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Recovery Buddha Bowl

Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tangy Tahini Dressing

Hello Dear Reader-   This delicious Buddha Bowl is very flavorful, filling and highly nutritious.     My husband and I love it after a work out or a race. It is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients and all of the anti inflammatory plant foods in the bowl help to quicken recovery rates between workouts. This…

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Tangy Tahini Sauce (Whole Foods, Plant Based)

Tangy Tahini Dressing (vegan and whole foods plant based)

Hello Dear Reader-     This is a simple recipe for a delicious and versatile sauce.  Credit goes to my daughter, a very creative cook, who designed this recipe.     What I love about the recipe is:   It can be mixed in one bowl; no blender or food processor needed. It keeps in…

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Vegan Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Vegan Mexican Street Corn

This Vegan Mexican Street Corn is a hit with everyone, whether consuming a plant-based diet or not.         It is  CREAMY and   highly FLAVORFUL   with SWEET notes from the corn and agave,   balanced with TANGY lime flavors   and some HEAT from Mexican spices.     It is easy to prepare and beautiful to…

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How to Adopt a Vegan Diet Overnight

How to go Vegan Overnight

  Fascinating Findings on Facebook    In a Facebook group I joined, someone posted the question:   “How long did it take you to switch to 100% plant based diet?”.   I was surprised to see how many people responded with some form of “in an instant” or “overnight”.   In this blog post, I will share…

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I’m a Vegan and a Cancer Survivor

I'm a Vegan and Cancer Survivor

Hello Dear Reader-   Four years into my plant-based lifestyle, I thought I’d reflect on the experience and write about a topic I’ve not shared much about on Beantown Kitchen.   I am a cancer survivor.   I am also very lucky.   I was cured of melanoma about five years before adopting a whole foods plant…

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Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Hello Dear Reader-   I teach free, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation grant-funded healthy cooking classes in Boston. One of the main goals of the program is to debunk myths about plant-based eating and show participants that the diet is nutritionally adequate, health promoting, satisfying   …and delicious!   This is one of the recipes we share…created…

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Homemade Almond Milk

Home Made Almond Milk: vegan, plant-based, gluten free

Hello Dear Reader-   My husband loves to make his own almond milk. One of these days I am going to catch him on video. So far, he’s been too camera shy for me to make that happen.         He loves the fresh and creamy taste. There is nothing he prefers in…

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Gluten-free Snowday Brownies

Easy No Bake Gluten Free Plant based Brownie

Hello Dear Reader-   It’s a beautiful day here in Boston. It’s a winter (almost spring-time) wonderland. The streets are quiet and it’s a perfect day to make my favorite gluten free, no bake brownies.     They are so easy to make. The require no baking at all. The ingredients are: Walnuts Medjool Dates…

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Creamy Banana Oatmeal Bowl

Creamy Banana Oatmeal Bowl

This Creamy Banana Oatmeal bowl is sweet, heart healthy and nutrient rich. It is the perfect start to a morning.  Just five ingredients: steel cut oats, bananas, cinnamon, ground flax seed and raisins and you are on your way.     Start by heating water on high in a sauce pan until it comes to a rolling…

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