Healthy Facts – June 2014 Recipes

Healthy Vegan Recipes

Sherry’s Rotini Pasta
Tofu Mayo
Zesty Lemon Tahini Dressing
Kale Strawberry Salad
Protein Live Cookies

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Everything but the ‘Kitchen Sink’ Salad

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I m soooo excited to eat my salad today!! Here is what is in it:

Celery, lettuce, red pepper, radish, leftover cooked broccoli and potato from this past weekend, cucumber, leftover quinoa & black bean patty from the April newsletter, zesty tahini dressing from the June newsletter (out soon) and vegan blue cheese dressing from the May newsletter.

I LOVE to shake up all my salad in a large container with lid to distribute the dressing evenly. (Plus the shaking is fun!) Salads need never be boring. Having homemade dressings on hand and some leftover potatoes, brown rice or beans will just make your salad a MEAL you Really look forward to because those foods really satisfy – and will keep you very FULL for a long time!! Seriously FULL and happy :-)

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Healthy Facts – May 2014 Recipes

Healthy Vegan Recipes

Spicy Buffalo Bites
Blue Cheese Dip
LuAnn’s Creamy Pineapple Pudding
Baked Millet Casserole

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Zesty Tahini-Lemon Dressing Recipe

zesty lemon-tahini sauce strawberry salad

This dressing made a great combination with the organic strawberries and herb blend salad greens! Yummmmmmy :-) (makes @ 1 cup)

In a blender, blend:
1 date, pitted
2 medium or 3 small cloves garlic
Add:
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp. salt
2 dashes hot sauce

Blend well and store extra in fridge for up to one week.


Healthy Facts – April 2014 Recipes

Healthy Vegan Recipes

Quinoa Black Bean Patties
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Baked Hash Brown Potatoes in Cheesy Sauce
Key Lime Pie

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EXPO WEST

I just got back from going to NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST in Annaheim, CA. It’s a huge natural products expo show. I went with a knee injury so I rented a scooter! Expo West

I ate lots of new products and I was excited to try some really good products from Follow Your Heart (best vegan cheese probably- blue cheese dressing, ranch, etc.) Teese is another really nice vegan cheese sauce that I have tried in Chicago. Good consistency. Great taste. Soy Feta and Soy Bleu were good vegan cheeses from vegcuisine.net. Gardein’s 4 chicken sliders in a box- paired with follow your heart chipotle mayo, arugula and tomato were- so so yummy!! Gardein’s fake fried fish paired with follow your heart tartar sauce- again – so decadently yummy.
Vegetarian Plus and Sophie’s Kitchen are 2 favorite freezer product lines for vegan seafood and meals ready to go. Vegan shrimp, crap and salmon…yeah! Tried a lot of the vegan canned tuna this year which was great to see!
Another really fun product were these little bottles of syrups like Kola, root beer, cherry, etc and you add a little to sparkling water for a “healthy cola” (Organic Fair) I liked those.

Tons of chia products, drinks, mixers, etc.. Tons of gluten free and vegan everything. 60,000 people go to this show so it’s a bit of “madness and mayhem”! It’s very encouraging to see more vegan products and the improvements for the ones we’ve had. There are more tasty reasons to save the environment through conscious eating than ever before! Here is what the makers of Silk say: We’ve always believed that plant-based foods like Silk are about more than health—they’re good for the planet, too. So we decided to do a little research and see just how big a difference swapping out milk for Silk could make. It all began with two studies—a “life cycle assessment” and a “water footprint”—comparing the environmental impact of a half-gallon of Silk Original soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk to a half-gallon of conventional U.S. dairy milk. We took a close look at the agricultural inputs, water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and the impact of consumer use and disposal. Then we totaled it all up and got some pretty good news.

  1. Producing one carton of Silk uses 77% less water than producing one carton of typical dairy milk.
  2. Producing a carton of Silk generates 47% fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs) than producing a carton of typical dairy milk.2

If you haven’t had a chance to try Califia Farms almond milk… wow- that’s delicious, and Whole Foods agrees as they all handed me this brand for my last series of classes. Yumm!

Let your meat-eating friends know- There is no sacrifice involved with flavor and taste anymore… For our planet’s sake, we need to spread the news about delicious vegan options available at health food stores everywhere. It’s all win-win-win to lovingly feed our friends and neighbors foods that spring from soil, peace and sustainability.

Love yourself today with some fruits and veggies.
xo
Jill

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Easy Rice and Kale

rice-kale-recipe I came home from 4 nights away to nothing in the fridge but some kale!! A girl has got to eat… new recipe time :-)

1 cup brown rice
2 cups water plus 2 Tbls. extra water
1 bunch kale, chopped
2 tsp. McKay’s vegan chicken seasoning
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic salt

rice kale salsa Lightly coat a covered casserole dish with coconut oil. Add rice, water, seasonings and stir. Add chopped kale on top, cover and bake for 65 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with salsa and beans if desired.


Healthy Facts – March 2014 Recipes

Healthy Vegan Recipes

Cream of Tomato Soup, By: LuAnn Bermeo
Cheesy Sauce
Veggie Nachos
Raw Cookie Dough

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So you want to eat a big, fat, juicy burger??

bananagirl   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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD0RTBtl0Pc


Kim’s Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

From my dear friend Kim Ovaert: “I just made this soup and thought it was really good!”

12 carrots
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.

 


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