Golden Glow

Carrots and other orange foods can provide an attractive, sun-kissed tone Growing up, we were encouraged to eat healthy foods by being reminded of their specific benefits. Spinach makes you strong like Popeye. Apples and oranges help fight the cold and flu. And carrots improve your vision. But new research is revealing another benefit of carrots and other carotenoid-rich foods ...

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Serve Up Some Spare Time

Slow cooker recipes that only taste like they took hours to make   Recipes Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito White Bean Quinoa Gumbo Cheezy Butternut Squash Macaroni   Over the years, I’ve cooked for myself, my partner and my friends when they had their first child. All of these situations involve families of one kind or another for which you can ...

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Cheezy Butternut Squash Macaroni

For the morning ingredients: 1 ½ cups cubed butternut squash or other winter squash ½ cup chopped tomatoes 1 ½ cups water 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 3-inch sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 ½ teaspoons of dried thyme 1 2-inch sprig of fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon of dried rosemary For the evening ingredients: ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes ...

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White Bean Quinoa Gumbo

For the morning ingredients: 2 ½ cups water 1 cup sliced okra ¼ cup dry Great Northern beans or other small white bean 1 tablespoon sautéed minced onion 2 tablespoons celery, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cube bouillon 2 bay leaves ½ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste 2 whole allspice berries For the ...

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Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups cooked or 1 15-ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained 7 ounces tofu, crumbled (no need to press) 2 tablespoons green pepper, minced ¾ cup water ½ teaspoon ground turmeric ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika Salt and pepper to taste 4 whole wheat burrito sized tortillas Optional Extras: ...

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