~Buddha Bowl~

“Buddha woke up before dawn every morning and carried his bowl through the roads or paths wherever he was staying. Local people would place food in the bowl as a donation, and at the end he would eat whatever he had been given. So that was the original Buddha Bowl: a big bowl of whatever…

Double Chocolate – Chocolate Chunk Meringue Cookies

We had eggwhites left over in the refrigerator and I was trying to find something that wasn’t a simple meringue shell or angel food cake that the children would devour. Boy or boy did I find the perfect thing. Adapted from Emily Luchetti’s recipe, found in the New York Times food section. Ingredients 6 Large…

Nostalgic Blueberry Muffins

Recipe by Katie Novak – Adapted from Samantha’s Cookbook (yes the old American Girl one) I made these, or close to them, over and over again when I was a little girl. The copyright date in the book is 1994, so it was probably close to that time. I remember my first crack at them,…

Plant Based Eating Experiment – Conclusion

I think my biggest takeaway from a plant based diet is how my body processes food, specifically animal product. With plant based, including gluten, my digestion was on point, I had no unexpected digestive upsets, except when I’d introduce an animal product. The experiment officially ended on the 1st of February, 2017; but, recooperating from…

Asian Inspired Pizza

Recipe by Katie Coleman This recipe was created when a friend contacted us regarding her desire to change their family’s diet and eating habits. They didn’t necessarily want to go plant based or any extreme change, moreover, an overhaul of the quick and processed. The X-Factors….Dad really loves his meat, and the 8 year old…

Plant Based Diet Experiment – Update 01/20/17

Alright, so, it’s been about a week of complete illness running through the household. ‘Tis the season for cold and flu. Yet, I’ve managed to stay on track eating plant based. This is a quick update since I’ve been feeling quite awful with a head cold and can’t differentiate health benefits whilst fighting a virus…

Pancakes Baby!

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes Recipe by Katie Coleman In the midst of my 30 day plant based eating experiment, I was inspired to redo my standard recipe. Being that our 1 year old ate 3 whole pancakes, we’re talking adult size, I’d say they were a hit.   Ingredients 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 1/4 Cup…

Get Kids in the Kitchen

  It’s a topic that comes up frequently. Whether it’s “how do I get my kids to eat xyz…?” or just about the need to encourage kids to develop some basic skills, there is a giant void in knowledge even on an adult level when it comes to cooking. Some find it daunting, some simply…

Plant Based Eating Experiment – Update 01/10/17

Let’s talk about salt. This assuredly won’t be the last time this topic comes up. Salt is a huge culprit in an overall health crisis and more directly in how I feel. We definitely cook and bake with salt, but as a flavor enhancer only. We’re talking a tsp here and there for 8 servings…

Vegan Brownies

Soft, gooey and oh so moist. These are a people pleaser and great way to end your day.

Vegan Chili

Recipe by Katie Coleman Ingredients 2 TBSP Olive Oil 6 Medium Carrots peeled and sliced 3 Stalks Celery chopped 1 Large Onion chopped 2 Cloves Garlic minced or 1 TBSP dried Garlic minced 3 Cups Water 1 TBSP dried Oregano 1 TBSP Cumin Powder 3 TBSP Chili Powder 1/2 tsp Cayenne (increase or decrease for…