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Black Bean Soup!

No Recipe. No oil. One Pot. Vegetarian. Vegan. Affordable. Delicious. Can use a rice cooker, a slow cooker, an instant pot or just plain old pot on the stove.   You don’t need a lot of things, including a recipe for this very cheap, fast, healthy and yummy meal. You can make a huge pot …

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Healthy & Happy Guacamole!

    You’ll soon learn that you don’t need a recipe for guacamole, but I’ve included a rough measurement to you get started. Guacamole is very easy, and it’s healthy, fast, and absolutely yummy, and you can add your own twist. Avocados I love avocados. What’s there not to like?! It’s an amazing fruit (actually …

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Pomegranate Winter Smoothie (No Recipe!)

You really don’t need a recipe for smoothies. Start with the basics like berries, milk, and bananas and then add on your favorite seasonal, local, and organic fruits and greens. I don’t add any sugar to my smoothies. Instead, I use bananas as my natural sweetener, which is low in calories, loaded with nutrients, and …

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Korean Spicy Mixed Noodles

  I actually made this when I was on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family Show,” and we had loads of fun making this dish which everyone loved, and then I made everyone do a little happy dance. Haha! Can check out the segment here. Watch!   This dish is one of my family’s favorite …

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Hot Dark Chocolate

  Thank Goodness for Chocolate!   I’m kicking off December with my favorite winter and holiday drink – Hot Chocolate! I can’t drink enough of it throughout the holidays and the wonderfully cold winter. I’ve discovered my love for dark chocolate during my cancer journey, when I found out that dark chocolate contains antioxidants that …

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No Recipe Roasted Tomato Soup

This is another no recipe dish with few ingredients, that is incredibly easy, delicious, healthy, and economical. The oven and the blender does most of the work and it comes together fast. And you can enjoy this hearty and yummy soup with orzo pasta and/or grilled cheese. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are another match …

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Avocado Blueberry Pancakes

I have a thing for pancakes and my body screams out for them on the weekends for brunch. Pancakes are yummy, but it’s often filled with enriched, bleached flour, full of trans fat and calories, and are generally unhealthy. But by adding avocados and blueberries, using nut milk, and healthy flour and oil, you get …

Food Health

Healthy Way To Lose Weight Without Dieting Forever!

It still amazes me how many people spend so much money and time, and succumb to endless unhealthy and dangerous diets to try and lose weight.   Diets simply don’t work! Studies support this and yet, people are always looking for shortcuts and gimmicks, which leads them to a longer and more painful experience, when …

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Homemade Vegetarian Dashi!

Dashi is a basic, fundamental, ubiquitous stock used in Japanese cooking. Traditionally, it’s made with bonito (fermented fish) and kombu, a sea kelp. But as a vegetarian, I use sea kelp and dried mushroom which packs both nutritional power and umami flavor. You can also just use dried mushroom or just kelp. A small piece …

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Soba Noodles with Dipping Sauce!

This is an incredibly easy, healthy, cheap, fast, delicious, and satisfying meal that I have at least a few times a week. It has only a few ingredients and it hits the spot every time!   Soba Noodles Soba is Japanese for buckwheat, which is a highly nutritious seed that is made into thin noodles. …