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Heavenly Lentil Soup, Vegan and Gluten Free

7 Nov

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Heavenly Lentil Soup is one of our families favorite fall soups.  My sister named it…not sure why she chose that name.   But it is true we feel so good when we eat it!   Mmmmmm   Since it is a one pot dinner..it is easy to make and clean up.   And leftovers freeze very well.  Just add some homemade bread and you have a filling meal that I consider comfort food. Continue reading

Four reasons why people become vegetarian

9 Jan

There are multiple reasons why people choose to become vegetarian (or even vegan). Some people do it for just one reason (for example, some people do it to protect their health), while others do it for varied reasons. Here are four reasons why people make this choice (and why other people might decide to make this lifestyle change now). Continue reading

Vegans & Vegaterians Know where to find your nutrients!

2 Dec

As a vegan for years, the question of where do you get your protein or your calcium or your whatever always comes up. So, where is it acquired? Read on. Continue reading

How to make quinoa, the powerhouse seed

1 Dec

Commonly considered a grain, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a seed which is related to leafy green vegetables such as spinach, chard, and beets.  Once considered the “mother seed” of the Incas, this South American native is a nutritional powerhouse, and its wide array of potential culinary uses makes it one of the most practical foods to store in your pantry. Continue reading

Quinoa

18 Sep

Nutritionally, quinoa might be considered a supergrain–although it is not really a grain, but the seed of a leafy plant that’s distantly related to spinach. Quinoa has excellent reserves ofProtein, and unlike other grains, is not missing the amino acid lysine, so the protein is more complete (a trait it shares with other “non-true” grains such as buckwheat and amaranth). The World Health Organization has rated the quality of protein in quinoa at least equivalent to that in milk. Quinoa offers more iron than other grains and contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin, as well as other B vitamins: B6, niacin, and thiamin. It is also a good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folate (folic acid). Continue reading