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Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasting vegetables is such a great way to bring out the flavors and vibrant colors of a food. You can roast vegetables for however long it takes for them to be done. If you are roasting them at a lower temperature for a longer period of time (300℉ for about an hour), this will create…

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Veggie Loaded Egg Bake

You wake up to the sunlight trickling through the curtains. Your first breath draws in the scent of sundried tomatoes and garlic wafting through the air. Pure ecstasy. You smile to yourself because you know it is going to be a good day. There is something so grounding about the morning. Birds are chirping, the…

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Green Detox Smoothie

I usually make a smoothie at least once or twice a week during the summer months. My diet changes depending on the season but in the summer I try to incorporate a lot more plants. There are just so many ridiculously good things to try at the farmers market. I try to hit up the…

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Imperfect Produce

Did you know every year, 6 billion pounds of food goes to waste? That is insane to me. Imperfect Produce is trying to find a way to fix this. The produce is delivered straight to your door for 30-50 percent less than grocery stores. They only source foods that are considered “ugly” and normally would…

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White Bean, Kale Tuscan Soup

The farmer’s market it one of my favorite places in the world. I just discovered they had dried beans at the Green City Market that I usually go to in Lincoln Park. The woman at Three Sisters Garden told me the beans you usually buy at the store are about 3-5 years old. Their beans are…

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A Sip of Mother Nature

A drink straight from Mother Nature herself. The green juices from Earth & Skye Farm is sure to get your body into that post juice glow. Patti McPhillips grows her greens in Orland Park in her own suburban yard. It wasn’t always this way. She learned a valuable lesson of simplicity as she developed this…

Tofu Stir Fry

Serves: 2 Hands-on time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free Ingredients 1 package extra-firm tofu 1 cup quinoa ½ large yellow onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup kale 2 tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos 2 tbsp hot…

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Apple and Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

It’s Valentine’s Day and this heart is just the most fitting shape for a Valentine’s dinner! I make this recipe all the time and it is actually pretty quick. You can even prep it ahead of time by making the ground beef mixture and storing that in the refrigerator. You can switch your stuffing up…

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Kalesadillas

This delicious dish is extremely tasty and packed with healthy ingredients. The cumin spice gives it a little Mexican flare while adding multiple nutritional benefits. A pinch of cumin powder helps with digestion, relieves pain and cramps in the abdomen, and decreases congestion. Cumin can also be helpful for relieving temporal headaches. Cumin seeds are an excellent…