View out collection of Barbara Doherty approved, good for your health recipes.Many years ago, a nutritionist saved my life by prescribing a low sodium, plant-based diet when my health was in serious jeopardy. Illness-induced, my kidneys and cardiovascular system were compromised, and my gastrointestinal system was a mess. So, for 3 months, I ate nothing but homemade, pureed, vegetable (vegan) soups. Miraculously, I started getting better, and before long my system returned to normal – and I started living again. I have since remained in a systemic remission by maintaining a (almost exclusive) plant-based diet.

I hope you will enjoy the following recipes! Many of the recipes are BDC originals, and others are ones I found to be very appealing, but have modified to be more vegetarian-friendly. While I advocate for phytonutrient-rich plant foods, I have included recipes that will appeal to all types of diets. Fish, chicken and meat can be added to any of the appetizers, salads, and casseroles in this section – depending on your taste.

I hope you enjoy my collection, and please feel free to modify or create your own version. Bon Appétit!

Barb’s Spicy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Fall is here and so is pumpkin season! Get into the spirit of the season with this Spicy Pumpkin Sauce. The sauce pairs perfectly with whole wheat or any pasta of your choosing and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Vegan Tofu Dumplings

Skip the takeout Chinese food tonight and make your own dumplings at home! This dumpling recipe is Vegan friendly and, to top it off, delicious!

Summer is Smoothie Time!

As the summer winds down and the temperature continues to rise, cool off with something cold, refreshing, and delicious...a smoothie! Take a look at two of my favorite smoothie recipes that I'm sure you will enjoy.

Barbie’s Pasta Primavera

Yes, healthy and pasta do go together! By adding tofu and a variety of vegetables to your next pasta dish you'll have a meal that is both delicious and good for the entire family.

Healthy Chia Breakfast or Dessert Pudding

If you're looking to add a healthy recipe to your breakfast or dessert collection this healthy, delicious, and light pudding recipe is it!