Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional) Instructions Place can of coconut milk in the fridge for a day After a day, open can and scoop off the top layer of the fat and put in bowl.  Leave the coconut “water” in can, as it will ruin the…

Christmas Dinner…better late than never

This year, Christmas was a little different for us, as we celebrated just the two of us in Denver.  My mom usually flies out from New York to spend the holiday with us, but this year she decided to stay back east and come in the Spring.  Unfortunately, flights back east around this time of year…

Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’m officially on winter break!  Whooooo!!  I seriously couldn’t be any more excited.  This last course I had was challenging both educationally, but also emotionally for me.  There was so much great information that I learned about specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, but there was also a fear running through me about whether or not I’m getting enough of…

Kale & Butternut Squash Salad

This is my absolute favorite salad at the moment and even Mike approves and requests that I make this often.  Yea, that’s right!   This was the dish I brought to pass at our Friendsgiving this year and many people have asked me for the recipe since then, so as I’m playing catch up on the blog,…

Loaded Nachos!!

So I posted this picture of  nachos on my Instagram page, but then I got caught up with school, work and life and didn’t get around to putting it up on the blog.  Well the time has come to play some catch up, so I thought I should pay up with this delicious receipe! It…

A New Vegan in Town…

Well, probably not, but new to the blog world for sure.  I’ve always wanted to start my own blog, but didn’t know how or what to talk about or if I had the you know what to pull it off.  Well it’s happening. I’m taking new life leaps and I might as well add this…

Times Are Changing…

In regards to fats that is! For decades, fat has been deemed as evil or the enemy, but not anymore.  Last week in my class my teacher pulled out her 2014 prestine copy of Times Magazine: We Were Wrong About Saturated Fats.  I could just see the excitement in her face, her body language changed, her…

Corn Chowder

So last night we got our first BIG snow storm in Denver……NOT!  As per usual, the weather prediction was wrong and we did not get ten inches of pillowly powder.   Instead we got rain that turned into wet, heavy snow.  Even though we didn’t get what we all thought, it’s still pretty to wake…

Lentil Soup

This weekend was rather intense for me.  I had a Personal Relationship with Food workshop over the entire weekend that really challenged me emotionally.  I gathered with a group of 22 other NTI students from all over and we opened up about our struggles with food, what food means to us, reflected on our 7-day diet…

Homemade Veggie Stock

Recipe: Start collecting vegetable scraps, such as: onions carrots celery kale stems mushroom stems squash bell peppers, etc Put everything into 1-gallon freezer bags until you have two full ones.   I typically just throw whatever I have leftover from cooking, minimizing really strong curciferous flavors like brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Once you have…

Pickled Green Tomatoes

I grew up in a house where my mom made everything from scratch, from jams and jellies, to maple syrup, to canned peaches, tomatoes, pickles and much more.  I would have to say that I was pretty spoiled in that department and still am when I receive her care packages from New York with all…

Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing: 1 tbsp Veganaise 2 tbsp non-dairy sour cream ( I use Tofutti) pinch of salt and pepper 1/2 tsp dried dill 1/4 tsp onion powder 1-2 tsp rice milk  Combine all ingredients, adding rice milk slowly until you reach your desired consistency