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The #1 Best Kitchen Gadget

The Vidalia Chop Wizard wins the top spot hands down.

Chop an entire onion in 10 seconds!

We’ve all seen those “As Seen on TV” ads showcasing kitchen knives that cut paper, cellulite zappers, or the latest and greatest ab ripper. Never has it lead me to pick up the phone or enter an order on-line. Well, almost never. Read more

Macho Gazpacho

Don't be afraid to ask a restaurant for a recipe of a favorite menu item.

Fresh and colorful at the starting line

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Burgers & Beer: Guy Fieri’s Loaded Veggie Burger

Color and crunch and a whole lotta nutrition in one burger.

Guy Fieri’s Veggie Patties

Host of Food Network’s extremely popular show, Diner’s Drive-In’s and Dives, Guy Fieri is a television sensation. I’m fascinated by a show that glamorizes food that can kill you. Not a quick “kick the bucket” either. But a slow, disease ridden, artery clogging, gasping for breath because you’re morbidly obese kind of death. These producers are masters at making you salivate over poison.

The good news is Guy Fieri isn’t always about mile high hamburgers or chicken fried steak. He’s just as charismatic about his damn good veggie burger!

 

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Grilled Herb Tofu & Vegetable Kabobs

A beautiful, edible rainbow on a stick.

Smoky flavors unite the marinated tofu and vegetables into an intense savory delight! Read more

The Cookbook That Transformed My Life

This cookbook taught me how to prepare great meals without all the unhealthy fat.

My spin on a Vegan Pot Pie- Yummy!

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A Patio Food Bouquet

No need for a centerpiece when you serve these at your next summer gathering.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with “To Die For” Sauce Read more

Field Roast Bonanza- Great Products for Meat(less) Eaters

Try Field Roast Grain products and you won't miss the meat.

With a hint of apple sage flavor

There is a great deal of controversy over the use of faux meat products amongst those who advocate a plant based diet. Here’s my take on it. Read more

Asian Skinny Noodles with Garlic Vegetable Medley

Vegan doesn't mean deprivation

Serve me this over Chinese take-out any day!
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Cafe Gratitude- Restaurant Reflection

Cafe Gratitude gives us many reasons to be grateful in Kansas City.

Photograph from Cafe Gratitude website

Open heart…open mind…open mouth when visiting Cafe Gratitude in California and if you can believe it, Kansas City!

I could not wait to indulge at this 100% organic, plant based restaurant, keen on buying local goods that are seasonal and fresh.  If you are serious about your health, love food for what it IS in its original state, and want to leave feeling better about yourself than when you went in, Cafe Gratitude is your place. Read more

Smoked Tofu Fajitas

Smoked tofu is amazing and lifts fajitas to a new level!

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