipe

A Vegan burger recipe can be found everywhere but I love to cook.  Spending hours in the kitchen is not a problem for me.  Dicing, chopping, sauteeing…..these are all words that make music in my mind but I also know that not everybody is like me.  People want to get into the kitchen and get […]

Trick AND Treat Corn Muffins

The following recipe appears courtesy of Linday Cotter of Cotter Crunch Trick AND Treat Corn Muffins Yes, I said trick AND treat, not OR treat. WHY? Because these muffins trick you with a hidden vegetable yet treat you with Nutella and Marshmallows. YUM!           (pic above– batter before oven baked) Ingredients: 1 cup cornmeal […]

Spiced Butternut Squash from The Naughty Gourmet Traffic School

Appears courtesy of Juliana Gallin, coauthor (with Robin Donovan) of The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy. Hello Fitblogger readers! As coauthor (with Robin Donovan) of The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy, I love to cook dishes that are simple to prepare, yet possess that special something that makes them as impressive as they […]

What’s for Breakfast: Peanut Butter & Banana Pancakes

Appears courtesy of My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries. If any of you know me well, you know that I LOVE this little combo. Or if you just know what’s good in life, you should know that the combination of peanut butter and banana is simply perfect.  By itself… on toast… in oatmeal… and my discovery […]

Sweet Potato To The Rescue

Recently MattyO of Stay Strong and Positive was having a twitter conversation regarding Sweet Potatoes and I had to chime in with my recipe for sweet potato-amole or sweet potatamole. What is that you are asking yourself aren’t you?  It is essentially a smashed sweet potato that has avocado mixed into it.  In my attempt to […]

Vegetarian Paella

When I lived in New York one of my buddies would call me approximately every 2 months and without saying hello would say:  Paella Time.  This was code for I’m making it this weekend so stop eating and be sure to bring your hunger.  He made one of the best paella’s I ever ate, and […]