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The Key to My Weight Loss

Hi Cathy, I am so happy to have found your blog; your recipes are amazing! I am 42 years old, and went vegan three years ago when I decided I didn’t want to put any more crap into my body. I started reading articles, studies, web pages and books about the negative effects of animal…

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Quinoa Curry Bowl

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 oil. Ingredients 1½ cups water ¾ cup quinoa (dry) 1 teaspoon granulated onion ½…

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Vinaigrette Salad Dressings

Summer is here, and it’s time to break out the fresh and fruity salad dressings! Making plant-based salad dressings free of oil, salt and sugar can be easy, especially with a template. Find one below as well as 5 vinaigrette dressing recipes. Vinaigrette dressings are beloved for their sweet, spicy and tangy combinations. They are…

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Caesar-y Salad

Some may call it blasphemy to leave out the cheese, oil, eggs and anchovies in Caesar dressing, but this concerns me less than living life without any type of Caesar dressing at all. This creamy, garlicky, and healthy “Caesar-y Salad” is just the ticket! In addition to leaving out oil, cheese, eggs and fish, I…

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Chickpea & Avocado Spread

This Chickpea & Avocado Spread is easy to make and is dreamy atop baked potatoes and yams, corn tortillas, green salads, or as a dip for vegetables. Fresh oregano and Meyer lemon combine in a unique flavor for a little something special. Ingredients 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced 1 tablespoon Dijon or…

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Burrito Bowl with Guacamole and Salsa

This recipe was inspired by many trips to Whole Foods Market for a burrito bowl when I was too tired to cook. Burrito bowls came onto the scene as more people cut out refined carbs, including tortillas. This is one of my favorite easy meals. This recipe is very open to interpretation, so have fun…

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Trumpet Rolls

Trumpet mushrooms, also known as King Oyster mushrooms, have a texture similar to raw fish when cooked, making them perfect for sushi rolls. They require some preparation, but they are well worth it, as an alternative to rice and steamed veggies, or as an impressive potluck or party contribution. Ingredients 2 cups sweet brown rice…

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Cabbage Salad with Dijon-lime Dressing

Using cabbage instead of lettuce makes a hearty salad, perfect for an entree. With cabbage and carrots as the foundation, almost any vegetables and beans you have on hand can be added. Sometimes I keep it really simple, using only cabbage, carrots and chickpeas, and other times I just keep adding veggies until it’s a…

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Mashed Potatoes

Just thinking about mashed potatoes makes me swoon—they’re so fluffy and belly-pleasing, mmm. But what’s not pleasing is all the butter, milk and cream that is typically added; I don’t want cow in my potatoes, thank you. Below you’ll find an easy recipe for basic mashed potatoes, as well as variations using curry, yams, and…

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Spinach & Mango Salad

This colorful spinach salad is a great alternative to your everyday green salad. 1 bunch spinach ½ bunch arugula 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 fennel bulb, grated or thinly sliced 1 cucumber, peeled and diced 1 avocado, diced 2 scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 lime, juice from…

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