Mountains of Mushrooms and an Almost Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

This is the best almost vegan Cream of Mushroom soup I've ever had! www.justrealstuff.com

I was recently blessed with an abundance of mushrooms lately and had to quickly figure out what to do with them. First off, let me just say that I haven’t always loved mushrooms. In fact, I don’t remember ever eating them as a child except for the canned ones that occasionally came on top […]

Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe

This delicious Vegan Cheese Ball (or Log) Recipe will make you sing for joy. www.justrealstuff.com

If you are avoiding dairy I’ll bet you thought your cheese ball days were over. Never fear. I have an awesome recipe for you that is sure to please. This super simple, cultured, vegan cheese spread/ball/log is so versatile you will see new possibilities opening up for you on the culinary horizons.

 

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Fire Cider Tonic (Recipe) for Staying Healthy This Winter

Try this Fire Cider recipe for an immune boosting tonic that will rev up your system to keep it healthy. An easy recipe made with garlic, ginger, horseradish, peppers, onions, and apple cider vinegar.

The face my 11-year old made when she tried it says it all. “It’s . . . flavorful . . .” haha This is not for the faint of heart, but it may strengthen that constitution of yours enough to help you stay healthy and hearty this winter. After all, there’s not many germs that […]

Smokey Sweet Potato Fries with Cilantro Lemon Dip

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with a delicious Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce - Vegan - Healthy

I confess. I’m a potato addict. I’ll blame it on my Irish heritage.

If I could eat potatoes at every meal I would be totally content. It’s one food I just don’t get sick of. French fries. Potato chips (not really a “food” I know . . .). Hash browns. Mashed potatoes. Shepherd’s Pie. Potato […]

Cilantro Lime Dip

This tangy, creamy cilantro lime dip is awesome! - Raw - Vegan

This yummy, vegan Cilantro Lime Dip can be used for sweet potato fries, chips, veggies, or tacos. I’ve used it as a delicious spread on veggie sandwiches. It can also be thinned out with more water and used as a salad dressing.

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Lemon-Garlic Cashew Cream

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas with Lemon-Garlic Cashew Cream - Vegan, whole foods

Autumn is in the air, and I had a butternut squash practically begging to be used. The exotic combination of sweet, savory, spicy, and creamy of these Butternut Squash and Black Beach Enchiladas with Lemon-Garlic Cashew Cream hit the spot for me on this cool and rainy night. It’s a nice variation from traditional enchiladas […]

Naturally Fermented Cucumber Pickles Recipe

Naturally fermented pickles - probiotic rich, raw

 

First of all, I should say that while naturally fermented cucumber pickles are delicious, they can be a little fickle. HOWEVER, they are SO worth it. Don’t give up if they don’t work out the first time. There are many factors that impact the results including the freshness of your cucumbers, any blemishes on […]

How to Make Bone Broth

Bone broth - make delicious stock for your next batch of soup.

Bone broth seems to be a hot topic lately – and for good reason. This is a simple, economical way to add both flavor and nutrition to your diet. There really is nothing new under the sun because people have been making nutritious broth for thousands of years; however, with our modern focus on convenience […]

Chocolate Almond Cookies Four Ways – Healthy Cookie Recipe (Vegan, GF, Raw)

Healthy cookie recipes - Chocolate Almond Cookies and Chocolate Almond Thumbprints

After you’ve made that delicious, creamy almond milk you are left with a pile of almond pulp. What do you do with it? Here are some healthy cookie recipes to use up the almond pulp and feed the hungry crew at the same time. There are four variations – two raw and two cooked. All […]

It’s spring . . . Time to cleanse with butter!

I’ll bet you weren’t expecting that from someone who is always talking about veggies and whole grains! With the change in seasons and the proliferation of detoxifying greens, spring is the natural time for our body to cleanse and detox. However, it is essential that we get our digestive tract in order and support our […]