Squash Macaroni

I was just talking to a friend about macaroni and cheese and how good it is and how we could live on it if it weren’t for the fact that it is loaded with saturated fat,  cholesterol and loads of calories.  Luckily, there are some really tasty plant based options that are so good you don’t miss the cheese and Squash Macaroni is one of my favorites.  You…


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Elvis Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a staple breakfast in our house but it can get old sometimes so I just bought a fantastic new cookbook called OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester.  This is a fantastic book and well worth adding to your collection.  This oatmeal recipe is a tribute to the King  of Rock and Roll. If you know anything about Elvis, you know that he loved the…


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New England Glam Chowder

I just returned from a trip to New England where I touched base with old friends, enjoyed my family, and took in all the wonderful things that New England offers in the fall.  One of the things that you think of in New England, especially the coast, is New England Clam Chowder.  This recipe from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s book,  Isa Does It, tastes just…


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Pacific Rim Soba Noodles

I was so inspired by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Ann Esselstyn’s presentation at Aspen Valley Hospital a few weeks ago that I went out and bought “The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.”  This cookbook is fantastic.  If you saw Dr. Esslestyn’s talk, or if you are familiar with his research on reversing heart disease, you know that Ann’s recipes…


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Black Bean Sliders

It’s a holiday weekend and that means BBQ for many people. These sliders are delicious and a much healthier alternative to greasy hamburgers. You can serve them on those cute little burger buns or if you want to avoid the extra calories you can serve them on a Boston lettuce leaf.  Be sure to make extra burgers to have for lunch the next day.  I like…


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Raw Chocolate Dream Pie

Raw Chocolate Dream Pie

This recipe comes from Dreena Burton of The Plant Powered Kitchen.  It is a dreamy creamy chocolaty heavenly treat and it is easy to make.  No need to feel guilty making this pie, it is super healthy, made of healthy foods like nuts, dates, avocado, cocoa powder and a little maple syrup.   There isn’t one person I have made this for who has not loved…


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Tofu Scramble- Basic

When I first started transitioning to a plant based diet 7 years ago, a tofu scramble was one of my first “staple” dishes.  I liked it, and still do, because it is easy and you can incorporate whatever vegetables you have in your refrigerator, and it appropriate for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It is nice with a side of greens or roll it into a wrap.…


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Baked Falafel Bites

I brought this dish to the last meatless Monday event last Monday, the theme was appetizers and mocktails.  These little falafels sat nicely on a leaf of romain lettuce which made for easy finger food and a dollop of the salsa on top brought some nice color and crunch. The cardiac rehab program tries to get patients to move toward a no oil, plant based…


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Gourmet Grapefruit Gazpacho

This gazpacho recipe is so good! It is a bit of a departure from the cool and smooth gazpacho that is popping up this time of year. This recipe has chunks of vegetables and a little heat. I like to serve chopped avocado on top for more color and to provide an ingredient that has a smooth flavor to contrast  the acidity of the tomatoes and citrus in…


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Spicy Sweet Potato, Onion, Pepper, & Italian “Sausage” Hash

Makes enough for 8-10 Ingredients 2 large sweet onions, chopped 2 red bell peppers, seeded & chopped 3 pounds of mixed sweet potatoes baked in skin until just tender, cooled, peeled, then diced. 3-4 thawed Field Roast Italian Sausages, casings, removed, & diced OR other veg sausage 1/2 tsp cayenne, or to taste (be careful, if you’re “heat shy”) Salt…


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