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Strawberry-Mint Dressing

Strawberry-Mint Dressing

The worst part of ordering salads when eating out is the dressing. Traditional dressings are close to 100% fat, and what’s worse is that it’s processed nutrient-poor fat. Even low-fat dressings still have a lot of calories per tablespoon, and they usually will have more sugar and salt added to compensate for the fat loss. […]

Green Peach Vinaigrette

Green Peach Vinaigrette

This plant-based vinaigrette is sweet, light and refreshing. Free of added fat and sugar, this dressing is tasty, very low in calories, and the greens give it a burst of nutrients. An even sweeter oil-free dressing is my Strawberry-Mint Dressing. Both go well with a fresh summer green salad. Ingredients 1 medium ripe peach (4 […]

Baked Breakfast Yams

Baked Breakfast Yams

When I first started eating plant-based, I looked forward to my bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit every morning. It’s what got me out of bed in the morning. I went three years having oatmeal every morning except for the few sundays a month when I made vegan pancakes or french toast. However, last year […]

Vegan Southern Style Lasagna

Vegan Southern Style Lasagna

This plant-based special is the American South mixed with Italian at its best! And yes, it’s completely vegan – no ground meat and no heavy cow’s cheese. It’s pure PLANTZ creating pure greatness! This recipe is a testimony to how whole plant foods can be transformed into an ultimate comfort food and family favorite. Yes, […]

Get the Healthiest Mexican Food in Town With My 1st PLANTZ eCookbook!

Get the Healthiest Mexican Food in Town With My 1st PLANTZ eCookbook!

I’m so excited to share my very first plant-based e-cookbook with you! Yay!!! It’s totally my style -whole food, vegan, gluten-free AND free of the processed sugar, oil and salt! Of course, I’m biased, but I think the recipes are really delicious and you’re going to love them! This cookbook was inspired by traditional Mexican […]

5 Reasons Soup Should Be on Your Menu! …and My Favorite Lentil Soup of the Season!

5 Reasons Soup Should Be on Your Menu! …and My Favorite Lentil Soup of the Season!

There’s no doubt about it – Soup is my favorite go-to meal each week. Here’s 5 reasons why soup is a staple in my kitchen: 1. They are wonderfully delicious, with endless variety. 2. Making soup is one of the best ways to save yourself time in the kitchen. They are very simple to prepare […]

Make 2014 Different: BEYOND Goals to DESIRES

Make 2014 Different: BEYOND Goals to DESIRES

If you’re one to set goals or resolutions for the new year, Awesome! Don’t stop, but this year go BIGGER…deeper…go beyond the goals. Being someone that cherishes reflection and is always visioning for a brighter tomorrow, I get so excited at this time of the year. Regardless of the past, now is a time for […]

Potato Pancakes made Oil-Free!

Potato Pancakes made Oil-Free!

Happy Hanukkah Everyone! Here’s my version of potato pancakes, a Hanukkah favorite – also known as Latkes in Yiddish and Levivot in Hebrew. If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy these so much that you end up making them for a weekend brunch all throughout the year. Potato pancakes are most often shallow-fried pancakes of […]

Love Notes

  • “I love Miss Katie Mae! Her recipes are satisfying to the most discerning of palates, yet so simple and easy to create in your own kitchen. In our “super-sized” world of french fries, butter, and extra cheese, Katie’s recipes are a breath of fresh air. She is truly a shining star!”


    Ashley Cox
    Lipstickandberries.com

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  • I met Katie at True North during her amazing cooking demos. I cook the recipes all the time at home for my family. The classes were fun, recipes simple but delicious, and most importantly you don’t have to worry about portion size, because they are so healthy, and yet you don’t even notice!


    Gemma Nichols

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  • Katie is a wonderful teacher – her classes are informative, interesting and the food tastes good! I’ve been stretching to make fat free appetizing, and yet I went back for thirds or fourths on the African Yam Stew and the Banana Blueberry Bars – yum!!


    Rani Haet

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