Chilled Summer Squash Soup

Chilled Summer Squash Soup

This year I was determined to grow some yellow squash and zucchini in my tiny garden. I have a ton of sun in my backyard but no good place to put an in-ground garden, so I have an Earthbox garden. It may be small but I have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pie pumpkins, eggplants and peppers planted this […]

Review: Thrive Energy Cookbook

Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

I received Thrive in the mail a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the photos and design are. Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway to win your own copy of Thrive Energy Cookbook and to get the recipe for the Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie from the book. There are […]

Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

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The hot, humid North Carolina summer weather wears me out from a simple walk around my tiny garden or after a few hours working on the deck. The heat makes me feel less motivated and spend to much time thinking about taking naps. This is the time of the year that slow cookers are made for. Make dinner while […]

Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

Easy Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

The good part about this time of the year is walking out in the garden to grab some herbs for dinner or to even plan a meal around what veggie is ready to pick. But with the good there is always the dark side of summer – the heat. The rising temperatures make me want […]

VeganCuts Dog Lovers Box Giveaway!

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I must warn you – there are gratuitous cute doggie pics in this post. Personally, I think it should perk up your day because these are pictures of my two dogs enjoying a few things out of the Dog Lovers Box from VeganCuts. They kindly sent me one free to try. Well, for Max and Brenna to try really. If you […]

Strawberry Spelt Biscuits for Breakfast in Bed-Fest

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When my friend Angela at Canned-Time.com invited me to post a recipe in her year-long Breakfast in Bed-Fest I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I love breakfast! I wanted to make something biscuity because they are one of my favorite foods. Sweet biscuits, savory biscuits, drop biscuits are all big hits at my house. Since it’s […]

Allison’s E-book: Comfortably Yum

Comfortably Yum Giveaway

I met Allison at the very first Vida Vegan Conference before I know she was a chocolate goddess. She’s also known for her fun vegan adaptations of comfort food favorites and in her first e-book, Comfortably Yum, her homey recipes really hit the spot! She’s letting me give away a copy so be sure to […]

Kidney Bean and Summer Squash Mexi Stir-fry

Kidney Bean and Summer Squash Mexi Stir-fry

Today, I bring you the perfect Monday night dinner. It’s quick, easy, cheap, and most importantly tastes great! I usually give you an exact recipe, but this one is going to be free-style. I made my first sandwich from the Children’s Encyclopedia when I was 6. I insisted on having the exact number of potato […]

More Quick-Fix Vegan Review

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I have always loved Robin Robertson’s books. Her recipes are easy, accessible and tasty. This second book in her Quick-Fix series is one of my favorites. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter in the giveaway to win your own copy of More Quick-Fix Vegan. (It’s up now – sorry […]

Red Curry Coconut Peanut Butter

Red Curry Coconut Peanut Butter

I think I’m becoming a bit obsessed with nut butter. Once I made turtle butter I haven’t been able to turn back. This time I wanted to make a savory version. Cheryl brought some peanuts home and I promptly stole some of them to make this Red Curry Coconut Peanut Butter. The name could be […]