Dr. Joel Fuhrman: I Love Nutritional Science

January 25, 2014

I can’t say enough about Dr. Fuhrman, his works, his books, and the resources that he provides to help people switch to, and maintain, living incredibly healthy lives. In this video you will get some insight into Dr. Fuhrman.  How and why he got started, and what keeps him interested, optimistic, and excited about nutrition and eating a plant based whole food (nutritarian) diet.

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Black Bean Soup with Kale and Mushrooms

January 20, 2014

As if Black Bean soup isn’t already good enough, I added Kale and Mushrooms to push it over the top!!   I started with a Black Bean soup recipe from allrecipes.com (link), and changed it up a bit.  What I ended up with is below, and it’s been a huge hit with our friends and families so far!  It’s a hearty soup that covers 4 of the 6 GBOMBS (Greens, Beans, Onions,…

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Banana Apple Oatmeal

December 29, 2013

We love Oatmeal for breakfast, especially when it’s loaded up with lots of fresh fruit.  We used to add fruit at the table, to each of our bowls individually, until I tried adding fruit while the oatmeal is cooking…  The result is AMAZING!!  The flavor and natural sweetness from the fruit is absorbed into the oats as they cook, making every bite absolutely delicious! Prep time: 10 min Serves: 6…

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Apple Guacamole

December 29, 2013

What?  Yup, that’s right, apple guacamole! It actually sounds more complicated than it is.  I basically make a traditional guacamole and add diced apples.  We’ve been making mango guacamole in the summer time for years.  I was recently making guacamole to bring to a party and I didn’t feel right adding mangos with snow on the ground, so I went for a fall fruit.  The result is something pretty special! …

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Lentil Sloppy Joe

November 15, 2013

This one is a REAL crowd pleaser.  You could serve this to anyone and I would expect them to like it.  It’s got that tangy flavor that I remember from so many years ago, and the texture works really well.  The kids like it, my parents like it, and my friends like it.  Give it a try for yourself and I think you will like it too!! The recipe is…

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Eat to Live, by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

March 24, 2013

You should read it if you… are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired want to know the truth about the diets, myths, and lies that we have all come to believe as true are ready to dramatically improve your life and health appreciate a hold-no-punches approach to resetting everything you think you know about diet and health You will… learn everything you need to know to loose weight and improve…

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Lentil Dahl Soup

July 18, 2012

This dish is soooo easy and so delish it is a staple in our house these days. 50% of our kids like it! Okay, that is only one kid, but that is still pretty good! This started as my sister-in-law’s friend’s recipe, but we have modified it qua bit: We usually eat it over steamed or raw baby greens.  Yum! Lentil Dahl Soup Print Recipe type: Stew Author: Veggies for…

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Best. Birthday cake. Ever.

June 14, 2012

I’ll be honest with you, I was a little nervous when Evan told me he wanted to have a healthy birthday cake at his birthday party this year. I was very proud of him for making that choice, but yes, nervous. We have made kids cry before with our healthy desserts. Multiple kids cry. Luckily they were part of our immediate family so they got over it quickly. But now…

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Stuffed peppers

October 14, 2010

Veggie stuffed peppers that even my meat eating Dad gave a thumbs up to! Peppers stuffed with stewed tomatoes, onions, brown rice, baby bok choy and broccoli. Delish!

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Super Food Pesto!

July 9, 2010

This pesto recipe was so good and made from healthy ingredients that it is forcing me out of my blog retirement. I usually get so much basil from my weekly farm share I don’t know what to do with it. The recipe was so easy! We had it for dinner one night over pasta and veggies and then ate it as a dip with baby carrots. We all had it…

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