Lentil Taco Recipe, Plant Based and Delicious

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When I was pregnant with my son, I ate a lot of Mexican food.  It was not uncommon for us to go to the same Mexican restaurant twice a week.  After my son was born, the waitress snatched up our "gringo" baby and showed him off to the kitchen staff.  Our love for Mexican food ...

I Am No Longer an Omnivore; Why I Don’t Eat Meat

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I grew up eating meat like most Americans. I happily gobbled down my meatloaf and pork chops, never really thinking about the source of my food or the impact it could have on my body. I was a kid with a lot of allergies and milk was one. Now, I would be considered lactose intolerant. ...

NuGo Bars Review and Giveaway

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Today the mail carrier brought me this incredible selection of NuGo Dark Chocolate nutrition bars.  I am already quite familiar with the Chocolate Pretzel variety.  That is my breakfast most work days.  It is easy to throw in my work bag and it is so good, it makes me happy. The combination of the sweet ...

Let Them Eat Vegan! Cookbook review

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Dreena Burton's newest cookbook Let Them Eat Vegan: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Powered Recipes for the Whole Family is loaded with healthy and tasty recipes.  This is Dreena's fourth vegan (plant-based) cookbook.  She focuses on using fresh, whole ingredients rather than processed vegan substitutes or white flour.  Dreena is the mother of 3 young girls and keeps their ...

Main Street Vegan book review

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   Main Street Vegan Everything You Need To Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World is a complete guide to all things vegan.  Victoria Moran is the author of 11 books.  She co-wrote Main Street Vegan with her daughter Adair Moran.  What I really like about this book is  that it explains ...

Grilling Vegan Style Cookbook review

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     John Schlimm is back at it again with another fun and fabulous vegan cookbook.  Grilling Vegan Style has a wide variety of grilling recipes that are going to blow the socks off of vegans and omnivores alike.  When I received my copy I started to dog-ear the recipes I wanted to try.   My book ...

Bunny Salad aka White Rabbit Salad (Just in time for Easter!)

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White Rabbit Salad aka "Bunny Salad" To make Bunny Salad: combine the following ingredients and chill 3 C cottage cheese 2 T honey 3 T lemon juice 1/4 C raisins 1/2 C chopped nuts 1T poppy seeds 2 Medium tart apples diced Other add ins Peaches Pears Seedless grapes Orange sections   Serve as a salad or side dish, or enjoy with some crackers!! Delicious and nutritious! Save ...

Slow Cooker Showcase: Macaroni and Cheese

Each week throughout the  Fall and Winter (and into spring!) The Centsible Family will showcase a slow cooker (crock-pot) recipe that one of the Mavens of Money have tried and tasted. By sharing we hope you will be able to save a little time during the week as we all know saving time is just ...

National Nutrition Month Mushroom Campaign: Get Your Plate in Shape

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Part of living a healthier lifestyle can be as simple as swapping out one ingredient for another.  With baking, we often use applesauce to replace oils.  Replacing meats with other foods rich in proteins can be another healthy swap that is quite easy to do and doesn't require a lot of extra work.   According ...

Veggiyana: The Dharma of Cooking

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I have to admit, I sit with a glass of wine and read cookbooks on Saturday evenings.  It is relaxing for me and I love to find new recipes to try.  This book Veggiyana: The Darma of Cooking is a wonderful read. The author, Sandra Garson studied food history at Harvard and her expertise ...