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.

 

Since […]

No Bake Chocolate Oat Balls (Cookie Recipe – Vegan, GF, nutrient-dense)

Try these delicious No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Balls (gluten free, dairy free, vegan, nutrient-dense). You can whip up a batch in five minutes!

These little No Bake Chocolate Oat Balls totally remind me of my childhood and feeling loved. My awesome mom would often make the traditional version of these for an after school snack (Thanks, Mom!). Then when I was old enough to use the stove, I loved to make them by myself.

Now that I have […]

Tamari Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Try this recipe for savory and slightly spicy Tamari Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

 

I have to admit that Halloween is my least favorite holiday; I’m totally NOT into the scary part of the holiday. However, there are some things I like about it. I love watching my kids have fun dressing up and being silly. I like getting together with friends to trick or treat. I […]

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 […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love seeing the tall, unusual stalks of fresh Brussels sprouts in the store in the autumn. It’s one of those signs of the season like orange pumpkins, crispy leaves, and cozy sweaters! I love the long days of summer, but I also love the changes each season brings. (See more about that here.) I’m […]

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 […]

Cocoa Coco Hazelnut Bars – Healthy Snack Recipe

Cocoa Coco Hazelnut Bars

If you like to eat, but are concerned about ingredients in processed foods, you’re probably on the lookout (like me) for easy, healthy snack recipes. Luckily I have plenty of tasters in my house so I’m here to help you out! These Cocoa Coco Hazelnut Bars are reminiscent of Nutella with the taste of toasted […]

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 […]

Recipe: Vegan Pesto for Veggies or Pasta

Vegan Pesto tossed with Pasta - Recipe

I remember the first time I ever had pesto. I was a nanny in Switzerland, and I had come home very hungry very late from a night out dancing with friends and found some leftovers from dinner still in the pan. I recognized the pasta, but not the rich green sauce that smothered […]