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Fennel Potatoes

Advertisements This is a family favorite. 6 potatoes, sliced 2 onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 quart vegetable broth olive oil fennel seeds Salt and pepper Peel and slice potatoes and onions. Place in a sauce pan. Add garlic. Sprinkle w fennel seeds, salt, and pepper. Pour in vegetable broth, enough to almost cover… Continue reading Fennel Potatoes

Tasty Earth Friendly Chili

Advertisements All of these portions can be customized to your own taste preferences. Serves 6-8. 2 1/2 cups of dried red kidney beans (Prepare in Instant Pot pressure cooker. You can also prepare with traditional method of soaking for several hours and boiling) 6 cups of vegetable broth * 1 cup raw coarse bulgar **… Continue reading Tasty Earth Friendly Chili

Queer Eye Eggplant Dish

Advertisements If you haven’t watched it already, Queer Eye is a Netflix series where 4 guys and a person AKA the Fab Five go around solving people’s life problems. In each episode, they coach someone who is stuck in their life, move on and thrive. Each of the Fab Five specializes in different life topics… Continue reading Queer Eye Eggplant Dish

Natural Immune Boosting Ideas

Advertisements It is a preventive so you do this before you get sick Raw Garlic (as Toum*) Ginger (tea). Also ginger pieces boiled with scallions as a tea* Chrysanthemum tea Pineapple ( I can only handle a piece a day. Too much Bromelain can cause canker sores) Shiitake and Maitake mushrooms cooked (These are the… Continue reading Natural Immune Boosting Ideas

Try these Hot Cinnamon Rolls for the Holidays

Advertisements These super fast home-baked organic cinnamon rolls are from Costco. When you and your friends/family are together for the holidays, this is one of the comfort foods. On top of being organic, they are also vegan/plant-based. Prior to baking it in my toaster oven, I did not space the rolls out like it recommended… Continue reading Try these Hot Cinnamon Rolls for the Holidays

Green Tea Instant Oatmeal

Advertisements Thaw out berries in a covered glass container in fridge. Keeps for a few days. Make a cup green tea with hot water. Steep for 3-4 minutes. Put Oatmeal in a bowl. Add the hot green tea. The amount of tea you use will be determined by how thick you like your oatmeal. Top… Continue reading Green Tea Instant Oatmeal

How to make “decaf” Tea

Advertisements Add your tea bag to hot water. Wait 30 seconds. Pour that water out and add fresh hot water to bag. Steep for another 3 and half minutes. When tea is steeped for more than 4 minutes total, the oxalates start to leach out. Oxalates are associated with renal stones. Now I don’t have… Continue reading How to make “decaf” Tea

Baked Tofu Bowl as Main Dish

Advertisements Topped with Kim Chi and Asian Pickled Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach This recipe is for the Baked Tofu. The bowl is filled with Brown Rice, then topped with Seasoned Tommy’s Sweet Potatoes from Costco, Spinach, Pickled Veggies, Baked Tofu recipe is below. To keep it low carb, you can skip the rice and use… Continue reading Baked Tofu Bowl as Main Dish

Honey Tofu Chocolate Pudding

Advertisements Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 5 tbsp raw honey, 1/4 tsp salt. One squeeze of lemon, 1/2 cup Cacao powder 14 oz soft Tofu- put into a food processor or blender  Coconut oil 2 tsp Coconut milk  3-6 tbsp Vanilla 1 -2 tsp 18 Raspberries and Fresh Mint leaves to decorate Prep: Blend all the… Continue reading Honey Tofu Chocolate Pudding

Sauté Spinach and Onions

Advertisements Side dish for 6 Ingredients: 1 small or 1/2 large onion, chopped 1-2 tsp garlic, chopped 1 tsp ginger, grated 2 tbsp Avocado oil 1 – 16 oz bag of frozen organic spinach 1/2 cup Vegetable broth or 1 tsp Vegan Bouillon Squeeze of lemon or sprinkle of apple cider vinegar Salt and Pepper… Continue reading Sauté Spinach and Onions

