Big News

I’ve got a lot of BIG news so read all the way down!


First, I’m starting up a bi-weekly newsletter! You really want to sign up for this because I’m going to share some great info! The first one will go out before the end of the year and will include a giveaway and special deals!

Instant Pot

Second, the fancy, blue-tooth enabled Instant Pot is a lightning deal on Amazon for the next 3 hours! I don’t have this version, only because it had not come out when I bought mine.

If you are unsure about the Instant Pot you can read 10 Reasons I Bought Mine! I’m going to share a lot more Instant Pot tips soon! We cook with it more than anything thing else in our kitchen. Buy it here!

Heather C. was our Instant Pot winner for the recent giveaway! Congrats Heather!

(KitchenAid Stand Mixers are also a lightning deal!)


The Plant-Based Diet Starter Guide

My Book

Third, my ebook The Plant-Based Diet Starter Guide: How to Cook, Shop and Eat Well is now in PRINT!

You can only get it on Amazon! The printed version is $7.99 but you can get the kindle version for $4.49!

This book is a quick and easy read but will quickly fill you in on what you need to know to start a plant-based diet.

Plant-Based Basics eCourse


Forth, I have a brand new eCourse that will walk you through everything you need to know to transition to a plant-based diet! The course is 50% right now but will go back up to its regular price soon!

Printer-Friendly Recipes

Fifth, I started using a new recipe plug-in. That means that you will have an easier time printing recipes! I had two requests in the same week and decided it was time to adopt it. The only problem is I have to go back and manually add it to all my recipes.

Tell me your favorite recipes and I’ll do those first!

More News


We had a great visit with our grown-up daughter that lives in Michigan! She was here for a few days and we had a blast. This is one of my favorite pictures of us. We were laughing hysterically! Neither one of us can keep our eyes open when we laugh.

I work for a non-profit and this is our busiest time of the year (but we are always really busy). If you are looking to help people in need check out our Gift Catalog.

Lastly, if you live in Michigan you should make plans to visit GreenSpace Cafe. It’s a new plant-based restaurant and they even have an oil-free menu upon request.

I’ll be putting the finishing touches on the eCourse over the next week. I’ve got a few bonus’ for everyone who signs up! I may even try to post a few blog posts too.

I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!

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Instant Pot Giveaway

There are two kinds of people:

People who love their Instant Pot…

and people who want an Instant Pot.

Today I’m excited to make one of you a little closer to owning your own Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Giveaway

When I went to work full-time a little over a year ago the first thing I did was buy an Instant Pot. I knew that my time would be limited and I wouldn’t be able to watch a soup simmer all day or keep an eye on my Crock Pot.

Instant Pot was a huge help for my family. We most frequently use it to “bake” potatoes, or to cook beans, rice and oatmeal.

I wrote a post called 10 Reasons I Bought an Instant Pot and I’ve come up with more reasons since then.

What You Need to Know

I get a lot of email about Instant Pots. Here is what you need to know:

  • Instant Pots are safe.
  • You can cook things quickly, but it’s not magic, it takes a little time to come to pressure and release pressure.
  • You can use it as a slow cooker, but you’ll want this lid. I just bought it.
  • You don’t have to use all of the buttons, I cook many things on manual.
  • When you first unbox your Instant Pot you will be overwhelmed but it’s a lot easier than it looks.
  • You can find recipes made for the Instant Pot so you don’t have to figure out conversions.
  • When it is done cooking, it will keep the food warm until you are ready.
  • It comes with a trivet that is used inside the Instant Pot, we set potatoes on it to steam

The Instant Pot Club

Ok, there isn’t a real “club” but there are a ton of people who use and love their Instant Pot, it’s kind of like an unofficial sisterhood (society is another alternative) (or brotherhood if you prefer) of people who love to talk about cooking with their Instant Pot. You can connect with them on Facebook or Twitter but this Facebook Group is one of my favorite resources.

