Kale, raisins and pinenuts

INGREDIENTS: 4 cups kale, removed from stems and roughly chopped 1/2 tsp garlic, chopped 1/4 cup pine nuts or almonds 2 tbsp of raisins Olive oil salt & pepper PREPARATION: Heat about 2 tbsp of olive oil medium heat in a large saute pan.  After chopping the kale, submerge it in water & swish it around to…

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Meatless Monday: Lentil, Mushrooms & Quinoa Tacos

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups cooked lentils 1 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 lb of sliced crimini mushrooms 1 Tbls taco seasoning 1 clove minced garlic 1/2 chopped onion   TOPPINGS: Avocado, salsa, lettuce.   OTHER: Tortillas, use corn tortillas for GF version.    PREPARATION: Saute onions until soft, add garlic and mushrooms, saute for 1-2 mins. Add in cooked…

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Juices and Smoothies

Do you ever wonder … 1. What is the difference between juices and smoothies? 2. Why are they good for me? 3. Why can’t I just eat the food? The team of youngandraw.com recently posted a highly educational article on the subject matter.  So here we go! 1. What is the difference between a juice and…

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The nurturing power of food

“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” –Michael Pollan I am often asked what it is about food that I love so much. “What is there not to love?” I say. Then…

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