Basic Green Salad

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Q: You recommend Basic Green Salad as a part of your weekly meal plans. What exactly is this salad?   Basic Green Salad aka BGS is a great start to an amazing meal. The ingredients of this salad can vary throughout the year, depending on whats in season. The BGS makes a great addition to your…

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Vegan Moussaka with Eggplant and Lentils

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For those who aren’t familiar with moussaka, some compare it to a Greek version of lasagna. The difference is that you use loads of fresh sliced vegetables to replace the noodles. Moussaka is a really nice comfort food of Mediterranean cuisine, and if you love Mediterranean food then this is a must. The recipe is…

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Simple Plant-Based Mexican Bowl

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“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~~Laura Ingalls Wilder I remember reading this quote on a day I felt unusually overwhelmed with life. I needed a release from the pressure and speed that took over my day to day living. Perhaps…

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The Cold and Flu Busting Juice

Have a cold? A runny nose? A sore throat? Maybe even a touch of fever? No need to panic. Yes, in a perfect world we would NEVER get sick. But the reality is, that our “modern” day lifestyle often carries extra stress and pressure which could take a toll on our immune system and sometimes…

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West Coast Kale Salad

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I am not the most creative about coming up with names for salad recipes. Usually, I just name them according to the things that are in them, which is… well, boring. So this is a kale salad mixed with other beautiful greens, some shredded cabbage, radish, mandarin orange and mung beans tossed with creamy cilantro…

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12 Vegan Snacks to Eat Before and After Your Workout

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Let’s talk workout nutrition. As plant-based diets are becoming mainstream, understanding exercise nutrition, including what and when to eat before and after a workout is important to help maximize your performance and get the most of any workout – for vegans and non-vegans alike. While exercise alone does make us feel amazing, combining exercise with the…

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Plant-powered Muscle Mylk (raw, vegan)

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Looking for a way to refuel your body after a workout?   Look on further… This Raw Vegan Muscle Mylk was created with one main goal in mind: to replenish. Whether you are refueling after an intense workout session or looking for a meal that will supply you with nutritious energy to last you for hours this green “mylkshake”…

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Quick + Easy Veggie Curry

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Curry…the mere word makes my mouth water. This very easy plant-based curry may not be totally authentic, but it’s inspired by the flavors and aromas of traditional Thai curry- fairly well. You can serve it with brown rice and a basic green salad, and some fresh sprouts for a satisfying nutrient dense meal. Print Delicious Thai-inspired comfort and warmth…

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Vegan Borscht

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Borscht has been a staple meal in Eastern European diets for hundreds of years. When I was growing up in Czech Republic my Mom (who loves beets) would make this soup on a regular basis, however as a child I really didn’t care for it. Beets were just not my thing and I did a…

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Liver Cleansing Juice

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Your liver might just be the most underappreciated organ in your body. It is your body’s largest internal organ and one of its important functions is to help remove toxins and harmful substances. Your liver functions in your body in a similar way a filter would. Just as a filter catches dirt and solid particles, the…

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Vegan Muscle Building Quinoa Sushi Sandwich

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I came across this creative idea quite by accident while surfing around on Instagram.  I shared it with Nikki and together we decided to our own spin on Onigirazu — traditionally sushi rice wrapped with a nori sheet to form a pocket, with whatever filling suits your fancy. We decided to switch things up a bit,…

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Good Morning Smoothie

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This smoothie is powerful! Energizing and hydrating not to mention delicious. This will freshen your breath and clean out your GI tract, great for anyone who is constipated. It’s really nicely balanced and the perfect morning energy boost for the body & mind. You will notice a couple optional ingredients in this recipe: turmeric powder + peppercorns. Black…

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Moroccan Cauliflower Rice

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Anyone who has a healthy appetite will quite enjoy this vibrant salad. We have mixed a riced cauliflower together with sprouted beans,pomegranate seeds and chopped up fresh veggies to create a healthy, protein packed dish that will not only satisfy your hunger but also keep any sweet cravings at bay. Oh, but wait, there’s more. The…

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