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All About Mung Beans

By Emma Grace Fairchild: The little green mung bean looks a bit like a lentil and a bit like a black eyed pea, and often goes unrecognized. However, it is tasty, nutritious and versatile. After buying a big bag of them at my local grocery store, I’ve been inspired to …

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Soaking and Sprouting Beans, Nuts, Grains and Seeds

By Fredrica Syren: Being a vegetarian for years, I base my diet on plants and depend on staples such as nuts, grains, seeds and beans. As a person who tries to use food to maintain health, one of the things I have discovered over the last couple of years on this journey is the …

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Pulses to the Rescue

By Larraine Roulston: Beans. Peas. Favas. Chickpeas. Lentils. Good for your health. Great for the environment. Amazingly delicious to eat! These unassuming members of the pulse family are impressively resilient and will stand up to the effects of climate change. In order to educate people about their rich value, the …

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Creamy White Bean & Kale Soup

We eat a lot of soups in our family for many reasons; it’s cheap, it’s easy to make and my kids love soups. This is one of my favorite soup because I can use vegetables from my garden and just add some beans which I always have a good stash …

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Meatless Monday — Chili

  By Fredrica Syren: Ugh! Today is really rainy and cold. On this kind of day, you need something warm and comforting for your body; for me, that’s chili. Chili is one of those dishes that tastes better the longer it cooks, and tastes great as a leftover. There are …

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Meatless Monday — Tex-Mex Bean Burgers

 By Fredrica Syren:  Happy Monday! And if it’s a meatless one, even better. I do love a good bean burger, and these tex-mex burgers are my favorite. If you are trying to lose some weight, beans should be your friends. Beans are loaded with protein, iron and fiber, so they …

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Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

By Fredrica Syren As a vegetarian, I eat lots of beans and gladly so, because I love them. If your goal is to be healthy or to lose some weight, then beans should be your best friends. Beans are super foods and unique because, not only are they a well-known …

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Five Packaged Foods You Never Need To Buy Again

By Fredrica Syren On www.grist.org I came across a list of five food items you can make yourself and never have to buy again. I was intrigued. I love the idea because it will save money, health and of course the environment when you eliminate all the packaging and wrappings. Check out the list with easy …

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Proteins for Vegans and Vegetarians

By Asha Kreiling Any vegan or vegetarian will tell you the question they are asked most often from meat eaters is “Where do you get your protein?” As a vegetarian with vegan tendencies, I expect this question to come up in every conversation about my diet. It gets old, but …

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