If you are looking for a healthy alternative to pesto sauce, try my vegan pesto sauce. This delicious vegan pesto sauce includes nutritional yeast, a cheese substitute with vitamins and protein!
This is a healthy and delicious recipe for carrot cake, made with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. This cake is suitable for diabetics.
How do you make corn tortillas from scratch? Where can you purchase the right type of corn? What is lime? In this article, you will find the answers to all your questions, plus step-by-step instructions for making tortillas. Also included are ideas for using your delicious homemade tortillas.
Gluten-free cookies don't have to be hard as rocks and taste bland. This review of five gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mixes gives you the skinny before you make your purchase.
Learn valuable tips to baking with gluten-free flour. Gluten-free baking does not have to be intimidating. Here are some easy and useful tips.
This is not your typical quesadilla recipe! It's a meal that satisfies vegetarians and has enough flavor and body to make any meat-eater want more.
A high-protein food list for vegetarians includes dairy, legumes, nuts, seeds, and other plant foods. This article suggests a variety of protein-rich foods and includes grams per serving.
Looking for an easy, healthy weeknight meal? This savory recipe is inexpensive and filling, and because it uses only one pot, cleanup is a breeze.
Many people think of adopting a vegetarian diet as an inherently difficult act of self-denial. But with interest growing in the Mediterranean diet, vegetarian no longer means bland and boring.
This dairy-free chocolate cake recipe heralds from the Great Depression, when milk, butter, and eggs were too expensive for use in desserts. Wacky cake is vegan and dairy-free.
For most Americans, the most popular bagel topping is cream cheese. But vegans must find alternative toppings for their morning breakfast. Here are some delicious vegan options for you.
Without the necessary flour for our pie crusts, we had to get creative! An internet search found so many options it was hard to choose. The best ingredient we had in the pantry was almonds.
Becoming vegan isn't always easy, and it doesn't always happen overnight. Here are a few useful tips to help you get started.
Quorn recently released a new line of vegetarian sausages. I used their chicken and apple in this recipe. It is something different and definitely tasty!
This sugar-free and wheat-free spelt bread tastes great, has only five ingredients, and is easy to make.
Find a flavorful recipe for a meatless meal. A combination of spinach, cheese, and kidney beans (accompanied by a simple, fresh salsa) makes these quesadillas a great addition to any weekly meal plan.
Lighten up your classic lasagna dinner with this delicious vegan and gluten-free recipe! The roasted vegetables and fresh basil add a subtle sweetness to this dish that both your family and guests will love.
These apple walnut hermit cookies are vegan—made without eggs or dairy. To me, they summon up everything I love to remember of the eggy, spicy, yummy, munchy, cakey hermit cookies of my past non-vegan life.
As the holidays approach, I go through the checklist of vegan dishes I need to make for all the family get-togethers and friends' potlucks.
This is one of my favorite salads to make on the keto diet. It's packed with all the necessary macros needed for a keto meal. This recipe makes enough for two large salads. Add a glass of sparkling water and you have yourself the perfect meal.
This article discusses three of my favorite Weight Watchers pasta recipes. These are my modifications for spaghetti pie, lasagna rolls, and chicken broccoli fettuccine.
No time to cook? No worries! You can have a pizza ready in about 30 minutes with minimal prep using this simple recipe.
People often make rude remarks when they learn someone is living a gluten-free life. Do you recognize any of these comments?
This is a healthy version of a Thai favorite—pineapple fried rice—made with cauliflower rice. It's easy to customize to your tastes and can be made kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sodium, vegan, or vegetarian—or for the 21-Day Fix or Weight Watchers.
This energy bar recipe is easy to make and does not require any cooking! This is a delicious and nutritious energy bar recipe that does not contain sugar.
Get some tips for eating vegetarian at fast food restaurants. Learn about vegetarian menu items that are available at national chains, as well as a list of items vegetarians should avoid.
This recipe for homemade vegan sausages uses beans. These sausages are also wheat, egg, milk, soy, and nut-free so they are suitable for a range of special diets.
This is a vegan take on the classic avgolemono soup. An excellent winter soup, this is jam-packed with vitamins, protein, and flavor. Great for those feeling under the weather or for anyone looking for a deliciously light evening meal.
Torn between two loves? I want to love meat AND eat like a vegetarian. Can I manage both? Let's talk about it!
Many restaurants now offer gluten-free dining. Is it just marketing? Find out which restaurants may be safe for people with gluten allergies and which ones to avoid.
Sick of mushy, flavorless tofu? In this article, we will teach you the best way to cook tofu that everyone is sure to love—whether they are vegan or not!
This is a really easy and tasty recipe for chocolate muffins that uses no sugar or artificial sweeteners.
This recipe is an adaptation of a traditional German flourless hazelnut cake that my family of paleo eaters indulges in. It is a diabetic-friendly and tasty alternative to regular cake.
