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Meatless Monday: How to Optimize Protein with a Vegan Diet

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For individuals following a vegan lifestyle, optimizing adequate protein is not difficult, but it does take mindful consideration. Protein is an essential macronutrient necessary for a healthy diet. Protein facilitates important functions including muscle, bone, and skin development; hormone production; and immunity. For individuals following a vegan lifestyle, optimizing adequate protein is not difficult, but […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Wild Rice Holiday Dressing

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Celebrate the autumnal equinox with this mouthwatering vegan side dish. It’s been a part of my family’s Thanksgiving feast for at least 40 years!   This is the Thanksgiving dish I look forward to the most. It’s savory, nutty, satisfying and drop-dead delish! My uncle (an amazing cook) added this to the family’s Thanksgiving dinner […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Basil and Goat Cheese Risotto

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A flavorful, creamy and low-lactose risotto made with goat cheese. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots or 1 medium yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup rice (not instant) 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup goat cheese, finely crumbled 1 bunch fresh basil, stems removed […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

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Whether eating low-carb or simply craving carbs, this nutritious recipe is easily tailored to suit your palate! Substitute squash with noodles for a delicious variation. A wise woman (Hi, Mom!) once told me, “one of the secrets to maintaining a healthy weight is to eat cabbage every day.” While I don’t know if that’s actually true, […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Southwest Breakfast Sandwich

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A flavorful twist on the usual tofu scramble, this breakfast sandwich adds zest and gusto with just a touch of heat. An impromptu family gathering called for a quick, economical and tasty brunch item that would satisfy vegetarians and omnivores alike. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 package soy chorizo ½ red onion, diced 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Lentil, Olive and Bell Pepper Salad

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Delicious warm or cold, this colorful vegan salad is a crowd-pleaser! While on a recent family vacation, I prepared this vibrant vegan lentil salad. It was a hit with the entire family, and is now a permanent member of my Meatless Monday rotation. Serves 4 to 6. Ingredients 1 cup lentils 1 tablespoon + 1 […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Strawberry Mint Sorbet

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Beat summer heat and enjoy the season’s freshest produce by making this fruity sorbet. Ice-cream machine not required for this meatless monday recipe! It’s baffling to think we can’t make sorbet because we don’t own an ice-cream machine. Especially when it’s 90+ degrees out there, and all you want is something refreshing, something icy, something sweet. This […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Kale Pesto

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A quick and easy addition to any pasta or sandwich. Ingredients: Kale Pesto: 3 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup kale (stems removed) 4 cloves roasted garlic 1/4 cup Parmesan (I used shredded) 1/3 cup olive oil (approximately) Directions: In a pan over medium high heat toast the pine nuts in 1/s […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Lemon Cupcakes

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Something for the sweet tooth for Meatless Monday. These cupcakes are ones that I have been making for years.  I have added and removed things, tried different icings and fillings, but this is my go-to recipe for a light summer sweet!  These lemon cupcakes are the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  They bake to […]

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