Showing posts tagged as 'vegan'

Bean Soup

Tags: Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

September 26, 2010 20:34

Trader Joe's several weeks ago, and I picked up a bag of 17 Bean & Barley Soup Mix. I was on a mission to begin stocking my pantry for the fall/winter, and I really wanted to move away from canned beans, which are loaded with sodium.You'll remember from earlier posts that beans are one of the most healthy and economical things you can eat. Just 1/4 cup of this mix contains 52% of your daily...


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Want To Get Healthy?

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

August 31, 2010 20:49

This weekend will mark the end of the summer. Even though school started today in my area, I've always felt like summer hangs on until Labor Day. After that, the leaves start falling, cool weather returns, and I start thinking about soups, stews, and heartier fare. I can't wait! Don't get me wrong, I love summer. But fall is my favorite time of the year.About this time last year, I learned...


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Try Something New

Tags: Gardening, Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 22, 2010 20:51

Over the last couple of trips to the local Farmer's Market, I've been eyeing they array of tomatoes at the various tables. Yesterday, I decided to take the plunge and bought two pounds of the heirloom variety known as Yellow Brandywine. The farmer told me that they were slightly sweet and less acidic compared to the red varieties. Since Yellow Pear tomatoes are one of my all time favorites, I...


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Watch What You Eat

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

August 18, 2010 20:52

Several weeks ago, I was shopping at a Walmart Supercenter with a college student. He was helping me buy food for a college retreat we were setting up. This young man has several relatives with diabetes in his immediate family, and he's become more aware of the importance to taking care of himself. It's been great for me, since I bounce a lot of stuff off him, including the feel of this blog....


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Dream Big

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 15, 2010 22:58

By now, you've figured out that I have a growing addiction to all these cooking shows that are on cable. Tonight, it was the season finale of TheNext Food Network Star. You'll have to find out who got their own show, but this last episode was pretty engaging. I didn't watch the show each week, but just catch it from time to time.

The funny thing is, I'm not interested in most of the food that is...


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Bon Appetit

Tags: Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 13, 2010 22:18

A year ago this weekend, I became a vegetarian. Based on the research that's currently out there, many illnesses, including Type II diabetes, can be reversed in most patients when they switch to a this type of diet.Just because the experts tout the benefits of something doesn't make it easy. I wasn't convinced, mainly because I didn't want to give up something that I really enjoy. I decided...


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Balancing Act

Tags: Body, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 24, 2010 14:11

Do you ever feel like this donkey? You're plugging away, doing the best you can to keep your balance, and then...It seems like life is just one big balancing act. Whether it's trying to balance work and family, good eating and unhealthy eating, exercising too much and not exercising at all, watching your spending and putting everything on a credit card. Whatever the situation may be for you, I...


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Summertime Favorites

Tags: Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 16, 2010 19:41

Hot and humid. That's the kind of weather we've been getting here in Maryland for the last few weeks. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time eating when it gets like this.But I have a hard time getting enough of one of my favorite summertime treats, Gazpacho.This soup, served cold, is really easy to prepare and very refreshing. Sadly, my homegrown tomatoes are not quite ready yet, so I...


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Farmer’s Markets

Tags: Gardening, Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 09, 2010 08:31

Maryland this week. Every single county in our state has at least one, and I'm pretty sure it would be about the same where you live.These opportunities to get good, local produce at a decent price shouldn't be missed. In our big grocery store age, it's nice to be able to speak to the person who is growing the food we eat.If you have the chance to check one out in the next couple of weeks,...


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Summer is Here

Tags: Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 20, 2010 16:48

summer burger recipes on their website. I can't decide which one to try out first, but the Black and Blue burger seems to be calling my name. I don't eat much cheese any more, but I think I'll use some blue cheese dressing, then bring the bottle in for my coworkers to use on their salads.Morningstar even has a pdf document covering the basics of grilling veggie burgers. They think of everything...


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