Dark Chocolate Seed Bites

This was my attempt to replicate something I found at Whole Foods.  It was called Dark Chocolate Thin bark and had diced almonds, quinoa, hemp & chia seeds in it.  It was delicious! It was additive! But, it was expensive! So I thought to myself, "I can make this, easy!" However, in my little family, … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Seed Bites


PB, Banana & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Vegan, can be GF)

Wow, that's a mouthful.  But I didn't want to leave anything out...wanted to make sure you knew exactly what you were getting yourself into.  Divine indulgence, that's what!  You will think you're eating dessert, any maybe you are, but I think there's enough nutrition in here to make it so you don't feel so full … Continue reading PB, Banana & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Vegan, can be GF)

Pico de Gallo Pasta (Vegan)

Hello Friends!  School work is keeping me busy and I don't have much time to play with my food these days.  But I whipped this together the other day and it was so quick and easy I thought I could share it, especially with the arrival of warmer weather.  It's a perfect pasta dish for … Continue reading Pico de Gallo Pasta (Vegan)

Nana’s Mex-Italian Spaghetti Sauce (Vegan)

I have always like my mother in-law's homemade spaghetti sauce, but she likes hers good and meaty.  So, I came up with this alternative and it's just as delicious and I don't even think she would know the difference ('cuz I've slipped some other vegan foods by her with her being none the wiser!😉).  And … Continue reading Nana’s Mex-Italian Spaghetti Sauce (Vegan)

Lemon Alfredo Squash Noodles (Vegan)

I was so excited about this recipe and was so pleased with how it turned out.  Yum!  I used my spiralizer on some yellow squash and topped it with a delicious vegan lemon Alfredo sauce, roasted edamame (soy beans) and fresh basil. I had been wanting to play with my spiralizer more and I've tried … Continue reading Lemon Alfredo Squash Noodles (Vegan)

Southwest Avocado Zucchini Noodles (Vegan)

Hello there!  It's been a while.  I knew when I started this blog that I was going to be starting school again soon and that I probably wouldn't have a lot of time to play around with recipes and blog about it, and I was right. But I'm on winter break and I got a … Continue reading Southwest Avocado Zucchini Noodles (Vegan)

Vegan Chili

We have finally had a few chilly days so of course it's time to make chili!  I have tried many different vegan chili recipes and I've combined all the things I have liked and came up with my own concoction.  And it's delicious!  We don't do things too spicy here, much to my husband's dismay, … Continue reading Vegan Chili

King Ranch Chicken (Vegan)

  Don't let the title fool you, there's no real chicken in this.  I've had this recipe for many years, it's been one of our favorites, and I've adapted it to make it vegan.  The original recipe came from Food Network and you can find it here. It's  been a while since I've been able … Continue reading King Ranch Chicken (Vegan)

Mujadara (Vegan)

Okay so I had to take a break from Debbie's Food Smarts because there simply hasn't been time for hobbies here lately.  I live in the Greater Houston Area and on Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey began dumping water on us and flooded my community and many other areas around Houston.  There's been a lot of … Continue reading Mujadara (Vegan)

Orange and Spinach Pasta Salad (Vegan)

I wasn't planning on blogging about this recipe when I first decided to make it, but this is such a delicious and refreshing summer pasta salad!  I don't have all the steps quite so extensively documented, but it's really so easy that you don't need them.  To make it vegan, just be sure to check the ingredients … Continue reading Orange and Spinach Pasta Salad (Vegan)