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Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Imagine making a fresh batch of homemade warm chocolate cookies with gooey chocolate chunks and chewy crispy edges. Someone comes home to the smell of sweet chocolate and doesn't even realize when they bite into the cookie- that it is VEGAN. Yes, these cookies that I have made can likely easily fool a non-vegan when …

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The Many Uses of Hummus (plus an easy recipe)

The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean classic spread called hummus can take many forms. It is a favorite of mine to just have as a platter for lunch with fresh veggies like carrots, cucumbers and peppers. Lately I have seen additional ingredients like beets and peas being mixed into regular hummus recipes, which sounds like a …

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Health Tidbits: The Uses Of Refreshing Mint In And Out Of The Kitchen

The minty cool steam of a fresh cup of hot peppermint tea is both refreshing and cozy. Sitting with a blanket on a cool night with a cup of tea to warm your belly is an experience that is comforting either for yourself or sharing the time with others. The comfort of tea can come …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Creative Meal Planning With Legumes

Anyone who is eating a plant based diet knows that legumes (beans, string beans, lentils, peanuts, etc) can be a big part of their protein sources along with being a good source of fiber to keep them full. However it is possible to eventually get bored of the same ways of making meals with legumes …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: The Small But Mighty Chickpea

Chickpeas are pretty cool. They are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, are gluten free and can be combined with grains to make a complete protein. Chickpeas have a long history of being used among various cultures from curries to hummus. I like to see the amount of versatility that chickpeas have- even vegans use …

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