I have enjoyed cooking for many years.  I have always tried to keep my meals healthy and fresh.  In the last year, I have made a conscious decision to eat a plant based diet.  I do still eat occasional seafood and dairy, but for the most part I stick to it.  My sweet husband Markus is in on the plant based plan(for the most part), but my daughters, ages 12 and 14, are another story....Cooking for a family is always challenging, but add plant based meals for preteen and teenagers and it can seem impossible.  

In my blogs/recipes you find my favorite plant based meals, as well as, flex meals for any type of eater but heavy on the veggies!



Food Blogs


It’s time for tapas!

Spanish tapas are perfect for hosting your next intimate gathering or large party.  Tapas are super flexible(vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian) and really easy …
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The best pasta salad ever

Try hosting a Flexitarian BBQ

Maybe you’re just starting to reduce your meat intake or maybe you’re a full-fledged vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian – a …
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canned slaw

Cabbage harvest & canning spicy slaw

I was successful in growing 5 beautiful heads of cabbage this year.  But after a squirrel ate one of them, …
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Vegan Cauliflower Spinach and Jalapeno

Cauliflower spinach jalapeño balls – vegan or cheesy

In an effort to clean out my frig before I was leaving town this week, I searched the web for …
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plethora of produce

Making the most out of buying produce in bulk

When I come across a sale on my favorite veggies, I like to make the most of it.  Obviously, you …
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Fun ways to use up those leftovers!

Happy New Year!  I hope you are all enjoying your family and friends and some relaxing time together.  With the …
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Wonton Cups stuffed with Mushrooms

Healthy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

I love all the parties and get togethers this time of year!  When I host, I try to offer my …
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christmas cookies

the easiest and most delicious Christmas cookie ever!

I am lucky enough to have a book full of old family Christmas cookie recipes. I don’t eat a lot …
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Don’t toss those pumpkins away!

I have a soft spot for all things pumpkin. I love them for fall decor, but most of all I …
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bread and beer

a Flexitarian Thanksgiving feast!

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m finalizing my menu to accommodate my guests. There will be vegans and meat eaters, so …
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Stuffed Mushrooms