Today’s Smoothie: Chamomile Matcha Strawberry

Chamomile flowers, matcha green tea powder, and strawberries: today’s trio of smoothie deliciousness! The bananas in the freezer were super-ripe, so I had no need to add a date as a sweetener. TODAY’S VEGAN IRL STRUGGLE: Even the powerful Vitamix noisily struggled with the frozen chunks of banana, frozen strawberries, and chopped stems of broccoli … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Chamomile Matcha Strawberry

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Baby Spinach and Buffalo Hummus (Vegan)

Time for lunch or a simple dinner: Start with two over-sized slices of garlic sourdough sandwich bread. Slather one slice generously with organic Buffalo style hummus. Add a handful of ribbons of baby spinach. Take two slices of plant-based smoked gouda cheese alternative and break up into pieces that overlap without overhanging the outer edges … Continue reading Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Baby Spinach and Buffalo Hummus (Vegan)

Quick Post: Beyond Sausage Dinner Hash

Want a quick weeknight dinner? Here’s one recipe with an amazing vegan ingredient; Hot Italian Beyond Sausage. Beyond Sausage is a next-level vegan food to impress omnivores who enjoy throwing meat on the barbecue grill. I call this Beyond Sausage Dinner Hash. It’s even more delicious the next day, reheated in a microwave for lunch. … Continue reading Quick Post: Beyond Sausage Dinner Hash

Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry Basil

Strawberries, freshly picked basil, jungle peanuts, and freshly cracked tailed pepper (cubeb). These are the tastes rolling around my tongue, as I savor the last sips of today’s smoothie. My Vitamix would have appreciated if I gave it less of a workout by using some farmers market fresh strawberries, rather than the frozen strawberries. I … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry Basil

Weeknight Dinner: Lemon Basil Quinoa Bowls

I love a straight-forward recipe for a delicious weeknight family dinner.  Quinoa is the featured protein. Lemon juice and fresh herbs are the featured flavor kickers. Garnet yam, red bell pepper, and kale add to the whole food, plant-based variety of tastes, textures, and nutrition. For this dinner, I used a quick-cook variety of quinoa, … Continue reading Weeknight Dinner: Lemon Basil Quinoa Bowls

Today’s Smoothie: Chocolate Blackberry with Star Anise

Pair blackberries with cocoa (or raw cacao, if you like) to start off your day memorably. Try a bit of star anise powder for a bold taste, reminiscent of licorice. Star anise is found in Chinese 5-spice blends. Star anise has been found to be: Antibacterial Antifungal Rich in antioxidants Natural flu fighter Aid in … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Chocolate Blackberry with Star Anise

Today’s Smoothie: Blood Orange Cinna-Moringa Camu Camu

Blood orange is one of my favorite fun foods. Blood oranges are delicious, have an unexpected color, and have additional nutritional benefits related to the anthocyanin that produces the distinctive color. Anthocyanin, also found in blueberries and cranberries is a powerful antioxidant, so remember to switch up the colors of your foods to provide a … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Blood Orange Cinna-Moringa Camu Camu