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Black Bean Soup!

No Recipe. No oil. One Pot. Vegetarian. Vegan. Affordable. Delicious. Can use a rice cooker, a slow cooker, an instant pot or just plain old pot on the stove. You don’t need a lot of things, including a recipe for this very cheap, fast, healthy and yummy meal. You can make a huge pot of […]

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Poor Woman’s Guacamole

You’ll soon learn that you don’t need a recipe for guacamole, but I’ve included a rough measurement to you get started. Guacamole is very easy, and it’s healthy, fast, and absolutely yummy, and you can add your own twist. Avocados I love avocados. What’s there not to like?! It’s an amazing fruit (actually a berry), […]

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Pomegranate Winter Smoothie (No Recipe!)

You really don’t need a recipe for smoothies. Start with the basic like berries, milk, and bananas and then add on your favorite seasonal, local, and organic fruits and greens. I don’t add any sugar to my smoothies. Instead, I use bananas as my natural sweetener, which is low in calories, loaded with nutrients, and […]

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Hot Dark Chocolate

Thank Goodness for Chocolate! I’m kicking off December with my favorite winter and holiday drink – Hot Chocolate! I can’t drink enough of it throughout the holidays and the wonderfully cold winter. I’ve discovered my love for dark chocolate during my cancer journey, when I found out that dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can prevent […]

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No Recipe Roasted Tomato Soup

This is another no recipe dish with few ingredients, that is incredibly easy, delicious, healthy, and economical. The oven and the blender does most of the work and it comes together fast. And you can enjoy this hearty and yummy soup with orzo pasta and/or grilled cheese. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are another match […]

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Homemade Vegetarian Dashi!

Dashi is a basic, fundamental, ubiquitous stock used in Japanese cooking. Traditionally, it’s made with bonito (fermented fish) and kombu, a sea kelp. But as a vegetarian, I use sea kelp and dried mushroom which packs both nutritional power and umami flavor. You can also just use dried mushroom or just kelp. A small piece […]

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Soba Noodles with Dipping Sauce!

This is an incredibly easy, healthy, cheap, fast, delicious, and satisfying meal that I have at least a few times a week. It has only a few ingredients and it hits the spot every time! Soba Noodles Soba is Japanese for buckwheat, which is a highly nutritious seed that is made into thin noodles. It’s […]

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Benefits of Meatless Mondays!

As a cancer and depression survivor, I take my healthy very seriously. And one of the things I do to protect my health is I don’t eat meat. Meat has long been associated with all kinds of health problems from heart disease, diabetes, cancer (especially colon cancer), obesity, impotence, dementia, and so much more. It […]

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Mindful Eating!

How your eat your food is just as important as what you eat. Keep these methods in mind and practice mindful eating and you’ll get more nutrition out of your food, avoid inflammation, gas, and indigestion, and eat less.   Make sure you chew your food completely before you swallow. A Buddhist monk once told […]

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No Recipe, No Nonsense Asian Noodle Soup

This is my go to noodle soup that requires no recipe and it’s easy, fast, cheap, soothing, and it hits the spot, and you can use pantry ingredients you already have in your kitchen. I like to use rice noodles that is more healthy and light, but you can use any kind of thin Asian […]