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Quick and Easy Baba Ganouj

Disclosure: We may receive compensation if you click on or purchase products from some of the links on this page. However this does not take away from the benefits of the content of the article which does not promote any specific commercial product. Click here for full details Quick and Easy Baba Ganouj   Baba Ganouj is one of nature’s miracle dips. It is so creamy, yet it contains no dairy or dairy substitutes whatsoever. It’s great with […]

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Warm Asparagus Spears with Pine Nuts

  Warm Asparagus Spears with Pine Nuts   Tender, but not overcooked asparagus is often a fine art. In these recipe, we steam the asparagus lightly before sautéing it with red wine vinegar. The final touch is chopped pine nuts sprinkled on top. Just a little goes a long way.   Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Ingredients:   1 bunch of asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and pepper […]

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Chinese Noodles with Assorted Vegetables

Chinese Noodles with Assorted Vegetables   Ingredients for Sauce 1 tsp. corn flour 1 cup vegetable stock 2 tbsp. Soy sauce 2 tbsp. Rice wine 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. sugar   Noodles 12 oz. egg noodles   Vegetable Stir-Fry 3 tbsp. Sunflower oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 inch piece fresh ginger root, grated 2 shallots, finely chopped ¼ cup button mushrooms, thinly sliced 250 g package Pak Choi, sliced ½ cup bean sprouts 2 […]

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Pita Pizza

Pita Pizza Ingredients ¼ tsp. olive oil ½ small onion, peeled and chopped and diced 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced ¼ tsp. dried oregano ¼ tsp. dried basil ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 bay life ½ cup canned whole peeled tomatoes, roughly chopped ½ cup tomato paste 2 whole wheat pita breads ½ yellow bell pepper, seeds and membranes removed, cut into thin strips 1/8 cup baby spinach leaves, chopped into fine pieces ½ […]

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Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls Ingredients for Spring Rolls ¾ cup broken rice vermicelli noodles 6 fresh shitake mushrooms  ½ cup carrots, slivered 1 cup bok choy, thinly sliced 1 cup green onion, slivered 2 tbsp. Chopped coriander salt and ground pepper to taste 2 tbsp. Soy sauce ½ tsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. sesame oil 2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger Eight 8 inch square spring roll skins 3 tbsp. All-purpose flour ¼ cup water 4 cups vegetable oil   […]

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Tomato Bruschetta

Special Tomato Bruschetta   Ingredients 4 bread rolls  4 garlic cloves 2 tbsp. Butter 1 tbsp. Chopped basil 4 large tomatoes 1 tbsp. Tomato paste 8 black olives, pitted and halved 1 ¾ ounce mozzarella cheese, sliced Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp. Olive oil 2 tsp. lemon juice or Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp. clear honey  Basil leaves for garnish  Procedure Place rolls on cutting board and slice each in half. Transfer to a toaster oven […]

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Vegetarian Smoothies

Smoothies Smoothies are great and very healthy.  You can have them as snacks or drink them with your brunch. Breakfast Smoothies   Ingredients 1 ½ cups plain fat-free yogurt 3 to 4 bananas 3 cups of strawberries, stems removed and roughly chopped ¼ cup soy milk 2 tbsp. Honey 1 cup of ice   Mix ingredients into blender one at a time and serve.   Banana and Yogurt Smoothie   Ingredients 1 ripe banana, thinly sliced 1 […]

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Vegetable Omelette

Vegetable Omelette Ingredients 2 eggs 3 tbsp. Milk Big pinch of salt Big pinch of black pepper 1 tbsp. Butter  ¼ c. green bell pepper ¼ c. red bell pepper ¼ c. onion Grated cheese to taste (optional)  Procedure In a medium size mixing bowl beat eggs, salt, pepper, green and red pepper and onion with a fork.  Do not over mix. Melt the butter in a 7 to 8 inch pan over medium-high heat. Make sure […]

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Making the switch – Part 1

Transition Family If you’re considering moving to a vegetarian diet as an adult, you probably want to pass on this good nutrition and improved way of eating to your family as well. In fact, it’s your responsibility as a parent to nurture your children and help them develop physically, mentally and spiritually. But that can be hard to do, especially in a culture where our children are bombarded with messages from fast food restaurants in the media. […]

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Simple Crepes

Simple Crepes Ingredients 3 eggs ¾ cup + 2 tbsp. All purpose flour 1 ½ cups milk 1 tbsp. Granulated sugar 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil Pinch salt 1 tsp. butter  Whip cream, for the filling A few handfuls of strawberries, rinsed with stems removed and cut in half A few handfuls of raspberries, rinsed and drained A few handfuls of blueberries, rinsed and drained  Procedure Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar, oil and salt in a blender or […]

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