Category Archive: Quick/Easy

Chef AJ’s Holiday Feast Webinar Giveaway!

Creamy Curried Kabocha Squash Soup
Nutmeg Notebook

You are most likely already planning your holiday menu – I know I have been thinking about for at least week. It’s no secret that I am a “foodie!” After all I do have a food/health blog. Just because I transitioned to a whole food plant based lifestyle doesn’t mean I have given up my …

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Easy Whole Food Plant Based Batch Cooking

Batch Cooking
Nutmeg Notebook

When I first transitioned to a plant based diet I felt like it took up so much of my time just to prepare meals! When you aren’t using convenience items, prepared foods or processed foods you are pretty much making everything from scratch. I finally found my groove by simplifying our meals. I save the …

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Watermelon Salad

Chef Aj's Watermelon Salad
Nutmeg Notebook

Happy Fourth of July! It’s been crazy busy around here for the past week but I wanted to share this delicious watermelon salad that Chef AJ created. It’s so refreshing and perfect for your backyard BBQ and pot lucks all summer long. It might seem like an unlikely combination but trust me – you are …

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Nourish – Love Bowl – Comfort Food

Love Bowl
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This summer ¬†we traveled around the beautiful North West and a bit of Canada. Although we ate a lot of our own food from the cooler I scouted out some wonderful vegan restaurants as well. A common menu item that we encountered again and again was called a “Nourish Bowl or Love Bowl.” The name …

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Mexican Stuffed Baked Potato & Bean & Rice Burritio Bowl

Stuffed Japanese Baked Potato with Donna's Cheeze Sauce

You might be surprised to learn that some of my favorite meals don’t come from a recipe. It’s true! Instead they are simple and easy by combing a few ingredients that I have precooked and wallah – you have a meal. Once or twice a week I batch cook a variety of ingredients such as …

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