Rob loves lentil burgers! We’ve made several different varieties now, I had no idea there were so many options. This one caught my eye because we love Indian food and anything with curry in it. Lentils have so many benefits including: low-fat, high fiber, fill you up so you eat less, taste great! If you […]


 Garlic Herb Marinated Vegetables

Well I figured it is almost summer here – knock on wood – so best time to have some BBQ or grilling type recipes, with a healthy twist. So here is the first of a couple, let’s start with marinated vegetables. You can eat them as a salad, or put them on skewers and grill […]


Gold and Black Bean Salad

This is another gem from one of my favorite recipe books Vegan Planet cookbook. This recipe sounded good and did not disappoint. I modified it slightly as I didn’t have any olive oil in the house, and I added tomatoes and we were happy with my version. Beans are a great source of dietary fiber […]


Avocado Wasabi Sauce

We are always on the lookout for a great bean or lentil burger that we can make a huge batch of and eat for days. We have come to really dislike the store bought ones for the lack of taste and large amount of salt and other preservatives and unhealthy things in them. These black […]


asparagus and broccoli with lemon sauce

Asparagus is one of the leading suppliers of folic acid in the vegetable world. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells and is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Along with folic acid, asparagus is also a good source of potassium and […]

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Recipe: Marrakech Couscous

by Darlene on February 23, 2008

Marrakech Couscous

Couscous is a little known grain, used often in North African dishes, especially those from Morocco. It can be prepared quickly on the counter by soaking it in boiling water, thus leaving the stovetop free to make the topping for it. In this Marrakech Couscous recipe we are not putting stuff on it, but rather […]


high fiber triple grain pilaf

Ready for a good fiber blast?! Try this high fiber triple grain pilaf instead of your usual rice dish. Adding more fiber into your diet will not only keep your digestion moving along, but eating more natural foods and less processed ones will give you more nutrients in your diet. Most on this after the […]

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Recipe: Quinoa Salad

by Darlene on February 2, 2008

quinoa salad recipe

February I will be featuring recipes using different types of grains. I find that many people don’t know how to cook grains or what to do with them. So I hope you try something different and add some grain into your diet. NOTE: none of my recipes have wheat in them for those of you […]


Recipe: Creamy Almond Sauce

by Darlene on January 26, 2008

This is a multi-purpose, great tasting and easy to make sauce. You can put it on lentil loaf, bean cakes, quinoa cakes, sweet potato pancakes or anything else that needs a sauce or gravy. This creamy almond sauce recipe is simple, with shallots or onions, almond milk and raw almonds. That’s it. Pure nutrition without […]

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Recipe: Lentil Loaf

by Darlene on January 19, 2008

lentil loaf recipe

We use lentils in a number of recipes throughout the week. Red Lentil Dahl is a regular at our table, and we use lentils in one of our favorite soups, barley lentil soup. This Lentil Loaf recipe is very filling as it’s high in fiber and makes a nice meatless meal, even surprising the avid […]


Recipe: Red Lentil Dahl

by Darlene on January 12, 2008

Red Lentil Dahl Recipe

Red Lentils are a staple in our household as they’re nutritionally dense foods, a good source of iron and contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. We eat this Red Lentil Dahl a few times a day because it’s easily digestible and a great source of protein and other nutrients. We have a special note on […]


Recipes: Healthy Christmas Dinner

by Darlene on December 29, 2007

Healthy Christmas Dinner Recipes

December was soup month here on the blog, but I wanted to show everyone how we created a healthy Christmas dinner. We wanted to put a healthy spin on the traditional version. We started by buying a free-range organic turkey from a local farmer (100 miles rule), adding a festive salad with homemade Christmas salad […]


black bean soup recipe

When it comes to three basic categories of nourishment – protein, fiber and anti-oxidant related substances – few foods have as solid a nutritional profile as black beans. Containing 15 grams of both protein and fiber per cup, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants, this black bean soup recipe should become a staple in your […]


Recipe: African Peanut Stew

by Darlene on December 1, 2007

African Peanut Stew

A prominent ingredient in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and East Indian dishes such as minestrones, hummus, and falafel, whole Chickpeas have a mild yet hearty flavor and keep their unique round shape when cooked. In addition to being a good source of protein and calcium, Chickpeas are especially high in iron. They serve as a good […]


Recipe: Barley Lentil Soup

by Darlene on November 17, 2007

Barley Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentils are a delicious and nutritious food — high in protein, minerals, and fiber — that can be easily used as a substitute for other staples such as meat, pasta, or potatoes in soups and stews. Unlike dried beans, they require no soaking and cook relatively quickly. Tweet Share