Spa Cuisine Recipes

cheesy veggie nuggets

Ohmygoodness! I was craving McDonald’s chicken nuggets a few days ago when my daughter and her boyfriend brought some home to enjoy with a movie. You have to understand, I never ate chicken nuggets even when I did eat meat, but for some darn reason I couldn’t get them out of my head. Sooooo, I…

mushroom walnut burger

I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect Vegetarian/Vegan burger, and I think it’s finally happened. There are a couple others I love too, but this one is my favorite. It’s so delicious, and so good for you, you can eat a burger every day and not feel guilty. I started by using Mark…

big vegan buddha bowl

This is so fabulous and filling! It’s a fun recipe too! Make the different parts of the bowl, line them up on the counter “bar” style, and let everyone choose their own ingredients, sauces, and toppings. Use vegan ingredients to make this truly vegan, or if you’re not concerned about that, add a little goat…

choc-oat chip peanut butter banana cookies

Okay. These cookies are too good to be true. That doesn’t happen very often in the land where something is: egg free, gluten free, and dairy free. They’re super soft, chewy, and delicious. They’re loaded with dark chocolate (which we all know is health food.) They’re pretty high in protein for a cookie because of…

tempeh reuben {vegetarian}

I made this delicious, vegetarian tempeh reuben sandwich for myself on St. Patrick’s Day. I loved every yummy bite, and I didn’t miss the corned beef one little bit! Tempeh is a delicious, versatile, fermented soy bean cake that is wonderful in so many ways. I think of it as the chicken of the vegetarian…

easy cheesy bean burritos {vegetarian}

I’ve been focusing on eating a more plant-based diet these days. I have to say, I am LOVING the way it makes me feel. I was a vegetarian (and yes, even a vegan) many years ago, so this isn’t my first rodeo. It makes me so happy that there are so many more foods and…

mexican chipotle chicken street tacos

I found some adorable “street taco” sized corn tortillas next to the regular sized tortillas when I was shopping and I couldn’t resist their cuteness. What I discovered, after making these tacos, is that they’re the perfect party-size tacos. Street tacos are the “slider” of the taco world. Who knew? Anyhoo, here’s my easy peasy…

grandma’s cucumber salad boats

Trying to eat healthy, and still serve delicious meals and snacks? Here’s a great little trick: Make cucumber boats for your sandwich salads instead of serving them on bread. We love how refreshing and light cucumber boats are, and they go great with almost any mixed salad. Above I’ve shown some cucumber boats topped them…

peach mango salsa

A beautiful, fresh salsa with bright flavors that’s wonderful with grilled fish or chicken. It’s also amazing on fish tacos or served as a little side salad. Be sure to use perfectly ripe fruit for this. 4 large, perfectly ripe peaches, unpeeled, pitted, cut into chunks 1 perfectly ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into chunks…

church picnic cheesy waldorf salad

This is a delicious fruit salad that is actually more savory than sweet. It’s creamy, cheesy, and delicious and it’s the perfect accompaniment to any picnic, BBQ, or potluck menu! It can easily be doubled or tripled for a large crowd. ~ for the salad ~ serves 8 5 medium sweet-tart apples, cored, unpeeled, cubed…