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Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

I must admit that I’ve totally come late to the party.  It wasn’t until just a couple of years ago that I tried a Snickerdoodle cookie!!  I know, don’t judge me! The good news is that because I’m not only a cookie monster (I’m sure you can relate), but also the Unconventional Foodie, I was … Read more

Seitan Steaks – Vegan

Seitan Steaks

I was raised as a Seventh-Day Adventist vegetarian, so I actually grew up with Seitan steaks, however, I knew them as Choplets.  My mom usually bought them in a can, and I loved them then, but I REALLY love them now that I know how to make them! Who knew they would be so easy … Read more

Baked Apples

Baked Apple

I don’t know about you, but I really haven’t come across anyone in my life who doesn’t LOVE apple pie, or apple crisp, or apple cake, or ….  Well, you get my drift!  Here’s the thing, that old adage, “An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away”, really isn’t too far off.  But I’d rather … Read more

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

One of my favorite childhood memories is that of picking wild Maine blueberries in a field next to my grandparents home!  My Memere would give me a pail in the morning with the promise of her delicious blueberry cobbler for dessert at dinner, for a full pail of blueberries. I would head out across the … Read more

White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean Kale Soup

We absolutely LOVE soup!  In fact from the first twinges of cooler weather in the fall to the last chilly days of spring, soup is our favorite go-to meal. Probably the very BEST part about this recipe is that it is the PERFECT alternative to chicken noodle soup.  All of the spirit and body healing … Read more

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is my absolutely FAVORITE time of year!  I absolutely adore the nice warm days, the cool evenings, the gorgeous deep blue skies.  And then of course, there are all the luscious scents and flavors.  There’s really something magical that happens when you combine cinnamon and pumpkin.  Am I right?  Who’s with me? This recipe … Read more

“Unconventional” Haystacks


I was raised as a vegetarian, and “Haystacks” were a very common dish.  Basically, haystacks are a modern day taco salad.  As with ANY salad, it’s the ingredients that you use that either “make” or “break” the dish as healthy. My “Unconventional” Haystacks have been given my typical Unconventional Foodie makeover and are just as … Read more

Jeanette’s Avocado Salad

Jeanette's Avocado Tomato Salad

Finally summer is upon us and along with the warm weather, comes the cravings to incorporate more delicious salads into your menu! Nothing says summer better than Jeanette’s Avocado Salad!  It is a delicious upgrade to traditional guacamole and can be enjoyed sans the chips that accompany guacamole!  WIN WIN!! I’m so super excited to … Read more

The Best Spaghetti Squash

Best Spaghetti Squash

The Best Spaghetti Squash Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely LOVE pasta!  Well, who doesn’t really?!  Good thing there’s spaghetti squash! Since we’ve adopted a healthy eating lifestyle, eating pasta two or three times a week is no longer acceptable.  Way too many carbs and not nearly enough nutrition! The great news is … Read more

How Sugar Destroys Your Body | Healthy Alternatives


How Sugar Destroys Your Body | Healthy Alternatives Is sugar REALLY bad for you?  HOW does sugar destroy your body?  If it’s so bad for you, what are healthy alternatives?  Those are are really terrific questions and the answers may surprise you . As it turns out, the sugar industry actually PAID for a phony … Read more

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