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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

  To Assemble Tacos… Sweet Potato/Kale Hash Using a mandolin shred sweet potato and slice kale into strips, toss with coconut oil and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Cook on high heat (450) until both kale and sweet potatoes begin to crisp (about 15-20 minutes).   Add Pepper’s Black Beans (see Recipe here)   Sweet n’ Spicy Salsa ½ …

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Easy Vegan “Meatballs”

Meatless Meatballs 2 cups Walnuts 2 cups prepared Black Beans (see Pepper’s Black Beans) 1 Chipotle Pepper 1½ tbsp. Organic Tomato Paste 1 tbsp Moroccan Steak Blend (Sana Spices) 1 tbsp 10-Spice Soup Blend (Sana Spices) ½ cup water on hand to thin mixture if needed Salt to taste In a food processor, blend all ingredients until a very thick …

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Vegetarian Protein Sources – Sample Menu + Recipes Included

Still falling for the “but, where will you get your protein if you don’t eat meat?”? The fact is, there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian sources for the protein your body needs. The average woman needs about 45g a day / 60 for men, this can easily be accomplished with the sample menu here. Breakfast: Chia Pudding: (15g) 1 …

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10-Minute Veggie Stir Fry

  This stir fry is so quick and easy, it literally takes 10 minutes to make. The best part is you can also use whatever veggies you have on hand. Ready. Set. Start your timers… ~ 1 bundle of Asian bean-thread “glass” noodles (the thin ones) ~ Assortment of veggies (snap pea pods, carrot, red cabbage, onion, red/yellow/green bell pepper, …

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Zesty Gazpacho Soup

This cold gazpacho is a real crowd pleaser, perfect for a hot summer night and chock full of veggie goodness. Zesty Gazpacho Soup: 4 large ripe tomatoes skinned and chopped 1 cucumber peeled and chopped 1/4 chopped green pepper 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 small hot red pepper chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon …

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Brain Booster Burrito

It has been proven that there are 10 essential nutrients needed for the brain to, not only function, but to help reverse diseases like MS, Parkinson’s and even Alzheimer’s. These nutrients are: B6 B9  (Folate or Folic Acid) B12 Iodine Sulfur Magnesium Antioxidants CoQ10 Omega-3 Vitamin D These 10 nutrients are key in assisting neural pathways and keeping the central …

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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

  This is one of my Fall favorites, full of flavor and a little spicy kick.  It also happens to be packed with nutrition – gotta love that! Pumpkin Black Bean Soup: 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil 1 clove Garlic chopped ½ Onion chopped 1-2 cups Vegetable Broth (low sodium if available) 2 cups roasted Pumpkin or 1 can pureed Pumpkin …

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Spinach Grapefruit Salad with Citrus-Sesame Dressing

Spinach Grapefruit Salad with Citrus-Sesame Dressing 4 cups spinach 1 large ruby red grapefruit ¼ cup fresh chives 1 diced and seeded jalapeño 1 small bunch arugula shoots Dressing:   2 tbsp. coconut/olive or hemp oil Juice from ½ lime 1 tsp. wheat-free tamari 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 1 tsp. local raw honey (optional)   Using a sharp knife, …

Thai Spiced Noodles

Ingredients For the Sauce: 1/2 cup cashews or macadamia nuts 1/2 avocado 1 jar of roasted red peppers 1 tsp. himalayan salt 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp. red chili flakes cracked black pepper 1/4 cup coconut milk dash of cayenne (optional) Blend sauce ingredients in a high speed blender, set aside. 1 zucchini sliced thin 1 cup snow peas 1 …

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Pepper’s Beans

My friend Scott Pepper introduced me to this recipe for authentic Mexican style beans, which was given to him by Abuelita Gonzalez. This is the BEST recipe for beans I have come across. You’ll want to put them on everything! This recipe makes a nice big batch, perfect for freezing and resurrecting on a cold night when “there’s nothing to …