Pasta Primavera

This pasta dish has no bouillon, or any other meat, in it. It’s colorful, hearty, tasty, and a great way to get greens into your evening meal. It also makes for wonderful leftovers. At the firehouse we usually make a… Read more

Fire Brigade Stuffing

My brother-in-law, Brian, makes this stuffing, which will make your palate swoon and your tummy sing. Here’s a fun twist to make your guests swoon as well: Cook, then serve this inside a pumpkin. Seriously! Find a cooking pumpkin that… Read more

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

These quesadillas from My Beef with Meat are a regular with the Engine 2 plant-strong Hall family. They are simple to make and very satisfying. Instructions: Preheat oven to 375º F.  Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper. An hour… Read more

Tips for Visiting Friends and Family Who Are Not Plant-Strong

Visiting friends and family who are not plant-strong can be very tricky and requires a delicate balance of grace and diplomacy. You want to do your best to stick to the plant-strong plan, but you don’t want to offend your hosts. Here… Read more

Plant-Strong Snacking

Like most people, I love to snack. When I was a triathlete, training four to eight hours and burning over 5,000 calories a day, I had an enormous appetite and snacks were a major part of my life–I couldn’t go… Read more

Healthy Homemade Hummus

This is the most basic of the spreads. You can find a variation of this recipe in almost any grocery store, but 95 percent of them are made with either olive oil or tahini (sesame paste), which pushes up the… Read more

Mighty Muffins for Mother’s Day

These muffins are the brainchild of my friend Bridget’s brother, Michael, who is an amazing cook. This recipe is great to serve Mom for breakfast-in-bed this Mother’s Day! Enjoy! Instructions: Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine the dry ingredients in… Read more

Plant-Strong on the Road!

Staying plant-strong while you’re traveling on planes, trains, and automobiles is a piece of cake (or even better, a piece of kale!) I’ve been traveling a ton lately. In fact, in February I was on the road 22 out of… Read more