Healthy Vegan Recipes
Cream of Tomato Soup, By: LuAnn Bermeo
Raw Cookie Dough
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WARNING: This video has some swearing in it. If you are offended by the “F” word used a few times, please don’t watch it. If you are offended to watch a lovely young lady in a bikini talk to you, don’t watch it. If you want to know what is in a hamburger- take a look at this video.
Dr. Michael Klapper is a born and raised Illinois ‘boy’ whom I greatly admire. His short video here doing the anesthesiologist rounds before surgery really was a life-changer for me. I’ve seen it a hundred times, but why hasn’t the rest of the world??? What do you think??? (Post comments on Facebook)
From my dear friend Kim Ovaert: “I just made this soup and thought it was really good!”
6 cups un chicken broth
1 1/2 ” of fresh ginger (I grated it)
one small onion
2 garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste
Cut carrots and onion and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil (optional), salt and pepper.
Bake at 375 until soft roasted (approx 35 min)
While the vegetables are roasting bring stock to a boil with the ginger and garlic. Time this so you can just add the roasted mixture when they are finished. Simmer for a few minutes then use your stick (immersion) blender (or transfer to a blender), blend and serve.
Have you heard Howard Lyman’s story of being put on the stand in Texas when he was being sued along with Oprah by the Cattleman’s association?? Well the prosecuting attorney tried to make fun of Howard for being a vvvv..vegetarian. (snicker, snicker) Howard told his own attorney not to worry, that he would be able to handle this question. And, he did handle it. Howard looked seriously at the jury and with all the passion of a man who has survived most of his friends and many family members said, “I will not apologize for that which has saved my life.”
The subject was never brought up again in the trial. Can we also be so brave as to watch our friends and family continue to make choices that will harm them?? Can we be so brave as to take GOOD care of ourselves in a toxic environment of junk and misinformation? We need YOU to be part of this ‘loving army’ as Howard called it!! It’s so much more satisfying to enjoy and love food when the food is loving you right back
Happy Valentine’s Day Friends! Love.
P.S. My food plan today: a big smoothie with kale, cranberries, pineapple, water and some chia seed. Lunch, whole wheat pita halves, warmed and stuffed with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, peas, avocado, BBQ sauce, a little vegan mayo and grated red cabbage- Leftovers… YUMM! Afternoon snack could be a mango or apple. Dinner will be (take out) a thin, crispy no-cheese pizza with tons of veggies and walnuts too… Maybe some air-popped popcorn sprayed with bragg’s, nutritional yeast, and chili powder. A little dark chocolate if I want… hey How lucky can a former guilt-ridden bad food eater be? This is livin’!
It’s always good to freeze blueberries and cranberries in season so you have them on hand. Simply bag them, freeze and rinse before using. This good smoothie will give special support for your urinary tract and bladder.
3/4 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 banana, frozen or fresh
1 leaf of Kale or collards, can tear leaf off stem or not, depending on your preference and blender
5 fresh or frozen strawberries
1 pear, ripe and cored
Water to blend (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 Tbls. chia seed (optional)
Blend the 1st 5 ingredients with a little bit of water at first. Add water in smaller amounts and keep blending. (Adding the bulk of the liquid last helps the blending process best)
Stir in chia seed if using.
Drink and enjoy!
Passing along a nice recipe from self-love guru Louise Hay. Enjoy
Carrot Ginger Soup
2 Tablespoons earth balance butter (I would use less or none)
2 green onions, sliced
1 dozen medium carrots, peeled and sliced
4 cups vegetable or un-chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger or powdered ginger
2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a large saucepan, melt butter and sauté the green onion, ginger, and cumin for about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, and sauté for a few minutes. Add the broth, and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low, and simmer carrots until tender, about 30 minutes.Transfer soup to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth. Add lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. For a change, add a cup of orange juice instead of lemon juice.
I make this soup in large batches and freeze the rest in portion-size containers for a quick snack at any time.
Healthy Vegan Recipes
Triple Berry Sauce
Creamy Cashew One Pot Dinner
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Serves 2 hungry people
1 14 oz. can organic veggie chili, heated through
1 large bag baked or low-fat tortilla chips (you will have some leftover, which is good)
1 cup salsa of choice
2 Tbl. cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
5 grape tomatoes, quartered
jalepenos, mild (optional)
4 oz. can sliced black olives (optional)
Place chips on a serving plate, sprinkle warmed chili, salsa, cheesy sauce, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, jalepenos, and black olives. Eat and enjoy
Cheesie Sauce (makes enough for leftovers as well)
1 cup raw cashews
1 1/2 cups water or veggie broth
1 4 oz. jar piementos, drained
5 Tbls. nutritional yeast flakes
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 Tbls. non-gmo corn starch
Soak cashews in broth or water (unless you have a vita-mix or blendtec) Blend all ingredients for about 5 minutes at high speed in the vita-mix to heat and thicken at the same time.
I’ve been a fan of these Mi-del cookies for many years. Why? Well as far as store bought cookies go, the ingredients are simple, you can find them in many stores if you don’t have a health food store close or you’re on vacation, and they are a nice combination of spicy-sweet that satisfies me. Sometimes a handful of store-bought cookies and a hot cup of tea are a lovely little indulgence…. or a lifeline if worse choices are in plain sight!
Once I heard Dr. Laura say she ate her 2 cookies every morning and that was it. That kind of discipline really annoys me… If only I could do the dishes EVERY day instead of ….. the next day! Well hey, I get ‘em done!!
I don’t think too many of us mortals will be whipping up a lunch like this today. However, this Precious Moments Cafe sampler platter in St. Augustine, Florida reminds me of about the simplicity of a nice collard green wrap. A bit of hummus, maybe some avocado or tahini…, quick prep for the veggies on hand and voila! That much, I can do today. Many Blessings, Jill