Friday, February 6, 2009


Here is a delicious, easy to prepare recipe that is a definite crowd pleaser. If you like this recipe , you will love our book The Inner Peace Diet, just published by Penguin. Wishing you a peaceful and happy weekend!


1 package Boca meatless Vegan Sausage
Cajun seasoning to taste
1 (10 ounce) bag all natural tortilla chips
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
½ cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 small red onion, diced
1/3 cup tomatoes, chopped
2 TBS jalapeƱos, minced
1.5 cups canned organic red beans, rinsed and drained

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Prepare Boca Italian sausage according to package directions. Season with Cajun seasoning. Arrange the tortilla chips on a large, oven-safe platter. Scatter the cheese, red, onions, tomatoes, jalapeƱos, and beans. over the chips in layers. Take care to divide evenly.

3. Bake in oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve and enjoy with friends!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Here is a healthy, vegetarian Creole style dish that is virtually fool proof and a cinch to cook in your crock-pot. Wishing you a happy and peaceful day!

Vegetarian Creole- Style “Sausage” with Rice and Beans
Serves 8

1 package Boca meatless vegan sausage (found in frozen aisle of grocery store)
2 fresh organic tomatoes, diced
1 Vidalia onion, diced fine
1 small green pepper, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
4 cups organic vegetable stock
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning (or adjust to suit your taste)
1.5 cups uncooked brown long grain rice
2 (15 ounce cans) of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1. Prepare veggie sausage according to package directions. Slice veggie sausage into bite sized pieces and place in bottom of 4 quart slow cooker.

2. Add tomatoes, Vidalia onion, green pepper and red pepper to slow cooker. Slowly add vegetable stock, brown rice, and Creole seasonings. Gently stir to combine.

3. Cover and cook on low setting or 3 and ½ hours. Then, add in red beans and stir to combine. Cover and cook for additional 30 to 45 minutes. Serve and enjoy!