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5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

By |2016-12-23T02:36:30-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Nutrition, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Holiday parties are a boon for food lovers, but many traditional desserts contain animal products. However, finding and making vegan recipes isn’t difficult. There are many healthy and delicious vegan fruit desserts to enjoy this holiday season. Show family and friends just how easy (and yummy) vegan desserts can be by sharing some of these creative [...]

How to Prevent Food Poisoning

By |2016-05-09T15:28:35-04:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Health & Wellness, Healthy Living, Meatless Monday, Plant-based diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

Food poisoning is awful and causes a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Preparing your own foods at home can decrease your risk of eating contaminated food if you know how to handle your food properly. Eating in restaurants can make it hard for individuals to prevent food poisoning because it’s not always easy to find out how [...]

Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

By |2020-06-29T10:45:19-04:00February 5th, 2016|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I love to make, take and eat salads for lunch and even dinner almost everyday. That's why I like to assemble these easy, portable, colorful, mason jar salads. I shop for organic produce locally and seasonally, so the contents of my salads will vary according to what's available in my local markets. Cabbage and carrots add crunch and [...]

Berry Bliss Banana Raspberry Mango Protein Smoothie

By |2015-11-02T23:49:45-05:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

It feels like "raspberry fest" in my kitchen this week because those juicy red organic berries are finally priced at the lower than usual price of $3.99 in my local natural foods store. For weeks, I haunted the berry section, browsing the prices of the organic raspberries. I watched them go from a high of $8.99 for a [...]

Meatless Monday: Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Buddha Bowl

By |2015-08-10T17:23:13-04:00August 10th, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

A "Buddha Bowl" is the affectionate name given to the hearty and delectable grain, vegetable and protein combos that I first experienced at one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants. Their "Bowls" usually featured brown rice, seasonal greens and root vegetables, seaweed, and tofu. Over the years, I have experimented with my own Buddha Bowls at home--using whatever fresh seasonal, organic [...]

Meatless Monday: Spicy Tomato Okra Lentil Soup

By |2020-05-07T20:34:06-04:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For as long as I can remember, lentils have been my go to source for a healthy, hearty, clean and satisfying plant-based protein meal. This delicious legume is a versatile base for all types of flavorful soups, stews, chillies, patties and burgers. Lentils are rich in dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. With about 30% of their [...]

Baked Quinoa Kale and Veggie Patties

By |2020-06-04T21:40:38-04:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , |

Who loves quinoa? I do! These healthy and delectable quinoa veggie patties are a favorite in our home due to their rich flavor and chewy texture. I prefer them baked rather than fried--but they are still the perfect crispy consistency. I served them for lunch during my book club meeting with an arugula, tomato, red onion and avocado salad and they [...]

Celebrate Earth Day with 4 Delectable Plant-Based Recipes

By |2020-04-22T18:32:32-04:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

Guest post by Camile Sardina Eating meat contributes to global warming, pollution, the destruction of forests, overuse of grain and fossil fuel. According to Farm Sanctuary's site Plate to Planet: "The majority of global warming is caused by the gases carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. According to the 2006 United Nations report, Livestock's Long Shadow, animal agriculture [...]

Meatless Monday: Banana Mango Peanut Butter Berry Protein Power Smoothie

By |2015-03-30T17:56:44-04:00March 30th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Happy Monday! After spending the weekend at my father's home--cooking, care-giving and working  around around the house, I realized that I would have to make a nutritious "smoothie meal" out out of whatever I  could scrounge up in my kitchen. Lucky for me, I found the necessary fruit, greens, healthy fats and superfoods to create enough protein-packed smoothie for two substantial [...]

Meatless Monday: When It’s Chilly Outside, Make 3-Bean Vegan Chili Inside

By |2015-02-23T00:03:09-05:00February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

Baby it's cold outside in my neck of the woods! How's the weather in your town? When it's chilly outside and there's snow on the ground, one of the first things I want to do when I come home is get warm! And what better way to warm our insides than with a hot, spicy bowl of vegan chili. This [...]

Collard Greens & Shiitake Mushrooms with Brown Rice Quinoa Pilaf

By |2020-06-01T21:18:28-04:00February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

One great reason for loving winter is the abundance of fresh, tender, organic collard greens in the market. Softened by the frost, they taste so much better than summer collards to me. Plus, they are done and ready to eat in a few minutes. I am a big fan of steaming so although I often saute [...]

Meatless Monday: Savor the Flavor of Oven-Roasted Asparagus

By |2014-12-08T01:54:42-05:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes|Tags: , |

I have always loved asparagus, but I never really appreciated their flavor potential until a dear friend of mine served oven-roasted asparagus at a recent dinner party. It was love at first bite. And for good reason... Oven roasting vegetables is one of the best ways to bring out their natural flavors. So this week when [...]

