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


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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Vegan acorn squash pizza

Flexible meals for a flawless Thanksgiving week

I love fall and the beautiful colors and cooler weather.  Thanksgiving time is especially great in Texas!  This year I …
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Green garden madness – Basil pea edamame soup and Kale hatch chili sauce

My garden is loving the cooler days now that it’s fall!  Kale, swiss chard, cabbage, tomatoes and all my herbs …
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Seafood Florentine

Elegant dinner of Seafood Provencal with vegan sides

Seafood Provencal makes an elegant dinner for family and friends.  In keeping with my “flex” meal planning, I prepare all …
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Veggies in basket

Never buy veggie stock again! Taking composting one step further….

Back when I was eating & cooking chicken, I would roast whole chickens at least once a month and usually …
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green pepper, cellery, onion

Quick Seafood Gumbo or Vegan Gumbo

Tired of making the same old meals?  Try this gumbo, it’s easy, quick, healthy and really good!  This is another …
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Stuffed Mushrooms