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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

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Vegan Scalloped potatoes!  These are Ah-Mazing and Delicious! Potatoes are high in L-lysine, a nutrient which is anti-viral, so we eat them weekly if not daily.  Usually we just steam up some Yukon Gold’s and sweet potatoes (steaming makes them moist and less need for all the added fat!)   It isn…(Read More)

Ginger Carrot Soup

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This is a great seasonal soup for these cooler fall nights and SO easy! It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and anti-oxidants. Carrots are known for their Vitamin A (great for your eye health- helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration), Vitamin K (helps your blood clot), Vitamin C (helps body repair wounds and…(Read More)

Cauliflower kale apple winter salad

Salads often don’t sound too appealing when it’s cold out, but it’s important to eat raw plant foods every single day.  Any raw (uncooked) plant food has enzymes that help you digest your food.  In our crazy busy world, stress is the #1 inhibitor of good digestion.  So eating raw foods can…(Read More)

Wild Rice Stuffing

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Looking for a healthier alternative to the classic Thanksgiving stuffing? Look no further! This recipe does take some time but is so worth it! It’s both lighter and more nutritious than the classic, you will not be disappointed. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (+ a little more for greasing the pan and drizzling…(Read More)

Here’s something to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’re not familiar with coconut sugar it is a great alternative to the white processed sugar. You can substitute it 1:1 for regular sugar in any recipe. Also, don’t forget about the Dirty Dozen when buying your produce! The Dirty Dozen is a…(Read More)

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

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Whether you are paleo or plant-based, potatoes or mock-cauli-potatoes, are a staple at most Thanksgiving tables.  Both are healthy for you.  If you are paleo, it is important to eat a lot of veggies if you are healing a chronic condition.  If you are vegan or vegetarian, you need healthy plant-based…(Read More)

apple cranberry stuffing

Can you believe it’s that time of year already?? This apple-cranberry combo is perfect for the holiday season, not to mention its grain-free! You’ve probably heard all about the anti-oxidant benefits of cranberries and maybe even the fact that they help prevent urinary tract infections. Doctors have actually been recommending…(Read More)

It’s finally feeling like fall this week, the town is covered with orange and yellow leaves and we even have snow in the mountains! I love fall and all the new foods it brings! Brussels sprouts are incredibly nutritious – rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins C, A, and E, and alkalizing minerals…(Read More)

Summertime Green Gazpacho

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Happy Labor Day weekend! Before heading out for a fun long weekend, I wanted to share a recipe from the blog I’m Bored Let’s Go…  As you know, we garden and it’s pumping out the veggies.  This cold soup is tasty and refreshing, especially in the “dog days of summer…(Read More)

Zucchini w avocado sauce

Zucchini noodles are so popular for a lot of reasons right now.  Paleo folks love them because they are grain-free and low-carb. I love them because I have a personal goal to eat as many servings of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens as I can each day.  These definitely count! Our garden is…(Read More)

I love this lightened up version of potato salad. I use organic Yukon Gold potatoes as they are creamy and moist, and don’t require a lot of dressing and/or liquid like potato salad usually does.   Since I gave up eggs (mayonnaise), this is my go-to recipe! It is light, lemony, and delicious…(Read More)

Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice always remind me of fall! Even though it is now summer, these are a delicious and easy recipe to serve for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a side with dinner. Did you know cinnamon is a natural anti-microbial? That is why cinnamon raisin bread never gets moldy…(Read More)

I know.  It sounds AWFUL.  I saw a post for raw spinach soup and how nutritious it was but it took me MONTHS to actually try it.  It was okay.  I’d eat it again.  But, I like my new & improved version a lot better. I PROMISE if you try this, you will like…(Read More)

Here’s another twist on a classic Chinese take-out favorite. Instead of rice it uses cauliflower “rice” to give it the same texture as rice but more health benefits. Cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C, potassium, sulfur, fiber and folic acid- it’s a healthy option as a side with any dinner or even…(Read More)

Looking for a last minute Thanksgiving side? Look no further! Sweet potatoes and butternut squash are naturally sweet and with the lightly sweetened pecans on top, this slightly sweet dish is the perfect compliment to your savory Thanksgiving plate. Pecans provide potassium, protein, iron, magnesium, and calcium; while both sweet potatoes and butternut squash are…(Read More)

