Tomato Basil Bean Soup

Tomato Basil Bean Soup

If you love to garden, this Italian tomato basil soup recipe is designed for you. In the summer, use your fresh basil, spinach, onions, and tomatoes to create a flavor that can only be described as heavenly. In the winter, use canned tomatoes and beans along with fresh ingredients and make this fabulous vegetarian soup […]

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Vegetarian French Onion Soup

My vegetarian French onion soup uses vegetarian broth instead of beef broth. It’s every bit as delicious as the original! Prep time: 25 min; Total time: 25 min Ingredients Per Person 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp. organic canola oil Fresh ground pepper (to taste) 2 1/2 c. vegetarian “beef” broth (look […]

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Indian Lentil Dal Soup

Here is a simple lentil soup that is healthy and delicious. Lentils are high in protein and fiber but low in fat. This dal recipe is one of my favorite Indian dishes. Prep time: 30 min; Total time: Overnight Ingredients   1 c. dried lentils (or 3 c. reconstituted) 4 c. vegetable broth 2 c. […]

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Kung Pao Tofu recipe

Kung Pao Tofu recipe

Kung Pao Tofu, or Gong Bao Doufu as it is known in Mandarin, is an authentic Chinese dish that is popular in China and America. When I lived in China, this was one of my staples. My version may not be authentic, but it is delicious! Prep time: 5 min; Total time: Overnight Instructions   […]

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Sweet Potato Tzimmes

This simple vegetarian recipe was passed down through my mother’s family, who came to America as Eastern European Jewish immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century. It was always my favorite at holidays. Sweet potatoes and oranges, used in tsimmes, are high nutrition but low calorie and low cost. Ingredients 8 c. sweet potatoes, […]

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vegan pumpkin pie recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe

My simple vegetarian recipe for pumpkin pie took months to perfect. With the ingredients listed here, it is almost healthy enough to serve as a dinner dish. Pumpkin pie is not just for Thanksgiving anymore! To turn it into a dinner dish, reduce the sugar to 1/3 c. or the maple syrup to 1/4 c. Prep time: […]

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan peanut butter cookies provide protein – and satisfy my sweet tooth! Prep time: 15 min; Total time: 40 min Ingredients Dry: 2 c. organic whole wheat flour or spelt flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda   Wet: 1 c. maple syrup, Grade B (or you can use 1/2 c. sugar and […]

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Low Fat Vegan Carrot Cake recipe

Low fat carrot cake is my favorite dessert. As a kid, I was always fascinated with the carrots made out of frosting that adorned the top of the cake. This version, made with carrots, walnuts, whole grains, and applesauce is reasonably healthy (for a dessert, that is). Prep time: 20 min; Total time: 60 min […]

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Sinful Vegan Fudge Brownies

Sinful Vegan Fudge Brownies

Make some sinful vegan fudge brownies! They are 100% delicious brownie goodness, without the milk or eggs. Prep time: 40 min; Total time: 80 min Ingredients   8 oz. unsweetened baker’s chocolate 1 1/2 c. maple syrup, grade B 1 c. applesauce 1 1/2 c. soy milk or skim milk 1 tbsp. vanilla 2 c. […]

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Deconstructed Egg Salad Sandwich

The deconstructed egg salad sandwich is my favorite special at a bakery in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. Since I don’t live in San Diego, I twisted their arm to tell me how to make it. The sandwich contains the elements of egg salad – egg, dijon mustard, and sour cream – but the […]

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