Vegan 

Roasted Red Pepper, Basil & Tomato Marinara

What do you do when you are overloaded with fresh tomatoes and peppers from your CSA or farmers market? Make homemade sauce, duh! There is nothing like truly made-from-scratch marinara sauce! 

Quinoa Cashew Cheese Balls

Who thought that only animal-foods could be a complete protein? I know, not you! These quinoa cashew cheese balls are zesty and refreshing served cold on a salad or a great substitute for beef/pork meatballs topped with your favorite marinara (see above)! 

Mini Black Bean Burgers

These flavorful vegan burgers are so versatile! You can follow my recipe or choose to modify it with my recommendations or come up with your own! The possibilities are only limited by your creativity in the kitchen! 

Cashew Cheese Sauce

You don't have to miss out on your favorites just because you have a dairy intolerance, allergy or have made the commitment to a vegan lifestyle! Bring this cashew "cheese" to your next gathering and I bet it will be a big hit! 

Parmesan-Style Seed Cheese

This seedy sprinkle “cheese” is great for people with dairy allergies or intolerances, those of you who are embracing a vegan lifestyle or people simply wanting to try something new and tasty! Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons on your morning eggs, salads, pasta dishes, or whenever you’re wanting to add a little zesty cheese-like flavor to your meals and snacks! If you prefer nuts, try swapping out the seeds for raw cashews or walnuts. As always, get creative!

Creamy pumpkin "mac n cheese" casserole

This festive Fall comfort dish puts a much healthier spin on the traditional variety without lacking in flavor. First, it is vegan...But don't be fooled because this plant-based meal has 21 grams of protein! It is packed full of vitamins, minerals and has about half your daily fiber requirement given the addition of nuts, seeds and the use of chickpea pasta in place of traditional wheat or gluten-free rice pasta. Therefore, it will digest more slowly and keep the blood sugar steady, so diabetics should be pleasantly satisfied!