Cauliflower “Rice”, Indian Style

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Vegan cauliflower Indian rice made by Active Vegetarian

Hello friends,  Today we are sharing with you an aromatic Indian inspired cauliflower rice that makes for a quick and healthy addition to your curries, buddha bowls or salads. In case you’ve never had cauliflower rice before, you’re in for a treat… Cauliflower rice (also called “cauli ryce”)  is simply cauliflower grated into the size of…

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23 Plant Based Meals in 15 Minutes or Less

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Short on time, yet still want to serve your family a healthy plant-based meal?  This recipe roundup is for you! No excuses to reach for that frozen pizza or another heavily processed “easy” dinner that is full of preservatives! Those chemicals that hide in pre-packaged foods, have zero nutrients, provide absolutely no benefits to the…

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Post Workout Nutrition: Wild Rice & Hummus Collard Wraps

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Become a conscious consumer. Know what’s in your food and what it will do for you. Through our recipes and messages, we always encourage you to fuel your body with fresh and organic foods and avoid the highly processed stuff. Using substances such as the best organic and gluten free powder to improve one’s health has…

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GREEN CREAM SOUP for a healthy gut

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Recently we started experimenting with making raw creamy soups heated in the Vitamix and today we are sharing with you one of our favourite creations, to date. This vibrant soup is nourishing and satisfying, especially on a cold winter day! Durning chilly winter months most of us tend to crave more warming and comforting foods and…

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Light Vegan Chana Masala

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Chana Masala was always our number one choice when ordering food at an Indian restaurant. What could be better than curry chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce and served over basmati rice? So amazing! However, the way we would feel the day after eating it for dinner was the exact opposite of amazing.…

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Veggie-Stuffed Squash

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Let’s celebrate this holiday season by returning to eating real food! Nikki and I have been on the plant-based journey for over 20 years now and we can honestly report that the powers of whole living foods helped us to awaken & become more conscious beings. So the fact that veganism is finally becoming mainstream…

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Ayurvedic Kitchari

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Today we are going to make a traditional kitchari, and offer you vegan and grain-free variations. We love classic Indian vegetarian food, especially when it’s home-made and prepared with love. It would be challenging to pick one dish that is our all-time favourite, however, there is something special about this traditional Ayurvedic Kitchari that keeps us revisiting this…

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Winter Red Salad with Curried Nut & Seed Mix

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A couple of weeks ago when Nik and I planned our winter recipe lineup for this blog, we thought it was time to share a savoury salad recipe with you. We love salads and enjoy making them pretty much daily but I never really think of sharing them on Active Vegetarian because they are so…

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Carrot Ginger Soup with Curried Raisin Relish

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Today we have a delicious soup recipe for you. This Carrot Ginger Soup is quite simple to make and it’s loaded with life-giving nutrition.  This soup is raw vegan so no cooking is necessary – just a quick mix in the blender and you’re good to go! No dishes, no scrubbing, no big mess! Both the soup…

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Zucchini pasta with sweet corn cilantro pesto

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Who wants to eat processed starchy nutrient depleted food? Not us! Processed food, in bags, boxes and cans from grocery stores, fast food chains and restaurants are one of the biggest sources of chemicals and toxins. These man-made chemicals and toxins have no place in the human body – it’s actually a poison to our system…

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Mango Lime Vegan Cabbage Tacos

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There are so many things to love about summertime… One is the abundance of fresh local produce! Every time Nik and I visit the neighborhood farmer’s market it feels like a trip to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – so many vibrant, in-season fruits and vegetables calling our name! Last week we picked up a cute little purple…

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Vegan Moussaka with Eggplant and Lentils

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For those who aren’t familiar with moussaka, some compare it to a Greek version of lasagna. The difference is that you use loads of fresh sliced vegetables to replace the noodles. Moussaka is a really nice comfort food of Mediterranean cuisine, and if you love Mediterranean food then this is a must. The recipe is…

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