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Vegetarian Recipes
Winter Vegetable Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

Winter Vegetable Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

This winter vegetable slaw is nourishing and delicious with a wonderful citrus vinaigrette that gives this comforting salad a kick and just enough sweetness. Combining two different kinds of cabbage with thinly cut kale and shredded carrot this salad makes a touch of...

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3 Ingredient Immune Booster Sweet Smoothie

3 Ingredient Immune Booster Sweet Smoothie

Summer is over, and that just means about 16 weeks left until Christmas. School has begun and the breezy air now is felt in the mornings. It’s time to get my coats, boots, and sweaters back out.  The best way to keep away from coming down with the cold is to boost...

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Sugar-Free Sweet Cherry Jam

Sugar-Free Sweet Cherry Jam

You don't need more than 2 ingredients to make a sweet and delicious cherry jam. Cherry jam is worth spending the time on. A small batch of natural cherries and nature's sugar without pectin or preservatives can be enjoyed right away or saved for later in the freezer....

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Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

At the end of the summer, juicy and ripe tomatoes make the best Tomato Salad. Pairs well with any protein, especially grilled! I get a lot of tomatoes in my garden every summer, and this is my all-time favorite way to use those tomatoes up! You just can’t buy juicy...

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Easy Classic Hummus

Easy Classic Hummus

Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Here is a hummus recipe that is super easy to blend up. Yes, I finally made hummus, all by myself! I’m feeling accomplished. 🙂 I love hummus, but usually buy it at a local company here in Portland. I wanted to...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Fresh, juicy and bright: this Tomato and Avocado Salad makes the perfect side dish for lunch, dinner, and summer potlucks! 3 Ingredients to make this Avocado and Tomato salad 1. Avocado - ? You either love avocado or you hate it, but take it to heart because avocados...

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Feta

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Feta

This watermelon and cucumber salad is combined with diced feta cheese, crunchy onion, and mint, all tossed in an easy red wine vinaigrette. A simple yet unusual summer salad. Watermelon-cucumber salad is one of those flavor combinations that sound odd but just works...

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Summer Sweet Melon Salad

Summer Sweet Melon Salad

The Summer Melon Salad recipe I have for you is delicious in its simplicity. It's full of summer's natural sugars. It takes just 10 minutes, and is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free! What are you planning to do this summer? My family is usually very...

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Easy Wedge Salad Recipe with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Easy Wedge Salad Recipe with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

A classic wedge salad is usually made with blue cheese dressing, but I think the dairy-free ranch dressing makes for a better and more flavorful addition. A wedge salad is something I would only order off the menu at a restaurant, but not no more! You won't believe...

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Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

This Coconut Homemade Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing is great because it doesn't have all the chemicals and preservatives that many do. It's made from just six ingredients that you can pronounce! Ranch from the store If you look at the back of a bottle of ranch...

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Easy Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

Easy Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

Easy Sautéed Zucchini with Onions (that's it!). Healthy and simple, it's the perfect quick summer side dish recipe! What are the benefits of Zucchini Zucchini is considered one of the best types of squash, it contains a array of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. The...

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Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

This is an easy and juicy Balsamic Tomato Salad filled with vitamins and health benefits! Tomatoes could be used in a variety of recipes, but sometimes just a simple tomato salad like this one can give you the benefits of tomatoes quickly! Benefits of tomatoes 95% of...

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Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese and Avocado

Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese and Avocado

You can create a chickpea salad packed with a protein punch without adding meat! This chickpea salad with feta cheese and avocado will keep you full for hours. It satisfies anyone who is craving salt, sweet, cheesy or juicy. I love chickpeas, and this beautiful...

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Quick and Easy Seared Zucchini

Quick and Easy Seared Zucchini

A simple and Quick and Easy Zucchini Recipe that comes together with just a few ingredients and a couple of steps. Although it's still not quite summer here in Portland, zucchini has started to come into our local grocery stores. This summer vegetable doesn’t need to...

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Roasted Asparagus with Cheese and Herb

Roasted Asparagus with Cheese and Herb

Roasted asparagus with cheese and herb and garlic is the best side dish to any meal! This dish is Keto friendly if you are into that sort of thing. Toss some asparagus on a baking sheet, add some cheese with a mixture of garlic and cilantro, and you’re practically...

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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Vinaigrette

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Vinaigrette

Beet and goat cheese salad is an excellent combination of sweet and salty. I made this salad about a month after I quit eating sugar, and boy did those beets taste sweet. My taste buds have been changing, and the taste of a beet has so much more sweetness than I ever...

