Hearty Lentil Farrow Vegetable Soup

Hearty Lentil Farrow Vegetable Soup Whenever I am need of warming up, this is the meal I make. It is so simple and so very satisfying. Torn bread with olive oil or vegan butter makes this a perfect spread. Brown lentils are reminiscent of a beef stew while the lighter lentils make it more of […]

Vegan Seitan “Chicken”Paprikash

Vegan “Chicken” Seitan Paprikash This is a stovetop version of my Grandmother’s traditional Hungarian dish that was one of my most favorites growing up. My grandma would cook whole chicken legs in white rice bathed in oil with onions and a ton of Hungarian paprika. My mom would kid that in order to make this […]

Ellen’s Golden Milk

This is delicious as an energy boost, or a soothing night time night cap to calm nerves prior to going to bed. Lately I have been making this as a pick me up during the cold afternoons or taking it as a dessert a little bit after dinner time. Turmeric has so many amazing medicinal […]

Ellen’s No Bake Energy Balls

My sister Jill sent me an energy bar recipe and my other sister Karen was like- “Ellen, it’s OK for you to just follow a recipe, you don’t have to make it your own“…Ya…no, I really do. I made these with and without the protein powder- both delicious. You could make them with more raw, […]

Chipotle Baked Tofu

Not feeling well and going through my fridge, I wanted something quick and delicious that I didn’t have to fuss over. This was so good I made it again today.In 35-40 minutes you have perfect yumminess that really does taste a lot like chicken. This is great to have on hand- in the fridge as […]

Chocolate Marshmallow Power Smoothie

Tastes like chocolate marshmallows….not kidding… Chocolate Marshmallow Power Smoothie 1c hemp nut milk 2T chia seeds 1t raw agave or raw local honey 2T raw Coconut Manna 2T raw cacao 1t vanilla 1 scoop vegan protein powder 2-3 cashews 1c ice Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust […]

Amazing Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad This is BOMB served in a wrap with fresh veggies and lettuce or in between your favorite sprouted whole grain or gluten free bread slices- LOVE THIS! The celery really makes it taste like a mock tuna fish salad so don’t skimp! Feel free to choose other add-ins, like olives, herbs, fresh sweet […]

Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad 1 ripe avocado, pitted, and cubed 1 1/2c steamed quinoa 1T fresh basil 1/2c cooked, drained, chickpeas ½ tomato, small dice 2t fresh lemon juice or limejuice 1T Extra Virgin Olive oil 1/4t pink salt Black pepper to taste 1T nutritional yeast In a medium sized bowl, add the cooled quinoa (room […]

Sundried Tomato & Scallion Tofu Spread (Surfer’s Spread)

I was at a local co-op here they have a spread called “Surfer Spread”. It. is. YUMMY. I was determined to replicate it, I have a ton of RAW unsulfered sun-dried tomatoes, and picked up some local fresh scallions at the Farm Stand down the road and VOILA….It took me two times to get it. I […]

Chana Masala with Local Spinach

Chana Masala 3T coconut oil 2c-cooked chickpeas 1 onion, small dice 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 1T ground cumin 2” fresh ginger, grated 1 hot pepper, sliced or chopped 2t mustard seeds 1t turmeric 2t curry powder 2-3 tomatoes, diced 2t pink salt 1t black pepper 2c water — 4c fresh baby spinach- reserve […]