Saturday, January 4, 2014

I'm in day 4 of the JWE and just made a 5 bean salad that is absolutely killer.  I will check out Plum Bistro this coming week. Goucher and Nayls, where you at?


  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of white beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 frozen package of shelled edamame
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar or less
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2-3 minced serrano chiles. 3 if you want it spicy.  Include seeds


  • In a large bowl, combine the beans and
  • onion. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over bean mixture and stir to coat. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield:
  • 12 servings.

Friday, January 3, 2014

JWE Challenge for 2014

For the next 28 days focus on eating a boatload of plant based whole foods....Define what you are by what you are eating, not what you are not eating.  If this is confusing, before you stuff it in your pie hole, ask yourself: "Is this a whole plant based food???" Still confused?? Look at old posts that delineate all that is the JWE...Tasty ideas, recipes, and tips to come in the days ahead... Coffee and wine, as an option, is your choice. Really focus on the abundant choices you have when eating whole, plant based foods.

Bonus points for Seattle Viewers....Visit Plum Vegan Bistro for an OUTOFTHISWORLD experience... I visited last August and am shamelessly looking for someone living in the Seattle area to invite me back!