Michelle Smye Hughes

Michelle is an author and speaker toward vibrant health through a peaceful diet. She loves to share her passion for a whole food plant-based lifestyle. It has completely transformed her life, in more ways than you can imagine and it is now her pleasure to enable people, if they so desire, to THRIVE though the consumption of “earthy” goodness. Michelle holds a Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Institute of Nutrition Studies. Her website is www.theplantbasedsecret.com.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet potato adds extra flavor to this hummus. Chipotle and spices impart a smoky heat. The texture is creamy and light, perfect as a dip or a spread for vegetable wraps.

Layered Summer Salad

This is the perfect salad to bring to a group dinner party or for a backyard summer get together. It looks beautiful and can be made ahead or stored in the fridge for several days before serving.