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Vegan Eats & Health

Our family chooses to eat a mostly whole-foods, plant based diet. This means we're basically vegans, avoiding many processed foods but not 100% of the time. 

If that weren't complicated enough Damien's body is sensitive to gluten and corn foods. Which eliminates most foods sold on supermarket shelves.

The main reason for eating this way is because we want to give our bodies the best nutrition for longevity (and in Damien's case, not feel discomfort after meals) and raise our children to be healthy. Additionally, this diet is consistent with our values of sustainability, simplicity and stewardship of the earth's resources

I give a longer explanation, though a shortened story nonetheless, in this comment; which is a response to a reader's question.

 

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Here's a few posts about how and why we eat the way we do:

Healthy Food Philosophy:

Menu Planning and Kitchen Work:

I'm thrilled to share my first e-book all about meal sized salads. After eating a meal salad most days for years I finally decided to share our experience to encourage other people who want to do the same. Click the graphic below to read more. 

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People often wonder, what do you eat? Lots of good food. Here's a few recipes I've shared on the blog over the years. I hope to add more as time allows.

One-Pot Wonders:

One pot meals are my modus operandi in the kitchen. Gourmet? No. But healthy, fairly easy and complete meals served in a bowl.

Some of these meals are on the more "processed" end of the whole food spectrum. For example the baked beans have ketchup and maple syrup. I prefer to cook with real whole food ingredients, tomatoes vs. ketchup and dates vs. refined sweetners. But everyone is at a different point on that spectrum, especially if just starting to transition to plant based eating.

If you have any questions about the recipes feel free to contact me

 Best Falafel Salad

 Roasted Tomato Soup

peanut butterPeanut Sauce Noodles

Asian Noodle Salad

Cream of Broccoli and Potato Soup

summer taboulehTabouleh Salad

Baked BeansBaked Beans

Empty Fridge Pasta Recipe

Dessert, Breakfast & Snacks:

A healthy dessert can often be eaten for breakfast or a snack and vice versa.

 Lemon Fruit & Nut Bars NEW

Cocoa Date Cookies

Celine's Pomegranate Muesli

Peanut Butter Cookies

Holiday Fruit Cake ~ A Family Tradition

Fresh Fruit Pie

Chia Vanilla Pudding

pancakes done Gluten Free Pancakes

 All That's Good Chocolate Truffles

Baked Apples

Gluten Free Granola

Smoothies, Slushies & Drinks

Almond Milk Chai Tea

Strawberry Smoothies

Green Smoothies

celine with slushieRed Melon Slushie

Salads, Veggies & Sauce:

Brienne's Miso Soup

making pesto Whole Food Vegan Pesto

washing tomatoesHow to Freeze Tomatoes

saladSalads for Lunch

salsa verdeSalsa Verde

Fridge Pickles

Easy Sprouts

Peanut Dip

Extracts & Herbal Remedies:

 Herbs for Winter Health

vanilla beans on plateVanilla Extract ~ An Easy Handmade Gift

elderberry tea Natural Cold Remedies

Garlic, the Medicine in your Kitchen

Trail Food:

Once a week we're out hiking, camping or backpacking. You can find those recipes at Backcountry Recipes. Many of them work just as fine at home.

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Recommended Resources, Affiliates, and Blogs:

Favorite Recipe Sites:

Cookbooks (print and e-book):

There's a bunch of cookbooks out there, here's a sampling from my personal cooking experience and trusted recommendations for other vegan cooks.

Please see all my health-related book recommendations at FIMBY's Bookstore