Chickpea Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms, Kale and Cashew Sauce

Chickpea Polenta

This post actually started many years ago when I first tried a recipe for Chickpea Fritters from the fabulous Clean Food cookbook by Terry Walters.The fritters are made from chickpea flour and flavored with carrots, onions and rosemary and full of flavor. When fried they get toasty and crisp on the outside while staying light and airy … Continue reading Chickpea Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms, Kale and Cashew Sauce

Chia Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate. What can I say? Is there anything more perfectly scrumptious to put into our mouths? I think not. I must have chocolate daily. It's not an option. I always eat some chocolate after a meal and now I have Al on this kick too. I feel incomplete without it. Granted it usually is only … Continue reading Chia Chocolate Pudding

Al’s Overnight Oats – Home and Trail Versions

The difference between breakfast and dinner is rather interesting. It seems like when dinner comes around, variety is the name of the game.  But not breakfast. Breakfast is a staple and in my house, I eat the same thing for breakfast day in and day out and never get tired of it. Is that how it … Continue reading Al’s Overnight Oats – Home and Trail Versions

The Perfect Mid-Morning Snack

Well it has finally happened. After 44 years on this planet and at least 29 of those years working, I have figured out the perfect mid-morning snack for work. It's a "grab and eat" kind of snack. It is super healthy. A whole food with a mild sweetness, perfect for the middle of the morning. … Continue reading The Perfect Mid-Morning Snack

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

 The other night Al and I had our friend Peter over for dinner to celebrate his birthday. It had been a busy day so I decided to make an easy, healthy dinner of spaghetti squash pasta and a salad. Shortly before our guest arrived, I checked in the refrigerator for a suitable dressing only to find a … Continue reading Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Peppery Cashew Broccoli Soup

Here is a post to give you something to look forward to as your work week begins. Al LOVES Broccoli! He even likes to eat it raw with hummus as a snack. I am not such a fan of broccoli and you will NEVER find me eating it raw. I like it cooked and I … Continue reading Peppery Cashew Broccoli Soup

The BEST Vegan Taco meat EVER!

I know. I know. That is a pretty hefty title and you may be thinking that it's a little over the top but… you would be wrong. Sorry. Having eaten a mostly plant-based diet for most of my adult years, I can tell you that I have tasted many different meat substitutes and most have … Continue reading The BEST Vegan Taco meat EVER!