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RECIPE: Irish Garden Stew (100% Plants, Vegan, WFPB)

Traditional Irish roots and herbs combine in this recipe for a tasty and nutritious 100% plants, vegan soup. When I developed this recipe I was looking to make a dinner that would help connect my family and I to our Irish heritage. Irish Stew is Ireland's official National Dish and is at the front of most every list of traditional Irish fare. While traditional Irish Stew is known to contain older sheep, this recipe places the Irish garden's bounty as the centerpiece. Potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, parsnip, onion, barley, and

RECIPE: Seven Greens Salad

If you are looking for a nutritious green recipe for St. Patrick's Day (or any day) look no further! Seven Greens Salad is a nutrient dense 100% plants salad that is delicious any day of the year. This salad celebrates one beautiful color - green - which is one of the most notoriously nutritious colors in the food rainbow. The Protective Power of Green Plants Green foods are known to be some of the most nutrient dense foods known to Man. Green plants in general pack a whopping dose of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients -…

RECIPE: Red Lentil Coconut Curry

Red Lentil Coconut Curry soup is a delicious and nutritious 100% whole plants recipe that is one of my personal favorite meals. My daughter and son also adore this thick and creamy stew of root vegetables. This recipe makes a big pot in case you have a big family or so that you can enjoy plenty of leftover meals. This recipe is: Whole foods plant-basedOne-pot mealVeganDairy-free/lactose-freeGluten-freeLow-fatNutrient-denseKid-friendly foodBudget-friendlyAn excellent part of a pure healing diet A 100% Whole

RECIPE: 3 Bean Chili

3 Bean Chili goes great with a slice of vegan cornbread. Chili is one of the very few recipes that I make that my mother used to make growing up. Her version always had some kind of meat as the focal ingredient, but my chili recipe today places the beans as the stars. The three beans I use for 3 Bean Chili are kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans. (But really any variety of bean would be tasty in this recipe!) When the beans are slow-cooked for hours in the crockpot with a rainbow of peppers and other plant parts,

RECIPE: Spicy Peanut Sauce

This recipe for Spicy Peanut Sauce is made from 100% whole plants so it's vegan, oil-free, and a nutritious addition to your plant-based diet.  Spicy Peanut Sauce is a creamy flavorful dip for spring rolls, tofu, or veggie kabobs. Spicy Peanut Sauce goes perfect with spring rolls, tofu, kabobs, or salad. For this simple whole plant food recipe you will need: peanut butterlimessoy saucevinegarketchupsirachafresh garlicgarlic powdergreen onionsginger powderwater These are the ingredients I use to make Spicy Peanut

RECIPE: Seven Trees Fruit Salad

Trees give us so much: clean air, clean groundwater, shade, rain, temperature regulation, wood for our buildings and fires, and fruit salads for our bellies. Fruit isn't the only tree part that is delectable and nutritious. Often tree seeds, also known as "nuts", and sometimes the bark and sap of trees are also edible and a healthful part of a whole food plant-based diet. Here I'm sharing a recipe that is made from 100% trees. Seven Trees Fruit Salad is a delicious way to enjoy nutrient-rich, fiber-full, hydrating tree…

RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make…

RECIPE: Rainbow Salad – 100% Whole Food Plant-Based

Rainbow Salad is an easy and delicious raw vegan recipe made from 100% whole plant foods from all colors of the rainbow. I created this recipe specifically for teaching the "Eat a Rainbow" lesson to my fourth-grade students, and I love how simple, memorable, and versatile it is. You can use any salad green for the greens and experiment with different variations of this basic recipe using your favorite vegetables. The basic goal of this dish is to combine all the colors of the rainbow in a one super-nutritious salad.  Each…

RECIPE: Garden Sushi Cups – Vegan Sushi

Garden Sushi Cups Recipe Add variety to your vegan sushi repertoire. This simple tasty vegan sushi recipe contains 100% whole plant foods that you can grow in your garden. Garden Sushi Cups are heart-healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read more about how to make this easy and nutritious plant-based recipe the whole family will love. Kid-Approved Plant-based Recipe This recipe was probably my fourth grade students favorite recipe of the year. The students…