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Quick Dairy-Free Creamy Avocado Spread

Quick Dairy-Free Creamy Avocado Spread

Let your imagination run wild with this quick dairy-free creamy avocado spread. You can seriously put it on anything and everything. How to pick up a the ripe avocado? There’s nothing more disappointing than anticipating the taste of a ripe avocado, only to cut in and...

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Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Lately, I have been loving to make and eat Buddha bowls. This chickpea veggie bowl is loaded with nutrition and bursts of flavor. Just how much nutrition is packed into this chickpea bowl?  Benefit of Cauliflower Some call it the new superfood, and I would agree....

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Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

I have been wanting to share this nutritional beet salad with goat cheese for a while now. This beet salad is full of healthy benefits. Low in calories, and could help you improve the digestion system. Beets are a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add...

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Healthy Cauliflower Soup

Healthy Cauliflower Soup

Your mom most likely told you to eat your veggies, and you should, especially when packed in a bowl of healthy cauliflower soup. Benefit of Cauliflower This soup is served blended, so you can’t even tell which vegetables you are eating, you’re just getting the full...

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Breakfast Buddha Bowl

Breakfast Buddha Bowl

Are you a Buddha bowl fan? I sure am. Ever since my first Buddha bowl experience, back when I was living in Canada, I haven’t stopped making my own. I love Buddha bowls for all the flavors you can put into one bowl, warm or cold. When I went to look for breakfast...

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Korean Style Cabbage Salad

Korean Style Cabbage Salad

The Korean Style Cabbage Salad is a plate full of delicious health benefits and simple ingredients such as cabbage, green onion, and garlic. Benefits of cabbage in Korean style cabbage salad Cabbage is for a healthy digestive tract which is good for the daily...

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Summer Rolls With Dairy-Free Dipping Sauce

Summer Rolls With Dairy-Free Dipping Sauce

These Summer Rolls are filled with grated vegetables, wrapped in rice paper and served with Dairy-Free dipping sauce. How Summer Rolls may benefit you Some people believe that cooking fruits and vegetables robs them of essential nutrients. We all know vegetables play...

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Kale Butternut Squash Salad

Kale Butternut Squash Salad

Adding a clean eating Kale Butternut Squash Salad to any meal can help you eat to feel full faster yet feeling good about what you eat. It's crunchy, sweet and juicy. Half a year ago I convinced my husband to take a trip to London, United Kingdom. It took many years...

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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is a great way to add vitamin A into your diet in the fall. Where have I been I travel, sometimes quite often. Recently I visited the East Coast in New York, NY for just a couple of days. New York is one of my favorite places in the States. I...

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Easy Cauliflower Rice With Mushrooms

Easy Cauliflower Rice With Mushrooms

This cauliflower rice with mushrooms satisfied my cravings in a healthy way. It has all the tastes of fried rice without the guilt of extra calories. This cauliflower rice with mushrooms satisfied my cravings in a healthy way. It has all the tastes of fried rice...

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Olivier Salad

Olivier Salad

A healthier version of the Classic Russian Olivier Salad. This is basically a potato salad, with more vegetables. Olivier salad is great as a side dish, but also it has enough to fill you up just on its own. This yummy vegetable salad is good for picnicking or even...

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Vegetable Broth

Vegetable Broth

Vegetable broth is the foundation of all hot soups, and can be used as a base for a flavorful vegetable soup, but also it’s hearty enough to drink it alone. Vegetable broth can be beneficial for boosting your immune system and gut healing, especially for the chilly...

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Delicious Mushroom Toast

Delicious Mushroom Toast

Mushroom toast is creamy and flavorful. Makes a great appetizer at parties, showers, or just a healthy daily meal. This mushroom toast is so good! I had forgotten that I had this recipe. You can make this mushroom toast with any kind of mushrooms you like! Did you...

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Best Zucchini Spread

Best Zucchini Spread

It's the perfect time for some zucchini. I love this zucchini spread; it's also a kid favorite in our house. I love that it's all in one pan, and I could blend it in my magic bullet to make it more like a spread or leave it chunky. My kids spread it on bread, but I...

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Easy Zucchini Crisps

Easy Zucchini Crisps

I absolutely love, love this recipe of Zucchini crisps. They have been one of my favorite snacks lately. How many calories in zucchini I love how they are healthy, crispy and very easy to make. Did you know that zucchini is one of the very low-calorie vegetable, just...

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Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Land Cress Rolls

Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Land Cress Rolls

A summer vitamin packed Grilled Eggplants Zucchini with Land Cress Rolls. This is a great pre-meal bite recipe. What is Land cress? Ever heard of land cress? I haven't until a couple of weeks ago. This great green goodness is fat-free, making it great for weight-loss....

