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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A Pizza Party

February 11, 2017

This one is so simple!  It’s been a quick go-to of ours for years, but we haven’t made them in a while.  The boys had their cousins coming over tonight for a sleepover, and it worked out perfect!     A big key in getting kids to eat healthy food is to have them be part of the process and decisions.  We started tonight by asking the kids what kind of veggie…

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Stuffed Peppers

January 4, 2017

These stuffed peppers are easy to prepare, and so tasty!  I made them for Christmas Eve dinner this year and everyone loved them!  I prepared a double batch, and froze half after cooking to save for the following week.  We love having delicious leftovers in the freezer for a quick dinner, and our friends who came to dinner are still raving about them! 🙂 The filling calls for cooked brown rice.  Cooking the rice takes more…

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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 is my sister-in-law’s friend’s recipe, but I have modified it a bit: Ingredients: – 1 onion chopped – 2 garlic cloves chopped – 1/2 tsp turmeric – 1/2 tsp chili powder – 1 tsp…

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Spinach banana whip

January 11, 2012

Posting this to hopefully inspire those who want to eat more healthfully and want their kids to also. My kids begged me to make them this for dessert. Spinach banana whip with a dollop of all-natural peanut butter. They love it! If you stop eating junk, you will no longer crave it!!

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Leigh Ann’s Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

November 23, 2009

This was delish! Really, it was sooo good. I just modified it a little. I doubled the recipe, but instead of doubling the tofu, I added in some steamed broccoli instead. Thanks Leigh Ann for the recipe!! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/tofu-with-peanut-ginger-sauce-1270726

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Veggie Chili

October 21, 2009

Veggie Chili is a good stand by to make as the days get chillier. We usually put it over a bed of spinach or some other greens. Sometimes it is hard to get the kids to eat chili so I sometimes make a quesadilla or tacos out of it for them.

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