Sweet Potato Bombs

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• 1 medium sweet potato, baked • 2 Tbsp organic, raw almond butter (smooth or chunky) • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts • 1 tsp chia seeds • 1 tsp ground flax seed 1. Bake your sweet potato (see recipe notes for instructions). • You can quickly bake the potato in the microwave. Prick the skin …

Great Greens Salad Slaw

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• 12 oz. bag of broccoli slaw • 2-3 oz. baby kale, finely chopped • 12 oz. bag frozen, shelled edamame • 2 green onions, thinly sliced • 1/4 C each dried cherries, cranberries, sliced almonds and pumpkin seeds • 1/4 C olive oil • 1/4 C champagne vinegar 1. Cook the edamame according to package directions and set aside …

Zucchini with Chick Peas

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• 2 tsp olive oil • 2 small zucchini • 1 14.75 oz. can diced tomatoes • 1 14.75 oz. can chick peas • 1/2 C chopped onion • 1/2 tsp dried thyme • 1/2 tsp dried basil • Garlic salt and pepper to taste 1. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. • You can try using diced …

Black Bean Salad

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Once you start eating healthy, and eating organic produce, you’ll find you start to prefer it. I was in a meeting at work the other day and it ran late. I was getting really hungry; they had some packaged snacks in the room but I didn’t want those. They also had a lot of bananas so I grabbed one of …

Braised Seitan in Mushroom and Red Wine Sauce

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This recipe for braised seitan in mushroom and red wine sauce features another popular meat alternative – seitan, one of the few meat substitutes made without soy. The word “seitan” is of Japanese origin, and when roughly translated, means “made of proteins.” It’s created by washing wheat flour dough with water until all the starch granules have been removed, leaving …

Sweet Cornbread

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Beware the mix! I really like sweet cornbread (as opposed to a more savory cornbread), and used to buy Jiffy cornbread mix. It was quick, easy, and had a great texture and taste. But, as it turned out, it wasn’t vegetarian. 1. Preheat oven to 400, and lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish. • If you don’t like sweet …

Hashed Brussel Sprouts

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When I was a kid, I hated Brussel Sprouts (I don’t think I was unusual in that regard). I told my mom they tasted like dirt – and no, I wasn’t eating dirt, so it was a groundless criticism. As an adult, they’re one of my favorite veggies, and while I have lots of recipes for them, this one for …

Crockpot Black Bean Soup

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There’s a lot of bad press out there concerned canned food. High in sodium, cans lined with BPA, not as nutritious as fresh or frozen. So I did some digging to see what I could find. Turns out that canned food may not be so evil after all. That said, it’s still a good idea to look for BPA-free cans, …