Melodious Music and Fabulous Food

“Melodious Music and Fabulous Food” top the topics on today’s upbeat Jazzy Vegetarian Radio show. I chatted with the talented and vivacious Victoria Shaw, whose songs have been #1 staples on the charts since the early 90s. Among many others, she has written hits for Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera and Jim Brickman! We talked about the inspirations that made her the successful singer/songwriter that she is today. Victoria discussed her new CD and her charitable contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She shared her favorite “take out” vegan dishes and how she gets her kids to eat veggies. Turns out they all love Broccoli Rabe! Yay! I shared my short list of "Top Winter Super Foods", along with some easy and hearty wintertime recipes! (I’ll be featuring more winter super foods from this list all month, so stay tuned).

Oh yes…My recipe of the week? A super tummy warming dish that does delicious double duty, as a bountiful breakfast or delectable dessert.  “Good Morning Apple Crisp!” You’ll find the recipe at I closed the show with great music written by Jim Brickman and Victoria Shaw, starting with “Thank You” (featuring Matt Giraud) and “Welcome Home’ (featuring Robin Meade). Right now here’s another jazzy chilly day recipe from today’s show! Please tune in!

“5 Minute Homemade Hot Cocoa!”

1 cup sweetened soy, rice or almond milk

2-3 teaspoons organic, un-sweetened cocoa powder

Heat ingredients in small pan over low heat, stirring with whisk to discourage lumps. Heat to a light simmer. Taste. Add extra sweetener, if desired, Enjoy!


Homemade Hot Chocolate is easy and quick to prepare!