• Mini Vegan Barbecue Lentil Loaves

    Vegan Barbecue Lentil Loaf Vegan lentil loaf recipes often focus on the winter holidays. They’ll aim to give plant-based eaters an alternative when the turkey is roasting. However, lentil loaf is delicious throughout the year. The beauty of the dish is that you can change the spices and flavors to fit the season. You can

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  • Tasty Avocado Recipes

    A collection of vegan avocado recipes. Think beyond guacamole. Avocadoes are a healthy substitute for dairy in a whole foods, plant-based, oil-free diet.

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  • Easy Oil-Free Recipes: Essentials for Beginners

      Oil-free cooking is probably new to you.  It was definitely new to me when I started my plant-based diet.  Long before I was ready to give up eggs and chicken breast, I gave up oil.  Within months, I had lost 20 pounds, not even trying.  I ditched the oil…and found my skinny jeans. Oil

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  • Baby Rapini: If Broccoli and Arugula Had a Green Baby

    Baby Rapini: If Broccoli and Arugula Had a Green Baby Baby Rapini is a super-green, related to broccoli, kale, and arugula. Join Chef Katie Simmons at the farmer’s market as describes the sweet-peppery flavors of this vegetable, plus healthy ideas on how to use in recipes and saute.   How to Use in Recipes: Use

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  • Romanesco: A Beautiful Natural Fractal and Basic Oil-Free Roasting

      Romanesco:  A Beautiful Natural Fractal Basic Oil-Free Roasting Romanesco is an heirloom vegetable that originated in Italy.  It’s related to cauliflower and broccoli, but it has a unique, nutty flavor.  It’s beautiful geometry makes it one of nature’s greenest fractals.  Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to steam-roast this healthy veggie for fat-free, oil-free

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  • Quinoa Cooking: Rinsing, Oil-Free Toasting, and How to Know When It’s Done

      Quinoa Cooking: Rinsing, Oil-Free Toasting, and How to Know When It’s Done Do I need to rinse quinoa? Do I need to cook it with oil? How do I know when it’s done? Chef Katie Simmons will answer all of these questions for you. Plus, she’ll share her chef’s tip on why you should

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  • Cantaloupe: How to Choose, Seed, and Cut into Chunks in Under 3 Minutes

      Cantaloupe: How to Choose, Seed, and Cut into Chunks in Under 3 Minutes How do know if a Cantaloupe is ripe?  Chef Katie Simmons shares her tips on smelling and feeling for a ripe melon.  Then she’ll show you how to seed and cut it in under 3 minutes!  This is quick, healthy, delicious

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  • Ultimate Vegan Smashed Potatoes – Essential Plant-Based, Oil-Free Recipe

              Medium |  Servings: 8  |  Ready In: 20 minutes |  Yield: This vegan gluten-free, oil-free recipe is an essential comfort food dish.  Red and yellow potatoes are boiled and mashed together with some plant-based secret ingredients.  Serve it with Hearty Belgian Mushroom Stew, Port Mushroom Gravy, or just dive into

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  • Chili Roasted Oil-Free Russet Potato Fries – Essential, Plant-Based Recipe

                    Easy |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 40 minutes |  Yield: about 6 cups This basic recipe for oil-free chili roasted Russet potato fries is a must-have for healthy eating.  What’s the trick to crispy fries that don’t get stuck to the pan? Parchment paper.  Make a

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