An easy homemade protein bar recipe. Each bar contains 20g protein. No bake protein bars which you can complete in only 40 minutes. Great before or after workouts or as a high protein healthy snack.
This article includes a recipe for making wheat gluten food, also known as seitan, in the traditional way.
You don't need wheat flour to have a scrumptious chocolate cake for dessert at your next party or family gathering. This cake is a crowd-pleaser that all of your family and friends can enjoy.
Whether you're vegan or want to make cookies and are out of eggs, this four-ingredient cookie recipe is quick, easy, and healthy.
This is a tasty, healthy, low-carb cracker recipe! These crackers are great, low-carb, and diabetic-friendly. Photos included.
When people find out I'm a soy milk user, they've often said they'd like to switch from dairy milk, but they can't get used to soy. I really, really enjoy my soy products now, but it did take a while to get used to them. Here are my tips for making the switch.
A 7-day meal plan for those on a gluten-free and wheat-free diet. If you have celiac disease and need help with ideas on gluten-free meals, this article will give you 4 gluten-free meals for each day of the week.
No eggs, dairy, or nuts in these beautiful donuts that look, taste, and smell like they came from a donut shop!
No eggs, dairy, or nuts in these huge, gooey cinnamon rolls that look, taste, and smell like they came from that chain store at the mall! Your family will drop whatever they are doing and run to the kitchen when they smell these!
If you've never had quinoa pasta before, you are in for a surprise. Quinoa is a powerhouse ingredient chock-full of protein and vitamins. Read more for healthy pasta recipes using gluten-free quinoa pasta.
This is a wholesome, versatile, gluten-free recipe that is so tasty you won't believe how easy it was to make!
In this article, I examine how environment, circumstance, and mindset have affected my eating habits.
Discover some great substitutes for fresh tomatoes, red sauces, BBQ sauce, crushed tomatoes, and more. From soups and sandwiches to pizzas and chili, there is always a substitute you can use.
Find some great recipes for yellow squash and zucchini, all with low carb counts—even fried squash and fried zucchini. You won’t miss the carbs! Photos included.
Here are ten tips to help you maintain balance and moderation when making the switch to a vegetarian diet, gain positive reinforcement to help make your choice stick, and get connected to some terrific support resources. Eat well. Be healthy. Be happy.
Gluten-free cereals are harder to find at the grocery store than you might think. It isn't simply a matter of checking a label to make sure it doesn't have wheat, barley, or rye. Here is a list of cereals that are gluten-free and some places that you can get them.
The vegan choices I have made this past year and a half have changed my life. I get plenty of protein with beans and nuts plus more vegetables and fruits than I ever used to consume. It's a good choice for me.
Are you looking for something different than the run-of-the-mill kale chips? How about brussels sprout chips? They're raw, easy to make, nutritious and extremely tasty. You'll fall in love with these chips!
Textured vegetable protein is a processed product that has a high protein content and is usually made from soybeans. It's a useful food for vegans but is controversial.
Pamela's Gluten-Free Bread Mix is very versatile, producing consistent bagels, bread, pizza crust, and pancakes. If you're looking for a gluten-free flour mix, try Pamela's Bread Mix.
Now those with milk and egg allergies or restrictions can enjoy homemade, thin, and crispy oatmeal cookies. The crunchy texture is full of whole grain deliciousness, making for a very satisfying treat!
Pure maple syrup and walnuts, combined with chocolate chips, results in a hybrid cookie with unique character. No worries for those with gluten sensitivities, these cookies are gluten free!
Paleo muesli is a grain-free, gluten-free, and even dairy-free alternative to regular cereals. It is delicious, fast and easy to make, and absolutely healthy!
Discover some ways to reduce sugar while still enjoying some sweetness in your life. This article provides tips that are easy to follow.
Gluten intolerance can be a serious condition in people with celiac disease. Luckily, many gluten-free flours are available. I use some of these in my pumpkin muffin recipe.
Enjoy this unusually savory vegetarian dish of red beans and rice—it's been tested in our kitchen and is well-loved in our home.
Vine-ripened tomatoes, vintage Parmesan cheese, sauteed vegetables, and fresh, home-grown herbs combine to make a delicious summer pie.
Learn to make chewy, fudgy, gluten-free brownies from scratch. This recipe is quick and easy and makes brownies that are a lot yummier than those you get from a box mix!
Whole-grain flour, applesauce, and almond butter make for a moist, nutritious zucchini bread. Toast it; add a dab of vegan buttery spread. Absolutely delicious and totally guilt-free!
Baking your own bagels at home means you know exactly what when into them. These are vegan, easy to make, and delicious!
Cooked incorrectly, tofu can turn out slimy and flavorless. My special method uses dry-frying and marinating, resulting in firm, flavorful tofu that leaves even meat-eaters impressed.
This recipe is so delicious and easy—super easy. It's made with ingredients we all have at home most of the time.
