BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

  This open face jackfruit BBQ sandwich was SO delicious!! What is Jackfruit? It’s a fruit.  Seriously, look it up.  When it’s fully ripe it’s sweet, and I’ve heard it somewhat resembles pineapple.  When it’s young, or not yet fully ripe, it’s not as sweet, has a mild flavor, and great texture that makes it a really good substitute for beans, lentils, tofu, and even meat in many dishes.  It works perfectly in…

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Chickpea Potato Curry

My kids love going out for Indian food, but for some reason, never like my Indian inspired dishes at home.  I finally have a winner!  I realized I need to add potatoes (apparently, they love any dish with potatoes) and I need to blend my stewed tomotoes so there are no chunks.  My kids are not picky eaters by any means and will usually anything, so when one tells me…

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Cauliflower Hot Wings

I love this recipe because it is fairly simply to make and tastes so good!  I got the recipe from Lindsay Nixon’s Happy Herbivore email newsletter.  She emailed out a whole bunch of Super Bowl recipes around Super Bowl Sunday, so when we were invited to a party at my brother’s I knew I had to give it a try.   Everyone loved it!  I doubled the recipe and made…

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Black Rice Cereal

This cereal is a sweet, tasty breakfast treat that everyone seems to like! I usually make a double batch of it so we can just heat it up quickly on busy school mornings. I got the recipe from Dr. Fuhrman’s email newsletter a couple of years back, but it can also be found in his book Super Immunity. A few notes about the ingredients: *  Make sure you use short…

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Banana Buckwheat Flax Pancakes with Pecans

Yes, pancakes.  These fall more into the fruit and whole grains for breakfast category than veggies for dinner, but people have been asking about breakfast, especially for kids, and this puts a pretty good spin on the old classic.  Pancakes are typically problematic with the refined white flour, dairy, eggs, sugar, and additives and preservatives.  This version is pure whole, lightly refined, plant food, and they are delicious!   Banana…

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A quick and easy lunch

We have been posting some complex recipes recently.   While they are totally delicious and worth the effort, especially when entertaining around the holidays, they can’t really be thrown together without doing some up-front planning, specialty shopping, and taking the time to prepare the dishes.  To switch things up a bit, I want to share with you what I had for lunch today. A sunshine burger sandwich, with a side…

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Lentil Shepherd’s pie

Dr. Fuhrman emailed out this recipe in his newsletter and I was really excited to try it!  When the weather gets cold, I really enjoy really hot, comfort food and I think this recipe satisfies both while being totally plant based.  His recipe can be found here. Enjoy!  We loved this recipe and all four of us almost ate the entire thing for dinner one night!   Lentil Shepherd’s pie…

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This recipe is slightly modified from a recipe I found from Vegan Lunchbox blogger Jennifer Schmoo (recipe here).  It’s a great recipe for around the holidays and a real crowd pleaser!  It is fairly easy too, the only time consuming part is separating the leaves of cabbage. Makes: 10 cabbage rolls Prep Time: 45 min (not including cooking the rice) Cook Time: 50 min Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts 1 cup…

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Cashew Hot Chocolate

My 10 year old and I were invited to a get together where hot chocolate was going to be served.  Since we try to eat as healthy as possible, avoiding all dairy, sugar, and processed foods, I’m not into giving him traditional hot chocolate…  I still wanted to go, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe!  I made a batch and brought it with us so he wouldn’t feel…

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Cara’s Apple Strudel

This apple strudel is from the Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman on p. 285.  It is a great dessert and a real crowd pleaser!  I don’t have pictures of it after we cooked it because we ate it up too fast! Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes (a little longer if  you don’t have an apple peeler) Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1/2 cup vanilla almond, soy…

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