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New Cooking feeds your body, mind, and soul. It allows you to control the food you put into your body, connect with your family and friends over a home-cooked meal, and save the money you might otherwise spend in restaurants or on processed, prepackaged foods. Believe it or not, making simple and satisfying meals from scratch doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some of my favorite easy, healthy recipes. You’ll find that eating well can also be delicious!


Please Note: Images for each of the samples of similar type recipes just to give you an idea of what they may look like and not an actual image of each listed recipe.

Delicious Hummus

By Karen | January 5, 2023 |

I really love hummus. I especially love hummus that is homemade.  I can use ingredients that I pick and it doesn’t include inflammatory oils that many of the commercial brands contain. You can flavor it with anything you like in hummus, red peppers, hot spices, or whatever lights up your…

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Date Nut Balls

By Karen | April 13, 2022 |

I made this recipe up to replace some overpriced date nut balls I found in a specialty store. I think mine are better. Remember, I don’t use measurements so go crazy and do what feels good to you. If you decide to use the Five Spice Powder, a little goes…

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Did You Leave Room For Chocolate Pudding?

By Karen | April 12, 2022 |

If you have a sweet tooth and also want to make some healthy choices, these two concepts don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Want to know how that’s possible? Stay tuned. Nothing better than chocolate Do you just love chocolate? How about a creamy chocolate pudding? If you ate the…

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Do You Like Smoothies?

By Karen | April 11, 2022 |

I love smoothies. They’re easy to make, filling, refreshing and full of great nutrients…if you make them right. A good rule of thumb to follow…use more veggies than fruit. Bothe fruits and vegetables have ample amounts of sugar in them but fruit has more. There are other ingredients I recommend…

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The Best Ever Vegan Cheese Sauce

By Karen | April 10, 2022 |

I have to say that this is the closest to real cheesy tasting sauce I’ve found. I didn’t develop this recipe but I’m copying it right from the source. Enjoy! The best part of this recipe is there are no chemicals that many commercial vegan cheeses have in them. I…

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

By Karen | April 9, 2022 |

One of my favorite very guilty pleasures is salt and vinegar potato chips. I rarely have them. However, if they’re available and near me, they aren’t safe and neither is anyone who comes between us. I’ve found a healthier way to enjoy the taste of these tart and salty delights.…

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Another Soup Recipe – Pasta E Fagioli My Way

By Karen | April 8, 2022 |

I love Pasta E Fagioli. It’s so deeply satisfying, I could eat it anytime, no matter the season. But I do it a little differently. I don’t use traditional semolina pasta. I use a high protein variety like this one. Or maybe this one. Some people don’t like the taste…

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Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

By Karen | April 7, 2022 |

I know it’s April and not really pumpkin season. But I’ve never been much of a rule follower anyway. It’s a cold and dreary, soggy day here in the beautiful Garden State so it’s just the day for some warm, soothing soup. Plus, I’m always up for making something I…

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