5 Simple Steps to Plant-Based Eating [Article]

“I want to go plant-based but it sounds too hard.” This is something a lot of people have said to me in the last year. Truly I am not a purist. I eat cheese every now and again. But I’ve cut out meat entirely. A friend of mine recently visited our local zoo and began…

Cajun Veggie Bowl with Red Beans

Cooking time: 1 Day Somewhere in the world, folks are looking at Winter being nearly over and spring beginning, while we are looking at fall. In the Northern Hemisphere where we’re located, we’re getting into busier seasons, football games, trees aflame with vibrant colors, bonfires with friends and harvest celebrations. Crank up the Zydeco and…

Zucchini Ravioli [Includes Vegan Version]

The first time Memphis made these and shared them with me, I fell in love. In fact, they were so tasty, I ate them cold. When I gave up pasta in solidarity with my diabetic husband, lasagna and ravioli were just a few of the Italian favs that disappeared from our menu. But thanks to…

Grain-Free Tabouleh

When Lefty’s husband was diagnosed with diabetes, their home turned upside-down trying to find various ways to avoid grains which caused his blood sugar to spike. He wasn’t a fan of “health food” but she talked him into going grain free mostly by ditching grains herself. As the chief cook of their home, she felt…

Light and Filling Zoodles!

When I was a kid, I grew up in a mostly Italian neighborhood with a lot of great cooks. My foray into international food began as I toddled around between houses toward the enticing aromas coming from the neighbor’s house. (Everyone wanted to eat anything she was cooking!)Love smells like spaghetti sauce. And who can…

Basic Grain-Free Stir Fry [with peanut sauce]

    Stir fry is a quick and delicious way to tank up on veggies while loading up on flavor and nutrition. These meals can be created in about 30 minutes, and easily changed up by varying the ingredients. The key to uniformly cooked vegetables in a good stir-fry is either slicing or chopping veggies to a…