Creamy Squash Soup with Corn, Toasted Pecans, and Coconut

December 5, 2016

  Nothing says fall like a creamy squash soup. Not only is it delicious, it is also an excellent source of many immune-fighting vitamins and minerals. Here is a nutritional breakdown. One cup of butternut squash provides 437% of your vitamin A as well as 52% of vitamin C. Vitamin A and vitamin C are…

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Podcast #15 – How Telomere Length Affects Your Health & Longevity

November 22, 2016

A telomere is the DNA sequence at the tip of a cell’s chromosome in human beings. Think of a telomere as a little cap that protects our chromosomes from deterioration which is associated with aging and disease. Telomere length affects our long-term health and longevity. Telomeres become shorter with each cell division and can reach…

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Three Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies That Work

November 14, 2016

Healthy holiday eating is always a challenge.  On average people gain about 2 pounds between Halloween and New Year’s Eve. Two pounds doesn’t sound like much, but as the years go on, it can add up. My #1 healthy holiday eating strategy is always begin your holiday meal with soup. Filling up on a healthy, high-fiber soup first…

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Easy Vegetable Soup With Roasted Poblano Peppers

September 20, 2016

Autumn is in the air and making a big pot of easy vegetable soup for Sunday supper is one of my favorite “cool” night things to do. I always like to step it up a notch with some crunch, texture and a little smokiness.  Foods with lots of textures satiate you faster especially in a plant-based diet.…

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Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Greens & Fennel Seeds

January 1, 2016

Well, it’s that time of year again. New Years Day! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and peaceful 2016. I greatly appreciate all your support over the years, and I am so thankful you are part of our healthy, compassionate community.  It is an honor…

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Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Cabbage Mushroom Soup

December 4, 2015

Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Soup with Cabbage, Mushrooms & Noodles This is such an easy soup to prepare, but you would never know it from the complex flavors. Not only that, it can be created in 20 minutes. What more could you ask for? I also love the health benefits. Mushrooms are low in calories,…

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet & Spicy Walnuts

October 2, 2015

Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet & Spicy Walnuts There is nothing better on a cold, dreary day than breaking out a big pot and making soup. Today I not only pulled out my big pot,  but I was feeling exotic,  so I also pulled out my Padma Lakshmi’s cookbook called “Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet.  Padma…

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One-Pot Vegan Chickpea Cauliflower Stew

February 21, 2015

Whether you are on a vegan diet full or part-time, you will love this satisfying and easy one-pot vegan meal. This chickpea, cauliflower and sweet potato stew is quick, delicious, high protein and full of everything your body needs to thrive on. It is also oil free and low fat. Chickpeas are considered a nutrient-rich food and provide…

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Red Bell Pepper Soup with Crunchy Garbanzo Beans

February 10, 2015

 Red Bell Pepper Soup with Crunchy Garbanzo Beans It’s Valentine’s Day week and messages of love are everywhere. This year I won’t be celebrating a romantic Valentine’s Day with anyone and before you feel sorry for me, I want to share something with you. Many years ago, I read a book called the Celestine Prophecy. Some people…

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Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

February 2, 2015

Vegan Chicken and Dumplings Many parts of the USA are getting pounded with snow this week and a delicious plant-based recipe is the perfect remedy for those cold, wintery days.  I have lots of friends and family on the East Coast and I wanted to come up with something that would help keep them warm and cozy.…

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