DIY Salad Dressings

March 1, 2017

Salads are an important part of eating a healthy, whole food, plant based, diet.  I eat at least one, and often two huge salads a day.  For me, the key to enjoying so much salad, is to keep them flavorful and interesting.  Making a new dressing does that in an instant, and add some fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds on top and you will end up with something that is…

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Chores, skills, and habits

February 12, 2017

The kid asked if there were any more chores he could do to earn some extra cash, and he’s now in charge of food prep!   It’s not only about the chopping and cooking though, it is his job is to make sure we always have beans, rice, oats, carrots, and plant milk (aka nut juice, he’s 12, it’s funny) on hand and ready to go.   These are things we…

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Cashew Hot Chocolate

December 8, 2014

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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Fruit & nuts for breakfast??

October 1, 2009

I eat fruit and nuts for breakfast every day during the week and I switch it up a little on the weekends. Today I’m having strawberries, pineapple, a banana, and some almonds. I usually buy fruit from the cafeteria at work, which gets a little pricey, but they almost always have strawberries, and sometimes blueberries, and on those days I know it’s worth it. I fill one of those containers,…

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