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  • Apr 19, 2016
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Traditional cake pops are popular these days for kids and adults. It's basically frosted cake in the shape of a ball that's placed on a stick to look like a lollipop. Unfortunately the typical version is a nightmare food filled with sugar, refined flour, artificial flavorings, colorings, etc. We put them in the "Frankenfood Category" - avoid at all costs!  ..

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  • Feb 24, 2016
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There’s nothing like soup when it’s cold outside. I particularly love soups that are a complete meal in one satisfying bowl. If you're trying to eat a higher plant based diet, which you should, this lentil soup delivers in a big way. The lentils provide protein, the kale is an amazing green, and it has healthy fat. It's not only delicious and easy to prepare, but it is satisfying to even the largest appetites. When eating healthy, this is what you want - something that's so good and filling that you won't want anything "bad" to eat. The flavors make it seem like it took hours to prepare when it's fully ready to eat in about 45 minutes. Enjoy this fast and easy vegan lentil soup. ..

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  • Feb 22, 2016
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This fast and easy vegan tofu scramble with veggies is an incredibly healthy breakfast that will keep you satisfied for hours. Note that not everyone tolerates soy, so be sure you do before making this a staple in your diet. Further, even if soy is fine for you, purchasing only organic soy products is critical. Over 90% of the soy in the U.S. is GMO and should therefore be avoided at all costs. Buying organic will avoid any GMO contamination.I have a soy-free suggestion that will work nicely as well in this recipe - see below. ..

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  • Feb 17, 2016
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Are you feeling a little, toxic, sluggish or just feeling the need for a little boost? We all want to feel great and avoid the burden of toxins, but in today's world that can be difficult. Even if you've been eating well, toxins are in our environment. If you haven't been taking the best care of yourself, or are starting to feel a bit under the weather, this vegan recipe for a detox smoothie is an excellent go-to. It's packed with vitamin C and amazing anti-inflammatory, immune boosting herbs like ginger, cayenne and turmeric. Don't let the ingredients deter you, this smoothie is delicious and lives up to its name!


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  • Feb 16, 2016
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"Kale is a superfood". "Kale is good for you." We have all heard these things. But what I also hear, too often, from my patients is "I don't like kale." I find the distaste for greens mostly stems from childhood when a person was served greens that were poorly cooked, typically overcooked. No one would like steamed, stringy, overcooked greens. This sauteed kale with shallots recipe is truly delicious, super easy and fast. Even if you don't think you like kale, I bet you'll enjoy this one! ..

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  • Feb 16, 2016
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Smoothies are popular but sometimes they taste great but don't have the healthiest ingredients in them. It would be difficult to find a smoothie that was healthier for you than this coconut kale green smoothie. Coconut is an excellent fat that keeps you full and actually helps you lose weight. Kale is an amazing green that is anti-inflammatory, has protein and is bursting with antioxidants. Try this and let me know how you enjoy it! ..

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  • Feb 12, 2016
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There are a lot of fruit and nut bars on the market. They have good ingredients but the liability of packaging is that I find that often the nuts have gone bad. Training your taste buds to detect what a rancid oil tastes like is a good skill because rancid oils are dangerous. More on that later... This recipe is one you can make at home allowing for as much variety as you like. You can change up the type of dried fruit, nuts or nut butter you use. It's a quick, easy, fun recipe and the bites are packed with protein and healthy fat. It is a delicious, raw, vegan recipe for energy bites! ..

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  • Feb 11, 2016
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There are not a lot of vegan restaurants in our area. One in San Francisco serves a frittata that my husband enjoys. He's allergic to eggs and he delights in eating something that seems like it contains eggs but doesn't. I always have a taste of his frittata, hoping I'll like it, but they use a smoky flavor that isn't to my taste. My goal was to play around with garbanzo bean flour and master a healthy vegetable frittata that both of us enjoyed. This recipe succeeded and now husband says he likes it better than the restaurant version - high praise! hope you like it too, please let me know.
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  • Feb 10, 2016
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Sometimes you just want some pasta, even if you’re gluten-free. And sometimes you want pasta with a creamy, cheesy sauce even though you’re vegan – quite a predicament! I present for your dining pleasure the perfect Mac and Cheese that requires no cheating and is still delicious. Serve it alongside a nice green veggie, (I used fresh kale - see my Sauteed Kale with Shallots recipe) and a salad and you don’t even need to feel guilty!  ..

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