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creamy vegan watercress and leek soup – recipe

This evening I made a dieter’s dream version of one of my all time favorite soups, watercress and cream. I’ve made it once before, here, but this version is just as tasty with more benefits and less calories. To substitute … Continue reading

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indian style tomato and cabbage soup – recipe

Day 1 of “operation health, happiness and wedding dress” and I wanted to post the recipe for the tomato cabbage soup.  I’ve done OK today. So far I’ve had 1 cup of herbal tea with honey, 1 grapefruit, 1 juice … Continue reading

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adventures in accountability

    I am sad to report that in the past three years I have gained 20 pounds. Once a raw food starlet making regular appearances at the farmer’s market and ample instructional youtube videos, I have no found myself … Continue reading

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gluten free, vegan, mini banana muffins – recipe

While I’ve never been a baker, I was struck with the sudden urge to make muffins this week. Maybe it’s the changing season. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m now a homeowner. Maybe it’s just an inherent muffin gene that … Continue reading

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gluten free, almost vegan pumpkin hempseed mini muffins – recipe

IT’S AUTUMN! Scarves, boots, cardigans. Cool night time walks. Warm, ruddy leaves falling. Holiday cheer. Beaujolais Nouveau. And most of all, pumpkins!! I have a major crush on pumpkins. They are both adorable and delicious, a shining example of aesthetics … Continue reading

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watermelon lemonade with moscato – recipe

As penance for spending my holiday weekend doing little other than sleeping, drinking, and watching the extended version of Lord of the Rings, I decided to do some much needed yard work today. The malbar spinach I planted in my … Continue reading

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“awesome eggplant explosion” – recipe

“Eggplant Awesome Explosion” is the name Samir has enthusiastically given this dish and, all modesty cast aside, I can’t say the title is misplaced. After eating eggplant out at chinese and thai restaurants I wanted to recreate a similar meal … Continue reading

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cantaloupe refresher – recipe

Today is day 4 of my indefinite juice fast. I would prefer to go a full 7 days but one never knows what adventures the weekend will bring, so tomorrow may be my last full day. Summer is the absolute … Continue reading

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baingan bharta – recipe

Eggplant. It’s probably my favorite vegetable, as evidenced by the bounty of eggplant recipes I’ve been posting lately. In Hindi eggplant is baingan and bharta, as I understand it, pretty much just means mashed up. I first ordered this dish … Continue reading

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cubed eggplant in tahini sauce – recipe

This dish is inspired by a similar version I gobbled up at a lady’s luncheon this past week. Eggplant is my favorite vegetable. what you need: 1 large eggplant 1 lemon 3/4 c. plain yogurt 1 tbl. tahini 4 or … Continue reading

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