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Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

By |2016-04-26T19:07:26-05:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 my [...]

Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

By |2016-03-11T15:44:48-05:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 the [...]

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

By |2016-02-10T14:24:50-05:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 an [...]

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

By |2016-02-05T07:00:53-05:00February 5th, 2016|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 and [...]

Not My Momma’s Mixed Greens, Vegan Style

By |2015-10-22T15:18:43-05:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

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 the [...]

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

By |2015-10-14T00:42:48-05:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 in [...]

Sassy Sauteed Tofu Portabella Rice and Veggie Bowl

By |2015-10-07T16:48:13-05:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 food. [...]

Tasty and Terrific: Turmeric Black Bean Quinoa Vegetable Hot Pot

By |2015-09-25T16:37:22-05:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 staple--and [...]

Tofu Mushroom Vegetable Soup with Garlic Miso Broth #VGNMF15

By |2015-09-23T16:54:39-05:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 of [...]

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

By |2015-09-03T17:13:24-05:00September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 spices [...]

Mad About Mango Superfood Green Smoothie

By |2015-04-10T16:37:01-05:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Uncategorized, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 seed [...]

Vegan Comfort Food: Kale Lentil Kelp Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

By |2015-03-12T23:12:24-05:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

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 Kelp Brown [...]

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

By |2015-03-02T01:53:24-05:00March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 to [...]

Pineapple Banana Avocado Kale Superfood Green Smoothie

By |2015-01-29T14:29:45-05:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 avocado's [...]

Crazy for Quinoa: Spicy Quinoa, Kale and Kimchi Bowl

By |2014-10-23T16:16:14-05:00October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , |

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 grain, [...]

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

By |2014-10-08T15:39:20-05:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

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, sweet [...]

Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

By |2014-09-22T16:25:50-05:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 what's [...]

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

By |2014-07-28T11:53:49-05:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

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 and [...]

Quick and Easy Oven-Baked Organic Kale Chips

By |2014-03-03T21:12:55-05:00March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Nourish, Vegan|Tags: , |

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 close [...]

Dandy Dandelion, Goji Berry, Coconut Green Smoothie

By |2013-05-07T17:28:20-05:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Health & Wellness, Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

Super-nourishing Dandelion, Goji Berry and 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 Dandelion [...]

15 Tips for Making Healthy Green Smoothies Plus a Smoothie Recipe

By |2013-04-03T01:52:03-05:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sit back, relax and enjoy your delicious, nutritious green smoothie. 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, [...]

Raw Kale Shiitake Mushroom Salad

By |2013-04-03T01:30:51-05:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , |

Raw kale shiitake mushroom salad garnished with avocado and scallions--served with quinoa and raw marinated mushrooms. 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 [...]

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