Chick Pea Salad

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This Chick Pea salad is quick and easy to make, and most of the ingredients are things you might already have on hand. You’ll notice that the recipe calls for both the tomato and parsley to be chopped, and the garlic to be minced. You’ll also see recipes that call for something (like a potato) to be diced. So what’s …

Awesome Applesauce

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Most people I know ate applesauce growing up. Often out of a jar, or in individual tubs (or tubes), it’s quick and easy to pack into lunches. This recipe for awesome applesauce shows you how easy it is to make this at home – using organic apples and filtered water – for a really natural, healthy treat. When I first …

Spinach Quiche-oa

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At its worst, pie crust is made with white flour and lard (rendered pig fat). And, honestly, shortening isn’t much better (shortening technically includes lard – it’s any fat that hardens at room temperature). You can try and make it healthier, but the best pie crusts are the totally unhealthy kind. Generally speaking, the only time I cook with pie …

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, …

Badass Baked Potatoes

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First, potatoes are amazing. Check them out. Seriously, I love them. They’re versatile, easy to cook, and delicious. If you leave the skin on, resist the temptation to fry them in oil, and top with healthy goodies, they also make a really quick, easy, and healthy vegetarian dinner. If you want to go vegan – just leave off the cheese. …