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Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

April 26, 2016
Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

When the weather is damp, gray and rainy, I often try to soothe my soul with a satisfying meal of vegan comfort food like this healthy and delicious kale, tofu and quinoa combo. Most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, so this is a quick and easy way to lift my spirits and nourish […]

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Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

March 11, 2016
Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

This Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is one of my favorites due to the fact that I also add watercress, radishes and onion which really kicks it up a notch. Dressed simply with a toasted sesame oil vinaigrette, the resulting blend of zing and zest definitely delights the palate. But what really makes this salad sing is […]

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Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

February 10, 2016
Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

It’s time to pamper your sweetie for Valentine’s Day or any day by making this delectable Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie. Like many women I know, I have been trying hard to get my sweetie to increase his intake of fruits and vegetables for years. I will be the first to admit that it has been […]

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Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

February 5, 2016
Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

I love to make, take and eat salads for lunch and even dinner almost everyday. That’s why I like to assemble these easy, portable, colorful, mason jar salads. I shop for organic produce locally and seasonally, so the contents of my salads will vary according to what’s available in my local markets. Cabbage and carrots add crunch […]

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Not My Momma’s Mixed Greens, Vegan Style

October 22, 2015
Not My Momma's Mixed Greens, Vegan Style

When I was growing up in a little house in the suburbs with a large backyard garden, my assigned chore was picking the greens my father so lovingly planted and tended. Most of the time, Dad planted mustard greens, turnip greens and collard greens. Sometimes they flourished and other times they did not. But every year some of the plants made it through […]

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“Curry in a Hurry” Spicy Tofu Broccoli Rice and Veggie Bowl

October 14, 2015

I am fortunate to live in an area with lots of Indian vegetarian restaurants. One of my favorite Indian restaurants is famous for whipping up delectable curry dishes in a hurry. That was the inspiration for this spicy tofu broccoli rice and veggie bowl. This recipe delivers a hot and spicy, hearty and satisfying curry-flavored meal […]

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Sassy Sauteed Tofu Portabella Rice and Veggie Bowl

October 7, 2015
Sassy Sauteed Tofu Portabella Rice and Veggie Bowl

After a fun and fabulous summer, it’s hard to believe that cooler fall weather is actually here already. We’ve had so many chilly days so soon that I have had to dig through my closet to find and bundle up in warmer winter clothing. The drop in temperature also makes me crave different types of […]

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Tasty and Terrific: Turmeric Black Bean Quinoa Vegetable Hot Pot #VGNMFI5

September 25, 2015
Tasty and Terrific: Turmeric Black Bean Quinoa Vegetable Hot Pot #VGNMFI5

Tasty and terrific for your health, the flavor–and health benefits–of turmeric called my name today as I pondered what warming, satisfying meal to whip up for lunch. And I am not alone. I am sure that millions of people across the globe are making a meal with turmeric at this very moment. It’s a global […]

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Tofu Mushroom Vegetable Soup with Garlic Miso Broth #VGNMF15

September 23, 2015
Tofu Mushroom Vegetable Soup with Garlic Miso Broth #VGNMF15

Fall is finally here! And there is nothing more colorful–and delightful–than the sight of fall organic produce at our local farmer’s market. It is such a pleasure to explore the farm stands and select ripe, seasonal vegetables to take home to prepare in simple, healthy ways. Vegetable soups are one of my favorite ways to enjoy a variety […]

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Vegan MoFo Day #3: Tofu Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Hot and Spicy Broth #VGNMF15

September 3, 2015
Vegan MoFo Day #3: Tofu Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Hot and Spicy Broth

Whenever I crave a quick, easy, healthy, hearty and delicious vegan dish, I know just what to do. I create my own Buddha bowls with whatever fresh, organic ingredients I have on hand. Since today’s VeganMoFo prompt is “quick, easy and delicious”, I decided to go with that theme and make a Tofu Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl with the vegetables, grains and […]

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Mad About Mango Superfood Green Smoothie

April 10, 2015
Mad About Mango Superfood Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are often my go-to choice for a quick and healthy meal-in-a-minute. Today I decided to raid the fridge to find some goodies for a super-nutritious green smoothie to fuel my day. I lucked out with fresh mango, avocado, banana and kale! Plus, I added some healthy superfoods to kick the nutritional punch up a notch including flax […]

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Vegan Comfort Food: Kale Lentil Kelp Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

March 12, 2015
Vegan Comfort Food: Kale Lentil Kelp Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

Do you have a “go-to” vegan, comfort food that you just love to make and eat? I am happy to say I do. Whenever I feel the need for something hot, hearty and satisfying, I whip up one of my “vegan Buddha bowls” using whatever fresh, organic ingredients I have on hand. So today I made a Kale Lentil […]

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Meatless Monday: Kale Quinoa Black Bean Salsa Salad w/Tahini Dressing

March 2, 2015
Meatless Monday: Kale Quinoa Black Bean Salsa Salad w/Tahini Dressing

When my food-loving girlfriend spontaneously called to say that she wanted to stop by to catch up, I peered into my kitchen to see what I had on hand to make a simple, tasty healthy meal for us to share. I decided to whip up a healthy, hearty, textured vegetable, bean and grain salad. It’s a quick and easy way […]

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Pineapple Banana Avocado Kale Superfood Green Smoothie

January 29, 2015
Pineapple Banana Avocado Kale Superfood Green Smoothie

This morning’s green smoothie came together quite easily. My avocado was now ripe so I was able to use it as the  centerpiece for a nutrient- rich, creamy smoothie. Avocado provides B vitamins and vitamin K,  vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium. They also contain phytosterols and carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin. About 75% of an […]

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Crazy for Quinoa: Spicy Quinoa, Kale and Kimchi Bowl

October 23, 2014
Crazy for Quinoa: Spicy Quinoa, Kale and Kimchi Bowl

Often referred to as the “Gold of the Incas”, quinoa is a food that is both old and new. It is celebrated both as an ancient staple and a rediscovered foodie favorite. Most importantly, quinoa is a powerhouse of nutrition, flavor and texture. Those who are not yet familiar with quinoa, may think of it as a […]

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Crazy for Kiwifruit! Strawberry, Kiwi, Chia and Kale Green Smoothie

October 8, 2014
Crazy for Kiwifruit! Strawberry, Kiwi, Chia and Kale Green Smoothie

Touted as the national fruit of China, but grown worldwide, I rarely see organic kiwifruit in my area, so I was delighted to find organic kiwifruit at a low price in my local health food store this week. Of course, I brought half a dozen home to try out and enjoy! Well known for its characteristic fuzzy skin and its unique, […]

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Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

September 22, 2014
Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

Sure, I love salads and I usually eat one everyday, but for me there is nothing quite as satisfying as a bowl of fresh, crisp, al dente steamed vegetables. They are so quick and easy to make. And the combinations are limitless. I love to take a quick trip to my wonderful local farmer’s market to see […]

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Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Kale Quinoa Salad with Creamy Coconut Curry Dressing

July 28, 2014
Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Kale Quinoa Salad with Creamy Coconut Curry Dressing

When I’m hungry for something satisfying, hearty, healthy yet quick and easy to make, I raid my kitchen for interesting leftovers and fresh ingredients and “voila!” magic usually happens in the form of a taste-bud-tingling-super-salad! Today my refrigerator search turned up a few promising flavors to create with: *leftover roasted sweet potatoes–yum! *leftover cooked quinoa *leftover cooked chickpeas *organic kale, cucumbers […]

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Quick and Easy Oven-Baked Organic Kale Chips

March 3, 2014
Quick and Easy Oven-Baked Organic Kale Chips

Once in a while I have mad cravings for something salty and crunchy like the potato chips I sometimes have a taste for–but I know I need to satisfy that craving with something a lot healthier. Kale chips to the rescue! Thank goodness for kale chips! They may not be potato chips, but they’re a […]

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Dandy Dandelion, Goji Berry, Coconut Green Smoothie

May 7, 2013
Dandy Dandelion, Goji Berry, Coconut Green Smoothie

You’ve probably seen them growing wild on your lawn for years and never realized what a rich nutrient source they were. We’re talking about dandelions, the leaves of those common weed flowers many consider a lawn maintenance nuisance. But they’re clearly misunderstood! Dandelion Greens Benefits of Dandelion Greens include: • high in minerals, especially magnesium […]

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15 Tips for Making Healthy Green Smoothies Plus a Smoothie Recipe

April 3, 2013
15 Tips for Making Healthy Green Smoothies Plus a Smoothie Recipe

I love “green”smoothies. For me they are a  fast, easy and yummy way to consume a lot of good nturients! Scan the bookshelves or your favorite websites and you’ll find hundreds of food and supplement combinations for different kinds of smoothies: energizers, calorie burners, rejuvenators, memory boosters, healing tonics, libido enhancers, bone and muscle-builders, detoxifiers and more! […]

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Raw Kale Shiitake Mushroom Salad

April 3, 2013
Raw Kale Shitake Mushroom Salad

Kale is one of my ‘go-to’ superfoods for a number of powerful reasons. Kale: • eases lung congestion and is beneficial to the stomach, liver and immune system. • contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes from macular degeneration. • contains indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block […]

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