Spa Cuisine Recipes

vegan picnic hoagie

We have been enjoying sooooo many beach picnics this year and this is, hands down, our favorite picnic sandwich. It’s easy to prepare and it travels well. I put the vegan mayo, tofurky, vegan cheese, spices, and onion on the hoagie buns and then wrap them up and put them in the cooler. I pack…

pitaya bowl

What is a pitaya bowl, you may ask? It’s just a fruit salad with dragon fruit in it. Pitaya is another name for dragon fruit. Pitaya is nutrient dense, low in calories, packed full of fiber, and rich in antioxidant properties. And, isn’t it pretty? It grows on a cactus plant. Dragon fruit are very…

vegan flower child hippie bowl

There is something about this grain bowl that reminds me of a combination of walking around the co-op with my parents when I was little and going to an early morning farmer’s market. It’s loaded with fresh, healthy flavors and sparkling with gorgeous rainbow colors. Maybe it is because of those early co-op memories that…

spicy thai noodle salad

This is one of those gorgeous, show-stopper salads that you make when company is coming. It’s so pretty, and the flavor combinations happening in this dish will knock your socks off. There are many “cooling” foods in this dish which make it an even more perfect summer offering. According to eastern medicine there are foods…

vanilla chia shake

Chia shakes and smoothies are my new obsession. Here’s a simple, delicious, one with only a few ingredients. It’s so refreshing and healthy and perfect for those mornings when you’re in a hurry, or those afternoons when you need a quick snack. Don’t be tempted to add a bunch of other stuff to it. It’s…

bombdiggity chickpea salad sandwich

I’ve taken chickpea salad to the next level. This is perfect for those days when you’re craving a really good sandwich and are perhaps missing the days when you ate tuna salad and chicken salad. Although I find the idea of eating animals revolting now, I completely understand the nostalgia and emotions connected to the…

best lentil loaf

Mmmmm! I used to love meatloaf, and now that I’m eating a plant-based, vegan diet I love this lentil loaf even more. So much flavor, and none of the nasty cholesterol and hormones that you get when you eat animal products. The maple BBQ glaze on top is amazing! Serve this up with a simple…

overnight chia breakfast pudding

This creamy, chocolaty, overnight chia-oat pudding is my latest obsession. It’s so delicious and healthy, yet it’s like having dessert for breakfast! Feel free to add your favorite berries and toppings the next day. I love the combination of chocolate, bananas, and blueberries. for two servings: 1 small, ripe banana, mashed 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa…