September 9, 2016 The Traveling Gals 1Comment

Trip to Italy 2017- The Neopolitan Experience You may remember a previous post where we introduced you to our longtime family friend Carol D’Anca and her website Food Not Meds and books she has written on living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. Carol also takes people on trips to Italy and she has a trip coming up in May 2017! Of course we wanted to share this with you because Italy is all about the food and culture. Carol’s family origins are in Naples and this trip will take you through Naples and the Amalfi Coast. You will get to experience…

August 2, 2016 The Traveling Gals 12Comment

Brown Rice and Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes This stuffed tomatoes recipe uses brown rice and lentils making it super healthy. It is delicious, easy to make, and can be used as the main course or as an appetizer. It is certainly filling enough to have for dinner! (more…)

April 28, 2016 The Traveling Gals 4Comment

Roasted Corn Salad Recipe Inspired by Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Post by Kary Florida’s corn season is just around the corner. I am always on the lookout for dishes that can be turned into healthy, plant based recipes. Disney is not always the best place for healthy food ideas, but they are getting better! Roasted Corn Salad Serves 4-6  8 ears corn or 1 28 oz bag of frozen corn 2-3 roasted red peppers, diced 1 green onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 cup fresh lime juice Optional 1/2 cup plant based mayonnaise * Ground black pepper…

April 6, 2016 The Traveling Gals

Quick and Easy Enchilada Casserole  6-8 whole grain tortillas 1 jar (14 oz.) salsa 2 cans (15 oz.) black beans 1 can (15 oz.) corn 1½ teaspoons soy sauce Taco Seasoning to taste 1 package (12 oz.) firm tofu 3 cups chopped baby spinach ½ bunch green onion, chopped 6-8 vegan shredded cheese Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mash in medium bowl or pulse in food processor, beans, ½ teaspoon soy sauce, 1-2 teaspoons taco seasoning. Then add green onion and corn. Mash in medium bowl or pulse in food processor, tofu, ½ teaspoon soy sauce, 1-2 teaspoons…

January 31, 2016 The Traveling Gals

Real Food for Healthy People by Carol D’Anca One of our passions is healthy eating and we are lucky enough to have a close family friend who has written two great books on the importance of why we need to eat healthy. Carol D’Anca has found her passion in healthy eating and encouraging others to take the steps to plant-based nutrition. She has two advanced degrees in nutrition and has spent the past two decades helping others regain their health. Carol hosts an excellent cooking class called “The Academy” where she provides tips and hands-on cooking classes to show that eating…

November 24, 2015 The Traveling Gals 4Comment

How Do You Snack Healthy While Traveling? BY BEING PREPARED! The easiest way to make bad nutritional decisions while on the road is by not being prepared and giving into temptation by the airport or gas station snack options.  This applies to a day trip or a month long journey.  Vacation is a good time to splurge, but only in moderation and only when it is really worth it. Traveling Gals Tip:  Prepare snacks in advance of any trip.  It may take extra time beforehand, but is well worth the effort! (more…)

November 13, 2015 The Traveling Gals

Creamy Potatoes with Vegan Barbecue This meal was inspired by the wonderful Vegan Barbecue from the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival’s South Korea booth. The inspiration for this recipe   Creamy Potatoes 6 Yukon gold potatoes (I used red potatoes) ½ cup cashews (soaked) 1 yellow onion (diced) 2 cups peas 1 can cannellini beans Seasoning (oregano, garlic powder, etc). Optional vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, celery, etc.) Ingredients to make the potatoes Bring the potatoes to a boil in a large pot.  Once boiling, add the seasonings, onion and other vegetables, reduce heat…

September 30, 2015 The Traveling Gals 14Comment

Pumpkin season is upon us! Although it certainly doesn’t feel like fall here in Florida, we still enjoy the change of seasons. By now you have probably seen a lot about pumpkin spice. We wanted a quick and easy way to add pumpkin to a meal, and decided to add it to rice! If you love pumpkin, this is a great way to get your pumpkin fix. (more…)

August 28, 2015 The Traveling Gals 4Comment
Food and Wine Festival (2012) Healthy Eating at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival – Yes it is Possible! Food & Wine festival is one of my favorite times at EPCOT.  I love the energy and excitement that goes along with trying different foods and wines from around the world.  I enjoy the classes and tastings and everything about it!  The World Showcase is my trip around the world when I need a travel fix and the Food & Wine Festival just adds to the international vibe.  As a devotee of a plant-based diet, the…