Meat is for Pussies, by John Joseph

July 24, 2014

You should read it if you… are tired of playing the victim need a shove in the right direction think the the health care system is busted want to understand how eating a plant based diet and taking care of your health is the most punk-rock thing you can do You will… become empowered to own your life learn the basics of a whole foods plant based diet, including answers to the common…

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Cara’s Apple Strudel

May 7, 2014

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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Avocado and Tomato sandwich

April 1, 2014

I don’t know if it’s fair for me to say, since I haven’t had one in so long, but this really feels to me like a direct replacement for a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich.  I pile the avocado pretty high, and it has that same creamy consistency that I remember from open faced toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches. Serves: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Ingredients: 1 avocado 1…

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Beet and Black Bean Burgers

March 30, 2014

The recipe is only slightly modified from The Kitchn’s Best-Ever Veggie Burger (recipe here). Serves: 6 Prep Time: 30 min (not included roasting the beats and cooking the rice) Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: 3 large red beets (cooked-roasted, steamed, or boiled) 1/2 cup brown rice (slightly overcooked) 1 medium yellow onion, diced small 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp cider vinegar 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (ground to a flour in a…

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Avocado Banana Pudding

March 18, 2014

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 min Blend Time: 2 min Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 banana 2 dates, chopped 1/4 cup coco powder (I will use a little less next time) 1/4 cup almond, coconut, hemp, or other non-dairy milk 1/4 tsp. vanilla fruit to garnish (optional) Instructions: Put everything in the vita mix and blend it up!  That’s all there is to it!  It’s super easy, and the kids…

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Thai Pineapple Stir Fry

March 14, 2014

I was really craving some Thai food one night, so I decided to try this dish for the first time.  I thought it was really easy to make and tasted really good!  Yum!!  Lots of good flavors in there!  I used a recipe I found in the Happy Herbivore abroad book that we just got, but modified it a bit.  These dishes could definitely be made together, but since it…

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Easy Lentil Loaf

March 4, 2014

     This lentil loaf recipe is super easy! It is definitely easy enough for a weeknight meal and my kids have really been loving it. We made it the other night with a huge serving of asparagus and it was delicious! Sometimes I make it with mashed potatoes and gravy for a real comfort meal.  We usually finish off one batch of the lentil loaf for dinner, so if…

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A hearty salad

March 3, 2014

Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated or involved to be healthy and delicious.  This is much more typical of what we eat for dinner on a daily basis. The ingredients change all the time.  Sometimes it’s over romain lettuce, other times it will be over steamed kale, baby spinach, mixed field greens, or any other greens or lettuce.  The elements are what’s important.  I always try to include beans, onions,…

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Thai Peanut Salad Dressing

February 22, 2014

My kids will devour a salad at the Thai restaurant, mostly because of the Thai peanut salad dressing. I would like them to eat just as much salad at home, so I’ve been experimenting at making a healthier version. I think I have got it! Everyone at home loves this dressing and it is very easy to make too! We keep the salad dressing in the fridge for about a…

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Tofu Scramble

February 22, 2014

Veggies for breakfast???    Yes! eat veggies all day every day!   The bottom line is the more vegetables you eat the healthier you will be, so try to incorporate as many vegetables as you can into every meal.    Serves: 2 to 4 Prep time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: 2 onions, finely chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced…

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