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 …

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 …

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   Steps To make the cheese sauce, combine all of the …

Vegan White Queso

Recipe by: namelymarly.com (Jean’s Note: This is a quick and easy white cheese dip recipe I found on the internet. It proved a winner at our monthly Get Healthy Clear Lake potluck.) 8 oz package vegan cream cheese 10 oz can of Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes 1 teaspoon garlic powder salt …

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 …