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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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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

By Nanci Theoret – Think of your body as that cluttered closet: Full of stuff you don’t need and due for a good spring cleaning. Cleansing diets, particularly juice and liquid plans, continue to grow in popularity with their claims to detox the body, remove toxins and improve complexion and skin health. But not all …

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Pond to Table

By Herb Gardener – Note: Located in Sarasota, Florida, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is an independent marine research institution comprised of world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.    Originally focused on sharks, Mote’s research has expanded to include studies …

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Merry Berry Season

By Marsha Fottler – This is the season that berry lovers wait for. Heritage recipes come out of shoe boxes (unless they have finally been digitally saved) and both home cooks and restaurant chefs alike scour magazines and new cookbooks for enticing recipes featuring blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. Berry muffins or pancakes for breakfast, …

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Diet Dread Meets Middle-Age Spread

By Herb Gardener – The decisive moment arrived during what should have been a simple act — putting on my socks. As a young man my abdomen was limber and taut as a cheetah’s. By age 50, however, that fit fulcrum had become a bloated, rusty hinge that left my hands and feet, literally, distant …

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Spring and Summer Salads Take the Spotlight

By Chef Judi Gallagher – When I was a growing up, my mom served a salad every night with dinner. Perhaps a wedge of iceberg with homemade Russian dressing or a composed salad with spears of cucumbers and carrots slices. Or my favorite, a chopped salad of green cabbage, diced cucumbers and pickled herring. Salads …

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