Sacred Pauses and a Buddha Bowl with Volcano Rice, Black Beans, and Avocado Cilantro Dressing

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.” Pema Chodron  This past […] Read more »

Red, White, and Blue Summer Salad with Naturally Fresh Brand Ginger Dressing

Summer is here and it is hot! My summer has been all about brainstorming recipes for smoothies and salads to take advantage of summer harvests and to stay cool. Many fruits and veggies are also naturally hydrating and are great heat-busters for summer snacks and gatherings. I am delighted to be working with the Naturally […] Read more »

Buddha Bowl – Black Rice, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Red Cabbage and Tahini Dressing Recipe

“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.” The Buddha [From the Dhammapada] Buddha Bowls are bowls filled with plant-based goodness and heaped high to remind us of the Laughing Buddha’s belly which symbolizes wealth and prosperity. And the delicious bowl that brings flavor in each bite really […] Read more »

Garlic Lemon Broccoli Bites with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos for Healthy Snacking

  Are you looking for an intelligent craving? Something that soothes the crunchy, salty must-have? Please meet Garlic Lemon Broccoli Bites with Bragg’s Amino Acid. With my work and writing schedule, I love to have go-to foods that require little to no prep and satisfy my grazing urges as well and are not carb-loaded. I […] Read more »

Spiralized Cucumber and Soba Noodles Salad with Edamame and Rice Wine Vinagrette Recipe

  The WonderVeg Spiralizer strikes again and this time with beautiful hothouse cucumbers from Trader Joe’s! I needed to make a dish for a gathering of about 10 that might also need to hold up for outdoor eating. Since it practically feels like summer most other places here, my mind was practically obsessed with cucumber […] Read more »