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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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Vegetable Madras Curry

As a vegan, I’m always looking for tasty and interesting ways to nourish.  At this time of the year I tend to seek out recipes that give off that sense of warmth. Curry is one “sure fire” way to warm you.  Curry has health benefits too.  Curry has been shown to benefit our health in […]

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Tempeh

Tempeh eh? What on earth is tempeh, you ask. Well, tempeh is my “go to” protein when making delicious vegan dishes.  If you’ve read my posts in the past you will remember my “tempeh sloppy joe” recipe or my “tempeh vegan chile”. Cooking with tempeh is like cooking with ground beef but tempeh can also […]

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Ratatouille

It’s that wonderful time of year when farmer’s markets are brimming with fresh produce.   I feel inspired when I come home with an armful of fresh organic veggies I don’t normally purchase in the winter months, veggies such as zucchini and eggplant. Eggplant is not a favorite of many people.  It is kind of […]

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Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas

I love pasta.  Who doesn’t right? My “go to” pasta is an organic, gluten free brown rice noodle called Tinkyada Spaghetti.  It is a great noodle that cooks like regular pasta and is not mushy or sticky.  An added bonus with this pasta is that it contains 3 grams of fiber per serving…we all need fiber on […]

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Vegan Layered Salad

Memories….. I fondly remember my Mom’s Layered Salad she would make when my large family would get together for a special occasion.  When we learned that the dinner menu included her yummy Layered Salad we were all happy.  My Mom’s version included bacon, cheese, sugar and mayonnaise, and eggs .  It was so good.  I have […]

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Powerful Pomegranates

The pomegranate is a powerhouse fruit full of antioxidants and nutrients.  The juice and seeds of the pomegranate are the part that you consume. This fruit is considered a “super fruit” because of all of it’s benefits to your body.  If you could add pomegranate in some form, to your diet every day, you would […]

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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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Cheese…yeah or nay!

One thing that I get asked from many when I talk about being vegan is “How do you give up cheese?”.    Well, when you know what cheese is made from you understand a bit better.  It’s all about choices.  And I don’t miss cheese one little bit. The majority of cheeses are made from cows milk but […]

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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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