Katie Mae's Banana Blueberry Bars

These bars are terrific for an "on the go" breakfast or as a healthy mid afternoon snack to have with a mug of tea.  All whole ingredients, and a snap to make.  I used fresh blueberries because I prefer the texture, but frozen will work too. Try a schmear of fresh almond butter for even more moisture and an extra shot of protein and fiber.   Ingredients 1…


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Easy Glazed Tofu

Easy Glazed Tofu This is one of those dishes that has so many possibilities!  Prepare a batch and you can use it in a stir fry, as an addditon to your salad, or place it in a wrap along with some vegetables for a healthy on the go lunch.   Ingredients 1 16oz block extra firm tofu 3 tablespoons of tamari 3 tablespoons of mirin, rice wine vinegar 2…


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Chard Ribbons with Cumin and Lemon

  We all know that we should eat more dark leafy greens, but sometimes it is hard to come up with an interesting preparation. This recipe comes from Deborah Madison's new cookbook "The New Vegetarian Cookbook for Everyone."  This book was a thoughtful gift from my friends Joanie and Guillaume.  Deborah Madison was one of the early pioneers for really…


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Tropical Green Smoothie

Maybe you over celebrated during the holidays and are feeling like you want to get back on track. If so, this smoothie is a great start. The recipe is inspired by one of Angela Liddon's recipes.  I added twice the amount of greens Angela's recipe called for because greens are so good for our hair, skin, bones and blood vessels. I also added more ginger…


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Indian Spiced Carrot Soup

This recipe is from, "Simply Delicious-Plant Based Recipes for a Healthy Life," by Sandy Holmes, RDN.  The recipes in this book are so easy and so good! You can order here on amazon. I wanted to make a soup and so Sandy's recipe for Indian Spiced Carrot Soup caught my eye, I love Indian spices and I love how my house smells when I cook with them.  This…


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Peanut Butter Cup Puffed Rice Bars by Minimalist Baker

Peanut butter and dark chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. This healthyish candybar recipe is from the Minamilist Baker's cookbook, "Everday Cooking." Like you, I am in full on holiday cooking mode and these bars will find their way to some of my chocolate loving clients and friends. The bars do better if you can keep them refrigerated…


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Loaded Lentil Salad

Loaded Lentil salad

Who wants to eat a cold salad on a snowy day?  Not this girl.  I want all of the benefits of a salad but something that will warm me up!  I found this recipe on the Hummusapien web site and it is exactly what I want this time of year: warm lentils, roasted sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts over a bed of wilted spinach spinkled with pepitas. I love…


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Oh She Glows PB&J Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies

These little gems are fast and nutritious and great way to have your oats  for breakfast on the go. I used fig jam but any jam will work well. To finish the cookie, place smooth peanut butter in a plastic bag, cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and then pipe the peanut butter over the cookie. This recipe comes from Angela Liddon’s new cookbook…


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Mexican Super Salad

Good preparation is critical to being successful at almost anything and is absolutely true if you want to eat healthfully.  Preparing your own healthy food takes time but there are some tricks to being efficient.  On Sunday afternoon, I make three things for the week.  The first is a batch of veggie burgers, hummus or some kind of thing I can make into…


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Pecan Ball Sub

These little pecan balls are sooooo good, and so versatile. They are good in a sub and the make great “meatballs” for spaghetti.  I also like them crumbled up in my salad for lunch. Served with a big colorful salad and a glass of chianti!  I use ground cashews as a topping for the subs and pasta. Enjoy!   Preparation time: 15 minutes Baking time:…


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