Polenta Pizza

Polenta Pizza: Vegan, salt- and oil-free. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! (StraightUpFood.com)

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food, and this pizza delivers! The herbed polenta crust is topped with easy-to-make sauce, as well as onions, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! I … [Continue reading]

The Ingredient List: Know what’s in Your Food

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As a whole-foods chef I strive to avoid packaged foods for the most part, but still buy a handful that are minimally processed, such as non-dairy milk, canned beans, and mustard. Even when buying minimally processed foods, however, I am continually … [Continue reading]

Broccoli Soup

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My favorite things about this soup: It's very easy to make; it doesn't call for too many ingredients; it's creamy and rich without any added fat; it has a nice salted flavor without added salt; it's very hearty and filling; and, oh yeah, it's … [Continue reading]

Quinoa Curry Bowl

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This quick and easy dish uses "stir fry" frozen vegetables, along with fresh ginger and garlic. Frozen veggies have come a long way, and can be a healthy and delicious meal addition. Look for 100% vegetables without any added salt or … [Continue reading]

Southwest Stew

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This chunky, satisfying stew is full of beans, greens, corn, mushrooms, bell pepper, and plenty of herbs and spices to please your taste buds and fill your belly. This recipe makes 12 cups of stew, perfect for leftovers throughout the … [Continue reading]