Creamy Plant Based Tomato Soup

We are busy people, you and I. We need simple, go-to dishes for the days when time is limited. Tomato soup is so, so simple, warm, satisfying, and a good source of vitamin C. I prepare a large pan filled to the brim because I could eat this every day. I top it off with […]

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Cheers To You!

Happy New Year! Bravo to you for every step you have taken, every positive choice you have made, and every encouragement you have given to others in creating a healthy, whole-food life! We welcome the new year with a refreshed and focused mind. We review our goals and develop a strategy for success. My goals […]

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Plant Based Butternut Squash Soup

3/3 As a family, we love to batch cook a variety of dishes in large quantities to share and freeze portions for another day. It’s a wonderful memory making, chaotic day filled with laughter. We gather together at the end of the day to taste, critique, and enjoy animated conversation. Today we prepared three soups. […]

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Plant Based Italian Chili

1/3 Our family’s batch cooking day is enjoyable controlled chaos. We love spending time together, creating memories along with dishes to share or freeze to serve another day. Ending the day with taste testing, critiquing, and laughter as we gather around the table. Even the kiddos love the day of peeling and chopping veggies. Today […]

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Plant Based Minestrone Soup

2/3 Gathering together as a family to batch cook dishes is an event we all enjoy, even the kiddos who love to peel carrots and zucchini or add ingredients to the stock pot. Everyone can participate, which adds to the joy and memories created. We all gather at the end of the day to taste, […]

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Plant Based Spring Rolls With Herbs and Microgreens

My husband and I recently participated in a fun date night cooking class. The menu included spring rolls along with several other dishes. We made a few adjustments to create plant-based versions of all of the dishes. Spring Rolls were quickly converted to ‘plants only’ and tasted so good! Spring rolls are simple to prepare […]

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Plant Based Peach, Tomato, Herb and Microgreen Salad

This beautiful salad is a perfect ending to the season of vine-ripened tomatoes and tree-ripened peaches. An unlikely combination that often includes cheese or oil. I’ve updated this brilliant combo by adding additional herbs along with microgreens and dressed purely with freshly squeezed lemon juice. The Plant Based Peach, Tomato, Herb and Microgreen Salad is […]

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Indoor Herb and Microgreen Garden

A plant-based life includes consuming greens with vital vitamins and minerals. Fresh greens from the garden contain the highest levels of vitamins and minerals. They are also most flavorful when eaten fresh. Potent greens such as kale and spinach are often highlighted, however, valuable greens also come in small beautiful packages in the form of […]

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Books For Life; Supporting Mental and Physical Health

My goal in writing the Life Seasoned© blog is to encourage healthy living through food, exercise, and life choices; to flourish in our brief moment in the cosmos. I am an avid reader of a variety of subjects and have always been fascinated with human behavior. I love a book that includes references to other […]

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Cold Summer Veggie Chili

Our favorite Mexican restaurant serves scrumptious food in the most unassuming and unexpected, almost secret location. It’s a local favorite and is always busy. This restaurant is where I first tasted dishes prepared with a generous amount of Mexican Oregano, also known as Lippia Graveolens. It is an intriguing and subtle layer of flavor that […]

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Nutritious Plant Based Bran Muffin

Hello My Dear Friend! I’ve baked something for you! Would you like to join me? I’ve made you a delicious Nutritious Plant-Based Bran Muffin~ Say hello to the healthiest bran muffin you may ever taste. This bran muffin is not dripping with oil, yet it’s moist, deeply flavorful and easy to make. It is loaded […]

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Beautiful Whole Food

Lovely and edible nasturtiums were in bloom today. Nasturtium flowers and leaves have a mild peppery flavor. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, iron, manganese, and beta-carotene. (Read about Nasturtiums here) I was also able to pick a small bowl full of Jostaberries, which are a cross between gooseberry and currants. Once they […]

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Refreshed Cowboy Caviar

You may have heard of a salsa referred to as Cowboy Caviar. It’s a beautiful rainbow of diced onion, green pepper, jalapeno and serrano pepper, tomato, cilantro, along with cooked and drained corn and beans, the juice of one lime, a splash of red wine vinegar, and garlic salt to taste. Helen Corbitt first served […]

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8k Every Day

Eating well is only part of the formula for healthy living. We need to move every day. Do our best to remain strong and fit or become strong and fit and maintain it as best we can. My 86-year-old mother has risen from the ashes over and over again, undeterred by several cancer episodes involving […]

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Fiber Rich Whole Foods

When my children were young, I prepared the Standard American Diet comprised of large amounts of meat, dairy products including cheese, milk, and butter, and processed foods. Most of which has zero fiber. At that time, I had an annual visit with my doctor: Doctor, “We all need more fiber to our diet. If you […]

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