Valentine Almond Cookies

Advertisements This is a recipe from the Island of Malta. You can shape them into Hearts and decorate with a Maraschino Cherry (Whole Foods has sans food coloring). These cookies have 2 versions: vegan and traditional with egg whites. Bake @ 400F for 8-10 mins. Makes 84 x 2inch round cookies Ingredients: 4 cups ground… Continue reading Valentine Almond Cookies

Easy Dinners in Bowls

Advertisements This meal’s prep time is not 10 mins but around 25 mins with some pre-planning. Pre planning –> Make ahead: Miso dressing (See Sept 2017 blog for recipe or way down at bottom of this recipe) and set up rice cooker with brown rice. Turn on rice cooker few hours before guests arrive. Serving a… Continue reading Easy Dinners in Bowls

Easy Vegan Dinner #2

Advertisements This dinner takes about 10 mins to make. Needs to get these ingredients together from Trader Joe’s and some basics from Costco. Prepare Carrots as per package but bake convection oven at 400deg for about 8 mins to brown carrots. Then Microwave covered for about 2 minute to soften (depends on wattage of your… Continue reading Easy Vegan Dinner #2

Easy Vegan Dinner #1

Advertisements   You can make this in 10 mins- I was at Costco and bought these 3 things- Potato and Spinach Pierogies, Korean Gondre Herb Rice and precooked Beets   I pan fried the Pierogies with avocado oil over medium heat, covered, 4 minutes on each side with a splash of water in the last… Continue reading Easy Vegan Dinner #1

Curry Vegan Burgers

Advertisements Makes about 4-6 burgers. Ingredients  1 can of green jackfruit, drained and rinsed 1 L of vegetable broth 1/3 Cup Chickpea/Garbanzo Flour (Sprouts or Indian grocery store) 1/3  Cup chopped red onions 1 tsp of grated Ginger 2 tsp minced Garlic 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped 1 tsp of Curry powder 1 tsp paprika 1… Continue reading Curry Vegan Burgers

Vegan Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens

Advertisements My motto for cooking: healthy, simple, fast, plus delicious. Menu Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens Spanish Rice Avocado (right now in California, Avocados are everywhere) Dark Chocolate Tequila Strawberries (Fondue optional) The trick is to have a dish that looks like this. Any food served in this heart shaped dish will be “Valentine’s” appropriate.… Continue reading Vegan Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens

Try this Miso Paste

Advertisements I bought this at my local Korean Grocery store. 99 Ranch Market may have too.  It tastes pretty good. *Although miso is high in salt (risk factor for stomach cancer and high blood pressure), the anticancer and antihypertensive effects of soy may counter the effects of the salt. *The How Not To Die Cookbook by… Continue reading Try this Miso Paste

Eat Some Probiotics with Every Meal

Advertisements Why are probiotics important? These healthy microbes are an essential part of our body. Without them we would not survive. Most of these healthy bugs are found in our gut. Also 70% of our immune system is located in our gut. There is communication between our gut microbes and our immune system and even… Continue reading Eat Some Probiotics with Every Meal

Yummy Probiotic Rich Salad Dressing

Advertisements    Miso Lime Dressing with Honey  1 1/2 tablespoons miso paste* 2 tablespoons rice vinegar* 1 1/4 tablespoons raw honey* 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional) Add toasted almonds (optional) Mix the above ingredients. Serve in a mixed green salad… Continue reading Yummy Probiotic Rich Salad Dressing

Super Quick Lunches

Advertisements The balance between a healthy Vegan lunch and the rush to get out of the house before 6am to beat the traffic. This is easy. You will need some ceramic or glass containers. A Trader Joe’s helps… My base is some pre washed organic dark greens, frozen Vegan bean/grain mixture (see below), top with… Continue reading Super Quick Lunches

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