How to Get More Protein at Breakfast

This Periscope was sponsored by National MilkLife Campaign. Written by me. @lomargie I need protein ideas besides hard-boiled eggs! A: My fave morning protein foods besides eggs, are hemp seeds, yogurt, milk, almond and peanut butter, sprouted grain bread and almonds.   @mexicokitchen What is the average protein intake...
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Curried Broccoli and Chickpea Sauté

While I love blasting broccoli in a 425-degree oven to concentrate flavors and crisp the edges, stovetop pan searing and braising adds a new dimension to broccoli while keeping the kitchen cooler during the summer heat. You can put this dish together in 30...
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Creamy Rosemary-Chive Cashew Spread

Nutritious breakfast spread options are typically limited to vegan buttery spread and traditional nut butters. I am also a fan of mashing fresh avocado on toast. Here is another savory topping to add to the mix that provides you with nearly a half serving...
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Pear, Apple and Grape Salad with Thyme and Walnuts

Fall Fruit Salad While lush summer berries and melons are frequently enjoyed as fruit salad, it is a mystery to me why seasonal fall fruits don’t get the same treatment. I’m trying to change that by tempting you with this salad made of the season’s...
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Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

Ranch dressing….what’s not to love? The complex blend of herbs, spices and salt. The acidic tang of buttermilk. Its versatility on vegetable crudités, French fries, and dare I mention bad pizza crust? But the downside: 2 tablespoons delivers 145 calories, 13% of the Daily...
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Crunchy Cilantro-Lime Hummus Tacos

My husband actually raved about these vegan tacos! He didn’t ask for a side of chicken sausage or even sprinkle on cheese. He just happily ate (devoured) them, as I did: slathered with taco sauce and filled with mixed greens. The recipe yields tacos that are...
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Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow cookers offer so much more than hearty winter stews, and in the summer any way to escape the heat of the kitchen is welcome. How about a summertime sandwich of lentil sloppy joes? The inspiration for this recipe stems from a stovetop version by Heather McDougall,...
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Red Lentil Hummus with Cumin and Sriracha

I’m not over exaggerating when I say that my husband and I eat hummus every. Single. Day. Usually I purchase commercially made varieties, but it just dawned on me while writing this that if I make my own batch of hummus weekly, none will...
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