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Buckwheat Avocado And Zucchini Bowl

Buckwheat Avocado And Zucchini Bowl

Bowls are my favorite kind of meals, and this Buckwheat Avocado and Zucchini Bowl is no exception.  Are you a buckwheat fan?  Benefits of Buckwheat Here are a few reasons you should be boiling some of this goodness, like right this minute! Buckwheat is high protein,...

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Quick Marinated Tomatoes

Quick Marinated Tomatoes

My sister's Quick Marinated Tomatoes are garlic-y, sweet and addicting! If you love tomatoes you are going to love this. My sister introduced me to these quick marinated tomatoes. They are super easy to make. When you start eating one, you can't stop. Who knew...

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

The ultimate salads of all is this Classic Tomato and Cucumber salad. It's on repeat when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season. This great summer salad is one of my favorite salads to enjoy on a hot summer day. My mom made it so many times when we were little and I...

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Easy Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens

Easy Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens

Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens is creamy, easy to make and great for any time of the day, especially breakfast. This Avocado Toast with feta cheese and Micro-greens recipe idea was inspired by my weekend trip to Beverly Hills, California. This fresh...

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Marinated Beet Salad

Marinated Beet Salad

I'm so happy the warmer days are here! To celebrate, here's a Marinated Beet Salad! Eating salads daily is an easy and healthy habit to adopt because they are packed with health benefits. Health benefits of this Beet Salad Beets- support the detox process in the body....

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Marinated Carrot Salad

Marinated Carrot Salad

Chances are, at some point during your childhood, someone told you to eat your carrots because it would help you see further or more clearly. Is that really true, though? If so, how do carrots help your vision? Like many of these long-held views that link a specific...

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Avocado Mushroom Toast

Avocado Mushroom Toast

Those of you who voted 'yes' on my Instagram page for the combo mushroom and avocado, I present to you: the Avocado Mushroom Toast! Those of you who voted 'yes' on my Instagram page for the combo mushroom and avocado, I present to you: the Avocado Mushroom Toast! If...

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Beet Prune Salad With Walnuts

Beet Prune Salad With Walnuts

This beet prune salad with walnuts will support the detox cycle. One step to health requires detoxification, and thanks to fruits and vegetables, detoxing can be done with minimal effort. Detoxing is the removal of toxins in the body and beets contain phytochemicals...

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Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

The holidays have passed, and once again it’s time to make some new year’s resolutions! Get back into reality, back to a schedule, going to the gym, and most importantly - healthier eating. December is one of my busiest months. Besides Christmas and New Years, it is...

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Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Buffalo cauliflower is a tasty appetizer of cauliflower coated Buffalo Sauce and dipped in a homemade yogurt sauce. I'm here to introduce you to a recipe that can replace your buffalo chicken wings. Yup, this cauliflower recipe is worthy of being the new buffalo...

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Healthy Fried “Rice” Cauliflower with Veggies

Healthy Fried “Rice” Cauliflower with Veggies

Have you been craving fried rice? This Healthy Fried "Rice" Cauliflower will satisfy your cravings, but not pack on the pounds.  Some days, I’m really craving some fried rice and orange chicken. Today’s the day, but somewhat healthier. As I was looking around a bit,...

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Quick Zucchini And Egg Dish

Quick Zucchini And Egg Dish

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that could be made anywhere from bread to salads to dips. Quick zucchini and egg dish is perfect to start your day, it will give you some energy! Zucchini and eggs are a great and inexpensive way to start your morning. Zucchini is...

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Summer Salad With Chickpeas

Summer Salad With Chickpeas

Dig into a crisp, cool salad for a perfect summer side dish. This salad is the best in the summer when tomatoes and cucumber are most in season! Tomatoes reduce heart disease and cancer while cucumbers are one of the best foods to keep you hydrated and flush out...

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Simple Mushroom Dish

Simple Mushroom Dish

A delicious and benefit-filled Mushroom Dish! This beautiful dish is not only full of fresh, delicious ingredients, but also with benefits! One of the top three benefits of mushrooms is that it provides fiber and is very beneficial to diabetics. On the other hand,...

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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Enjoy this amazing appetizer dish of Roasted Asparagus! Ingredients 1 bunch of asparagus 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic salt (you can use regular salt and pepper if you don’t have garlic salt on hand) 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese How To: Wash your asparagus and dry...

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Beet and Walnut Salad

Beet and Walnut Salad

There’s a good reason to make beets a regular part of your diet beyond the fact that they add a big splash of red or yellow color to any dish and also taste great. Benefits of Beets One cup of raw beets, with around 60 calories, supplies over a third of your daily...

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