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Tomato and basil tart

I’m home after an amazing trip to San Fransisco. It’s the Mecca of vegetarian restaurants for me and we ate so well the whole time. The weather was wonderful, it was a warm fall and that inspired me to make a “fall dish” at home. I made a tart with …

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Raspberry chocolate ganache pie

This was our sweet treat for Friday night family dinner. It was any chocolate lovers dream, creamy, sweet and oh yeah chocolate. It’s a no bake pie and is very easy to make. Crust:1 cup chocolate graham crackers or regular and add 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder1/4 cup earth balance …

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Tomato & basil salad

I got heirloom tomatoes and basil with my weekly delivery from Sea breeze this week so I made a refreshing and simple tomato salad. It taste so good now when summer finally arrived in San Diego with heat waves added which for a five month pregnant woman it’s torture. This …

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Apple & lentil soup

We’re been eating very rich all weekend because a very good friend has been visiting us. Before she was heading to the airport I wanted to give her something hearty and healthy for the long journey back. I made a new version of lentil soup and this time I added …

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Mediterranean neat balls in a creamy sauce

When I make neat balls, nuts are definitely my favorite protein to use. It makes a fun flavored, healthy and easy to roll neat balls. This time I used roasted cashews and rice cheese as base, flavored them with sun dried tomatoes and then made a very nice creamy sauce …

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Fig scones

My figs are now ripe and taste wonderful but for this recipe I actually used dried figs. Figs contains iron and antioxidants and since I’m coming down with a cold, I thought that would help me get better soon. I hate being sick, especially when I’m pregnant. Fig scones 4 …

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Greek salad

On Sunday I made a Greek feast with many different foods such as seitan souvlaki, bread, tzatziki, rice and this Greek salad. Greek salad 1 Japanese eggplant, sliced 3 large tomatoes, sliced 1 cup feta cheese (soy or regular) cubed 3 tbs olive oil 2 tbs white balsamic vinegar 1 …

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Kitchari

Kitchari is an easy digestible, nourishing ayurvedic dish made with rice and lentils. My family absolutely loves this dish and I have to admit I don’t make it enough. This is my version of this amazing and very easy to cook dish which has helped with some of those not …

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Orange-ginger smoothie

I like drinking a smoothie as a snack. It gives me everything I need to support my pregnant body and the little creation growing in side me. This smoothie contains ginger which can help ease nausea which I still struggle with at 18 weeks??!!!! I got beautiful valencia oranges delivered …

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Kids friendly chocolate ice cream

Ever since Bella got her first taste of ice cream this year, I’ve been experimenting with making homemade healthy ice cream. Her favorite flavor is chocolate so today I made chocolate ice cream made from almond and tahini butter as well as bananas for sweetness. All these ingredients are good …

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