Category: Vegan

Recipes without meat or dairy.

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Very Vegetable Soup

It’s Saturday and time to clean out the refrigerator before I head off to the market. As I scan the vegetable bin, I see I have some carrots, bok choy, kale, celery and onion that need a home. I cleaned and chopped the vegetables, added some garlic, spices, vegetable broth, cooked for an hour and […]

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Raspberry Cucumber Salad

Sometimes a recipe just reveals itself while I am scanning the refrigerator for a healthy choice. This combination of flavors is fresh and full of balanced flavors. From the English cucumber to the crisp celery, sweet apples and plump raspberries it is certain to become a favorite. The avocado provides healthy fat; no need to […]

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Lemon Myrtle, Pear and Arugula Salad

When I visited my niece in Melbourne, Australia, she prepared this salad for me and it was spectacular. In fact the entire meal was wonderful and she cooked and assembled everything in the small kitchen of her historic home. The star of this recipe is Lemon Myrtle. Lemon Myrtle is an Australian super food. It […]

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Kale & Strawberry Smoothie

Our bodies need carbohydrates, fat and protein to function. This delicious and nutritious smoothie provides so many benefits. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, it fills the vitamin funnel to the brim; kale, too many nutrients to count, strawberries full of Vitamin C, bananas plenty of Vitamin B-6, round it off with cashews to provide protein […]

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Love this Spaghetti Sauce

Every six months or so my husband and I make a batch of his father’s recipe for spaghetti sauce. At one time, Lou’s grandfather owned the Marliave restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in Boston. We visited the Marliave in the early 2000’s and right there on the wall was a photo of my husband’s […]

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Beet, Napa Cabbage & Kohlrabi Salad

Roasted beets are colorful and nutritious. They are an ideal ingredient for “quick starting” other recipes. Once you have roasted beets, you can add them to salads and rice bowls, serve them pickled as a side dish or puree them for soup. Beets can be roasted with their skins on or off. If you roast […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash

In the fall, there is an abundance of squash varieties available to savor and enjoy. You have zucchini, butternut, acorn, pattypan and a recent find for me, delicata. Delicata has a delicate rind and a mild sugary flavor, and is loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Here’s a super simple way to prepare this colorful […]

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The apple orchards are open for business and brimming with apples of all varieties. Take a ride on a horse drawn or tractor drawn wagon; a great way to celebrate Fall by enjoying fresh air and colorful scenery. Pick your own apples and bring them home to make a delicious treat including applesauce, apple pie, […]

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Kale and Strawberry Salad

For this recipe, I use baby spinach and baby kale mixed with luscious, ripe, sweet strawberries. Peaches are also a delicious option. The dressing is simply olive oil and white wine vinegar. You’ll notice in the directions I say “spritz” on the olive oil. I have the Misto version shown below. There is a bonus […]

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Green Cabbage Slaw

My son made this for a family get together and it is probably my favorite slaw recipe yet. He used Green cabbage but you could also use Napa cabbage which is softer and sweeter than Green cabbage. The dressing is inspired by a French Vinaigrette recipe provided by Epicurious. The cabbage is thinly sliced as […]