Meatless Mondays

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There has been a lot of attention placed on the distance your food travels before it reaches your table.  Often called ‘food miles,’ there is a certain logic in the concept that if those blueberries you are eating in January came all the way from Chile, well, maybe that isn’t the most responsible way to […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Did you know that a single 1/2 cup serving of pumpkin has 300% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A? It also has 20% of your daily fiber and some vitamin C and E, as well as calcium.  Obviously this a great vegetable to be eating. But how to get more pumpkin into your […]

Winter Squash Soup

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Soup season has arrived. It’s time pull out the big pot and start making batches of soup. This recipe is one that’s easy to make and even easier to experiment with. Consider adding chipotles for a smoky, spicy flavor or fennel and dill for an intense flavor combo. 1 Acorn Squash, cut in half, seeds […]

Berry Easy Fruit Compote

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Often we are in search of a fresh quick flavorful healthy dish that will satisfy our hunger and sweet tooth without too much guilt. There are few better summer treats than fresh berries from your local farmer’s market or home garden. And one of the very best ways to enjoy them is to heat them […]

Sweet Potato Curry

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A meatless dish that’s loaded with veggies and bursting with flavor. This curry is sure to be a hit with anyone who enjoys an extra kick of flavor at dinnertime. Serves 4 Recipe: Sweet Potato Curry Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped (2 cups) 2 tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup low-fat […]

Meatless Mondays: Mushroom and Shallots Pasta

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Today’s Meatless Mondays recipe is a quick and simple one that’s great when you get home too tired to cook something fancy. A yummy Mushroom and Shallots Pasta. (serves 4) 1 pound pasta, 2 large shallots, diced 12-15 mushrooms, sliced thin 4 tablespoons of butter 1/2 cup white wine or sherry Parmesan cheese, grated olive oil […]

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Prezzemolo

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This is a recipe I found in the book, Moosewood Restaurant Cooking For Health. I tried it and it was fantastic! If you, like me, are a garlic lover and like a lot of flavor with a little bit of heat, you’re sure to love this also. Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Prezzemolo Ingredients 16 […]

Twice-Baked Buttermilk Potatoes

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Old-fashioned homemade buttermilk is the slightly sour, residual liquid which remains after butter is churned It’s naturally lower in fat than regular milk since the fat has been removed to make butter! Buttermilk is high in potassium, vitamin B12, calcium, and riboflavin as well as a good source of phosphorus The flavor of buttermilk is […]

Portobello Steaks And Burgers

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This recipe is from the book Raw Food Life Force Energy by Natalia Rose. I’ve made this portobello burger and really enjoyed it. Although the recipe say’s that it makes 2 burgers, I was able to make 4. It all depends on the size of the portobellos. Makes 2 Burgers 4 portobello mushrooms, stemmed and […]

Meatless Mondays: Thai Spring Rolls With Dipping Sauce

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For quite a few years I’d heard many people recommend the raw food diet. So a year or so ago I set out to educate myself on the benefits of increasing my consumption of raw foods. During my quest I discovered several recipe books that I truly enjoy. Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen by Ani Phyo […]