Category Archive: Quick/Easy

Food Prep Is The Key To Staying On Plan

Food Prep
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We have all heard that old saying “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” It really is true when it comes to eating a healthy diet. When you no longer rely on processed foods it does require some prep and cooking ahead so you always have something to make a meal from. At first it might …

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Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Burrito Bowl
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. It’s quick,easy,flavorful and healthy. Which means it meets all my requirements to simplify my cooking by spending less time in the kitchen so I have more time for activities. Once our daughter introduced us to the Chipotle Mexican food chain we were hooked. …

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How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

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No Oil Saute

I love, love, love vegetables! There aren’t too many of them that I don’t like so I have a never ending variety to choose from. Fresh, frozen, steamed, oven roasted or sauteed in a pan – I like them all. Maybe that’s why a plant based diet was so easy to transition to. At first …

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Paderno Spiralizer Kitchen Fun!

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I love kitchen gadgets but since I already own so many I really have to stop and contemplate acquiring anything that is going to take up space in an already full kitchen. The spiralizer was on my mind for months before I finally decided to take the plunge. I am so happy that I did. …

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This cool and creamy sauce is delicious with so many Greek dishes like Falafel Patties. It also make a wonderful appetizer served with pita bread, pita chips or vegetable dippers. Make it ahead and chill it for a couple of hours to let the flavors develop.   Tzatziki Sauce 1 small cucumber — peeled, seeded, …

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