Quick & Delicious Taco Soup Recipe (vegan/vegetarian & slow cooker options)

I love this quick and easy taco soup. It's flexible so you can easily make it for omnivores, vegans, or vegetarians!

 

Who doesn’t love Taco Soup? Or taco anything for that matter! Every Friday night is taco night at our house, but I seriously could eat Mexican food every day so I like to squeeze it in on other days too. If someone in my house complains about the frequency (I’m sure this doesn’t […]

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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Healthier for the Holidays – Clean Eating & Health Habits Challenge

Join me for a free healthy eating challenge as we finish the year strong.

THIS IS FOR THE LADIES. Instead of waiting for January 1, how about cleaning up your diet and starting those healthy changes NOW? I’m starting a FREE clean eating challenge between now and Christmas and would love for you to join me. This will be a private Facebook group with other women (sorry, guys!) who […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]