Kale Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie

Kale is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Its so versatile and I love it so much,  I could eat it at every meal including breakfast. And I do. This recipe is for a smoothie you can have any time of day but I like it for breakfast.  Its filling and keeps me…

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Why I Eat More Arugula: Grow & Eat Leafy Greens Part 3/5

I have to admit, the first year I grew arugula, I rejected it as a foul tasting weed, decided to ignore it and left it to go to seed. Good thing. Being a prolific self-seeder, it came back, year after year, until finally, my taste buds developed a liking for leafy greens and I gave…

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Black Eyed Peas with Baby Mesclun Greens Balsamic Dijon Recipe

Mesclun greens are a mix of salad greens including different lettuces and other leafy greens like mustard and endive.  The mix usually tends towards more bitter flavors.  I like to use baby greens when I’m eating a fresh salad.  So I plant mesclun greens seeds every two weeks then I don’t run out. It just…

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Grow and Eat Your Leafy Greens: A Series

A Series About Garden Greens: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet   MUSTARD GREENS (NUMBER 1 OF 5) Mustard greens are the perfect plant for laissez-faire gardeners like me.  They are durable and robust.  I don’t believe in struggling to grow plants that require babying, fertilizing, or covering.  If it won’t grow where I live…

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Plant-Based Weight Loss Challenge

Plant-Based Weight Loss Challenge I had such a good time creating and implementing the Whole-Foods Plant-Based Budget series, I decided to take it a step further.  This challenge is a plant-based weight loss plan to drop pounds after Christmas (or anytime).  On the budget plan I lost 5 pounds without even trying.  This new plan…

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Whole-Food Plant-Based Budget: Finale

Whole-Food Plant-Based Budget:  Week 4 Since I only had $18 left in the budget, the plan for this week was:  Shop in My Pantry and Freezer. Some meals from Week 3 lasted into Week 4 so I only needed 10 lunches and dinners plus 7 breakfasts this week.  (Plus I have to admit, I bought…

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Whole-Foods Plant-Based on a Budget: Week Three

Whole-Foods Plant Based on a Budget:  Week Three Progress Report Week 2 was a success!  Once again I felt nourished and satisfied and STUCK TO THE BUDGET! I’m finding that by only shopping once a week its easier to resist temptation and only buy what’s on my list.  This works if the foods that are…

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Whole-Food Plant-Based on a Budget: Week Two

Whole-Foods Plant-Based Eating on a Budget:  Week 2 Week One went well.  I stuck to the meal plan, didn’t buy anything extra, and ate some yummy, yummy foods.  I’ve been eating heaping bowls of soups and stews at each meal  – pretty much stuffing myself without overeating.  I’m feeling nourished and satisfied. This diet includes…

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Whole-Foods Plant-Based on a Budget: Week One

Whole-Foods Plant-Based on a Budget:  Week 1 I sigh when I read about Americans who eat healthy on $2 a day.  In Canada, no es possible, mi amigo.  The cost of food in Canada is much higher than in the USA where you might find a 16 oz can of organic chickpeas for $1.99.  Here…

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Mom’s Apple Crisp

Okay, if you’re Canadian like me it would be Mum’s Apple Crisp.  I practically grew up on the stuff.  Mum never wrote down the recipe.  Its just that easy to remember: 1 cup each of the main ingredients.  Its yummy hot, its yummy cold, its yummy in the pot 9 days old (okay, maybe not…

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