Welcome to The Soulicious Life and the bi-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck. I’m thrilled to be participating once again! There are 169 awesome recipes full of inspiration here today. Simply use the forward and back buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate your way through the virtual buffet line and get ready for your mouth to water!
Chocoholics unite and yes, make a better brownie (in six easy steps)! This recipe is inspired by one I found in Oprah Magazine of all places and it’s a definite keeper. All guilt is replaced by the healthy fats of avocados and the antioxidant power of raw cocao and raw honey! An OMG, are these tasty! Continue reading →
We joined good friends for a fabulous dinner (yes, Ashley, I said fabulous!) last Saturday night. Since I’ve been craving Middle Eastern foods lately, I put together a small mezza plate consisting of roasted eggplant, hummus and this simple olive tapenade. Served with fresh pita, it took only minutes to assemble, was light and delicious and (bonus!) provided us with enough leftovers to make a few killer veggie sandwiches. Continue reading →
This soup is thick, delicious and nutritious, and it’s spices are especially warming on a cold winter day. Put it on in the morning and revel in its warmth and fragrance after a day of snowshoeing, skiing or sledding. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, it’s also suitable for any cleanse or new eating habits (I hate the word “diet!”) you may be testing in the new year. Continue reading →
This recipe was originally inspired from Oh She Glows, but I was up against the sweet potato she used. You see, SoulDaddy gags when I say the word sweet potato. But I did have a spaghetti squash from our summer garden still hanging around on the counter, just begging to be hidden in a form SoulDaddy wouldn’t recognize used.
I may be living in denial, but I’m convinced my darling husband doesn’t hate squash as much as he thinks he does. After countless tries, I finally succeeded with this soup! Filled with the flavor of cumin, coriander and chili powder, this protein-packed bowl of deliciousness is warming and fills your belly fast with healthy goodness. Continue reading →
This week, I’ve had a craving for hummus like no other! Thanks to my Armenian heritage, I was raised on it as I was Tabbouli, and the store-bought kind will never do. Plus, it’s so incredibly simple to make! As long as you keep a jar of tahini [read: ground, hulled sesame seeds] in the pantry, you most-likely have all the ingredients on-hand at any time.
You can mix up a batch of this healthy, nourishing dish in 10 minutes or less. Spread it on sandwiches or falafels, scoop it up with crackers or dip into it with fresh-cut vegetables. Yum! Continue reading →
You may have already heard me mention the Earthbound Cook, a cookbook featuring 250 recipes for delicious food and a healthy planet, by Myra Goodman, co-founder of Earthbound Farm. She provides worthwhile eco-tips amongst great recipes, including some on egg labels that I shared earlier.
With a bounty of fresh radishes ready in the garden, this recipe was a perfect pick. The subtle anise flavor of fresh fennel partners perfectly with sweet and tart apple, and the radishes add just a bit of peppery heat. We enjoyed this salad with friends on a night with temps still in the 90s, and it paired perfectly with a chilled rose wine. Continue reading →
Thanks to our Armenian heritage, my family grew up eating a number of pretty delicious middle eastern foods, including tabbouli [tuh-boo-lee]. Like many traditional cultures, they had it right when it came to fresh, whole foods.
Tabbouli is a perfect summer salad, taking spectacular advantage of the garden’s bounty of tomatoes, parsley, green onions and cucumber. It’s light, refreshing, cleansing, and completely addictive. Continue reading →
Happy Summer Solstice! I for one will be cheers’ing (I’m sure that should be a correct verb) our longest day of the year tonight. We’ve had scorching temps here in Colorado, but luckily, I’ve found the most awesome way to cool down when we can’t hit the mountains or local pool.
Watermelon and mint make an incredibly refreshing combination, and both are natural diuretics, meaning they will help flush excess water from your system. Hey, anything to help with a flat tummy in all that skimpy summer wear!
The number of treat choices made with this pair of summer favorites are plentiful. The best part of the three ideas here is that none require measuring; it way too hot to bother with that. I’m all about simplicity, especially as the thermometer rises! Continue reading →
In our house, we use any excuse we can to party. On Saturday, in honor of K-Bear’s 2nd birthday, we hosted our first BBQ of the season! Even the rain and cool weather that rolled in for the weekend couldn’t keep us from celebrating. We simply moved the party inside, blew up extra balloons, and let the laughter, drink, and food flow, including this salad, one of my favorites for grilling season.
I cut the recipe out of a newspaper one summer years ago, tucked it into my recipe book, and have since turned to it regularly when the weather warms up. I’ve lived in my share of places over the years, so unfortunately I can’t tell you from which fabulous town’s paper it came. What I can tell you is that it’s easy, healthy and delicious. (Notice a trend here with my recipe favorites?) Continue reading →
I adore stuffed peppers, especially when they are lovingly stuffed with protein-rich quinoa. For those not familiar with this grain-like substance which is actually a seed, it is similar in texture to couscous but cooks like rice. Buy peppers in every color you can to achieve the beautiful rainbow effect, and utilize organic ingredients whenever possible. Continue reading →