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Soup Time

It’s definitely soup time. And with the recipe below soup can be the main event. A big bowl of steaming hot soup is so nourishing. To me, soup prep time is a good time to clean out the fridge of all the bits and pieces of vegetables and certain leftovers that could go into a […]

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Swiss Chard

You’ve heard the recommendation to get something leafy green in your diet every day. I try to have a big green salad everyday to ensure I get that “green” food into my system. Green is good. Dark leafy greens are among the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. Lately I have been in a […]

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Celery

Celery is a veggie that doesn’t stand out in the average households vegetable intake. Celery shows up on a veggie and dip tray but where else do we see celery in our day to day food life. I tend to only reach for the celery when I’m making tuna or salmon salad for sandwiches. It’s […]

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Sweet Potatoes

I’m revisiting a topic I have written about in the past. Why? Because I love sweet potatoes and they love us! They deserve to be given added attention because they provide us with such good nutrition. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals our bodies require. They are also a very good source of […]

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Oranges

Oranges fell off my radar screen when I gave up orange juice many years ago. Why? I don’t know. I remember as a teenager, I would cut up two oranges and eat them as my “infront of the tv” snack. That was a good habit for a teenager. I personally don’t drink orange juice as […]

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Cannellini Bean

If you’ve been reading my posts in the past then you know that I love beans.  I actually crave meals with beans in them.  They are a great source of fiber and protein for me, and they fit into the Swank Diet for MS in moderation.  Beans are good for everyone. A bean that is […]

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Fantastic Fiber!

Did you know that you should be consuming at least 21 grams and up to 38 grams of fiber per day but the average Canadian is only getting about 14 grams per day.  No wonder there is so much colon cancer in our midst today. I had a conversation with one of my siblings recently […]

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Black Beans

Protein packed and antioxidant strong, the black bean is a staple in my vegan diet. There is so much you can do with the mighty bean when it comes to creative cooking.  I will share a surprising recipe with you at the end of this post that’s primary ingredient is the black bean. Beans are […]

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Do Vegans get enough protein?

Yes, I am VEGAN.  I have been now for 5 years.  I don’t miss eating dairy and meat.  People often ask me how I get enough protein.  My quick answer is from beans, nuts, seeds and veggies.  And yes, I get enough.  Most people are getting way too much protein daily. This clip below from […]

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Beans…

As a vegan I consume a lot of beans in my daily nutrition regime.  I include them as topping on a salad, made into a spread such as hummus, used in  casserole recipes or pressed into veggie burgers…..I get my fair share of beans.  I have developed an insatiable craving for them in all forms.  I prefer […]

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