Butternut squash is another fall favorite of mine. It’s great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. This versatile vegetable is great in soups, as a side, mashed, roasted, or stuffed. Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash ~3 Tbsp pure maple syrup, just enough to coat 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon Salt &amp…(Read More)

Mashed Parsnips

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I made these for lunch the other day and thought they would be a great substitution for mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. Definitely cook them until very tender though, I think I strained them too early and was left with some big chunks I couldn’t mash. Parsnips are a great source potassium, fiber, folate, and…(Read More)

Cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce

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 Here’s another Thanksgiving classic! See my post on Apple-Cranberry Stuffing too! This recipe is great because there’s no added sugar like most cranberry sauce recipes. There is honey in it but you need it to balance the tartness of the cranberries, feel free to start with less and add it in slowly…(Read More)

broccoli with tahini sauce vegan

Creamy Tahini Broccoli

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I love recipes with less than 5 ingredients! It makes cooking good food fun and easy! This recipe is so good and only uses THREE ingredients! Tahini is just ground sesame seeds.  Kind of like peanut butter is just ground peanuts.  Tahini is easy to digest, a plant source of protein, and loaded…(Read More)

Both beets and onions are in season right now, here’s a great recipe to use both! I recently had a similar salad at Snake River Brewing down in Jackson, WY. It was so delicious I’ve been trying to find a similar recipe. The combination of grapefruit and beets surprisingly go really well together…(Read More)

Baked Beet Chips

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Beets are a favorite vegetable of ours in the summer when we can grow our own. We love them roasted, steamed, or raw grated in a salad. And occasionally juiced too! This recipe is quick and easy and a perfect healthy snack to munch on. Pack these with your lunches or for long road…(Read More)

Amazing.  That’s the word that comes to mind.  I’ve been doing more and more with my spiralizer but until today, I was using my zucchini noodles to do spaghetti.  You know, red sauce, meat, and veggies. But I wasn’t in the mood for spaghetti.  And I hadn’t…(Read More)

This is a great, healthy version of classic creamy pasta sauces. This dish is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and more. Did you know mushrooms are a source of Vitamin D? Many Americans don’t get enough Vitamin D, especially during the winter months. Without dairy in our diet it can be even harder to…(Read More)

I’ve been getting a ton of both green beans and basil from my garden lately and this was a great way to use some of both! I love making homemade dressings. Red wine vinegar is a pantry must have! It’s a great way to add flavor to your dishes without adding sodium or…(Read More)

green lentil salad

Lentil Salad

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This lentil salad is super easy to make. I made it last week and kept it in the fridge and ate it for lunch and served as a side all week! Lentils are a nice source of protein for those of us on vegan or vegan’ish diets….. and are loaded with nutrients. Cilantro is…(Read More)

Summer Broccoli Salad

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Yum! Broccoli salad is one of my favorite summer sides! Especially when the broccoli comes straight from the garden! The tricky part of making salads like this is the mayonnaise. We’ve all heard mayonnaise is bad for us because it is loaded with fat and does not provide much nutritional benefit. My advice…(Read More)

It isn’t summer if we aren’t eating coleslaw right??? At the Konoske house, we LOVE eating our sulfur-containing cruciferous veggies this way.  Crunchy, creamy, a little sweet, and good for you to boot!  When I was in graduate school, we were taught that cabbage was THE most anti-cancer vegetable…(Read More)

Enjoy this yummy recipe anytime of year, but keep it on hand for Thanksgiving too! For this recipe you may choose to mash the orange insides and then stuff it back in the skin or you can mash the whole potato. If you choose to mash the whole potato, don’t discard the skins…(Read More)

I planted mint in my garden, not realizing that it would take over, so I’ve been searching around for great recipes using mint! This one makes a great side for any dinner. Mint is a functional food and provides many natural benefits. Because of the specific antioxidants in mint, it has been proven to…(Read More)

Grain-Free Granola

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This is great for breakfast or as a snack. You can eat it alone, serve with berries and your choice of milk, or however else you may like it! Also, feel free to add dried fruit or other ingredients you think may taste good in it. Ingredients: 2 cups Sliced Almonds 2 cups Unsweetend Coconut…(Read More)