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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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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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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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Spirulina – A Superfood!

 Green….the colour of one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet….  SPIRULINA. When you hear the phrase “eat your greens” there is a ton of merit to it. Spirulina is a form of blue green algae found in the ocean and sometimes in lakes.  It is a single-celled super-algae containing a very concentrated complete protein, 8 […]

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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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Vegan Split Pea Soup

Now that Labour Day is behind us,  the leaves are starting to turn their beautiful fall colours, the mornings are cool and dewy, and we tend towards comfort foods such as soups and stews, I thought it would be very appropriate to share my favourite vegan soup recipe.    This recipe is for Vegan Split Pea […]

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Healthy Quinoa Salad

Quinoa (keen-wa) is an incredibly nutritious grain with a light texture and nutty flavour.  It makes a great side dish on it’s own served warm or is very versatile to create cold salads with.  Quinoa is high in protein and low in calories.  It is a great food for everyone but is a really good idea […]

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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

A quick weeknight vegan dinner we enjoy served with a side salad.  Tempeh is a fantastic fermented soy product which makes an amazing meat substitute that works in any recipe that calls for a ground meat.  All of my ingredients are organic but if you can’t manage that, conventional ingredients will work fine too. 8 […]

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