Rachael Braun

6 Top Health Benefits of Kale

lacinato kale

I cannot stop eating kale lately. I can’t help myself. I’ve been using this hearty, healthy green in almost every meal! But that’s not a bad thing at all. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse and is beneficial to your health in many ways. One cup of kale has zero fat and only 36 calories and is high in vitamins and antioxidants. You can eat this green raw or cooked. Enjoy in salads, soups, stews, stir-fries, and smoothies. And if you’re really crazy for kale and other healthy dark leafy greens, you’ll enjoy exploring these super-nutritious veggies in Nava Atlas’s recent book, Wild About Greens. more→

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5 Top Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries in a bowl

Blueberries taste great just eaten out of hand, or added to cereal, baked and frozen desserts, fruit salads, and more. The antioxidants and vitamins contained in these little berries can help you live longer and look better. Packed with nutrients, blueberries contain: potassium, zinc, copper, vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, manganese, iron. Anthocyanin, which gives these berries their blue hue, is a powerful antioxidant. more→

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Roasted Vegetable Recipes

Roasted potatoes and onions recipe

If you love roasted vegetables, either on their own or incorporated into other dishes, you’ll find lots of recipes here on VegKitchen. Exposing uncooked vegetables to high temperatures (similar to what happens on the grill) draws the natural sugars to the surface, heightening their flavors. And the aroma that permeates your kitchen in the process is intoxicating! more→

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Avocado Recipes – Nutritious and Delicious

avocados and limes

Avocados don’t just taste great, they’re also packed with loads of nutrients. These green fruits provide folate, vitamins B, C, K and E, fiber, niacin, potassium and more. If you want a food that is going to give your body the nutrients and vitamins it needs every day, grab yourself an avocado! The monounsaturated fats help your body absorb the nutrients from other foods as well. more→

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Ice Pop Joy by Anni Daulter

ice pop joy by anni daulterHomemade ice pops are one of the latest food crazes, and a good one at that, as you can sneak all manner of healthy foods into something that looks completely like a treat! Ice Pop Joy* by Anni Daulter (author of Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers*) is a fun guide to these colorful icy pleasures. more→

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Vegan Dessert Recipes

Vegan chocolate, coconut, tofu mousse pie detail

Vegan dessert recipes — cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, and ice cream — sure have grown up over the last few years! Here is VegKitchen’s wide array of all kinds of sweet treats. If you’re looking specifically for gluten-free vegan desserts, we’ve got plenty of those too. You’ll find them listed at the end of the long listing of recipes on the Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes page. more→

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VegKitchen’s gluten-free vegan recipes

Gingery rice with sweet potatoes and peas

It can be challenging to be either vegan or gluten-free, but when you’re both, it’s doubly tricky to find suitable recipes. VegKitchen offers lots of vegan, gluten-free recipes for every meal. Use this list as a great resource for easy, everyday recipes to suit both dietary needs.

For all recipes that contain products that have both GF and non-GF versions, (like soy or teriyaki sauces, broth, and tortilla products), read labels carefully to be sure you’re using GF versions. Please contact us (form is above right) if we’ve gotten anything wrong here as far as GF and we will make the correction post haste! more→

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Practically Raw by Amber Shea Crawley

practically Raw by amber shea crawleyDelicious, vegan, raw, gluten-free, soy-free and easy to make meals…sounds hard to do but Amber Shea Crawley has done it in her book Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make*(Vegan Heritage Press, 2012). Every recipe gets you excited to make and enjoy it. What’s different about this book is that it presents both raw and cooked and baked options, all fairly easy, with additional substitutions and variations throughout. more→

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