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Sesame Peanut Sweet Potato “Noodles” with Tofu {Meatless Monday}

Sweet potato “noodles” take center stage in this Asian-inspired meatless meal.

Hello friend, and happy Meatless Monday! I hope you have a few sharp knives in your kitchen, because this week will be filled with lots of veggie inspiration.  I’m joining the folks at the Meatless Monday Movement to gear up for Food day 2015 – next Monday, October 24. If you’re not familiar with it, think of Food Day as kind of like earth day for food. It’s a grassroots movement made up of individuals and organizations passionate about promoting a healthy, sustainable, and just food system. Continue Reading..

Raw Rainbow “Noodles”

OK.  It’s time to detox, after that amazing Loaded Granola Skillet Cookie.  It was good, right?  But you know how I am all about “everything in moderation”, so today we’re eating clean.  That means lots of veggies with fiber and phytochemicals – that’s a fancy word for plant compounds that do some really good work protecting your cells from damage.  Probably from the sugar and butter in that cookie, but let’s not worry too much about that right now.

Cell damage can come from a diet that’s too high in bad fats and refined sugars, but it can also come from the air we breath, skin damage from the sun, chemicals we’re exposed to every day, yada yada.  It’s impossible to avoid damage from these free radicals, but eating more plants really does help to protect us to some degree and keep our immune systems running strong.  Continue Reading..

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