Zuppa Toscana

This week's recipe was inspired by watching a video by Laura Vitale from Laura in the Kitchen. She did a Zuppa Toscana recipe that looked great, but there was a lot of fatty meat in it and lacked vegetables. I wanted to make a healthier vegetarian version that would give you all of the comfort [...]

Vegan Chickpea Fritatta

Since I did a holiday meal last week, I decided to give the big cooking a rest this week. Something simple and vegetarian. That's when I came across a recipe from the MyFitnessPal Hello Healthy Blog for Vegan Chickpea Fritatta. I love fritatta and it's an easy way to use up ingredients. The recipe was [...]

A vegetarian low sodium holiday meal

I decided to make a second holiday meal this year that was for sure healthy, vegetarian, low sodium and dairy free. The bad part of other people cooking for you is that they may not understand the intricacies of your diet. For example, my sister in law made these wonderful chicken bites. She did everything [...]

Navy Bean and Escarole Stew with Vegan Feta and Olives

We've finally had the hard frost we've been waiting for here in Michigan. If you haven't heard we have had an unusually high amount of cases of eastern equine encephalitis or EEE. It's a nasty disease that mostly affects horses, but can also infect humans. It has a high fatality rate. We even sprayed for [...]

Corned….Tofu?

Why in the world would anyone want to corn tofu? Yes, it sounds strange, but since going vegetarian I wanted to have some version of old favorites. I love corned beef. However, it has too much salt and isn't the best for you. I actually became inspired by a small restaurant in Kalamazoo, Michigan called [...]