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 →

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 →

Mom’s Creamy Grape Salad

Mom's Creamy Grape Salad This creamy grape salad is refreshing during the summer and a lighter alternative to traditional desserts of the holiday season. Using red and green grapes makes it a nice Christmas dish, and kids and adults LOVE it! Naturally gluten free. 2 lbs red grapes, seedless2 lbs green grapes, seedless1 8 oz... Continue Reading →

Southwest Casserole

Southwest Casserole (Vegetarian Option) A delicious taco comfort casserole the whole family will love. 1 pound ground beef, (for vegetarian, use a can of drained black beans or 2 cups cooked lentils)1 pepper, chopped1 onion, chopped1 16 oz box farfele, cooked to package instructions***1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained1 cup whole kernel corn (OR... Continue Reading →

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole This keto-friendly, low-carb, kid-friendly dish was all the rave when I served it at a Christmas dinner. I exchanged the pork rinds in the original recipe for gluten-free cheese crackers. I also added two cups of cooked quinoa for extra protein and crunch. This recipe involves several steps like roasting the cauliflower... Continue Reading →

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