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ALMONDS + SEASONINGS = PARMESAN????

Posted on December 23, 2009

The versatility of almonds never fails to amaze me. In this recipe for an imitation Parmesan, the almonds become the grounding ingredient that gives the seasonings the ideal base to cling to. The recipe came from a moment of frustration at the natural food market. Whole Foods dared to be out of the vegan Parmesan […]

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Posted in almonds, Nut Nutrition, Nut Recipes, Nuts and Health | 2 Comments »

NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS ON VEGAN CHRISTMAS IN A NUTTY WORLD!

Posted on January 2, 2013

Well, 2013 has officially begun and I’ve been considering resolutions to help make this world a healthier, happier, and more peaceful place for humans and animals and a more sustainable one for our planet. Reflecting on the past year, I realized those ideals have been my steadfast focus. They’ve enriched my life with purpose and […]

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Posted in almonds, Celebrations, Holiday Recipes, Main Dishes, pine nuts | 4 Comments »

CORNBREAD, BUTTERNUT, CANNELLINI, & ARTICHOKES FOR CANADIAN THANKSGIVING

Posted on September 29, 2012

Today’s tempting Canadian Thanksgiving recipes come from a true Canadian who lives in Ontario. Lisa Turner, a vegetarian for 22 years, knows how to treat a vegetable with love and creativity. In these irresistible recipes she incorporates a medley of flavors, colors, and textures to reflect the foods of the harvest celebration. Lisa blogs at […]

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Posted in Canadian Thanksgiving, Celebrations, Guest Posts, Holiday Recipes, Main Dishes, Salads and Salad Dressings, Side Dishes | Leave a Comment »

CHOCOLATE PASTA SAUCE? A NUTTY IDEA!

Posted on April 26, 2012

Combining two dynamically healthful foods–walnuts and chocolate–seemed like a wildly awesome idea, but then, what to do with those two items that end up as a truly original dish — one that almost jumps off the plate and starts to sing. Walnuts and chocolate already meet up in a ton of cookie, cake, muffin, and […]

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Posted in Nut Nutrition, Nut Recipes, Nuts and Health, Vegan Blogs and Websites, Vegan Websites, walnuts | 7 Comments »

ONE HAIL OF A KALE SALAD

Posted on August 31, 2010

Kale is barely visible in the American diet and often appears merely as background garnish on salad bars. Yet, kale is right at the top of the A-list of foods with the highest nutrient density. Packed with vitamin A, vitamin K, and the antioxidants beta carotene and lutein & zeazanthin, this leafy green ought to […]

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Posted in Antioxidants in Nuts, cashews, Nut Nutrition, Nut Recipes, Nuts and Health, peanuts | 9 Comments »