Vegan

Vegan Enchiladas

I once imagined the term ‘vegan enchiladas’ to be an oxymoron. But the other night I had a plethora of friends coming over at the last minute…and was trying to imagine what I could possibly make from the random vegetables but well stocked cabinet/freezer. I knew I had plenty of spices, canned tomatoes, tortillas, brewers…

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Shiitake White Beans

Shiitake mushrooms are excellent immune system boosters. Since they are more readily available and affordable compared to other varieties of healthful mushrooms I often recommend that they are made a part of a regular grocery shopping list in order to improve the function of inflammatory mediators.There also exists a great body of peer reviewed research…

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Vegan Queso

This cheesy vegan queso dip is a great alternative to regular queso. It is popular with kids and adults alike, and you can feel good about feeding vegan queso to your peeps. It is completely dairy free and gets it’s cheesy flavor from Brewers yeast or nutritional yeast. This is not the yeast you make…

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Vegan Tacos

Using three types of vegetables for a variety of flavors in your vegan tacos. Eating vegan tacos is a fun and easy way to improve your health while remaining flavorful. Tempeh is a great substitute with it’s meaty flavor and I often use it with a different combination of vegetables in my vegan tacos for…

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Date Fruit Balls

Date Fruit Balls are by far my most popular dish I have ever made for babies. They can eat as many as desired because they are full of healthy fats. Date Fruit Balls are formulated to contain all of the types of unsaturated fatty acids that can be obtained from vegan sources. These include monounsaturated fats from…

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Nourishing Succotash for a Filling Healthy Meal

To make this succotash dish a complete protein (all the amino acids your body does not synthesize), add a grain. I added mexican fried rice and a fried egg and steamed kale to this meal. I steamed the kale by adding it to the main dish when I was reheating for ten minutes right before…

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Gigante White Beans

  Gigante Beans or Giant White Beans Fasolia gigandes are giant sized lima beans. I love these gigante white beans because they are milder in flavor and have less skin which makes them creamier. You could take the individual beans themselves and give them one at a time to a baby around 9 months before adding…

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Sweet Carrot Potato Soup for Easy Digestion

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Cooking Techniques for Basic Family Meals

[fusion_text] This simple video shows the basic cooking techniques of a mirepoix, or the ratio of onions, carrots, and celery, and how to chop them. We add them to a simple vegan meal. If you have leftover beans or grains and odd bits of vegetables in your fridge this shows a beautiful dish that appears…

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Fried Eggplant

[fusion_text] I used to have this amazing eggplant sausage and mushroom pizza when I was in medical school in New York before my vegan and vegetarian days. I still miss the Italian influence on the food there, and you just cannot get pizza in Texas like in New York. For years I have been working…

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