Black Bean-Veggie Burgers

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Skip the expensive store-bought veggie burgers and make your own!  I have experimented with a lot of veggie burger ingredients, and this favorite combination holds together well and looks similar to a beef burger. Give it a try with your choice of toppers! Print Recipe Black Bean-Veggie Burgers Vegetarian, Nut Free, Soy Free Makes:   4  burgers Ingredients 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive …

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Well, your mother told you to eat your veggies, so I’m trying to work with you. I fiddled with  a traditional zucchini bread recipe and tried to make it a little healthier with applesauce for half the oil, reduced sugar, and added dark chocolate to boost antioxidants. The result? Moist and chocolatey…I get many requests for this recipe. Print Recipe …

Overnight Date-Nut Oatmeal

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Need to simplify your morning? Here you go. Or need an easy and comforting, light dinner? Here you go. You can quickly stir together ingredients in a slow-cooker, and then forget this for hours. Print Recipe Overnight Date-Nut Oatmeal Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   4  servings Ingredients 1 cup steel-cut oats1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. salt2/3 …

Loaded Breakfast Cookies

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Cookies for breakfast? Yes, you heard it here. These cookies pack enough energy to keep you going until lunchtime, and they are a little reminiscent of banana bread. Print Recipe Loaded Breakfast Cookies Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   24 cookies   Ingredients 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds3 ripe bananas, medium size1/4 cup agave nectar or honey1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted1 …

Double Chocolate Popsicles

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This is what summer is all about. (But let me just say, I will be making these in January, too.) Print Recipe Double Chocolate Popsicles Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   6  servings Ingredients 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder2 Tbsp. cornstarch1/3 cup sugar1/4 tsp. salt2 cups unsweetened almond milk1 oz. dark chocolate, chopped1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Makes:   6  servings …

Chia Seed Vinaigrette on Strawberry Salad

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Did you know Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language? The chia seed is nutrient dense and packs a punch of energy-boosting power. The benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, and more. And wait! You’ll find more health-boosting ingredients in this amazing salad! Print Recipe Chia Seed …

Rainbow Sandwich with Spicy Aioli

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This 5-minute Spicy Aioli works on just about any sandwich. Eat the colors of the rainbow in your sandwiches, salads, and smoothies. Fast, fresh, delicious. Print Recipe Rainbow Sandwich with Spicy Aioli Vegetarian, Soy Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Makes:   2  sandwiches Ingredients 1/4 cup mayonnaise2 garlic cloves, mincedFew dashes cayenne pepper or minced serrano pepper to taste4 slices hearty bread of …

Homemade Ranch Dip

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So easy to make, and you can pronounce all the ingredients. Print Recipe Homemade Ranch Dip Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   Makes 1-1/2 cups   Ingredients 1 cup mayonnaise1/2 cup sour cream1 tsp. white vinegar1/2 tsp. dried parsley or 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh1 tsp. dried chives or 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh1/2 tsp. dried dill weed or 1 …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Easy! And what an amazing roasted flavor. Even Brussels sprouts skeptics will go for this recipe. Print Recipe Roasted Brussels Sprouts Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   6 to 8 servings   Ingredients 1-1/2 lbs. (about 4 cups) Brussels sprouts1-1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil3/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. black pepper Makes:   6 to 8 servings   …