Beans and Peas

Happy Healthy Heart Chakra Lunch

May 28, 2013

When we were kids and the adults were passing out lifesavers or lollipops, my little sister’s answer was always the same: “Oh, please!” she’d exclaim, careful to use her manners. “I want a greem one!!” She was just 3, maybe 4, but she knew what she wanted. A bright green piece of candy or glass […]

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Spring Soupalad

May 17, 2013

Of all the wonderful plant-based doctors we can learn from on the internet and in books, I confess that Dr. Fuhrman’s work is the one I am least familiar with. An incurable bookworm, for some mysterious reason I have yet to even read Eat to Live. However, I do believe that sometimes such lapses are […]

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In Between Black Beans and Quinoa with Mustard Seeds

March 14, 2013

I never was any good at multiple choice tests. I hated committing to one narrow answer over another. Give me an essay anytime, where I can include subtleties, nuances. The same thing goes for cooking. I like to be inclusive, and I have a really hard time making decisions that eliminate. Sometimes when I cook […]

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Tasty Colorful Kitchari Skillet Meal

February 21, 2013

This (very nearly)  fat free (and gluten and soy free) vegan meal started out by piecing leftovers together. I never would have thought to blog about it, except for the fact that I shared it with my dear friend Clark in the middle of a hectic day of moving, not sure he would like a […]

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Fat Free Vegan Melting Drumstick Dessert

February 10, 2013

It’s February, but I’ve got Summer on the brain. The very first February I was eating low fat vegan, I spent a lot of time contemplating what desserts I could make because I was so thrilled to learn I could make them all fat free. Among my first favorites were Susan’s Skinny Figgy Bars. During one […]

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Holy Shadow Cookies

December 15, 2012

Sometimes people help you out without knowing they’re doing it. Just in the course of doing what they like to do, they bless you with a surprise that helps or heals you, unaware they have done so. Rachel Naomi Remen retells a Sufi story in her beautiful book Kitchen Table Wisdom about just such a […]

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Life Beyond Chocolate

November 13, 2012

Most people following or learning to follow a healthy vegan or plant-based diet are relieved to discover that a little cocoa powder here and there is allowed, and can add depth and richness to healthy foods.  The recent surge of enthusiastic and joyful comments on Susan’s post, Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate is compelling evidence for this […]

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