Hippie Meat(less) Loaf

Hippie Meat(less) Loaf Whole foods, veggies, chickpeas, all packed into a meatless version of your favorite comfort food, meatloaf. This recipe is from the cookbook, Plant Pure Nation, under the name "Beanie Veggie Loaf." I seldom make it as written. I will share the recipe and some ideas for adaptation. It is a little involved... Continue Reading →

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole (Vegetarian Option)

  Chicken Pot Pie Casserole (Vegetarian Option) Easier than making a pastry crust but just as delicious, this biscuit-style topping is baked golden brown over a layer of vegetables and chicken in tasty gravy. You can easily make this dish vegetarian by skipping the meat altogether and its just as tasty as a vegetable potpie!... Continue Reading →

Favorite Banana Bread (vegan option)

Favorite Banana Bread (vegan option) I recently served both the vegan and regular options for this bread at a church breakfast and everyone asks for the recipe! The crushed pineapple makes it so moist. 2 cups all purpose flour (I use white whole wheat for this)1 1/2 cups sugar (I use raw)3 bananas (mashed)2 *eggs... Continue Reading →

Lentil Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

  Lentil Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce This sauce is packed with hearty healthy ingredients that nourish your body and help you feel your best, and it also tastes AMAZING! This is the recipe we use for the plant-based sauce at the Annual Sadie Rose Foundation Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser and it gets rave reviews every time, including... Continue Reading →

Black Bean Salad Wraps

Black Bean Salad Wraps Quick, easy, healthy, delicious! These are great for packed lunches! Better yet, I can feed our family of six on less than $5 (per entire meal, not per person) by cooking the dried beans instead of using canned. 3 cups black beans, cooked (or 2 15 oz cans, rinsed and drained)2... Continue Reading →

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels A wonderful soft pretzel recipe that's fun to make with family and friends. A cheese sauce and honey mustard dip recipe to serve alongside. These are a little labor-intensive, but that's part of the fun of working together. Pretzels3 cups warm water2 TBSP yeast2/3 cup brown sugar10 cups flour3 cups boiling water for... Continue Reading →

Blackberry or Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake

Blackberry or Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake This melt-in-your-mouth dessert will wow your family and friends. Velvety lemony cheesecake with berry puree swirled through on a gingersnap crust. A little bit of work to make it, but absolutely worth the effort! From A+ Recipes from Hickory Hollow Christian School, submitted by Laura Showalter. 9-inch springform pan 1... Continue Reading →

Ginger Turmeric Immunity Shots

These are a bit messy to make and the turmeric turns your juicer and your hands orange. If you are not interested in making these on your own, a pre-made version of them can be bought in most supermarkets. They can be found locally-made at The Village Juice and Kitchen in Harrisonburg, a place you... Continue Reading →

Evangelical Bohemian; a story of becoming

ETA: An even more appropriate moniker is "Anabaptist Bohemian." I carried the bolt of brightly colored fabric to the counter, trembling with hope and excitement that I might “get by” this time. I chose my dress material with trepidation growing up, because I was seldom permitted the patterns and prints I truly wanted. “Too gaudy,”... Continue Reading →

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