Juicing To Lower Cortisol Levels That Cause Stress and Anxiety

April 10, 2017

Before we discuss cortisol levels, I am excited to announce my latest passion. It is called juicing and here’s how it all began. This past March I attended a week long cruise devoted to plant-based nutrition. They had an entire bar and lounge where they created all kinds of juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables. It…

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Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

May 2, 2016

Healthy Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce I love this vegan burger. It had an excellent texture, nice spices and held up pretty well. I bring that up because burgers made with animal protein have lots of sticky saturated fat which holds them together, but vegan burgers don’t have all that fat, so they need…

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Healthy Recipe – Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

April 16, 2015

Healthy Recipe – Southwestern Stuffed Peppers If you are looking for a healthy recipe for dinner tonight, look no further. These stuffed peppers get all jazzed up with a robust filling of Southwestern spices, quinoa, corn, black beans and cilantro. Quinoa is one of the healthiest grains you can eat and it is loaded with…

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Vegan Chow Mein with Tofu & Vegetables

March 24, 2015

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi Last week I met a very impressive young man. He was ten-years-old and he told me “he loves animals.” Because of this love and compassion, he made a decision in his very young life…

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Hemp Seeds, Cannellini Beans and Greens

March 2, 2015

Hemp Seeds, Cannellini Beans and Greens Plant-based, simple, hearty, nutrient packed and delicious. What more could you ask for in a meal? Especially a meal that takes about 10 minutes to prepare like this hemp seeds, cannellini beans, and greens recipe. As many of you know, I am crazy about hemp seeds. They pack a…

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Cakes with Spinach

November 6, 2014

 Gluten-Free Zucchini Cakes with Spinach, Arugula & Basil Sour Cream Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist, Dave Barry, once wrote: “minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables.” A clever and funny way to describe how bountiful zucchini can be.…

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Holy Moly Sweet Pea Guacamole

September 16, 2014

Sweet Pea Guacamole Just found out it is officially “Guacamole Day.” Who knew? So to celebrate I made one of my favorite guacamole recipes. Hope you enjoy this easy sweet pea guacamole recipe as much as I did, and Happy Guacamole Day. Holy Moly Sweet Pea Guacamole   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time…

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Rustic Italian Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Raisins & Toasted Walnuts

September 15, 2014

Rustic Italian Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Raisins & Toasted Walnuts If you cherish pasta like I do, I think you will love this plant-based, high protein rustic Italian pasta with heirloom tomatoes, walnuts, capers and olives. A mouthful but a delectable mouthful. I especially loved the addition of the raisins because they added a sweetness…

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Vegan Gluten-Free & Soy-Free Diet Guide

December 6, 2012

High Protein, Gluten-Free Quinoa, Corn & Black Bean Chili Recipe here Yesterday one of our Ordinary Vegan facebook community members reached out to me for help. She wants to embrace a vegan diet, but cannot eat wheat or soy. She needed help finding the right foods to eat and worried about protein. I told her that…

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