Recipes

Holiday Pumpkin Cake

Recipe: Holiday Pumpkin Cake

This recipe was given to me from a friend, and I’ve taken a few liberties with it. It is actually called “Thanksgiving Cake” and rightly so, it is made with pumpkin. That said, I think it is a great dessert for the whole holiday season, all the way through the New Year. I made it […]

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

This delicious recipe comes from Melody over at¬†Little House on the Vegan Prairie via Erin Madore at Creative Soul in Motion. I love quinoa, and my recent autumn quinoa recipe called for cumin and cinnamon, making me love this recipe even more. Quinoa, as you know is filled with protein and fiber, which makes this […]

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Quinoa

Recipe: Autumn Quinoa with Raisins and Toasted Walnuts

Now that it is fall, a whole host of new ingredients and flavors are available. ¬†Quinoa is a wonderful substitute for rice, containing a greater amount of protein and a tasty nutty flavor. I keep testing out different ways to make it and I have fallen in love with this recipe. The walnuts provide a […]

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Pineapple Smoothie

Pineapple Wild Blueberry Smoothie

I’ve completely fallen head over heels for my newest breakfast smoothie. It isn’t very complicated, but the way the flavors combine is absolutely delectable. I call it “heaven in a glass.” Pineapple is loaded with Vitamin C and Bromelain – a powerful enzyme that aids in digestion, cleaning blood and reducing “ulcerative colitis.” It is […]

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Hummus and Avocado Sandwich

Snack Attack: Hummus and Avocado Sandwich Recipe

Eating small snacks between meals can be a healthy way to keep your metabolism revved and hunger pains at bay. I have completely fallen in love with this sandwich as my afternoon snack. It is extremely healthy and delicious. It is vegan / vegetarian, good for those with gluten sensitivities, well-balanced, and completely satisfying. The […]

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Tabouleh with Quinoa and Collard Greens

Recipe: Quinoa Tabouleh with Collard Greens

This dish is inspired by the traditional Lebanese dish – Tabouleh – which is made of bulgur, tomato, and finely chopped parsley and mint. If you have a wheat sensitivity though, quinoa can be a wonderful substitute, as it is gluten-free. Quinoa is especially healthy, in that it contains all essential amino acids, making it […]

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Almond Milk Recipe: Making the Switch

After my read of the China Study, I’ve been making efforts to eliminate dairy from my diet. I have issues with soy for a few reasons. One, it has been linked to hormone disruption and two, too much of it can create an imbalance in our Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Further, I really don’t like […]

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Jicama Salad

Jicama Salad Recipe

This jicama salad recipe is refreshing, light and tasty…great for summer as a salad, appetizer or side-dish. Jicama is especially beneficial due to its high vitamin C and fiber content. It is instrumental in strengthening the structure of our capillaries, preventing bruising and broken capillaries in general. It is also an anti-inflammatory and protects against […]

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Mango Salsa

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

If you’re tired of the good ol’ tomato based salsa, try this fresh and tasty mango salsa recipe. It is absolutely delicious and because of the mangos, provides wonderful health benefits too! It improves digestions, lowers cholesterol, is high in vitamin C, improves concentration and is high in iron. For a version that is higher […]

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Easy and Tasty Guacamole

Fresh made guacamole is absolutely delicious. The best part: it’s really easy to make! Avocados are super-healthy due to their high content of healthy monounsaturated fats, promoting heart health. Avocados are also known for their ability to lower cholesterol, to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, and for their anti-aging properties. Lastly, avocados are great for […]

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