Category Archives: Soups and Stews

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple-Spiced Pepitas… & My Farewell to Sarabi

Hi guys. When I started planning this post, it was a simple recipe share. Yesterday, however, we lost our beloved Sarabi kitty. It was a very hard day. She was 18, so she certainly had a long, happy life with us. In the spring we learned that she was having troubles. The vet informed us at the… Continue Reading

Returning to Blogging: Peanut Thai Vegetable Stew

Hello friends. I’m officially back to blogging! I was very touched by your heartfelt comments on my last post. I read them all, quite a few times. Your kindness reached me during a rough time. Thank you. I’ve had some personal insights in the last couple of months. My journey has just begun. I have… Continue Reading

Now Available!: Plant-Powered 15 ebook (vegan, oil-free, gluten-free)

So, the last few months you may have been wondering what I’ve been up to. I’ve been posting plenty of recipes, but haven’t been talking much about personal things or our family. Truth is, I have been swamped since September with both work and mama responsibilities, and it’s been challenging to keep up. (My next… Continue Reading

Pureed Spicy Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew with Chickpeas (vegan and gluten-free)

My kitchen has been filled with sweet potato goodness this past week. I have created at least three new recipes using glorious, nutritious, delicious SWEET POTATOES!  These recipes are for a new project (hope to share details very soon)! Today, I am sharing this most satisfying, flavorful, Pureed Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew with Chickpeas…. Continue Reading

Sugar-Free Vegan Caramel Apples

Did you love caramel and candy apples as a kid? I sure did, though as a juvenile junk-food-junkie, I opted to eat the caramel or candy – but leave the apple behind (so sad)!  Don’t believe this ‘Queen Bean’ had such a penchant for junk? … Proof that my sweet tooth started pretty darn early… frosting… Continue Reading

“Hello Vegan” Bars + more recipes!

Happy Friday my plant-powered friends!  I decided to add more content to my recipes page today, so you will now find recipes there for (click the photo to link directly to the recipe)… Plus, two recipes that you might not have seen or tried just yet!… Roasted Red Pepper & Almond Hummus from the hummus… Continue Reading

Vegan Soup For The Soul: Tomato Lentil Soup with Cumin and Fresh Dill

Though it’s almost June, many days I am making soups as we are having some cool and damp spells.  Those of you that have been with me for a while know that I love soups.  LOVE.  For a few reasons… (1) They are usually easy and quick to make. (2) Typically the batches are large… Continue Reading

Wildside Jar for green smoothies, thick and nut-based sauces and dessert purees. I use mine 1-2x/day.

Twister Jar is the BEST for healthy, homemade salad dressings and sauces




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