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 …

Mojo Potatoes

I was beginning to believe I was the only person who had never heard of Mojo Potatoes until the Get Healthy Clear Lake Potluck the other night when I decided to serve them. No one else had ever heard of them either. We will correct that here and now! Mojos, where have they been all my life? These delicious bites …

No Evil BBQ Pizza

During our courtship days in Memphis, Tennessee, my husband and I often included a stop at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant for their incredibly delicious pork BBQ pizza. Later, after moving to Houston, visits home always included a first stop at Coletta’s to satisfy our BBQ pizza craving. That, of course, was in our pre-enlightened days. Recently I discover No Evil Pit …

Tuscan Tomato Soup

I am in love with this soup. It’s so easy and the addition of the bread makes the soup satisfying and filling. I’ve experimented with several different styles of bread and I’m certain any high quality (read: whole grain, high fiber) bread will work, i.e. Ezekiel.) I found the recipe on the Silver Hills Bakery website. Silver Hills is a …

Wholistic Kitchens Movie Night

Thursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. Let’s get together this Thursday night, Nov 7, 6:30 p.m., for a special showing of The Game Changers. It’s the movie everyone is talking about. This great documentary dispels many of the myths surrounding plant based eating. I’m making a pot of chili and will have salad – bring any dish you want, or no dish …

Plant Pure Pods in Houston

There are now seven Plant Pure pods in the Houston area. A pod is a neighborhood group that typically meet monthly for a Whole Food Plant Based No Oil potluck. They provide both support for individuals currently following a WFPB lifestyle, and also help others who are curious or interested in learning more. Find one near you: Get Healthy Clear …

October Guest Speaker – Heidi Miller, Garden Kitchen Revival

I am Heidi Miller, founder and owner of Kitchen Garden Revival, in Houston, Texas. It is my passion to coach you to grow and serve the freshest food to your family and friends. There is no better way to accomplish this than to harvest right out of your very own Kitchen Garden. I have experience gardening half my life in …

Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fall is officially here and apparently, nothing says fall like a pumpkin spiced latte. So I tried several recipes on the internet, but I really wasn’t happy with the results. I decided to start playing around with my old favorite – Cup of Sunshine, a turmeric-ginger latte. I think this combination worked out perfect with just enough pumpkin, spice, and …

PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM

texanerin.com Jean’s Note (JN): I found this super simple, and delicious, recipe at the website: texanerin.com. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to include chocolate chips, so I added them after the ice cream was blended and before placing it the freezer. I’m not certain of the amount of chips, probably about ¾ cup (but really, can you ever have …

Vegan Sweet Potato Chocolate Bundt Cake (No Oil)

Recipe by: thegreencreator.com (Jean’s Note: A great, chocolate dessert. The cake is moist and tasty. It definitely gets a thumbs up! ) 2½ cups ( 300 grams) all-purpose flour * 1½ cups ( 270 grams) pitted Medjool dates ½ cup ( 125 ml) water 3/4 cup ( 75 grams) raw cacao powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda …

Butternut Squash Quinoa Casserole

Recipe by trialandeater.com (Jean’s Note: Another potluck hit! This recipe, which I found on the internet, comes together quickly, especially with cooked quinoa on hand and a packaged of pre-cubed butternut squash. I sautéd the squash in the skillet rather than roasting in the oven. I also opted not to use the vegan cheddar cheese as called for (not a …