Meatless Mondays: How One Day Without Meat Can Help Create a Better World – Infographic

By |2014-09-26T22:52:49-04:00September 26th, 2014|Categories: Health & Wellness, infographic, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you ever wonder why Monday was chosen as the day to celebrate Meatless Mondays? It's probably quite simple. It's quite likely that the folks behind Meatless Monday campaign felt that as the start of the week, Monday holds a unique opportunity for us. It's a new beginning. A fresh start. Monday is the perfect time to take a look [...]

Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

By |2020-07-12T18:36:53-04:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sure, I love salads and I usually eat one everyday, but for me there is nothing quite as satisfying as a bowl of fresh, crisp, al dente steamed vegetables. They are so quick and easy to make. And the combinations are limitless. I love to take a quick trip to my wonderful local farmer's market to see what's [...]

Meatless Monday: Grilled Fennel

By |2014-08-04T14:36:57-04:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish|Tags: , , , , , |

Summertime and the grillin' is easy! When the weather is hot, who wants to cook indoors in a hot kitchen when you can be outside in the fresh air and sunshine whipping up delicious dishes on the grill. What to grill besides burgers and other cookout faves? That's never a problem. There are so many delectable [...]

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Kale Quinoa Salad with Creamy Coconut Curry Dressing

By |2014-07-28T11:53:49-04:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

When I'm hungry for something satisfying, hearty, healthy yet quick and easy to make, I raid my kitchen for interesting leftovers and fresh ingredients and "voila!" magic usually happens in the form of a taste-bud-tingling-super-salad! Today my refrigerator search turned up a few promising flavors to create with: *leftover roasted sweet potatoes--yum! *leftover cooked quinoa *leftover cooked chickpeas *organic kale, cucumbers and [...]

Meatless Monday: Lose Weight, Feel Great with a Hot Body, High Protein Vegan Smoothie

By |2014-07-21T10:34:43-04:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

It's summertime and we want to look extra lean and lovely, don't we? It doesn't help that the cover models on all of the health, fitness and fashion magazines I subscribe to, look especially fit and fabulous in their swimsuits and revealing summer shorts. Plus, the reflection in the mirror is just not measuring up to my [...]

Meatless Monday: Curry Vegetable Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

By |2014-07-14T16:57:54-04:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , |

While meandering through the eclectic, shop-and-restaurant-lined streets of the East Village, I discovered a tiny vegan cafe with a just enough room to seat about 12 people at a time. When I peered through the window I was disappointed to see that it was crowded, so I continued walking and circled back a few hours later to [...]

Meatless Monday: Hot and Spicy Mexican Red Rice

By |2014-06-30T13:39:58-04:00June 30th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the things I love best about traveling to Mexico is their fabulous, flavorful cuisine. From sun up to sun down, we are thinking about, talking about and planning where to go and what to eat. From Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan, Acapulco and Guatalajara, we relished each and every bite! The food is that good! Next to their amazing beans, [...]

Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

By |2020-07-24T22:49:55-04:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Appetizers, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan, Vegan Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of my favorite "simple pleasures" is strolling through our neighborhood farmer's market ooh-ing and ahh--ing over the season's fresh, local, organic produce. I never know exactly what I am going to find or what I might decide to haul home and make something delectable with. I am always delighted to find garden fresh tomatoes. There is really nothing quite as wonderful [...]

Meatless Monday: Tapping the Power of Green Tea: Banana Pina Colada Green Tea Green Smoothie

By |2014-06-16T09:36:17-04:00June 16th, 2014|Categories: Green smoothies, Meatless Monday, Nourish, Vegan|Tags: , , |

Have you had your green tea today? If you’re an advocate of healthy eating then you've probably heard about the benefits of green tea. It’s been associated with: *cancer prevention *lower heart disease risk *reduced blood pressure *diabetes prevention *protection from mental diseases *protection from allergies *weight loss... just to name a few. The most popular benefit [...]

Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Mango Walnut Dressing

By |2014-06-09T00:04:00-04:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , |

I love to make hearty, flavorful, nutrient-rich salads. Full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and fiber, salads like these are so filling and satisfying. I find that roasted beets add wonderful texture and a rich, bold taste to any green salad. If available, mix red, orange and gold beets for color, variety and flavor. Usually yellow or gold beets have a [...]

Zesty Cabbage Kimchi Collard Green Wraps

By |2020-06-03T20:09:51-04:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

Quick to make and easy to carry, collard green wraps have recently become my latest lunch obsession. When I decided to limit my consumption of sandwiches and wraps made with whole wheat flour--from sliced bread to pitas to wraps--I began to explore other ways to make  light and healthy wraps. I experimented with romaine lettuce but I [...]

Meatless Monday: Chunky Mexican-Style Guacamole

By |2014-05-26T19:44:21-04:00May 26th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

When I crave something rich, creamy, savory and satisfying, I immediately think of an avocado. It's distinct, creamy texture and rich, nutty flavor make it a popular ingredient in many dishes. Although it is probably most well known as a key ingredient in the Mexican dip "guacamole", avocado adds an amazing texture  to mouthwatering wraps, sandwiches and salads due to its high-fat content. But [...]

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