Oil Free Edamame Quinoa Salad

This Oil Free Edamame Quinoa Salad is light, refreshing, and all raw. No need to cook the corn and edamame beans. Thaw slightly (or not) and just add them to the salad as is. I used red quinoa in this recipe, but the white or black quinoa works as well. Delicious! Healthy! Filling! Versatile! Can be had as a side, a main meal, or even an appetizer. I have been known to heat a corn tortilla in my counter top oven until just soft, not crisp, and fill it with...

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Wacky Pineapple Cake

Wacky Pineapple Cake has a story attached to it. When I was first married and experimenting with cooking and baking, my aunts used to send me many wonderful ways with food.   Here is one card I found recently in my repertoire of recipes, Wacky Cake. It could have been named Chocolate Wacky Cake because with the cocoa called for in the recipe, that’s exactly what it is. A Chocolate cake.   However, as much as I like chocolate and I've made it this way many times, I decided to go for a change,...

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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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Easy Oil Free Lentil Stew

This easy oil free lentil stew not only contains the good stuff in the lentils, but all the nutritious vegetables cooked with it. It makes for a perfect healthy vegan meal. I love this stew. It was so surprisingly good and had so much flavor. I put it together, yet I wasn't quite prepared for how good it actually was.          Why lentils? Because not only are these oil free lentils heart healthy, and anti-inflammatory not to mention, they are very blessed delicious. Even my husband loves lentils and as you may...

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How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice

I’ve heard so many people say they can’t cook rice. That it never turns out. That they just don’t know how to cook perfect brown rice. That it’s sticky and lumpy, and on and on.   So they resort to a rice cooker. Well, if you don’t have a rice cooker and you don’t want to go out and buy one, read on.   I have always had great success cooking rice. It was just as easy as following the package directions. Anyone could do it.   That was then. Many years ago. Suddenly one day,...

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No Oil Italian-Flavored Baked Potato Bites

These No Oil Italian-Flavored Baked Potato Bites have once again become a mainstay in my food repertoire.         When potatoes sort of got a bad rap (in some circles, they still do), I eliminated them from my diet. Once I learned how blessed healthy they are, I have been enjoying them once again, but with a slight change as you will see below.         This is how I made them then. I would scrub them with a potato brush, cut them up into bite size chunks, then put them in a large bowl. I...

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Muesli Oat Breakfast Bowl

A filling, stick-to-your-ribs Muesli Oat Breakfast Bowl will keep you all the morning. Just recently I was asked what would be a good filling breakfast. This is it Gang! I make this in a fairly large quantity. Takes literally 5 minutes to put together (well maybe 8 or 10) and you have breakfast for a week. Store it in a plastic container and use when you just want something simple and easy.   Once mixed, all you have to do is take your container out, pour into bowl, add plant based milk,...

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

I must admit when I saw this recipe online for 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares, I couldn’t get to it fast enough. Although, it was dubbed as flourless, I gave it a new title. Three ingredients? Really? And no flour? Who knew? How simple and easy was this for a delicious snack or dessert.     I’ve adapted this recipe slightly from The Big Man’s World. Funnily enough, as many recipes happen by mistake, this one, he explains, did too. He started out making banana ice cream and used only two...

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Banana Orange Muffins

Banana Orange Muffins wasn't at all what I intended to make today. I was going to make my Pecan Muffins (with lots of fruit) but I didn't have most of the ingredients. Now, I never run out of cinnamon as I always try to have backups of everything. You know, put the item on the grocery list before you actually run out. But here I was even out of cinnamon. About that time, my husband walked into the kitchen and said, "What are you doing?"  I said, "I don't really know!"...

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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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