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Good Luck for New Years – Black-Eyed Peas – Vegan and Gluten-Free

I read an article, “Black-Eyed Peas the Way Your Grandma Used to Make Them” and the problem is a:  my grandma didn’t make black-eyed peas and b: if she did, she probably would have made them with pork or bacon like … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Peanut Lentil Stew

As the weather cools down, I start craving soup.  While I make a lot of chili and tomato-based veggie soups, I was really in the mood for something a little different.  I was inspired by African peanut soups I’ve tried, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Cranberry Oat Crust – Vegan and Gluten-Free

The joys of fall are filling the air here in the Rocky Mountains. Leaves are turning shades of yellow, red and orange and pumpkins are everywhere. Time for a little pumpkin treat! This Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Cranberry Oat Crust … Continue reading

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Unfried Beans

Football season is here and it’s time for snacks! I love bean dip and refried beans but not the oil and definitely not the lard that sometimes gets added to the mix. Here’s a super easy, quick and healthy way to … Continue reading

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Peach Cobbler and Yes, it’s Raw, Vegan and Gluten-free!

Eating a a fresh, juicy, sweet peach is such a treat. In season, they’re pretty amazing all by themselves.  And when you combine juicy, fresh peaches with this raw cobbler topping, you get a little bite of heaven! It’s super … Continue reading

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Zesty Vegan Slaw

I’ve never been a fan of mayo. I’m not really a fan of vegan mayo although I highly support the product. I just never liked the taste.   I never liked white vinegar either. But then I had a chance to try … Continue reading

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Curry Carrot Soup

Nothing like reaching into a giant bag of organic baby carrots, recently purchased at the store, only to find there were some slimy ones.  I didn’t want to waste the entire bag because only a few were rotten. I tossed out all the nasties … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Pecan Bars

I’ve heard that orange mixed with chocolate is very Italian. And my very Italian co-worker loved these sweet little bars.  I love them too and my mom’s Italian. But they were created in Colorado. And when people taste them, it … Continue reading

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Avocado Curry – Sauce – Dip – Spread

I hear a lot of people say they don’t like curry.  I always tell them to give it another chance. There are so many “curries” out there – red, green, yellow, Indian, Thai…. the list goes on and on and … Continue reading

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Mega Omega 3 Spread

I recently learned vegans and vegetarians can convert Omega 3 fats into DHA easier with a bit of turmeric added.  According to the National Institutes of Health funded study titled, “Curcumin boosts DHA in the brain: Implications for the prevention … Continue reading

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Wilted Sesame Spinach

This is one of my favorite ways to eat spinach. Super easy and amazingly tasty! Wilted Sesame Spinach 4 cups raw, washed spinach 4 tsps sesame oil 1/2 tsp sea salt Add sesame oil to warm frying pan on medium high heat.  Add spinach … Continue reading

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Herbed Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Portobello Mushrooms are packed with nutrients and very low in calories. They are a good source of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, zinc and manganese, and a very good source of dietary fiber, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, … Continue reading

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Guilt-Free Alfredo Sauce

Rich, creamy Alfredo sauce dresses up pasta but the high-fat, dairy version can make it hard to fit into your desired dress size, clog your arteries and of course harm animals and the planet. This version is made with potatoes … Continue reading

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Fiesta Polenta

Tonight I needed something quick, easy, filling and of course, tasty.  So many of my recipes start out with items in my pantry I need to use.  I found an extra bag of polenta this weekend, so that was top … Continue reading

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Spring Roll Fever

Spring is here. What a great time for spring rolls! Actually, pretty much anytime is a great time for spring rolls if you ask me.  If you’ve never made them, they are tons of fun – but there are a … Continue reading

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Spirulina Sprinkle

Update!!  After watching Dr. Michael Gregor on NutritionFacts.org, it may be wise to consume spirulina sparingly if at all. It may hurt your liver and it’s linked to ALS, Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.  I’m leaving the recipe up, but feel … Continue reading

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Apple Buckwheat Cobbler Delight

I grew up using a pressure cooker so they don’t scare me. My mom used to make potatoes in her olive green Presto and I loved how it sputtered and jiggled on the stove. I used mine for potatoes too … Continue reading

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Red and Green Chili

All four seasons, I love chili. Especially green chili. I call this red and green chili because it’s a little of both.  So I decided to wrap up my soup series with this little kicker. If you like your chili … Continue reading

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Yellow Split Pea Soup

There’s something so smoothly soothing about split pea soup. I couldn’t have a soup series without adding split pea.  I had never tried making it with yellow peas, and honestly, to me they taste just like split green peas.  They … Continue reading

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Indian Red Lentil and Mushroom Soup

As far as I know, I’m not of East Indian descent, so I can’t help but wonder if maybe I was from India in a past life. I love the beautiful patterns in the fabric, the interesting architecture, the music, … Continue reading

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