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Vegan Cowboy Stew

Just in time for Memorial Day BBQ’s I announce my world famous (ok family famous) Vegan Cowboy Stew! Chunks of sautéed veggies and seitan meats simmering in a homemade barbecue sauce – oh my goodness just the thought of it makes me want to buy a ranch, heard some cattle and cook this stew under the stars.Never tried seitan? You should. Made from vital wheat gluten, this mock meat is soy free and packed with protein and almost no fat. Serve this with a crisp green salad, and a hearty slice of beer bread (recipe coming soon)!

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Blissful All Purpose Vinaigrette

This is one of my favorite dressings/marinades/sauces/dips of all time (hence the “All Purpose” in the name). It is tangy, sweet, and rich but light in calories and easy to make! What a happy little dressing.

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Thai Lentil Soup

I love soups – the ease of a one pot meal, the co-mingled flavors that get better after a day or so, and all the super healthy ingredients all simmering together- it’s peace in a pot! The lentils give this soup a healthy dose of vegetarian protein, and the butternut add a serving of dietary fiber, photo-nutrients, as well as A and a broad range of B complex vitamins. Plus the kiddos love the peanut buttery flavor!

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Nostalgic Spicy Baked Apples

It happens every year. Almost to the date. Spring rolls around, and I look forward to the farmer’s markets starting up, ripe locally grown watermelons, lap swimming at the city pool overseen by the local high school lifeguards and Greens First Berry popsicles stashed in every corner of the freezer. But then I have a slight twinge of nostalgia for the spicy, rich foods of the fall and winter, and want one last round before I let my oven take a vacation for the summer.

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Spring Is Here Pasta Toss!

This is a fresh and bright vegan pasta dish that is perfect for those beautiful spring evenings. The zing of the fresh lemon or lime juice omits the need for a heavy sauce filled with unwanted calories! Remember to buy as many Organic and local products as possible, to guarantee you and your family are eating the cleanest, freshest and healthiest products (Not to mention helping support our earth!)

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