Vegetable Poha

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Hello Friends,  Today I want to share with you a special recipe for a uniquely Indian quick dish – Vegetable Poha. Nikki and I first discovered this delicious and satisfying dish during our yoga studies in Rishikkesh many years ago and have been recreating it in our home ever since. What is Poha? Poha is…

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Juice For Constipation Relief

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Hello, beautiful beings. Let’s talk colon health. Why? Because your colon is the key to vibrant life. Yes, keeping your colon healthy and clean is that important! In our daily lives, we mostly focus on eating, very little or no attention goes on eliminating the waste properly, until and unless we face a health issue.…

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Black Forest Ice Cream, vegan

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Chocolate ice cream fans, beware—this might give your favourite ice cream a run for its money. Yes, this dairy-free and processed sugar-free ice cream can absolutely pass for the real thing. You won’t believe it until you try it yourself! I have been tinkering with a vegan ice cream recipe for a couple of months,…

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Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Chili

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pulled jackfruit chili by active vegetarian

Whole food plant-based chili made with young jackfruit, kidney beans and fresh tomatoes. This version is simply the BEST we have ever made! Perfectly spiced and packed with plenty of plant protein and fibre. Can be made on the stovetop or in your slow cooker! Lately, I have been seeing jackfruit included on menus of…

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Plant-Based “Butter Chicken” with Baked Cauliflower

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This is not a traditional “Butter Chicken” by any means, however, it uses a similar principle of combing plenty of warm spices, a hint of tomato and some dairy-free cream. I think the roasted cauliflower is a great substitute for chicken in this flavour-packed Vegan “Butter Chicken” dish. Plus the addition of peas gives this meal an…

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Post-Holiday Detox Juice

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  Let’s get real.  Nik and I (and Oliver) eat a very clean diet 99% of the time. Yet during the holidays, we love to indulge a little bit. Even though we still eat whole plant-based foods, the amount of food we consume during the holiday season is usually more than usual – which we…

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Roasted Smashed Sunchokes

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Sunchokes, otherwise known as Jerusalem artichokes, are root vegetables that resemble the look of ginger with the texture of potatoes. These funny looking tubers are packed with amazing nutritional benefits. Sunchokes are superstars when it comes to intestinal health. These little roots have the highest inulin content of any vegetable, which promotes beneficial bacteria in…

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Walnut Blueberry Muffins, healthy, vegan

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I admit baking is not my forte. However, during the cool fall and winter months, I enjoy the comforting smell of sweet baked treats just about to come out of the warm oven. Perhaps a throwback to my childhood memories when my sweet grandmother would make her famous homemade koláče or sweet bread. She lived…

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Wild Mushroom Buckwheat Risotto

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Black morels, yellow chanterelles, hedgehogs, lobsters, oysters. Wild mushrooms are delicious, versatile, and provide constant inspiration for me in the kitchen. They are packed with nutrition – high in amino acids (seven essential), rich in B vitamins, and easily absorb vitamin D when sun-dried, they also provide a boost to your immune system. Beta-glucans—a polysaccharide found…

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Pseudo Grain Porridge with Caramelized Banana, gluten free & vegan

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VITAMIN RICH- MINERAL RICH-ANTIOXIDANT RICH-HIGH PROTEIN-DIGESTIVE SUPPORT This porridge is a great alternative to the traditional versions. Pseudograins are seed-like grains, full of phytonutrients and antioxidants that can help lower blood sugar levels. They are an excellent, highly nutritious gluten-free alternative for those who for a variety of reasons (nut allergies or gluten sensitivity for…

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Healthy Lentil and Vegetable Hummus 

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Recipe inspired by Emily’s famous Dill Hummus. This is a lighter and extra nutrient-dense version of the popular plant-based dip. Made without chickpeas, packed with fresh veggies and ready to enjoy in about 5 minutes! Garbanzo beans or chickpeas that are traditionally used in a hummus recipe can be hard to digest for many people unless…

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PALAK VEGAN ‘PANEER’

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OH, MY WORD, you’ve got to try this dish!  Nik and I LOVE Indian food and this flavourful vegan palak paneer (‘spinach cheese’) is out of this world! If you are not yet familiar with this popular Indian spinach curry dish, we highly recommend you try it asap because you’ve been missing out big time!!! When…

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Plant Powered Protein Smoothie (powder free)

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A great start to the day – a high-quality, nutrient-dense, protein-packed, liquid meal that fuels your body and helps build lean muscle. You will hardly know that there are four servings of veggies. To makes things even more awesome we included spirulina as it’s such a fantastic source of protein and nutritional goodness, while also…

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