Sprouted Whole Grain and Seed Wrap

The Sprouted Whole Grain and Seed Wrap includes just a few ingredients. It is quick to prepare and bake. Fill the wrap with your favorite veggies or toast both sides after baking to use as the crust of the Perfect Little Pizza. Making thin tasty wraps is easy. I’ll show you how. The puzzle is […]

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Beet Basil Salad With Cherry Basil Balsamic Reduction

Harvesting our garden is such a pleasure. We plant and harvest beets every year and enjoy freshly cooked beets as a side dish or in salads. We also love beet pickles, but they include a lot of refined sugar. The Cherry Basil Balsamic Reduction paired with the beets satisfies the beet pickle craving and is […]

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Lettuce Wraps With Chipotle Lime Soy Curls

Hello Everyone! It’s another Soy Curl day! Full disclosure~ I ordered an entire case of Soy Curls directly from the manufacturer! Well seasoned Soy Curls are truly scrumptious and, since I have a case, everyday is Soy Curl day for awhile! Yum! The Maple Miso Soy Curls (Link here) are delicious! Today, I prepared spicy […]

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My Monday Plant Based Menu

How are you? I hope everyone is well and practicing social distancing! An elderly relative of mine has needed my attention, so I have been away tending to her care. My posts will continue to be sporadic for a while as I travel back and forth. While I am home, I’d like to take a […]

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Choose High Quality Spices For Flavor And Health

Following a Whole Food Plant Based way of eating does not equal bland food. Our food should be vibrant and flavorful. We can recreate many of the flavors of world cuisines through the use of exquisite spices or spice combinations. Spices also provide numerous health benefits, as presented in several published studies. The quality of […]

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Bread: Small Changes Equal Big Impact

Yes! I eat Bread! Are you a bread lover or a bread lover and baker? Following a Plant Based way of eating reminds us of an important fact. Reading labels on all prepared food is a necessary habit to develop. Standard white bread and even bread labeled as “whole wheat” are missing the essential fiber […]

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Fresh and Zesty Relish

Let’s add a little zing! Greens, including herbs, are some of the healthiest foods we can consume. With a plant-based way of eating, layering flavor through the use of herbs and spices in our meals creates bright dynamic dishes without the over use of salt and oil. Adding this zesty relish to your dishes is […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Microgreen Window Garden

Have you noticed the beautiful little microgreens garnishing your restaurant meals? Microgreens are nutrient rich when they have grown only two leaves. So tiny and beautiful, yet powerful. This small addition adds concentrated vitamins and carotenoids to your meal. See USDA research here. Microgreens are expensive to buy in the market but inexpensive to grow […]

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