Nourish Your Heart

Beet Power

This is the most gorgeous smoothie I think I have ever made. It is the perfect balance of flavor, not to mention how excited my palate reacts with all those juicy flamboyant colors swirling around in the Vita-mix.  I wish I was sipping on one right now as I am typing this blog. I wanted… Read more »

Hello My Name is…

A funny thing happened when I began Almost Vegan Cooking School.  I discovered my new name.  Sometimes our identity changes as we grow up, and sometimes during our life, our identity can be hard to figure out.  I have always had trouble with my identity.  Maybe I have loved too many things to narrow down… Read more »

Debbie’s No Added Sugar- Fruit Sweetened Granola©

This is my secret recipe for creating scrumptious, crunchy, irresistible, whole grain granola without any refined sugar!  If you check the labels at the super market it is nearly impossible to find granola cereal or bars without lots of added sugar. I have been making homemade granola for years, and this recipe I developed over… Read more »

Breakfast Burritos – freezer to oven

If you love breakfast, burritos, eggy tofu scrambles, roasted green chiles, hummus, any kind of hardy dark leafy green, bell peppers, fried onions, or a touch of cheese, like I do, then this recipe for freezer to oven  breakfast burritos has everything you love and more! When our son moved home last year to save… Read more »

Vegetable Pot Pie – 3 Ways

Vegetables and gravy smothered in biscuits?  You might think I have this enticing description backwards, but this is the best way to describe our NEW FAMILY FAVORITE.  When these crisp edgy golden biscuits come out of the oven and cover the top of a piping hot gravy,  you know you have died and gone to… Read more »

Ultimate Fun Party Food Ideas with an Asian Twist

Looking for some fun snack food while watching the telly this winter?  Here are three of my very favorite recipes that I tend to make over and over again.  Our Super Bowl Party Foods Cooking Class recently sold out, so I decided to share some extra perfect at-home snacks, this time, with an Asian Twist…. Read more »

Cold Weather Comfort Food

Pile on the bacon and indulge your family with a Dreamy Creamy Sauced Noodle Night! This is mushroom magic, it’s vegan, it’s homemade, you don’t need to use it sparingly!  Add this to any dish you can think of or pair it with this delicious combo of  cheesy sauced noodles.  I served this dish Christmas Eve… Read more »

Places That Feel Good

There are places I am naturally drawn to, that are hard to explain.  I feel something familiar, a sense of comfort, as if I have a memory from before.   I love these kinds of places, and I have tried to create them, many times.  Sometimes, it comes with decorating a room or fixing up an… Read more »

A Winter Holiday Menu

Just in time for holiday cooking a pre-planned holiday menu from my kitchen to yours.  Cranberry Holiday Soup Winter Waldorf Kale Salad Winter Squash With Wild Rice Dressing Serve with warm apple sauce Rustic Cranberry Apple Crumble Galette Lots of delicious ideas and old family favorites to help you through the holiday season. Make something… Read more »

Halloween Chili

The chilly air, the dimming light, leaves swirling in all directions and crunching underfoot, I love this time of year, for all kinds of reasons.There’s an allure I think, in the changing of the seasons with all those rituals showing up again and again as we live our life by nature’s trend. Summer is so gorgeous and then… Read more »