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B is for Bananas and Beets

Chances are you are already a banana eater, unless you have shied away from them because of negative ads you may have seen on  the Internet making them seem unhealthy. On the flip side, you probably “don’t like” beets, so you are nowhere near close to eating enough of them for optimal health. Let’s vow to change our attitudes toward bananas and beets, and start consuming them more often! Here’s why:

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Vegan Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Vegan Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Our intention is to offer more cabbage recipes because of the outstanding health benefits, and because it is so economical. This vegetable is a perfect example of outstanding nutrient density. We even think cabbage deserves “super food” classification. Hopefully this vegan red cabbage coleslaw recipe inspires you to eat more of this delicious and nutritious vegetable all year long.

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Spicy (or not) Coleslaw Recipe

coleslaw recipe

In our opinion, coleslaw is great anytime of year, and you need to try this coleslaw recipe! There is no mayonnaise so it is light and refreshing. You can make it spicy with horseradish and red onion, or leave those ingredients out, and still enjoy this flavorful recipe adapted from “Greens Glorious Greens!”.

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A is for Apple and Avocado

Apple and avocado are definitely A-list fruits! Since different varieties of apples will grow each season, you can almost always find a nice selection in your market. Avocados have become more readily available year round as well, as people’s fear of fat and calories associated with the avocado has finally started to diminish.

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Goji Water

I had forgotten how much I love goji water! I recently ended up with a surplus of goji berries, and didn’t want them to go to waste. I gave some to Michelle and she made raw, vegan goji berry bites, and I made goji water! As you may have guessed, goji water is easy to make, and the health benefits are outstanding!

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Raw and Vegan Goji Berry Bites

Goji Berry Bites

These vegan goji berry bites are quick and easy to make, and high in protein and antioxidants. We have many informative posts about these magical berries. Just type goji into the search box on this blog to learn more! Cashews and sunflower seeds are rich in the minerals copper and magnesium. Store these goji berry bites in the refrigerator and eat often!

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Corn and Green Bean Sauté

Corn and Green Bean Sauté

This corn and green bean sauté is an easy dish to prepare, and it makes a great side to any type of protein source. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it can easily be made all year long. This original recipe was created with fresh corn and green beans from the farmers market this past summer, but high quality fresh or frozen varieties will sauté up nicely anytime of the year.

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Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

Chocolate cake batter smoothie

Yes, you read that right! This was just a random combination of ingredients I threw together one morning, and I was pleasantly surprised when the first sip I took tasted like chocolate cake batter! It has been decades since I have tasted actual chocolate cake batter, so maybe I am delusional. But no matter what you want to call it, it was delicious!

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Ragout

Vegetable Ragout

This vegetable ragout is an easy side dish to put into the slow cooker on a Sunday to have a vegetable dish throughout the week. Use whatever vegetables you may like, the heartier the better! I included the Outer Spice blend that we reviewed on the blog for this recipe.

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Middle Eastern Corn Salad Recipe

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My uncle is a truck driver who makes deliveries between Florida and Ohio. Every year he brings home fresh Ohio corn, and this year I bought ten dozen ears of corn, which my family helped husk, cook, remove the kernels and freeze. We now have LOTS of corn and this seemed like a fun recipe to try.

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

This is an easy oatmeal pancake recipe and these pancakes have a wonderful flavor! You can also add flax meal for added nutritional benefits. When you want to make some ingredient substitutions in your traditional pancake recipe, this oatmeal pancake recipe should get you started. Enjoy!

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This vegan butternut squash soup recipe focuses more on the squash and less on broth and other ingredients compared to the butternut squash and carrot or the mushroom with carrot and butternut squash soup recipes we have posted in the past. This recipe is prepared vegan with a slight amount of coconut oil, but can also be prepared with regular butter.

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Applesauce and Antioxidants Smoothie

Applesauce Smoothie

Recently my 5 year old niece came for a visit. After our visitors left, I noticed an unopened jar of organic unsweetened applesauce in the refrigerator that was purchased for my niece, but hadn’t been used. I’m not really an applesauce eater, so there it sat for days until I was making a smoothie one day and I thought that it just might be a nice addition.

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Recipe: Pea Salad

Recipe: Pea Salad

If you ever pick and shell your own peas, here is another great recipe to use them in! Frozen peas can be used as well. Delicious homegrown and organic peas have been easy to find this season, so get them while you can and try this pea salad recipe taken from “In Season” by Greg Atkinson.

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Flax and Cancer

Flax and Cancer

This post highlights flax and cancer. There are health benefits of flax oil and seed in relation to cancer treatment and prevention. Flax is not a cancer cure, but should be part of a healthy diet that supports normal cell development and growth because it minimizes carcinogenic influences on cellular activities.

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