Rachael Braun

7 Top Health Benefits of Maca

Maca powder

Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.  more→

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Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson

Q & E Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food alicia simpsonReviewed by Rachael Braun. The latest book by Alicia C. Simpson, Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food: 150 Down-Home Recipes Packed with Flavor, Not Calories*, is focused on delicious food that is also low in calories. These 150 recipes are all 350 calories or less and are comfort foods that taste amazing! more→

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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.  more→

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5 Top Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries in baskets

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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