Food Blog

“Preserve and treat your food as you would your body, remembering that in time food will be your body.”
— B. W. Richardson

You may wonder why we have a food blog on an organization’s website whose focus is on education and advocacy for less toxic living. Food plays an important role in the body’s detoxification process and, if eating the standard American diet, you likely are ingesting various chemicals from growth hormones in meat and dairy to pesticides in fruit, vegetables and even honey. Having experienced significant personal health improvement myself as well as seeing others benefit from plant based eating, it is clear our diet is linked to our health. You can choose to steer yourself towards health or away from health simply by the choices you make at the table.  We like to say this is culinary medicine.  All the recipes you find on this site are vegan and none contain any refined sugars.

Growing up, falafel was the fast food of choice for us. This falafel recipe takes me back to those days.
Falafel

Chocolate Bean Bites. Yes. Chocolate and Beans. DELICIOUS!
Adzuki Bean Bites

Like jello but want a healthy, natural version? Strawberry mint kanten is the thing! Super yummy and not too heavy.
strawberry mint kanten

Need a great easy dish for the family or to show off at a pot luck? This quinoa chickpea salad is the thing!
quinoa chickpea salad

If it was not obvious yet, carrot cake is a serious weakness. I have no idea where I got it from as my family is not anywhere as crazy about it as me. This version is carrot cake from heaven.

I am a “food pusher” when it comes to pressed salads as we all could use more of this dish in our daily lives. This Napa pressed salad is a great version and will keep for several days.

Need a hearty meal for the belly? Look no further than crispy seitan.

Got leftover rice? Don’t know what to do? These sesame rice patties bring that leftover grain back to life!

Most people have never had black soybeans and it is a shame as they are hearty, delicious and strengthening. This black soybeans with sweet rice is a simple dish but satisfying.

Kinpira is a dish often overlooked in western kitchens. Try this carrot and rutabaga version and you will be telling all your friends about this.
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Put some zest in your life with basmati rice with zest.

Need some fresh crunch in your life? Try the just the crunch salad.

Need a topping for a soup? These deep fried croutons will make any soup even better.

A little sweet and bitter, parsnips and broccoli rabe.

Bunny Luv’n carrot cake. Need I say more?

A wonderful bean dish that will carra-you-away.

Light and uplifting Quick Sautéed Carrots and Kale blanched vegetable salad – carrots and greens.

This is a nice not-to-heavy cannellini bean dish.
White Beans w/Vegetables and Dill

Just home from work and need a vegetable quick? Quick Sautéed Carrots and Kale is the dish!carrots and kale

I know what you are thinking. Sea vegetable? Really?! Trust us on this one!
arame with onions, carrots and almond butter

Stressed?  Cold? This root vegetable soup will solve either or both of those problems!
root vegetable soup

Black Eyed Peas are a New Year’s tradition and this Garlic and Lemon dish does not disappoint!

Garlic Lemon Black Eyed Peas

Cornbread muffins are a nice treat to go with a bean dish. You will love this version!

mini cornbread muffins

Cake is always a nice dessert and this couscous blueberry recipe is one you must try!

almond thumb cookies

Who does not like cookies? These are delicious and even your non-vegan family and friends will ask for these almond thumbprint sweets!

almond thumb cookies

Springtime is for the color green and this pea and kale soup is delicious!

pea and kale soup

These winter months require some good nourishing soup for the soul (and immune system!). Try this killer kinpira soup. It will NOT disappoint!

Kinpira Soup

Pumpkin pie is always a favorite so let us share our version – vegan pumpkin pie.

pumpkin pie