There are also several great books like New Fast Food Kitchen and Vegan Pressure Cooking that have a lot of great plant-based recipes that are made in the Instant Pot. Vegan Pressure Cooking for Kindle is only $2.99 right now!

Get Your Instant Pot

Instant Pot is available on Amazon. This is how I buy almost everything except perishable groceries. I love Amazon! The price on the Instant Pot is great right now, barely over $100 but it changes all the time so buy it quickly. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial to get free shipping!

Instant Pot is also available on with an in-store pick-up option.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Instant Pot is making this giveaway exclusively North America, the continental US and Canada (sorry Hawaii and Alaska) due to shipping: We cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Internationally. The UK site is a separate business entity, not sponsoring the Giveaway.

This page contains affiliate links. I was not compensated for this giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Don’t Miss the Instant Pot

I’m not a Black Friday shopper. I prefer to avoid chaos in every circumstance.

I’ll make an exception for online shopping because I can to that while I sip coffee in my pajamas.

I’m done with my shopping for today but I wanted to share a few deals I ran across.

Instant Pot

I can’t recommend the Instant Pot enough. We use it multiple times per week. It counters the chaos in our lives by helping us create healthy meals with very little time and effort.


Right now it’s on Amazon for $78.50! This is the same one I have and I love it! They will probably run out so buy it now! If you aren’t sure check out my post 10 Reasons to Buy an Instant Pot!

I hope you got it because that deal is done! They now have the Smart bluetooth-enabled version is a deal of the day for about 7 more hours. I don’t have this version but it is the newest, fanciest version out and it is a great price.


Go ahead and a Blendtec blender to your Christmas list! They have a wide range of prices, I highly recommend the refurbished. They come with an excellent warranty and are jut over $200. They have a Black Friday Coupon Code listed on their site.

My friends are buying tablets like crazy because they have a lot of Black Friday Deals.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Southern Homestyle Corn Crumbs Giveaway

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve shared two new recipes that feature Southern Homestyle Corn Crumbs. Today you get a chance to win both the original corn crumbs and the tortilla crumbs.

These versatile corn crumbs provide a crisp, gluten-free topping or coating to your favorite meals. They are used just like regular break crumbs but these are gluten-free.

Enter the gluten-free Corn Crumb Giveaway for 2 containers of corn crumbs.


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November 2, 2015 Meal Plan

I can’t believe it is November. This year has flown by, my kids are already talking about Christmas! I’m thinking about Thanksgiving myself. (I big THANK YOU to all of you who purchased the Healthy Holiday Meal Plan and Cook Book already!)

I hope you survived the time change this weekend without missing anything important. Fun fact: Arizona doesn’t observe day light savings time so our time never changes. I just have to remember my family and business contacts time difference when making phone calls.

I’m also looking forward to my trip to Denver for the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference next weekend. I’ll be on a panel with Erica Dermer and Keely McGuire on Saturday morning so say a little prayer for me. In fact, I’ll be taking next week off from blogging while I get ready to travel. I’ll still be traveling the following Monday so feel free to view the meal plan archives for ideas or download the Free Meal Plan I shared a few weeks ago.

Lastly, I want to give a big shout out to Maddie and Connie! They have started making some of my recipes and their own healthy recipes. Then they text me about it. I love it! Thanks for brightening my day ladies!

November Meal Plan for a plant-based, vegan diet.

November 2, 2015 Meal Plan

Back to this week, we have a lot on the schedule. I’ll rely on my Crock Pot for easy meals and some of my favorite fast meals.


My kids are on an oatmeal kick. Who can blame them? We will be enjoying oatmeal most of the week and maybe some blueberry muffins later this week. I usually make steel cut oats in my Instant Pot (it’s a great price on Amazon).


I’ll stick to leftovers for lunches but I’ve really been craving veggie sandwiches. I think I miss the fresh tomatoes that come with summer.


What does your week look like? Do you have enough time to cook or will you be using your Crock Pot too?

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