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Best Ever Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

We don’t mean to brag, but this truly is an amazing spaghetti sauce. It is a hit with both the plant-based and omnivore members of my family. The remaining recipe is adapted from an old family recipe, with lentils replacing meat for texture. While you

Apple Pie

Traditional apple pie recipes use a lot of butter– both in the crust and the filling. For this pie, I used Wholly brand vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly pie crust. Marie Callender and Mrs. Smith’s also make a vegan pie crust. If you want to make

Wild Rice and Green Bean Casserole

This Wild Rice and Green Bean Casserole is a perfect addition to your holiday table. It’s creamy, with great flavors and textures. Best of all, it’s simple to prepare. This recipe was adapted from my grandmother’s “Best Ever Thankgiving Green Bean Casserole.” I transformed the

Mushroom & Tofu Sausage Stuffing

There is no need to miss out on holiday stuffing on a plant-based diet. This simple stuffing stars my mushroom and tofu “sausage,” which not only adds a lot of flavors– and nutrition– but also gives the stuffing moisture. Stuffing doesn’t need to stuff anything!

Cardio blast

Cardio Blast & Core Workout

This 15-20 minute cardio and core workout is easy to fit in as an addition to a weight-training day, as a quick travel workout, or whenever you’re short on time.

Hemp Seed Parmesan Cheese

This is my favorite parmesan cheese-like topping for pasta, potatoes, salads, and soups. You can also make this recipe with the same quantity of walnuts if you prefer. I store my parmesan in a mason jar fitted with a top from a parmesan cheese bottle

Learning to Belly Breathe

Stand in front of a mirror and watch yourself breathe normally. Are your shoulders moving? If so, you may be breathing wrong. Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to breathe, and it’s very important to learn the right way. Diaphragmatic breathing,

Cheesy Quinoa Squash Casserole

This Cheesy Quinoa Squash Casserole is adapted from a family recipe containing loads of butter and cheddar cheese. With just a few adjustments, we created a plant-based, dairy-free, oil-free version that is absolutely as good or better than the original. Quinoa and ground flaxseed replace

Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

We chose Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens as an accompaniment to our Cheesy Quinoa Squash Casserole, but let’s be real– they go great with any entré or all by themselves! And what a nutritious pair they are! One cup of black-eyed peas contains 13 grams