Festive Beet and Orange Salad

This is a delicious, seasonal, attractive and simple salad. The red pomegranate seeds and the green parsley give it a holiday flare. Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6. Oranges are an excellent…


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Easy Southwester Salad

If I have a busy week coming up and know I won't have much time to cook, I make this salad. It is a nutrition powerhouse with beans, pepitas, and I always serve it over a bed of greens like spinach,argula or romaine.  I like to eat it with a sprouted corn tortilla or whole grain pita. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 15 ounce can…


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East African Mango and Cucumber Salad

I found this salad when I was looking for a side for my African Sweet Potatoe Stew.  It was perfect.  Really fresh  flavors and beautiful on the plate.  Champagne Mangos are in season right now but when mangoes go out of season, I think peaches would work just as well.   Ingredients •  1 English cucumber, thinly sliced •  1/2 small red onion, finely…


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My Interview with The Happy Healthy Librarian, Debby Kastner

Debby Kastner’s blog and now FB page is one of my favorite and most reliable sources for information on healthy living.  I discovered Debby Kastner’s blog, Happy Healthy Long Life about seven years ago, just a few years after I started transitioning to a plant based diet. Debby is a medical librarian at a leading US medical center who's been in the…


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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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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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Kale Caesar

This is the best caesar salad ever! At least in my humble opinion it is.  For me, most caesar salads are too heavy, the caesar dressing for this sale is perfect and you can adjust the consistency by adding water during the blending process to make it to your liking.  Instead of bread croutons, the recipes calls for roasted chickpeas.  The chickpeas…


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Rosemary Roasted Potato, Mushroom and Lentil Kale Salad

I like to tuck into a warm hearty dinner salad in the winter and this salad fits the bill. Rosemary roasted potatoes, green lentils, walnuts and portobello mushrooms makes this a hearty and satisfying salad. Adding some dried cranberries would give this salad a little color, sweetness and texture. A crusty loaf bread, and a nice glass of merlot will…


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Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing

Spending time with good friends, especially over good food, really feeds my soul. My friend Cathy invited Chris and I over for a potluck dinner last night. Cathy made a delicious Vegetable Shepard’s Pie, a recipe she found in Bon Appetit Magazine, and Chris brought a Creamy Vegetable Soup and beautiful Apple Rose Pastries for dessert. I will share those…


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Jicama and Carrot Citrus Slaw

Jicama and Carrot Citrus Slaw This is a recipe from my friend, Sandy Holmes.  As some of you know, Sandy is a Registered Dietician and is, in her own words, passionately plant strong.  She has been working on a cookbook and I was lucky enough to get a copy of her first draft.  The recipes look terrific and seem easy to make. This fresh, clean, crunchy…


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