Feeding Your Chakras: Part 4, The Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra

Welcome to the third stop on our Feeding Your Chakras journey. We’ve made it up to the Manipura Chakra, which is the base of all of our power. It’s our body’s stronghold, our fortress. The word, Manipura, translates as ‘city of shining jewels’. Just like the castles of myth and legend, this fortress in our…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 3, The Swadhisthana (Sacral) Chakra

In Part 2 of this series (click here), I wrote about the Muladhara, or the Root Chakra, what it is, how to support it, and the foods that create a healthy and productive chakra. In this post, we will allow our Kundalini energy to flow up our spine, just a bit, to the next chakra…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 2, The Muladhara (Root) Chakra

Up first in this ongoing series on feeding your chakras, is the Muladhara, or Root Chakra. Tracing a down your spine from the base of your skull towards the floor, the Muladhara would be at the furthest point down, right at the very tip of the coccyx bone. This is also the resting place of…

Linguine with Mixed Veggies in a Brown Mushroom Sauce

Pasta comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Add in the various types of sauce, or ‘gravy’ as it is sometimes known, and you have a nearly endless amount of combinations. It’s hard to get creative and come up with something that no one has ever made before, especially since pasta is such a…

Garden Greens Pesto

Some of the best advice I ever received as I began my journey into the discovery of what was causing all of the physical and mental health issues I’ve been suffering with for years, was when my wife and I went vegan. At that time, someone told me, “Eat food that is as close to…

Butternut Squash Steaks

No, they don’t look like meat. And they definitely don’t taste like meat. But being vegan isn’t about trying to replicate all of the foods you used to eat in the exact shape and form that they were. There is no reason to make the food look like something it isn’t. These are slices of…

VGF Nachos

It’s Friday. Baseball season has started. And the weather is getting warm. Sounds like a perfect time for a cold bottle of beer, and a warm plate of nachos. The best part about these? They’re Vegan, Gluten-Free and delicious! Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: 1 large jalapeno 3/4 to 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 TBSP…

VGF Pot Pie

Pot Pie. It’s almost like having desert for dinner. This recipe is not only hearty and chocked full of delicious, healthy veggies, it can also be made ahead of time and frozen for a later date. I usually make enough for one full pie, as well as a few single serving size, too. Here’s how…

VGF Ranch Salad Dressing

This is a recipe that is as versatile as you want. Any of the flavors of ranch-style dressings you are currently buying at the store can be made by starting with this recipe as the base. For example, add garlic and lime and use it in place of sour cream for your vegan tacos or…

Vegetable Broth

One of the transitions my wife and I made when we became gluten-free, organic vegans, was no longer purchasing bullion. However, since so many of the recipes we make use broth as a component, we couldn’t stop using it. So we started making it ourselves. It is far easier than you might imagine, and is…