Because…pudding!!

BLUEBERRY LIME COCONUT CHIA PUDDING Luscious, decadent, creamy, lite, zingy, cool…I could go on. This chia pudding is just plain refreshing.  For breakfast, snack, dessert – yes, lets! I recently started eating mostly vegan – trying for 90% on average.  (I was vegetarian before that, so if I decide to have something off the vegan…

Could it look more healthy?!

QUINOA CORN EDAMAME SALAD It is no secret that I love quinoa and eat it every chance I get!  This salad is a re-make and a new favorite of mine – very light, summery, and fresh.  The original had barley, but quinoa is so…NOW!  I also cut the amount of corn in half, and added…

Chicken Salad with a touch of curry and lime…

CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD Never enough variations on this theme… This one is not spicy, just mellow and sorta sweet with the crispy almonds, and succulent grapes.  The flavors get more pronounced as it rests, so making it ahead is always nice. Wrapped up in some buttery lettuce leaves or on a whole grain roll for…

Okay….YUM!

TORTILLA SOUP This one is spicy with a hint of tangy lime…full of gorgeous veggies and moist chicken. I added to the traditional flavor black beans to up the protein and fiber.   Top with sour cream, crushed blue corn chips for the crunch, Jack cheese, avocados…whatever your little heart desires. ~~~~   . 1…

A Lovely Shade of Green…

WATERGATE SALAD You remember this…it’s in every home-cook’s-favorite-recipe-compilation-cookbook ever published!  Been to every potluck, church supper, or family get-together…and, although it may not be ‘gourmet’, we secretly love it! I updated it just a little with some lime – and took out the usual Cool Whip for gorgously decadent, vanilla-scented, real whipped cream (Calm down!!…