Cauliflower Hot Wings

April 3, 2016

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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Forks Over Knives

February 2, 2016

You need to see this movie.  It’s a good combination of story, information, facts, inspiration, and real world examples to help you get motivated to start the transition to a plant based diet.  Many people who have made the transformation have credited Forks Over Knives with bing the movie that motivated them to make the switch. Watch it!  Watch it more than once, watch it weekly if you have to….

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

February 2, 2016

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is a story of one mans journey to get healthy by juicing his way around the United States.  Along the way he takes the time to explain what he is doing to people he meets, and motivates several others to make a switch for themselves. It’s an interesting and inspiring film.  Being able to see the change take place in Joe over time is impressive, and…

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How Not to Die, by Dr. Michael Greger

January 24, 2016

You should read it if you… want to know how to avoid the top 10 causes of death have specific questions about any common diseases want to know more about how a whole food plant based diet can improve your health want a reference book to keep around in case someone asks you a questions about eating a vegan whole food plant based diet. You will… learn that in most cases the…

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Dr. Garth Davis: Americans have become obsessed with Protein

October 31, 2015

“Where do you get your protein”?  is one of the most common questions people ask me, or anyone else, when the find out we eat a plant based diet that includes no, or almost no, animal products.  The more important question might be, “why are we so worried about eating protein”? In his work, Dr. Davis explores this important question, and takes it one step further explaining that many of our…

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Banana Buckwheat Flax Pancakes with Pecans

April 20, 2015

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

January 4, 2015

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

January 1, 2015

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

December 31, 2014

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

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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