No eggs or dairy, but all the taste. This is NOT the tasteless "wacky cake" or "crazy cake" recipe that is all over the internet. This cake is far superior. Your guests will enjoy it, too!
These moist and delicious muffins are low-fat, low-carb, and sugar-free. Give them a try, and you will be delighted! I started making these when I was experimenting with making sugar-free and low-fat desserts.
How do vegetarians get enough protein without eating meat? How much protein does a person actually need? And what meatless and dairy-free options are available?
Salad dressings are easy to make, and I have compiled a collection of the 10 healthiest and best-tasting salad dressing recipes for you. Don't buy the ones at the store—make your own today!
Are you gluten-free and also trying to eat healthily? This recipe is great for those who are trying to cut back on sugar but aren't avoiding it altogether.
If you have a tomato allergy or intolerance, you might get sick when consuming pizza, spaghetti, and lasagna. Learn how to tell the difference between the two conditions, and get tips about how to live without tomatoes.
The pescatarian way of eating leaves a lot of food choices for anyone that decides to follow it. Is it healthier? Is it a stepping stone to other food changes?
Wondering how you can eat only plant-based foods, yet still consume a substantial amount of protein every day? It is easier than you think! Keeping your kitchen stocked with these protein-packed essentials will help keep you fueled all day long.
This is a low-carb cheesy beer bread recipe. It includes info about flax seed, flaxseed meal, and flax oil, along with photos.
Learn about some of the best substitutes for lemon in desserts, salads, and entrees. Don't let your allergy or intolerance keep you from eating your favorite foods!
I've been trying to incorporate meatless dinners into our weeks. This was a great beef and broccoli recipe with all of the flavor and none of the beef. It's a great vegetarian recipe that will please even the most staunch meat-lovers. It's quick and easy to make, too!
Here are my three favorite Weight Watchers dessert recipes: mandarin gelatin yogurt, strawberry pineapple sherbet, and chocolate peanut butter ice cream treats.
This is a very tasty recipe for gluten-free nut burgers that are high in nutrients, good for anyone with high cholesterol and may help reduce your risk of developing diabetes. This article includes nutritional information.
Looking for something quick and healthy for lunch or a light dinner? This vegan mango salsa wrap is fresh, delicious, healthy and can be made in less than 30 minutes!
There are several types of non-dairy milk. Learn what the options are and how they stack up against one another.
"Meaty" but meatless chili that doesn't rely on soy protein or frozen veggie crumbles. This would be great to have on Super Bowl Sunday.
When you are vegan and love sandwiches, the problem is what to put inside. Here are a few solutions I've found that work very well for vegan sandwiches.
One more than a baker's dozen of fun, creative, and peanut-free desserts delight kids' taste buds. Make a peanut-free treat that will put a smile on the face of any child with food allergies. Take a look at my recipe suggestions.
Eating a vegetarian diet doesn't have to be boring. There are many great recipes out there for those of us who choose to be vegetarian. Even those of us who do not follow a vegetarian diet can benefit from these recipes.
The keto diet can be hard when you're used to eating carbs, but this simple keto-friendly bread can satisfy your carb cravings. This recipe takes only 90 seconds in the microwave!
Don't miss out on blueberry muffins just because you avoid eggs or milk! This recipe is bursting full of berry flavor with subtle hints of lemon, and it's finished with a sweet topping to add dimension.
Are you a vegetarian who still craves the taste of good old-fashioned British fish and chips? Crave no more, for here is a great-tasting recipe using halloumi cheese as a fish substitute. This recipe makes lovely crisp batter and chunky chips that are drenched in salt and vinegar.
This is my own delicious gluten-free scones recipe. Try the cheese or fruit variations, or make a delicious gluten-free 'cobbler' topping for savory pies.
Eating a Paleo diet breakfast does not mean eggs every morning! Try these delicious and healthy pumpkin pancakes!
Almond milk contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals. For those who cannot consume dairy due to allergies or an intolerance, almond milk is a great alternative. It is even considered by some to be a superior beverage.
This is a delicious plant based potato and corn chowder. It is healthy and light on the digestion, yet satisfying and filling. Free of dairy and gluten!
This delectable ice cream recipe uses chia seeds to emulsify the other ingredients in a high-power blender. You will enjoy healthy, plant-based ice cream that tastes better than the "real thing."
A luscious vegan, dairy-free ice cream recipe bursting with the flavor of ripe bananas, maple-syrup glazed walnuts, and dark chocolate. Unsweetened coconut milk and coconut cream make it super creamy.
This article discusses some delicious, low-calorie lunch ideas for those who need gluten-free food. It highlights quick and easy to make meals.
The pros and cons of embracing a vegan lifestyle aren't always obvious. Here's what I've learned since going vegan a year and a half ago, along with a couple of suggestions and recipes.
This is an excellent vegan-friendly veggie burger recipe adapted from the Blue Plate Diner classic, featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." This is a bean-based burger that is tasty and filling. Try it out, then put your own spin on it!