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Easy Skillet Potatoes and Onions

Ingredients 1/4 cup grapeseed, sesame, or avocado oil (or a high heat oil) 1 large onion,  sliced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced 6 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon red...

Easy French Onion Soup

Ingredients  2 tablespoon oil* 2 tablespoon vegan butter*  4 medium yellow onions, peeled + sliced into slightly larger than 1/4-inch rounds 1 teaspoon salt  1 teaspoon black pepper  4-6 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (or use...

10 Ways to Show Your Body Some Love!

10 Ways to Show Your Body Some Love!

Today is Valentines Day, and in its honor, I thought it would be fun to share a list of things you can do to pamper yourself …  …. for free (or almost free!)  When you do any of these things with intention and purpose, they will help you feel better: mind, body, and...

Smoky Kale

Smoky Kale

Ingredients 2 bunches of kale, washed, tough stems removed, tear into small pieces (2-3 inches) ½ cup water 1-3 tablespoons olive oil or sesame oil 3 cloves of garlic or ½ tablespoon of garlic powder ½ cup canned or fresh tomatoes ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika Sea salt to...

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

              Ingredients 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 cup long grain rice 2 tablespoons grapeseed, avocado or other cooking oil 1 onion, chopped  1 clove garlic, minced 1 green pepper, diced 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed...

Apple Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

Apple Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup plant-based yogurt 1 to 2 medium apples, cored and chopped 1/4 cup-1/2 cup plant-based milk, plus more as needed 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup (optional) Ice cubes Directions  Place apple and milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add the rest of...

Oatmeal Crisp Topped Baked Apples

Oatmeal Crisp Topped Baked Apples

Ingredients 4 medium firm, sweet apples, like Honeycrisp, Fuji or Gala 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup), plant-based butter (1 stick); you can substitute butter for coconut oil 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground...

Fried Cabbage, Apples and Onions

Fried Cabbage, Apples and Onions

Ingredients 2 tablespoons grapeseed, sesame, or avocado oil (or a high heat oil) 1 medium apple, coarsely grated ½ head of green cabbage, thinly sliced (about 3 – 4 cups) 1 small yellow or white onion, thinly sliced ½ teaspoon salt Dash of ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons...

Mashed Carrots and Turnips

Mashed Carrots and Turnips

Ingredients 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 1 inch rounds (about 4 cups) 2 medium turnips, peeled and diced, 1 inch cubes 1/2 cup butter, cubed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Minced fresh parsley, optional Instructions Place carrots and turnips in a large...

Butternut Squash Chili

Butternut Squash Chili

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red or yellow onion, chopped 2 red bell peppers, chopped 1 poblano pepper (optional) 1 small butternut squash (1 ½ pounds or less), peeled and chopped into ½-inch cubes 1 medium carrot 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 1...

Sautéed Whole Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Whole Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 1 yellow onion, diced 1 tablespoon grapeseed, avocado or sesame oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar 2 pounds Brussels Sprouts, whole 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon liquid smoke 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1...

What’s your #1 goal for 2021

What’s your #1 goal for 2021

What's Your #1 Health, Wellness or Fitness Goal for 2021This New Year is a special time of year. But THIS New Year it really does take on a new meaning after last year. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited about it - and I hope you feel the same way! It’s the...

The Most Common Names for Sugar

The Most Common Names for Sugar

Just because these names are on a label, it doesn’t mean it is high in sugar. If you are following a low sugar lifestyle, 1-2 grams of sugar might be fine for you. It’s important to know what’s best for your body. You do not need to memorize this list, but recognize...

Oat Milk Recipe

Oat Milk Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 3 cups filtered water OPTIONAL 1 teaspoons vanilla extract 2-4 Medjool INSTRUCTIONS 1.Pour water, oats and optional ingredients in the blender and blend on high until smooth. If desired, strain the oat milk by pouring it...

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 1 handful organic kale ½ cup frozen blueberries ¼ fresh avocado 1 TBSP chia seeds 8 oz. water or (almond, coconut, or hemp milk) 4 ice cubes Stevia (optional) Directions Blend kale and water/milk  for 1 minute.  Next add...

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced   Instructions In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Once hot, add your brussels sprouts and...

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled and seeded and cut in 1-inch chunks  3 tablespoons grapeseed oil  2 teaspoons kosher salt  1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper   Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Place the squash on...

Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

 Ingredients 2 1/2 cups of flour 1 cup of vegan butter, diced into 1/2 inch cubes and chilled 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of sugar 6 tablespoons of ice water, plus more as needed Instructions Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse...

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