Showing posts tagged as 'vegan'


Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

January 22, 2011 05:55

Anyone who loves soup knows that there are thousands of versions of Minestrone. Loaded with flavor, it's a simple soup to prepare. This version is adapted from one found in Twelve Months of Monastery Soups by Brother Victor Latourrette. He and his brother monks live at Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery in New York.

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Black Bean Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian

January 08, 2011 06:39

This post is the first of what will be a weekly series entitled Soup on Saturday. Every Saturday, I'm going to post a soup/stew/chili recipe for you to try out.Since it's snowing here today, I was looking for something hearty. If you use this recipe, please post a comment and let us know how it turned out. Enjoy!

Black Bean Soup

1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight in cold water

1 1/2 tb...

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Easy Chili

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

December 10, 2010 14:50

I raced home from the gym the other day and I was starving. I was craving a bowl of chili, and remembered that I had all the ingredients waiting in my kitchen.Since the summer, I've been stocking my pantry with lots of canned goods, and I pick them up whenever they're on sale. Be sure to get no salt added items whenever possible.I also have an assortment of dried beans, but they take an...

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The Full Plate Diet

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

December 09, 2010 12:36

Looking for one more gift for someone special? Someone you really care about? Consider picking them up a copy of The Full Plate Diet.This New York Times bestseller isn't pushing some fad diet. Instead, it's about getting back to basics. The whole premise is that we can lose weight and feel better by eating more fiber.The authors cite several major studies which show those who eat a diet rich in...

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Butternut Squash with Spinach

Tags: Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 21, 2010 19:31

A few weeks ago, I went to a big pot luck dinner. As I was moving down the line, I came upon a beautiful dish of butternut squash.It looked like the squash had been roasted with some onions and herbs, and later spinach and dried cranberries were added.I scooped up a big serving, and spent the rest of the meal enjoying every bite. After everyone went through the line, I went up for seconds....

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Roasted Squash and Apple Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 16, 2010 06:55

Squash and apples are pretty bountiful right now. Roasting them together adds a nice depth to their wonderful flavors. Throw in some garlic, and you have a simple and tasty soup, perfect for a cold fall evening. Enjoy.

Roasted Squash and Apple Soup

serves six

3 lbs butternut squash

2 medium granny smith apples, halved and cored1 head garlic4 cups vegetable stockSalt and pepper to tastePinch of...

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Great Fall Tastes

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 13, 2010 09:14

We're all looking to improve our health and well being (at least I hope you are) :) I came upon this list the other day, and thought it would be good to share it with you. Everything on the list is pretty easy to find, especially in these days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Over the last year or so, I've developed an appreciation of beets, one of the items on the list. When I was a kid, I remember...

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Dreamfields Pasta

Tags: Diabetes, Main-course, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 12, 2010 06:09

I've written about Dreamfields Pasta in the past, but during this second week of Diabetes Awareness Month, I wanted to mention them again. This is a fantastic product for anyone watching their carbohydrate intact, whether they are diabetic or not. You'll have some terrific health benefits, and I promise that you won't detect any difference in quality, texture, or taste :)When I first met with a...

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Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 10, 2010 08:16

Yesterday morning, I was looking through one of my favorite cookbooks,Twelve Months of Monastery Soups. I wanted to try to make something quick, simple, and, of course, tasty. I also wanted to prepare something I hadn't made before. Brother Victor's Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup met all my criteria, and the end result was one of the best soups I've made.Generally, I don't use swiss chard much,...

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Italian Lentils

Tags: Main-course, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 05, 2010 16:32

I was talking to a friend yesterday, and he was telling me how much his fiance likes lentils. Me too. In fact, lentils have become a staple in my diet, and I prepare them several times a week.They are a great source of fiber and protein, and the add a meaty texture to most dishes. They are also very low on the glycemic index, which means that your blood sugar will not spike after eating them....

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