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When I find something that’s healthy, easy, and delicious- I can’t wait to write about it. I hope this vegetable trick will help people who don’t have the time to eat fresh vegetables. This is a concotion that I made two weeks ago and I’ve been eating it for lunch and dinner every day since. So far, this is the best trick up my sleeve to eat lots of vegetables with hardly any effort at all.  I was a picky eater growing up so this particular recipe is fast and easy but it’s also very bland, but that’s a good thing because it is a great “base.”  The secret to this trick is to buy shredded carrots and shredded purple cabbage. You can also use shredded brocolli but that is quite bitter. Voila! The hard part is done… Read the rest of this entry »

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Special Occasion Dinner Recipe

English: Spaghetti alla Carbonara.

English: Spaghetti alla Carbonara. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Fa-la-la-la falafels

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Photo de falafels Photo prise par Jerem ja:画像:Photo de falafels.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falafels are everywhere these days. They are very delicious but what is a falafel and should you eat it? In this post, I will address these questions as well as give you some tips on how to maximize your nutritional benefit of falafel. The falafel are middle-eastern (not Greek!) and are made of garbanzo beans which are high in fiber. I think everyone knows they need more fiber in their diet, and it’s easy with the falafel. If you buy them frozen and make them yourself either baked or deep fried in a unsaturated oil such as peanut oil or canola or vegetable oil combined with cucumbers, tomatoes, tahini (yogurt) sauce, cabbage/carrot coleslaw filling on whole wheat pita bread they are good for you. especially if you are trying to lose weight.  Foods rich in fiber such as cabbage, carrots, beans, grapefruit produce the melanin to burn fat cells. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving

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I can’t wait for Tofurkey this Thanksgiving

When I was a young vegetarian, I burned a lot of bridges around Thanksgiving time. I scoffed at the tradition and grumpily lamented about the turkey “corpse” on the table. I struggled with accepting the custom. After all those years of stewing, my rage didn’t build up: It disappeared altogether when I realized how useless and senseless it was to be angry.

I think vegetarians should embrace the tradition and enjoy the time spent with family. That is I believe, above all, the meaning of life. With this happier attitude, I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving to come.

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Protein Packed Lunch in less than a minute

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Add olive oil to your vegetarian diet

My favorite lunch recipe is simple, cheap, and delicious. It is very fast and convenient because it uses long shelf-life products. It’s also perfect when you need to whip up something for friends as it takes less than a minute and requires the most basic ingredients.

Combine (canned) garbanzo beans with a dash of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley or basil or any other green spice you have. This is where you can experiment. Dill, garlic powder, and gourmet salts also work just great. If you don’t want to add a special touch, then use a small amount of salt and pepper. Read the rest of this entry »

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