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I am a busy working Mom who has been vegetarian since 1983 and vegan since 2017.  My husband's family is full of people in the meat industry and his favorite meal is steak and potatoes.  

I have two sons, one in junior high and one in high school, both of whom chose vegetarianism at age 10.  

"Let food be thy medicine."


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The Hunt for No-Fuss Vegan Deliciousness

In search of vegan recipes that will please carnivores and teenagers

Here I will document my adventures through vegan recipes.  Each recipe will be given a rating by kids, carnivores and level of "fussiness".

Simplicity scale:  1 star will mean obscure ingredients I struggled to find and/or processes that were complex or frustrating, whereas 5 stars will mean I already had most of the ingredients in the house and the cooking process was a breeze.

Kid/Carnivore rating:  I told my kids to give it one star if they hated it and almost had to spit it out, three stars if they could take it or leave it, and five stars if they could see it becoming one of their favorite meals.  

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Rustic Potato Salad

This recipe comes from Terry Sargent's 2023 cookbook "Vegan Barbecue". This book is super interesting (thank you to my dear husband for...

Pesto Pasta

This super-easy recipe came together quickly with things I had on hand, and was a great way to use the basil that's exploding in the yard!...

Portobello Penne Casserole

This easy, delicious casserole comes to us from the special edition "Plant-Based Recipes" from allrecipes. This summer edition of the...

Orzo Salad

This great summer salad comes to us from Elizabeth Orsini’s “From Garden to Grill” cookbook. Orzo is one of those things I hardly ever...

Presto Avocado Pesto

Confession: I don’t like avocados. I know – a shocking statement from a vegan! But, I decided to give them another try with this easy...

BLT Pasta Salad

Any recipe that replaces the "Bacon" with "Bread" in a BLT makes my carb-lover heart this recipe instantly attracted my...

Tofu Skewers

It's summer, it's barbeque season, and people are looking for delicious recipes that are quick, satisfying, and delicious. That is just...

Tomato-Basil Bruschetta

This is yet another great, fresh recipe from Plant Power Way: Italia by Julie Piatt and Rich Roll. It is simple and beautiful, but I...

Fried Dill Pickles

These delicious appies come to us from Doug McNish's "The Classics Veganized" and are a delicious snack for Super Bowl game day...or any...

Vegan Nacho Cheese

I was talking to one of my students who follows my blog and he suggested I post some recipes that would work for a Super Bowl watch...

Chickpea Omelet with Mushrooms & Spinach

This is a welcome recipe for any vegan who misses omelettes! It comes to us from Andrew Olson of "One Ingredient Chef" fame. His...

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Another winner from Angela Liddon's "Oh She Glows Every Day"! These roasted potatoes end up crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside...

Roasted Root Veg Traybake

This beautiful dish of veggies was brought to us by the BBC GoodFood website and created a delicious and gorgeous dish for our Christmas...

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

This recipe comes to us from the book "Evolving Vegan" by Mena Massoud. (Big thanks to my Dad for treating me to this fabulous...

Tofu Scramble with Tomatoes and Peppers

I have tried MORE than my share of tofu scramble recipes, including going rogue and trying to come up with something on my own. ...

Vegan Lasagna with Basil Cashew Cheeze

Today's recipe comes to us from vegan icon Angela Liddon, author of "Oh She Glows", in my opinion the best series of vegan cookbooks...

Stuffed Portabello Caps

I found this beautiful new book “From Garden to Grill” by Elisabeth Orsini and I LOVE it! It is gorgeous and so user-friendly, with...

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