Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

As the weather gradually gets more chilly, I like making soup—all kinds of soup! And this is a soup you may not have tried yet—Pumpkin Black Bean Soup. It’s a savory-flavored soup that tastes a little like chili. So if you like chili and black bean soup, I’m sure you’ll love this!

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Maple-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is coming up so soon! And who doesn’t look forward to eating all that special holiday food? It’s always great when you can find delicious and healthy holiday recipes, like these Maple-Pecan Sweet Potatoes. I discovered this recipe several years ago when I reviewed a cookbook called Vegan Holiday Kitchen. It’s a beautiful cookbook with lots of full-color photos of the healthy, delicious recipes that are throughout the book.

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Pumpkin Cornbread and Cornbread Muffins

If you like cornbread, this Pumpkin Cornbread and Cornbread Muffins recipe is great for the fall season! You can either make an 8 x 8″ pan of cornbread or 12 nicely rounded-top cornbread muffins. Both taste great warm out of the oven, spread with some butter and drizzled with some honey!

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Veggie Black Bean Chili

It’s hard to believe November is here! If you’re wanting something to eat that will warm you up during the chilly weather months, this Veggie Black Bean Chili is definitely the recipe to make! It’s easy to put together and healthy, too, with black beans, onion, garlic, green bell pepper, crushed tomatoes, green chiles, and corn.

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Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa (2 ways)

Now that the weather is cooler, it’s a great time to enjoy some hot cocoa! And for this time of year, why not add some pumpkin? I had read that pumpkin is a good source of fiber and melts right into your hot cocoa! So I experimented a little and came up with two different ways to make it. Both have cinnamon to give it a nice autumn spice, and the second version has some other spices added in too!

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