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Vegan “Cheesy” Kale Chips

You will be surprised at how tasty (and cheesy) these kale chips are. Try using purple kale to get extra phytonutrient benefits. Ingredients: 4-5 cups purple kale, washed and removed from tough stems, and torn into chip-sized pieces Avocado spray Salt to taste 1/2 t garlic powder 1⁄4 cup Nutritional Yeast Directions:   Preheat the oven to 300 degrees or 250 degrees if you have a convection setting. Place kale pieces in a large bowl and spray lightly with avocado oil. Mix with hands and spray another layer of avocado oil. Sprinkle with the salt, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast and toss with two spoons. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove the kale chips when they are crispy but not too browned. ...

The ULTIMATE No-Bake Raw Vegan Summer Brownie

These Brownies are creamy, delicious, and even dad-approved Thick, fudgy, nutrient-dense brownies made with superfoods that balance your blood sugar and keep you satisfied without the sugar crash (No-bake-raw vegan, refined sugar-free!) Recipe Courtesy: LauraLiveWell Brownie layer: 9 dates 1 c walnuts 1/4 c cacao powder 1/2 t vanilla extract dash of salt Frosting: 2 avocados 1/4 c cacao powder 1/4 c honey, date syrup, or maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract dash of salt Optional for frosting: 2 scoops of unflavored or chocolate collagen peptides or 1 scoop of chocolate protein and or you can add 1/4 c peanut flour Getting healthy doesn’t mean any treats and restricting your favorite foods. You CAN learn to have treats in moderation and teach your goals. These brownies are the perfect freezer treat...

Vegan Lasagna Rolls

  Ingredients: 2 medium eggplants sliced lengthwise or 12 lasagna noodles, boiled 2 medium lemons, juiced 1 12- ounce block extra-firm tofu 3 TBSP Nutritional Yeast 1/2 Cup Fresh Basil 1 TBSP Dried Oregano 2-4 TBSP Olive Oil 1 TSP Salt + Pepper 2-3 cups marinara Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Salt eggplant slices on both sides and arrange in a colander in the sink Rinse salted eggplant slices well and dry thoroughly between two clean absorbent towels. Lay a baking sheet on top and place something heavy on top to absorb excess moisture. Arrange slices on 1-2 baking sheets in an even layer and bake oven for 13-15 minutes. Set aside and reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 C). While eggplant is baking, add all tofu filling ingredients to a food processor...

Heart Disease: Widening Our Lens to Fight a Deadly Killer

Heart Disease: Widening Our Lens to Fight a Deadly Killer Dr. Nancy A. Palermo, Thrive Personalized Healthcare and Wellness “There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack. It requires years of preparation.” Unknown February was Heart Health month. We all donned red and vowed to fight the number one killer of Americans. However, when you look at the statistics it seems one month is not enough to alter the magnitude of this disease. The numbers are dismal. In 2018 over 800,000 Americans died of heart disease or its related co-morbidities. That accounts for one in three of all deaths. Despite spending over 300 billion dollars to “fight and treat “the disease we have made no progress and it appears the numbers have only increased. In 2015,...


Caribbean Chicken and "Rice"

Thankful for our friends at the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen for this delectable Caribbean Chicken and "Rice" recipe. Ingredients 4 c. riced cauliflower 1/4 c. water 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets 2 tsp. olive oil 1/4 c. sweetened cream of coconut 2 tbsp. Hot sauce 2 limes, halved 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained Cilantro, chopped, for garnish Directions Combine riced cauliflower and water; cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on High 6 minutes. Meanwhile, brush chicken with olive oil; season all over with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill on medium 5 minutes, turning over once halfway through. Whisk together sweetened cream of coconut and hot sauce; brush onto chicken. Grill until cooked through (165°F), about 5 minutes longer, brushing and turning 2 more times. Grill 2 limes, halved, until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Toss cooked...

Vegan Baked Pears with Gluten Free Crumbles and Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

[caption id="attachment_1628" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Photo Courtesy of Kraft Canada[/caption] Baked Pears with Gluten Free Oat Crumbles and Coconut Milk Whipped Cream Are you looking for a naturally sweet gluten free vegan dessert to add to your Holiday Menu? Then give these Baked Pears with Oat Crumbles and Coconut Milk Whipped Cream. It is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more! Ingredients 4 D'Anjou Pears, rinsed and patted dry 2tsp melted coconut oil, plus extra for greasing 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 cup almond flour 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Coconut whipped cream, for topping Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with coconut oil. Slice each pear in half. Using a cookie scoop or melon baller, scoop out the seeds of each pear half. Add...

Breakfast (Or Anytime) Cookies

Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast? These gluten-free, vegan delights are packed with protein and are delicious, too.  These cookies are great for busy mornings or as a nutritious snack!   Ingredients 2/3 cup almond butter ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup maple syrup 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup gluten-free oats ½ cup gluten-free oat flour (or ground oats) ¼ cup almond meal 2 Tablespoons flaxseeds 2 Tablespoons raw, shelled hemp seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup raisins ½ cup crushed walnuts Cooking Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and applesauce until fully combined and melted – about 3 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, whisk...