Vegetable Dishes

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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Winter Pea Soup

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Holiday Brussels Sprouts

  Brussels sprouts are part of the crucifereous (Brassicaceae) vegetable family and this family should be eaten every day for the phenolic compounds which are the most potent of all the classes of antioxidants. Antioxidants are vital for detoxification in our modern society and improve the comorbidity of symptoms in heart disease and diabetes. If you…

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Lebanese Indian Lentil Salad

A hint of exotic flavors add to the enticement of this hearty and highly flavorful dish. Lentils have the highest amount of amino acids compared to other legumes. They are low in fat and easily digestible if soaked overnight as directed in this dish. For increased digestibility you can add the additional step between the…

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Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup This soup can be made vegetarian or vegan. It was prepared for someone with high B12 needs so an egg yolk was included. This egg was from happy loved hens who live on rotating grass fed pastures. If you are chronically tired as a vegan, you may consider leaving out the…

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Kale Chips

Kale is in the cruciferous family with brocolli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and collard greens, and is a excellent source of organosulfates. Organosulfates assist in the phase 2 detoxification pathway in which sulfur groups are used by sulfotransferases in the sulfation process in the liver, kidney and the intestine. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum of the liver…

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Quiona and Sweet Potato Salad AND Stuffed Red Peppers

Quiona is a high protein grain and has all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. In this recipe, sweet potatoes, a great source of Vitamin A, which is excellent for the skin and eyes, is used raw. Raw sweet potato is delicious, being light tasting, crunchy and a little bit less sweet…

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Root Salad

Rutabaga is an interesting vegetable resembling a cross between a potato and turnip, but truly originated as a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. It is an excellent source of potassium (1,177 mg/386 g). Potassium is a commonly low electrolyte in the western diet, even a healthy one, but rutabaga is third (on my…

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New Potato and Green Bean Salad

If you have an inflammatory condition, I would skip the nightshades in this recipe. If you do not, this is a wonderfully heatlhy version of potato salad. It is light, fresh and should take 5 min to make after the potatos are cooked. 1 lb new potatos 1/2 lb green beans, ends cut off and…

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Steamed Kale

This is my favorite way to make Kale, the healthiest vegetable. The mushrooms are optional but add a nice dimension to the dish. Miso is a paste that can be found at health food stores or the asian food section/store. It contains essential probiotics that assist in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Try disolving a…

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