Vegan Nog Smoothie

  Best served fresh, this is really a multipurpose smoothie… a libation, an excellent start to the morning, an after workout refresher, or to share a toast with your friends. A delightful holiday treat! Prep Time – 10 minutes Total Time – 10 minutes Servings – 4 1/2 Cups Author – Vanilla And Bean Ingredients 1/2C Raw Cashews soaked overnight in 1 C … Continued

Creamy Potato Soup

  Ingredients                                                                                        3 c                   Yukon gold potatoes 1 can                white beans, drained and rinsed ½ c                  raw almonds, peeled and pre-soaked 2 c                   vegetable broth ¼- 1/3 c          Nutritional Yeast 1 tbsp              olive oil (and grapeseed/canola oil) 1                      shallot, minced 1 cup               leek, thinly sliced 1 tbsp              white wine vinegar 1/8 tsp   … Continued

Seitan & Mushroom Vegan Chili

  Adapted from VegetarianTimes.Com Ingredients 2 Tbsp             Olive Oil 1 large              Onion (About 2 Cups) 3 large              Garlic cloves, minced 1                      Chipotle Chili in adobo sauce, drained and minced 8 oz.                Baby Bella Mushrooms, finely chopped (1 ½ cups) 2-8 oz packages Seitan (3 cups) 3 Tbsp.            Tomato Paste 2 … Continued

Apple Crisp with Optional “Caramelized Sauce”

  Filling 5-7 firm, tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Golden Delicious, for example) 4 tablespoons organic brown rice syrup -OR- 2 tablespoons pure agave syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon Organic high-heat canola oil, pure grapeseed oil walnut oil, or other high heat oil   Topping 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, organic preferably (not instant) ½ … Continued

Pumpkin Cashew Cream Tart in Chocolate Almond-Flour Crust (Vegan)

Chocolate Almond Flour Crust 1¼       cup blanched almond flour 1/8       teaspoon sea salt ¼         teaspoon baking soda 2          tablespoons high-heat canola or grapeseed oil 2          tablespoons pure agave syrup 1          teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½         cup non-dairy, grain-sweetened chocolate chips (e.g.,              Sunspire) melted over low heat … Continued

Vitamin D: Low Definitely Isn’t Good, but How High Is OK?

  It’s no secret — we know from repeated research that low or inadequate levels of vitamin D have been connected with poorer survival in breast cancer (and in other cancers.) But the reverse is equally well known: Vitamin D has valuable functions in the body that contribute to better survival and enhanced health. In … Continued

Curried Veggie Soup with Beans

Pictured: Liz Gold, Registered Dietitian at The Block Center preparing the soup Ingredients Mirepoix (1 cup diced onion, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/2 cup diced carrots) 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1   12oz. can dice fire roasted tomatoes 1 cup cauliflower florets 2 Cups of various veggies you have in your fridge (zucchini, yellow squash, and … Continued

Multivitamins Can Help Lessen Neuropathy

    Contrary to supplement naysayers, a study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute demonstrated that taking certain multivitamins before breast cancer diagnosis is linked to a significant 40% reduction in peripheral neuropathy, painful damage to the nerves in hands and/or feet that can be caused by a chemo drug Taxol (paclitaxel). Further findings were that … Continued

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