Tag: vegetarian

Walnut Smoothie with Cherries and Spinach

On the trail to eating whole food plant-based recipes, I’m discovering tastier ways to start my day.  The combination of this smoothie may sound weird, but I assure you, the flavor is OUTSTANDING!  All you can really taste is the bananas and cherries. Walnuts and spinach have such mild flavors that they’re easily overpowered by […]

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Savory Swiss Chard Recipe

Swiss Chard has been around forever.  Like a child, I have resisted eating this nutritious green my whole life.  I don’t know why, I just imagined it was bitter and wouldn’t go near it.  Last week, I took a chance and bought a beautiful bundle.  And do you know what?  Swiss Chard is DELICIOUS!  It […]

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Black Eye Peas, Carrots and Collards from a Pressure Cooker

I made something very similar to this not too long ago, but it didn’t have carrots in it.  Oh let me tell you, my friend, carrots with black eye peas, onions and collard greens are a match made in heaven.  A cornbread pancake on the side makes the meal just that much more fun.  My […]

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Randy’s Purple Hull Peas with Collards

Last night, I felt like eating something down-home and simple.  I searched through the freezer and found a couple of bags of Purple Hull Peas.  These were not just any old peas from the store.  They were special.  These peas came from my neighbor’s garden last summer.  My sweet neighbor-friend, Randy, LOVED sharing his garden […]

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Tirunelveli’s Veri Veri Teriyaki Chickpeas and Rice

Veri Veri Teriyaki Chickpeas and rice is one of those dishes that is really popular in party’s, a lot of catering companies have this dish available, Elegant Touch Catering was one of the first companies to ever introduce veri veri teriyaki to the market and ever since is a dish that makes you say, I […]

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Spinach Hummus Without Tahini

Lately, I’ve been introducing new healthy dips and snacks to my family.  Hummus is my personal no-brainer-go-to snack.  I love to eat it loaded with enough garlic to ward off the whole cast of Twilight.  Since my kids aren’t old enough to appreciate the spicy stink of garlic, I went looking for a hummus recipe just […]

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Yummy Apples and Oatmeal Breakfast

I’ll tell you right now.  I have NEVER liked oatmeal. In all my forty-something years of eating breakfast, oatmeal cooked from scratch or out of an instant packet was never on my yummy list.  I don’t like the texture of cooked rolled oats AT ALL.  I’ve tried several times to force them down for the sake […]

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Crunchy Veggie Wraps

Imagine a toasty warm tortilla, smeared with garlicky hummus, filled with thinly sliced crispy, fresh cabbage, green bell pepper, carrot, cucumber, mushrooms, green onion, and a few black beans.  OH SO GOOD! Charlie and I have had these crunchy veggie wraps for lunch three times this week.  They seriously ROCK!  You should have seen us.  Charlie was making grunting […]

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Roasted Bell Pepper and Potatoes

I could eat a whole plate of oven roasted vegetables and call it ‘dinner’.  Couldn’t you?  The other night, I had a icebox full of leftovers that didn’t quite go together, like leftover stir-fry veggies, baked yellow squash, and pinto beans.  It didn’t help that I had a hankering for fried potatoes.  That’s when I […]

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Spicy Cabbage Dinner

Never in my days have I come across a cabbage recipe that had a Mexican flare to it.  My husband and I have always known cabbage cooked with sausage or tossed into stir-fry meals. Eating it cooked with tomatoes, beans, sweet corn, onion, cumin and chili powder was a whole new yummy experience.  We were […]

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Banana Bread for Health Nuts

You might notice that I’m on a serious health kick right now.  I’ve been learning how to bake without using oils and eggs.  I love the lab results. ;D  My family can’t even tell the difference between my usual moist banana bread recipe and my new and improved, eat-it-for-breakfast, oil free, egg free, banana bread […]

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Simple Apple-Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve made Apple-Pumpkin Muffins before.  Or were they Pumpkin-Apple Muffins?  Anyhoo.  This time I’ve converted the recipe to one that meets a higher standard of healthy.  No, I didn’t substitute a regular ingredient with it’s reduced-fat cousin.  I completely left out the artery clogging stuff and kept all the spicy, fruity goodness. Yep, this muffin recipe […]

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Whole Wheat Pancakes and Apple

Making pancakes is easy.  Trying to eat them in the most healthy way, easier than you think. Years ago, I converted my kiddos over to enjoying regular whole wheat pancakes. It wasn’t something I did overnight.  No, siree.  I had to go under the radar and change out certain ingredients one batch at a time.  […]

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No Egg No Oil Carrot Muffins- STILL MOIST

My world of baking muffins and cupcakes has been shaken up a bit.  All my cooking life I’ve read eggs and oil are staple ingredients to baking muffin recipes.  Somewhere along the road, I learned oil could be substituted for applesauce, but the egg was still there holding the batter together.  Then, I’ve read of […]

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Quick White Bean Soup

This Quick White Bean Soup recipe is super healthy for you and it will fill you up!  The combination of flavors, white beans, spinach, green onions, tomatoes, and pepperoncini peppers floating in a bowl of vegetable broth, is outstanding.  OH! And it freezes well, too. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES makes enough to feed 6 with a […]

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