Baked Potatoes with Bean and Corn Salsa

Potatoes are one of my favorite food. Falsely potatoes are believed to be unhealthy due to their high carbohydrate content. When prepared whole and without highly processed ingredients potatoes are a wonderful source of vitamins and minerals including B6, potassium, and copper. Below is a recipe for a simple baked potato with bean corn salsa. This recipe […]

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Fall Salad

This is my improvisation with root vegetables inspired by famous potato salad and Russian Venegret Salad, which has beets in it. I used no oil hummus I had left in the fridge as a dressing. Hummus is a great alternative potato salad dressing. You can make your own hummus, which is very simple, or use […]

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No oil plant based Zucchini Bread

This past Sunday I made a treat for my family. Zucchinis are in season and I got bunch of them from my father-in-law. Some of them were used to make a no oil zucchini bread. Inspired by Angela from “Oh She Glows,” I made one loaf and was very happy with the result! It was very […]

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Marinated Raw Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is not one of my favorite vegetables… I still eat it. I keep trying. It is amazingly good for you! It is a sulfur-rich food which helps us detox and fight against degenerative diseases including cancer. Well, today I found the way I actually enjoy it: marinated raw broccoli salad. Even better, everyone in […]

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Easy Corn Celery Salad

This salad is very easy to make. It is fresh and filling! Ready in minutes. Ingredients: 1 bag of frozen corn (warmed up) 3 stalks of celery 1 bell pepper 3 green onions 1/2 cup of sun flower seeds (soaked over night preferably) Sea salt and black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon of olive oil […]

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Meal Idea #2: roasted cauliflower and daikon radish salad

One more idea for a healthy plant based meal: Roasted Cauliflower 1 head of cauliflower (chopped into pieces) 2 table spoons of olive oil or water ¼ teaspoon of sea salt 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 clove of garlic (crushed) Combine all ingredients in a baking dish. Bake at 425 F for 20 minutes. Daikon Radish […]

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Buckwheat (Kasha)

I like buckwheat (Kasha). I basically had no choice but to like it since I had grown up in a Russian family. Russia is the #1 producer and consumer of buckwheat in the world. “Kasha” or “Kаша” as it is referred to in Russian is more than just buckwheat though. Russians will refer to any porridge as […]

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Meal idea #1: Sautéed Mushrooms with Scrambled Tofu and Avocado

I will be posting some meal ideas additionally to single recipes to keep inspiring you to incorporate more whole plant foods into your diet. Here is my idea #1:

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Plant based “sunny” spinach pie

When researching some ideas for a party I came across this beautiful looking spinach pie! http://www.everrecipes.com/2015/01/a-beautiful-and-sunny-spinach-pie.html I was inspired! There was only one problem. It was not vegan… So I made a healthy plant based version of it. Ingredients: For dough: 2 cups of organic whole grain four (I used whole grain white wheat organic flour) […]

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Potato bruschetta

One more recipe from my son’s birthday party. Everyone (well most everyone) likes potatoes. I tried to combine them with something fresh. End result: potato bruschetta. Ingredients: 6 big russet potatoes 6 – 8 small tomatoes 8 fresh basil leaves 1/4 of bunch of Italian parsley 1 clove garlic 1 Table spoon of dry Italian […]

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