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Why Vegan – Part 2, White Bean and Potato Soup

By Lori Rodgers – This hearty soup has quickly become a family favorite. It is satisfying and packed with plant-based protein. One of my biggest concerns when my children chose a Vegan lifestyle was ensuring they would get the nutrition that is so important during the teenage years. After researching and discussing the plant-based diet …

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Favorite Springtime Meals

By Lori Rodgers – Vegan spinach lasagna Garlic bread Green salad with vinaigrette   Vegan Spinach Lasagna  My family  recently moved into a home I remodeled and not all of the work was completed by moving day. Shocking, right? Wanting to cook a hot meal without the ability to boil water, I found no-boil lasagna noodles …

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Favorite Springtime Meals (Continued)

By Lori Rodgers – Southern Springtime Supper When I contemplated favorite springtime meals, I remembered being about 12 years old watching my mom stand at the stove, scraping corn on the cob into a pan that was simmering with the fragrant milky goodness of freshly picked corn. That’s what I love about food…it brings us …

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The Gourmet Highway: Dare to Pair-A Delicious Journey

The first dinner table in America that served a variety of wines chosen for compatibility with the menu was at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home. Jefferson, who loved to entertain guests ranging from politicians to foreign dignitaries, likely used these affairs to cultivate new friendships and alliances, perhaps occasionally converting an adversary into an ally. …

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Changes for a Healthier You

By Saska Sookra Winslow MD – “And the hospital cafeteria is all vegetarian”. What?! It was February 2000 and I had flown to Loma Linda California for a medical school interview at Loma Linda University. Though I had been exposed to vegetarian cooking growing up, this was a first for me, seeing plant-based eating on …

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Tofu Scramble

Serves 4 Delicious aromas will send friends and family streaming into your kitchen as you prepare this dish, eagerly awaiting the finished product. A vegan version of scrambled eggs, this veggie packed dish will satisfy the pickiest of eaters. And you don’t have to tell the its tofu! Ingredients: 12 ounces of extra-firm organic tofu …

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Holidays That Vegetarians Love

By Marsha Fottler – American meat-centric fall and winter holidays generally set cooks to worrying about the plight of vegetarians who gather at the big table. I don’t know why, holiday meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Easter are nothing but good news for vegetarian eaters. Why? The side dishes, of courses. Once a vegetarian …

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Why Vegan – Part 3, Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

By Lori Rodgers – I am always looking for ways to add more veggies to my family’s diet. In addition to quinoa, the “super grain”, there are five veggies in this delicious, nutritious treat. How to choose the perfect pepper. I like to include a variety of colors for a pleasing presentation. Did you know …

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Urban Chicken Farming

Keffie Lancaster – If you had told me when I was a teenager that I would have chickens running around in the backyard when I grew up, I would have laughed all the way to the grocery store. But now, as a young adult striving to make mindful, healthy decisions (for both myself and my …

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