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The No-Tuna Salad (from Forks Over Knives)

I love chickpeas. They are so versatile. You can even use the liquid. Have you ever heard of aquafaba? That's the liquid resulting from the chickpeas. You probably dump it down the sink. You can use it for many things. It can be whipped up like a meringue. It's also a good egg substitute. But…

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Ratatouille Made with Chickpeas

This recipe is easy to make and full of deep rich flavor. Ratatouille can be made with beef but you won't miss the animal flesh when you eat this. It's a hearty dish for a cold wintry day. It's also a heart healthy dish that is really delish. I realize many of my recipes are…

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Fish With Artichoke Sauce

I found this to be a delicious change from the normal grilled fish typically make. It was easy and satisfying and it will be in the rotation. And...no slow cooker was involved. The key to success in home cooking is often using what you have in the house. I didn't have to shop for any…

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Tofu Falafel

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, soy has protective qualities for your heart and tofu is one of the better versions of soy. But soy isn't for everyone. There are people for whom soy triggers a severe allergic reaction. This is NOT for them! Before you run away from the idea of desecrating…

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What Exactly Is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Have you ever been told to eat more healthy? Do you know what that means? Many don't and it really isn't their fault. We are bombarded every day with conflicting information and people are confused. I firmly believe that we shouldn't consume as much animal flesh as the Standard American Diet (SAD) contains. It isn't…

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Choose Your Rainbow

Have you ever been told to "eat the rainbow"? Do you know what that means? Are you doing it? Eating the rainbow doesn't mean that you should be eating multi-colored M&Ms or gummy bears or anything that is artificially colored to match the rainbow. It means that we should be eating fruits and vegetables in…

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