Showing posts tagged as 'vegan'

Lentil Marinara Sauce

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

January 18, 2014 11:59

You're in for a treat.  This dish will be the main course for the first night of my upcoming retreat. I've made it twice now, and I will say that I think it tastes much better the second day.  Delicious either way, and I'm sure, if you try it, you'll be making it time and time again.

Pasta with Lentil Marinara Sauce

Serves 5

1 lb. pasta

1 jar (26 oz) tomato based pasta sauce (I used...

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Savory Cabbage Soup

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

January 15, 2013 09:04

cabbageHonesty is important in blogging, don't you think? So, I want to admit that when I first saw this recipe in a magazine, I wasn't too excited to try it.I was on a layover at the Phoenix airport, and browsing a magazine rack, I picked up the latest edition of Phoenix Home and Garden. With plenty of time to burn, I flipped through the pages and found an article entitledCabbage Is King.

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Lentil Chili

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

November 24, 2012 06:46

Now that the big Thanksgiving feast and the leftovers have come and gone, it's time to get back to some simple food.The temperatures in my area continue to drop, and it's time to begin try out some new hot soup and chili recipes. This chili hails from Whole Foods. With only eight ingredients, it's quick and easy. Did I mention hot and tasty?

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Quick Rice Pudding

Tags: Dessert, Diabetes, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

October 13, 2012 07:08

While at theKickstart Intensive Conference I attended last weekend, I tried this delicious rice pudding.I'm generally not drawn to desserts, but everyone was raving about it, so I decided to try it. Let me just say there wasn't any left when I was done. The chef who prepared it mentioned that making this dessert is a great way to use up leftover rice. Hope you'll give it a try :)

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A Diabetic Plan That Works

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

October 09, 2012 04:46

At the Kickstart Intensive conference I attended over the weekend, one of the first things that was requested of all attendees is that they get some biometric measurements.Biometrics provides a numerical snapshot of a person's health, and I joined the line to get my blood pressure, glucose level, weight and cholesterol checked. Before they even started, I knew that my numbers had been creeping...

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Low Fat Creamy Carrot Soup

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

October 06, 2012 20:06

I just got back from a weekend conference called Kickstart Intensive. Put on by Dr. Neal Barnard, the goal was to help the 125 people from all over the world "Lose Weight. Get Healthy. Test Drive A Vegan Diet."I was really happy that I attended the event, and I brought back tons of helpful information that I hope to pass on to you over the next few weeks. For now, I trust you'll be satisfied...

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Curried Carrot Soup With Roasted Pistachios

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

September 08, 2012 21:22

While on vacation in California this summer, I picked up a couple of bags of pistachios, one of my favorite nuts.Frankly, I was surprised they've lasted this long, but when I saw this soup on the cover of the latest edition of Vegetarian Times, I knew they wouldn't last for long.This is a super easy and tasty recipe, perfect for the cool fall days ahead. Labeled "guilt free comfort food," you...

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Black Beans and Rice

Tags: Main-course, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

February 05, 2012 14:35

Lately, I've been really trying to stick to my vegetarian diet. Since I've been traveling a lot, it hasn't always been easy. I often worry about getting enough protein, since most of us get our daily dose get this vital nutrient from eating meat and dairy, vegans/vegetarians have to be careful that they have a balanced and healthy diet.Beans and legumes are a great protein source, and are also...

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Pomarola Pasta Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 09, 2011 12:36

Hope you're having a great start to your weekend. Today's pasta sauce comes from Naples, and you can use either fresh or canned tomatoes.My brother gave me a couple of earthbox containers a few years ago, and that's where I plant my tomatoes. Although they grow a bit smaller, the tomatoes have great flavor and I've been harvesting for about three weeks now. I had to supplement my crop with some...

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Pasta Piselli

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 01, 2011 19:14

Catoctin Mountain Orchard. They have some of the best local produce around, and I picked up some great stuff yesterday, including a quart of fresh English peas.I had wanted to make a pasta dish for some friends, and seeing the peas, I remembered I had a recipe forPasta Piselli, a classic Italian favorite. This is a simple dish, and the ingredients are few: Fresh peas, tomatoes, herbs and...

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