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  • Ratatouille Without The Eggplant

    June 27th, 2018 by Audrey Weidman

    ratatouille without the eggplant

    Ratatouille (pronounced rat-a-too-ee) is a wonderful vegan French peasant dish that is a medley of summer veggies.  There are onions, zucchini, tomatoes, and eggplant beautifully seasoned with basil, oregano and more.  If you have have an aversion to eggplant, you may have been studiously avoiding [...] Read More


  • Shredded chicken

    I was on the look out for a shredded chicken recipe that actually had some flavor and that you could put on auto-pilot.  And I found it!  Most of the shredded chicken recipes I’ve seen just looked really bland.  If I was going to make [...] Read More


  • Vegan Wilted spinach salad

    I’m always interested in incorporating more plants into my diet.  When I saw this recipe being made on TV – it reminded me of the wilted spinach salad with bacon dressing – but so much healthier.  It is a versatile recipe, especially when vegetarians and [...] Read More

  • Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers Your Family Will Love

    December 31st, 2017 by Audrey Weidman

    sweet potato black bean burger

    There’s a little restaurant called The Prairie Canary in Grinnell, Iowa that we used to visit when our daughters attended Grinnell College.  It’s a gem – a hip place in a small midwestern town “serving comfort food with flair”.

    During one of our visits, I didn’t [...] Read More


  • This blog post is written by my friend, Carolyn Morgan, who is a health coach and friend.  I like these so much, I asked her to share.

     

    I begin with a favorite, Turkey Muffins.

    You can bake these in small size muffin tins to snack on or [...] Read More

  • Slow Cooker Lentil Quinoa Tacos

    January 17th, 2017 by Audrey Weidman

    lentil quinoa tacos

    My daughters, both college students, had told me multiple times that their favorite dish from the vegan bar at school is Lentil Quinoa Tacos.   So I did some exploring and discovered this protein packed vegan option is really quite tasty.  The smoked paprika gives vegan [...] Read More

  • Spinach and Salmon Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing

    January 7th, 2017 by Audrey Weidman

    When I make salmon, I always make more than I’m going to eat because I like leftovers.  Spinach and Salmon salad is a easy dinner anyone can make within a matter of minutes and it’s quite tasty.

    Ingredients

    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 [...] Read More

  • Chicken Barley Chili Chicken Barley Chili

    I love this recipe because it is simple and because it tastes so good.  You won’t even know it’s healthy for you and is such a great way to get both protein and complex carbs into your diet!  Your family will love this [...] Read More

  • My Favorite Roasted Chicken

    November 7th, 2016 by Audrey Weidman

    my favorite roasted chicken

    One of my very favorite (and economical) dinners is making a roasted chicken.  Depending upon how many mouths you have to feed, you can get multiple dinners out of this and get some excellent bone broth as well (more on that later).

    I do buy rotisserie [...] Read More

  • Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    September 7th, 2016 by Audrey Weidman

    cashew chicken lettuce wraps

    If you’ve ever been to PF Chang’s, you know that the Cashew  Chicken Lettuce Wraps are one of the most popular items on the menu.  Well here is a way to enjoy It’s low carb and you use the lettuce leaves instead of rice paper [...] Read More

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