BOA Trinity Salad ~ Beets, Oranges, and Avocado

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Butternut Squash, Kale, and Sunchoke Salad from Food for Vitality

In Utah, there's no telling what kind of weather we'll be having at this time of year, so this Butternut Squash, Kale, and Sunchoke Salad from Food for Vitality is a perfect Meatless Monday dinner, since it can be eaten hot or cold. There's a hint of Southwestern flavor from ground chiles, coriander, and cumin used to season the vegetables before they're roasted, and some added flavor from minced garlic in this nutritious dish....more
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Is A Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Bad for Your Skin?

I've been a vegetarian for over 20 years, and have no plans to start eating meat any time soon. Am I hurting my skin with this dietary choice? What's the the truth about skin health and food? ...more
@EllenJaffeJones KUDO'S to you!!! How inspirational you are to me, and Im sure to many others! A ...more

My Crisper: Where Good Vegetables Go To Die

Apparently I am running some sort of subsidy program for the Vegetable Farmers of America. Each week I buy crisp, vibrant produce while visions of soup, stir fry and salad dance in my head. Yet three weeks later these once nutrient laden powerhouses lie limp, bruised and rotting in the bottom of my fridge. The promise of nourishing meals having been erased by the realities of busy schedules, bad habits and picky palates....more
I've heard that it's best to put veggies and fruit on the top shelf because they'll last longer ...more

Make delicious homemade vegan butter (Save orangutans!)

Did you hear? Vegan.com and Bryanna Clark Grogan rocked the vegan culinary world last month when they unveiled Bryanna's Homemade Palm-Oil Free Vegan Buttery Spread....more

Keeping It Real

Decadent dessert is a crowd pleaser whether you’re strolling into a potluck or posting mouth watering photos online. The camera loves them and so do my friends. My waistline? Not so much. You already know you don’t need me to preach the importance of moderation. Having said all that, what I feed myself on a daily basis ought to be nutritious and appetizing. They may not draw oooh’s and aaah’s but this is the type of cooking that makes the occasional decadence that much more satisfying....more

Foodie Friday Linky: Superfood Lentils

A cup of lentils provides 16g of fiber thats 63% of your daily fiber. Forget red meat, you can get 37% of your iron from lentils along with vitamin C and calcium with almost no fat......more

Greek Style Pasta Salad

It’s that time of year that is perfect for a picnic.  We have been having wonderful weather and pretty blue skies here in the low country of South Carolina.  One of my favorite dishes to pack for a picnic is pasta salad....more

From a slaughterhouse to a sanctuary (What are you doing to help animals today?)

Yesterday I posted an exciting update from Jasmin of Our Hen House, sharing news of plans that she and Mariann have to continue to change the world for animals.  Little did I know that hours later I would get caught up in, and witness, the messy and beautiful world of changing the world for one young steer....more