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  • Spinach Vegan Quiche
    How to make delicious and healthy vegan spinach quiche
    Spinach is loaded with potassium, even more potassium than bananas, approximately 839mg per cup (cooked).This tender dark leafy vegetable contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, iron, magnesium, fiber and phosphorous....
  • Strawberries and spinach make for a fabulous salad
    Strawberries and spinach make for a fabulous salad
    If you've been reading my column this week, I've been passing along recipes using fresh strawberries. Earlier this week, I shared information about where to locate the local farmer's markets that enable you to pick your own berries or...
  • Fast-food giant may be adding kale to the menu
    McDonald's may be adding kale to the menu
    McDonald's may soon be adding kale to their breakfast menu. Earlier this year, McDonald's, and other fast food chains, vowed to clean up their menu by adding healthier items and removing some others that are laden with preservatives and...
  • Leafy green recipes
    Leafy green recipes
    Today, a friend shared with me an article she found regarding how including leafy green vegetables in your diet, at least twice daily, leads to seriously positive effects on your body and mind. As if we didn't really already know, right? But I...
  • Health benefits of spinach
    Health benefits of spinach: The source of new found strength
    Spinach is one of the best vegetable nutritional powerhouses of super foods grown today. It belongs to the chenopodiaceous family which also includes beets, quinoa and Swiss chard. Spinach is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as carotenes,...
  • Spinach mushroom quiche with spaghetti squash crust
    Recipes for diabetics: spinach mushroom quiche with spaghetti squash crust
    I’m in trouble with my buddies again for not posting any recipes for those with diabetes in almost a week because I have been out of town at a retreat at which I am serving as a coach. During our break last night, I came upon this recipe on...
  • Spinach fresh from the farm
    Score a free pizza for National Spinach Day
    Spinach in cans may not be everybody’s favorite vegetable, although it has always been Popeye’s source if instant strength. However, fresh spinach makes wonderful salads (especially if you come from Milwaukee, where spinach salad with...
  • Amy's Kitchen issues recall due to possible contamination of spinach
    Food Recall: Amy's Kitchen Recalls Food Due to Possible Contamination of Spinach
    On March 22, 2015, family-owned organic, vegetarian, and natural food brand Amy's Kitchen, which is based out of Petaluma, California, issued a voluntary recall of 73,897 cases of products due to the potential risk of Listeria contamination...
  • A savory Greek pastry
    A savory Greek pastry
    If you've had the good fortune of going to a Greek pastry sale, I know I don't have to tell you how wonderful their pastries are! These rich and intricately made treats are always a pleasure to eat! The Greeks have pastry making down pat...
  • Savoring the Southwest: Chipotle Shrimp with Wilted Balsamic Spinach
    Savoring the Southwest: Chipotle Shrimp with Wilted Balsamic Spinach
    If you have been reading the news, then you are aware that out here in the great American Southwest we are in the throes of a fourth year of drought. Instead of being down and feeling dry, we have a tendency to relish in whatever the spirits may...
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    Plant-based protein sources
    Protein is always a top concern for anyone wanting to learn about becoming a vegan or vegetarian. While meat is considered a solid source of protein, it is not the only source. A common misconception is that tofu is one of the only sources of...
  • Quick and Easy: Shrimp Fettuccine Rustica
    Quick and Easy: Shrimp Fettuccine Rustica
    Sometimes you have a craving for a wonderful and rather healthy dinner but you just don't have the time to toil over the stove. It is a problem which is becoming more and more prevalent in America these days. Well, there is no need to fear...
  • Fusion Asiana: Indonesian Curry Shrimp Salad
    Fusion Asiana: Indonesian Curry Shrimp Salad
    Who says that dinner cannot be a salad? Unfortunately, many people think of salads as a course before the entree (main course). While salads are indeed a great first course to whet your appetite for something else, they can also be a wonderful...
  • Spinach Salad with Tortellini
    Spinach Salad with Tortellini
    Another delicious salad to lighten the diet as we enter the New Year. This layered spinach salad still has some protein in the tortellini but is not as dense as a typical chef salad style meal.Fresh baked rolls or a loaf of French bread round out...
  • Gnocchi Florentine
    Vegetarian cookbook: Gnocchi florentine recipe
    I created this delicious and quick recipe on the fly. We had purchased the potato gnocchi at a wonderful market in Battle Creek (Horrock's Market) and I knew I wanted an Alfredo type sauce on it. This is what I created.The only change I would...
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