Banana Shake

I'm recovering from a little too much fun over the weekend by enjoying this Vegan Banana Shake. It's as if I have an insatiable need for continuous pleasure that begins …

Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with Coconut Cookie Crust

Have you heard the notion that we live our lives in chapters? I'm thrilled with today's chapter in my life because I'm calling it my "Vegan dreamy, chocolate creamy" chapter. Yes, going vegan is not without it struggles...but it's not without its triumphs as well. And Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with a Coconut Cookie Crust? That's seriously what I refer to as a triumph!

Loaded Vegan Baked Potatoes

Being vegan means you get to still enjoy all the great foods you love, but just in a healthier package. Take these loaded backed potatoes for example. With a little bit of vegetarian chili and vegan cheese, you can turn a simple potato into something downright delicious! As you can tell, I speak from experience.

Sunday Morning with Shawn and a Million Snow Geese

Come join Shawn and me on a photography excursion to Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge where we saw over a million snow geese in migration. That's right, over a million! It was a sight to behold. Sometimes it's hard to get out bed early in the morning for these photo shoots, but the results are well worth the effort. I hope you agree!

Cheesy Creamed Cauliflower Soup

Winter may be singing her swan song, but I'm not quite ready to give up on one of my favorite parts of that season - soup. So here's my homage to winter - a vegan cheesy cauliflower soup. It's so creamy I even serve it over a baked potato with a little steamed broccoli on top. It's equally delicious in a bowl, slowly savoring one spoonful after another.

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies bring together two seemingly diverse flavors, coconut and oatmeal, with a little chocolate added for good measure. Patty Griffin sings about making pies as a way of connecting socially in the kitchen. I think I'll write a song called Making Cookies because it's my favorite thing to do when guests come over, either invited or spur of the moment. In fact, keeping some of this dough in the freezer should be on the must-do list!

Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You may not have all the ingredients on-hand, but once you do, you can delight in the simple steps to make this delicious vegan sandwich over and over again. Tender slices of peppered Tofurkey with avocado and melted Daiya Havarti Garlic Jalapeño cheese. To top it off I used thick cut slices of artisan rosemary herbed bread.

Vegan Mozz Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

I'm always looking for the perfect recipe to serve at parties. You know, the kind that will amaze my guests but will be kind to my feet (i.e., won't keep me in the kitchen for hours). These Vegan Mozzarella Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes are perfect for both categories. They're delicate, delicious, and definitely a show stopper at a party.