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Vegan & Gluten free Christmas Cookies

Tis the season to give yourself permission to enjoy a few sweet treats that you wouldn’t normally have in your daily or weekly health regime.  It’s Christmas.  Let’s enjoy without letting down our healthy “guard”.  Rather than reaching for the white sugar laden, white gluten flour and bad fat processed cookies, here is a recipe […]

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Healthy Fats

As it turns out, the leading edge of research into nutrition and what’s best for the human body is changing. We have been taught by nutritionists, doctors, the Food Pyramid and other sources that a low fat diet is the way to go.  Well…..the theory on this is changing and rapidly.  With obesity at an […]

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Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Pasta

I am gluten free and for the most part….vegan.  Lately I’ve been adding a tiny bit of organic white poultry to my menu but as said, for the most part I am still pretty much eating vegan and gluten free meals.  When I stick to the vegan and gluten free diet I feel so much […]

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Vegan, Gluten-free Christmas Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a quintessential part of many Christmas traditions. Just because you are vegan and gluten free does not mean you can’t enjoy the Christmas cookie buzz.  You sure can.  There are many great ways to create delectable holiday treats with substitution ingredients that fall into your healthy lifestyle. Here is a great Gingerbread cookie version.  […]

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Lentil Loaf (my version of meatloaf)

Everybody loves meatloaf.  It is such great comfort food.  Being vegan, I had to reinvent my meatloaf into a meatless version.  With the use of lentils I have come up with a really good loaf that satisfies our craving for comfort food.  I add some chunky homemade mushroom gravy and some mash spuds and we are […]

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The best Coleslaw!

I’ve never been much of a coleslaw lover but I know how good cabbage is for me so I try to incorporate it into my weekly nutrition. Cabbage is full of nutrients and fiber.  Purple cabbage contains anthocyanins which are proven to be anti-carcinogenic.  They help the body fight free-radicals.  Cabbage is low in saturated […]

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Vegan Gluten Free Potato and Leek Latkes

These crispy latkes are a guilty pleasure.  I love potatoes and potatoes love me so I gravitate towards any recipe involving the “tater”.  (I always recommend using organic food where ever possible.) You will get approximately a dozen latkes with this recipe. INGREDIENTS: 6 organic Yukon Gold potatoes (1 1/2 pounds) 1 pinch of good […]

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Lentil Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

I have made this vegan Shepherd’s Pie on several occasions.  It is a great make-ahead casserole style dish.  I usually make more than one at a time and put the second casserole in the freezer for future use.  When I have made it for vegan and non-vegan friends they ask for the recipe so I am confident […]

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The Paleo revisited!

As you may have read in one of my previous posts…..I wrote about “Minding my Mitochondria” and going on the Paleo Diet which included eating organic grass fed meat.  Believe it or not….I tried eating meat for a few days a week over the course of 2 months and it did not agree with me.  So […]

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Vegan and Gluten Free Falafel

Being vegan and now gluten free as well, it is interesting in my kitchen at meal time.  I’m always experimenting with recipes.  It is fun turning   vegetarian recipes into ones that meet my criteria. This recipe for Falafel minus the gluten, is so easy and so good.  It is loaded with nutrition, fiber and wholesome […]

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