Roasted Kobocha Squash Soup

Any squash can be used for this delicious creamy, and simple soup. Kobocha squash has got such a lovely, sweet but not too sweet taste that pairs perfectly with ginger. I picked a beauty up at the local farmer’s market this past weekend and roasted it and have been putting it in to many meals […]

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, […]

Vegetable Noodle Soup

So ya I got.. SICK!…. like….NAILED! After 26 hours of Yoga Teacher Training that for me was a HUGE milestone ( my first TT ever)…I am now resting and eating simple foods. I have made this soup for the past two days and I am convinced that practice is mastery- the more you do, the […]

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 […]

Basil Jalapeño Cheese Dip

2c cashews, soaked for an hour (this step can be skipped) 1T mellow white miso 2 capsules vegan probiotics (empty powder and dispose of the capsule) 1/2c filtered water -up to 3/4 if needed 1 clove garlic — 1c fresh basil, minced 1/2t pink salt 3T coconut oil Pinch chipotle powder- more if desired ½ red jalapeno […]

Ellen’s Vegan Chicken & Rice

Ellen’s Vegan Chicken & Rice I was watching a cooking show on traditional southern cooking and was inspired to make this simple, loving, nourishing porridge style comfort food- completely gluten & cruelty free 😉 Wheat-free, Gluten-Free 1-1/2c white basmati rice or long grain 1 medium onion, minced 1/2t turmeric (fresh or dried) 4.5oz of Beyond […]

Broccoli Mushroom Onion Black Olive Red Pepper Tofu Ricotta Lasagna with Red Sauce

I love lasagna. I love it. I have my Nana’s small and large lasagna pan. Usually by the fall I am ready for some serious food- This. Is. Serious. Food. I created a twist on my favorite tofu ricotta with some little local beauty peppers, including a cherry bomb, my favorite of all peppers. It […]

Chickpea Chana Masala

Chana Masala You can make this as spicy hot or mild as you prefer, I LOVE a good kick so I put a whole hot pepper into it- whole, so I can fish it out after cooking so as not to mistake it for a cooked tomato. You can use canned or jar tomatoes with […]

Hearty Summer Black Bean Soup with Greens

Local greens, tomatoes, corn, onions and garlic- this soup is so satisfying and absolutely delicious. Hearty Summer Black Bean Soup with Greens Wheat-free * Gluten-free* 1 large onion, medium dice 2c fresh tomato medium dices or crushed tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 3c black beans, cooked and drained or 2 cans 1 medium sweet potato, […]

Black & White Bean Soup with Greens

Black & White Bean Soup with Greens This soup is wonderfully hearty and delicious. The rice can be substituted with gluten free pasta or another grain of your choosing. Adding in a mix of greens would be amazing but I am partial to kale. Wheat-free Gluten-free 1 large onion, medium dice 1c tomato puree or […]