Living & eating healthy with food allergies

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Healthy Gluten-Free Brownies

Healthy Gluten-Free Brownies

Healthy Brownies? Yep, these brownies are made without oil, nuts or flour. You won’t believe the secret ingredient. Black beans! They are quick to put together and you can make them just a little sweet or super sweet depending on your taste. No nuts, no […]

Healthy Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins & a Road Trip

Healthy Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins & a Road Trip

I just took a 1000 mile roadtrip from Oregon to Southern California. In a week I’m going back home. I definitely learned a few things along the way. I thought it would be helpful to tell you all about my trip and include a delicious […]

Welcome to 2019!

Welcome to 2019!

Happy New Year! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. I’m still vegan and still cooking. In July 2017 my life changed drastically when my husband Anthony passed away. All my plans changed in a moment. I’ve been busy figuring out what the […]

Why did I become a Pampered Chef consultant?

Why did I become a Pampered Chef consultant?

Recently I was invited to a Pampered Chef party. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The consultant handed out catalogs and I suddenly got much more interested. There were so many great kitchen tools that would make cooking plant-based fun and simple. The catalog includes […]

Super Munchies for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Munchies for Super Bowl Sunday

I’m a big football fan. Even when my team isn’t having a good year I will still watch all the games. This year was particularly bad as my team not only lost but moved to a new city. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still […]

Eating healthy when life is crazy

Eating healthy when life is crazy

My life is a little crazy right now. Maybe a whole lot of crazy. I hope you’ll excuse me for not including any recipes in today’s post. I promise a bunch of recipes are coming your way very soon. I’m getting ready to make a […]

Sun Bites

Sun Bites

Do you ever feel like you just want something sweet but you only want a bite? I’m always trying to eat healthy, whole food avoiding candy and sweets. Despite that I love baking and making sweets to give away. Planning to give them away ensures […]

Making Ratatouille with Lentils

Making Ratatouille with Lentils

I love eating eggplant. It’s gotten me in trouble before. But that’s a whole other story. Whenever I go to the grocery store I check to see if any of the eggplant look edible. Lately it’s been very sad. The eggplant looks like it was […]

Thanksgiving – Vegan Style

Thanksgiving – Vegan Style

I had two Thanksgiving celebrations this week. Both vegan. Both potluck. That meant cooking even though I wasn’t hosting. The first celebration was the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Since I live close to Portland (sometimes known as Vegan central) there are a lot of people interested […]

Some of my favorite allergy free foods

Some of my favorite allergy free foods

I try to cook most of my food from scratch to eat healthier and avoid allergy issues. But there are some foods that are a liitle more difficult to make yourself, plus on a busy work day sometimes I need something in case I miss […]