Oil Free Popcorn

Yes, you heard it right. Oil Free Popcorn. It's not your buttery, oil-laden movie popcorn. But it's very good. Is popcorn healthy? Popcorn is a whole food. So without the oil, it's only corn. Dried, but corn. A whole food. You are simply eating the inside of the kernel after it has scientifically popped.  Now you've removed the oil, which is what makes it unhealthy, especially movie theater popcorn and microwave popcorn because it's buttery-laden and trans-fat laden.    Buy your own organic popping corn for $1.99 at Trader Joe's and pop...

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Healthy Vegan Breakfast Pumpkin Soup

What started out as a Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl ended up as a cold, satisfying Healthy Vegan Breakfast Pumpkin Soup. Incorporate this very nutritious food in your diet, if you want to take advantage of the Health Benefits of Pumpkin.   This recipe originates from The Medical Medium, Anthony Williams, which I have adapted. When I saw it, I thought...

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Healthy Snack Recipe: Oat & Brown Rice Nut Snacks

This Healthy Snack Recipe, specifically Oat and Brown Rice Nut Snacks, keeps me from eating less healthy foods when I am nearly always looking for something to snack on after dinner.   My go-to after dinner snack is usually fruit. Watermelon or cantaloupe in the summer. Oranges, tangerines, or grapefruit in the winter. But sometimes I just don't feel like fruit.   And that's when these lovely little snacks come in handy. After dinner. I don’t know about you, but the longer the day wears on, the hungrier I get. Especially if I’m not busy....

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Traditional Vegan Tomato Bruschetta

I LOVE a traditional vegan tomato bruschetta. My taste buds doing their thing, I've ordered bruschetta in restaurants only to be very disappointed. Now my tastebuds have to go wandering around looking for something else satisfying. Some restaurants try to get fancy and change it all up, but to me it’s just not the same.   If it works, as the saying goes, don't fix it. I mean getting creative and changing it up once in awhile is okay. But sometimes you just can't change tradition and have it work....

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Cheesy Vegan Kale Chips

This can not only be used as one of your vegan appetizers, but it can also be a good after school snack for your children.   Now, if you've been reading my writings, you know how most of my family eats? They don’t like anything green, yet EVERYONE loves these.   It’s a great snack that’s also healthy. Gives you the salty, the crunch and the nutrients all at the same time. A bonus of three!...

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Black Bean and Bell Pepper Vegan Appetizer

My friend, Maria, brought this to a gathering and it went over very big. I LOVE cilantro but I know some people don’t. If you want to substitute the cilantro, instead you could use 4 to 5 mint leaves and 3 to 4 basil leaves, chopped. It's delicious with the mint and basil, as well.   ...

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