Cinnamon and Sour Cream Apple Bites

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You’ve probably heard that old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but how healthy are these lovely red orbs? Like a lot of things in life, the answer is – it depends. Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber (good for weight loss and keeping you regular). The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may …

Mustardy Egg and Potato Salad

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This vegetarian recipe for mustardy egg and potato salad is just one variation on a theme. There’s many ways to make potato salad, and this one satisfies my household’s taste for mustard the eggs (and dislike for mayonnaise). • 4 medium russet potatoes, baked • 3 hard boiled eggs • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 1/2 C green onions • …

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan Vinaigrette

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This recipe for roasted fennel with parmesan vinaigrette is simple, tasty and adds a bit of exotic flavor to your table. A member of the parsley family, all parts of the fennel plant are edible. This recipe uses only the bulbs, but you can also use the stalks and fronds like you would celery – chopped in salads, braised or …

Egg Noodles with Ricotta Cheese and Broccoli

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This recipe for egg noodles with ricotta cheese and broccoli could just as easily be made with a different type of noodle. Technically, you could also substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta. So why specify at all? What’s the difference between these ingredients? Ricotta is generally a much richer cheese due to the fact it has a higher fat content …

Bean, Rice and Cabbage Bowl

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As I continue my education into things vegetarian and vegan, I’m starting to become much more selective what I buy. I’ve learned to be wary whenever I hear the word “industry,” for example, “the dairy industry,” “the meat industry,” “the wool industry.” Webster’s defines industry as, “a distinct group of productive or profit-making enterprises,” among other things. And that’s where …

Sweet Potato Puffs

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This vegetarian recipe for sweet potato puffs is a variation on a traditional holiday favorite. It’s simple to make, a breeze to cook, and you and your guests will love the sweet, crunchy flavor. Like most orange veggies, sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in your body. While too much vitamin A (like …

Made-From-Scratch Pancakes

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• 1 1/4 C flour • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar • 2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp salt • 1 egg, lightly beaten • 1 Tbsp cooking oil • 1 C milk 1. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. • Unless you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, I recommend making this using regular …

Cheese Stuffed Acorn Squash

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We’ve become a culture conditioned to expecting a quick chemical fix to anything that ails us. What we’re now starting to find (not surprisingly), is that these chemicals are creating other issues because they’re not natural, and they’re treating a symptom and not the cause. The good news here is that a healthy diet can address some of the root …

Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli, Artichoke and Feta

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This recipe for whole wheat pasta with broccoli, artichoke and feta takes advantage of the additional fiber, vitamins and minerals in whole wheat pasta, the vitamins in broccoli, and the overall deliciousness of artichoke hearts, feta cheese and pine nuts! When you first start eating whole wheat or whole grain pasta, you may think it’s too chewy – give it …