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Noodled Sweet Potato Medley

Let’s face it. If you’re like me and spending time dreaming up recipes is the very last thing you want to spend your precious time doing, meal times can get monotonous. Of course, I don’t always have a problem with that. But it’s always fun to find something new to do with an old favorite.…

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Growing collards in a pot this year

A fresh 60-degree breeze blowing through my open living room windows always puts me in mind of the warmer temps coming to the eastern United States – and I can’t wait! I live in an apartment with no real space to grow much but I’m determined to attempt to pot-grow one of my favorite edible…

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Garbanzos: from bland to flavorful

The first time I scooped a spoonful of garbanzo beans into my mouth, they were the most bland-tasting balls of mushiness that I’d ever had.They had no flavor and so for me served no purpose other than the notion that they must be healthy because of their proximity to all the other healthy foods under…

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Devilled Hummus: low-fat snacking with a kick

Hummus, the Mediterranean dip made from a traditional recipe of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini, and seasonings, is a resident vegan favorite. But don’t allow your mind to limit it as such. Its characteristic protein, low fat and adaptable flavor makes it the perfect snack-time or main-meal food for any diet category. If you have never…

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Sweet and Crunchy Peanut Butter Energizers

You know, I’m all about eating foods that give me energy; and the older I get the more energy I seek. Before I became a vegan, and even before my vegetarian days, I ate the way I was taught: three meals of substantial portions per day, with snacks in between. Ironically, eating like that every day didn’t…

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Eat less salt and discover flavor in foods

Giving up cheese, yogurt, and 90 percent of the processed foods I was eating in my vegetarian diet didn’t require a whole lot of suffering on my part when I became a vegan.  However, when I decided to throw away all of my usual salt seasonings I thought I had also trashed any chance of…