Lifestyle Change Made Easier

Lifestyle changes usually result when something in our life isn’t working. No matter what the reason, making such a change takes effort and commitment. It means abandoning old habits and learning new ways. When that change involves transitioning  from the Standard American Diet to a healthier Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet, it can be even tougher. We are surrounded by unhealthy choices – whether in …

Creamy Cashew Cheese Sauce

1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours and drained 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon vegetable broth powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice  To make the cheese sauce, combine all of the ingredients in …

Chickpea Cranberry Salad

Plant Pure Nation Cookbook Lynda Hungerford shared this festive chickpea salad with the June potluck crowd. Using tahini dressing, rather than mayonnaise, lent a new twist to an old standby favorite. It was perfect for a hot, summer night – and would make great sandwiches for a summer picnic! 1/4 cup tahini1/4 cup rice vinegar1/4 cup water2 tablespoons agave nectar1/2 …

The Ultimate Vegan Eggs

by Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes Lois and Neldon Costin always delight the Get Healthy Clear Lake potluck crowd with their fun and unexpected dishes. The June potluck was no exception – the couple brought vegan stuffed eggs. These “eggs” were so real looking they almost had us fooled. Really! They did! Here’s the recipe they followed along with their personal notes …

Creamy Vegan Southwest Pasta Salad

When potluck time rolled around last month I realized I had a doctor’s appointment just two hours before the start of the event. I needed a hearty dish that could be prepared ahead and served either hot or cold depending on how long the doctor visit took. This hearty southwest pasta dish filled the bill!Turns out I got home in …

Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream

Summertime dessert perfection! Creamy rich avocado, refreshing mint taste, and tiny islands of chocolate chips. Best of all – it’s super easy to make, you just have to allow a few hours for it to freeze.I discovered this recipe at: eatingbirdfood.com, and I had been wanting to make it for the longest time. The May monthly potluck presented the perfect …

Healthy Buffalo “Chicken” Dip

A delicious appetizer is always import for kicking off our monthly potluck. Guests love to gather and visit while munching on chips, dips, and whatever other goodies are available. I served this yummy dip at the May 2019 Get Healthy Clear Lake potluck. It was a huge hit! People began digging in right away, and were still grabbing one last …

SPECIAL EVENT

SPECIAL EVENT OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH: EAT PLANT-BASED NOVEMBER 11, 2-4 PM Please join Get Healthy Clear Lake and the Friendswood WFPB Group November 11, 2-4 p.m. at NOKturne restaurant (17062 Saturn Lane) for a special oil-free, whole food, plant-based (WFPB) buffet ($14), featuring an array of culinary dishes from around the world & presentation by Dr. Kathi McCree, Why a …

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

I am a no-bake kind of person. Patience is not my strong suit. I love putting a dish together and then being able to chow down on it shortly thereafter. This is especially true for desserts – life is too short to wait!  So, imagine my delight when I discovered these no-bake chocolate cookies at the website, Vegan Heaven. They …

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

It’s funny how autumn just seems to bring pumpkins to mind. The other day, out of the blue, my husband says, “Hmmm…pumpkin pie sure would be good.” Well, I don’t have pumpkin pie, but he’ll be happy tonight when he I surprise him with this quick batch of pumpkin pie pudding. Simple and easy – it’s Chef AJ’s Pumpkin Pie …

Vegan Breakfast Sausage

Sausage is my downfall. It’s easily one of my favorite foods whether served at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and I don’t care if it’s in a marinara sauce, a gumbo, on a bun, or in a burrito. It’s the spices I love–the flavorful mix that blend together to define the breakfast sausage, or the Italian, Cajun or Mexican sausage. Yes, …