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11

DEC

2014

As winter approaches, our bellies begin to yearn for something warm and delicious.  There is nothing quite like cozy-ing up indoors and cooking with friends and family; creating recipes that are both easy, filling, and full of nutrients. Here I have created just that- a warm and hearty soup filled with essential vitamins, minerals, and the…

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24

NOV

2014

The basic recipe for mashed potatoes is pretty much the same everywhere—cook the potatoes, mash the potatoes, flavor the potatoes—voila! However what distinguishes one recipe from another are the ingredients added to the potatoes when mashed, as well as what type of potato used. This recipe highlights the powerfood combination of American and Peruvian- purple potatoes…

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07

NOV

2014

This is the perfect seasonal vegan stew. Enjoy on a cold day for lunch or dinner. The stew keeps well, making for delicious leftovers any day of the week. Ingredients: 2 eggplants, squared 2 blocks firm tofu, cut into 1-square inch cubes Cooking spray 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, sliced 1…

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24

OCT

2014

The perfect seasonal smoothie! You can drink this as a breakfast or pre-exercise meal for its high protein and carbohydrate content. Lucuma brings out maple flavors, as maple and pumpkin are the flavors of autumn. Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla soy milk ½ cup pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon lucuma 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1 teaspoon vanilla…

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17

OCT

2014

Looking for a quick side dish for your meal planning next week? Trying my simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Red Onions will not only fill the stomachs of your family, but this dynamic duo presents an array of rich nutrients that are both good tasting and good for your health! Paired with lemon chicken…

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21

AUG

2014

At parties, there is always the indecisiveness of whether to eat the tasty looking dips offered. There is the uncertainty of what is actually used in the dips and whether the ingredients in the dip will hurt your dieting plans. But preparing healthy, delicious dips is easier than it looks! One trick is to create…

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15

AUG

2014

Shakshuka! A few years ago our good friends invited us over for breakfast and served us “Shakshuka”. That was my first time ever tasting this delicious dish. Somehow I got up this morning thinking “Shakshuka” and 20 minutes later… TA DAAA! Looking good Shakshuka, you sure taste scrumptious. This egg dish can be served with polenta,…

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23

JUL

2014

A Plant-Powered Sweet Treat By Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian This recipe for black bean brownies is one of my favorite recipes in my new book, Plant-Powered for Life. Not only are they incredibly delicious, they pack in some serious plant-powered nutrition. As the name suggest, the recipe calls for black beans, a type of…

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18

JUN

2014

Two of the most brilliant qualities of parfaits is the fact that they are both simple to make and handy for us on-the-goers!  Yogurt parfaits are super versatile, meaning you can add just about anything to your favorite container and take it wherever your heart desires. This Power-Packed Incan Parfait is a compilation of some…

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21

MAR

2014

Do you have a smoothie craving?  Try our kefir papaya smoothie! Kefir is a fermented milk product that promotes healthy digestive flora. The probiotics in kefir help support our digestive system and prevent buildup of harmful bacterial. For people who are lactose intolerant, kefir may also be a healthy substitute for dairy products. Papaya, on…

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