Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2016

Pasta salad with white beans and corn

If you live anywhere outside a city, this is the time of year when vegetable garden yields become  too much for the gardener. It’s a good thing we were lazy and didn’t to a garden this year, because every day, someone leaves tomatoes, squashes, cucumbers, and fruit on our doorstep — sometimes anonymously. I’m not complaining, mind you — it’s just very amusing. And of course, all of us would do well to make good use of these late summer bumper crops. Pasta Salad with White Beans and Corn, above, is a reliable offering for everyday meals or summer company. Making good use of tomatoes and corn, it’s is a delicious accompaniment to grilled or sautéed summer squashes and/or veggie burgers. more→

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Pink Himalayan Salt + Matcha Green Tea Powder = Super Salt

Matcha tea and pink Himalayan salt

Even though we do need some salt, too much isn’t healthy. We need to be careful how much salt we put into our bodies. I know some people who don’t use salt at all and just take what they need from whole foods. However, a pinch of salt brings out the flavor of foods. more→

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Raw Chocolate Macaroons 

Raw chocolate macaroons

These raw chocolate macaroons are a perfect snack for your sweet tooth! With a hint of sweetness, chocolate and coconut these cookies will become your new favorite go to snack.Recipe and photo by Laura Marquis, from Sweets in the Raw: Naturally Healthy Desserts, reprinted by permission. more→

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Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, August 22 – 26, 2016

Vietnamese-style recipes, tofu and vegetable wraps by Robin Robertson

The last full week of August finds many of us getting ready to send the kids back to school, wrapping up vacations, and preparing to get back to the “real world.” I’m ready for the crisper days of fall; how about you? Meanwhile, let’s enjoy some more tasty summer fare. Robin Robertson’s Vietnamese-Flavored Tofu Wraps (above) have all the bold flavors and textures of bahn-mi sandwiches, but without the French bread. Serve with a simple potato or grain dish. more→

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