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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Butternut Squash & Cranberries

This hearty side dish is perfect for the holiday table. Mixing Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, cranberries, with just a little bacon creates a delicious vegetable dish that combines...

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Gingerbread Granola

The holidays are quickly approaching, so it is time to start getting family meals organized. I know that when my house is full over the holidays, I want to...

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Sprouting Buckwheat Groats & Recipe For Sprouted Buckwheat Cereal

Nuts, seeds, legumes and grains are great additions to a plant based diet, but the natural agents that protect these nutritional powerhouses from germinating during storage, also prevent them...

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Roasted Garlic Healing Soup

When we think of healthy foods we often don’t consider garlic but this little pungent guy can certainly pack a nutritional punch! Historically, garlic was used as a powerful,...

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Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus

Growing up, I never gave pumpkin seeds much thought. To me they were the seeds discarded when we carved our pumpkins at Halloween. After carving our pumpkins, we’d clean...

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Apple Pie Smoothie

I love my smoothies, and in fact I often make a protein enriched banana oatmeal smoothie for breakfast almost every day. I also try to create a super green...

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Roasted Cauliflower Curry Soup

Soup is so good for the soul, especially during our long Michigan winters or beautiful late Michigan fall weather. My family knows we have transitioned into fall mode once...

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Naturally Sweetened Banana Bread

I tend to bake at least twice a week while we are in Italy, and lately I have been experimenting with a natural sweetener, date paste. This sweetener adds...