Chef AJ is a chef and culinary instructor who been strictly plant-based for decades.  She hosts a YouTube channel that has over 200,000 followers.  Several months ago, Dr. Nathan was featured on her show and talked about Indian spices and their role in cooking, healing and culture.  She then introduced me to Chef AJ, who…

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I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve substituted ingredients in this recipe. No quinoa? No problem – use dry rolled oats right out of your breakfast container, or cooked farro, barley, whatever. Vegan and want to avoid honey? Use a combination of maple syrup, date syrup and/or molasses instead. Care to add coconut…

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A healthy diet is so important for your longterm health.  Below and in future posts, I will share some healthy recipes that you can adapt easily to the ingredients you have on hand. Here’s a video with personal attestations of the importance of a wholesome plant-based diet. Some basic ingredients for Indian food are: Cumin seeds Mustard seeds…

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MAIN DISH This is a very simple recipe that can be prepared stovetop or in the oven. My preference is in the oven because it requires less attention, but either way works well. If you choose the oven, preheat to 400 degrees. Ingredients: 1 lb block extra-firm organic tofu4 Tbsp brown rice syrup2 Tbsp low…

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Quinoa was a staple grain of the Incas, and has become popular with the general public lately because it’s easy to prepare and has more protein than other grains – 6 grams per 1/4 cup, and is a”complete” protein. This means it contains the correct proportion of all nine of the essential amino acids in…

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Before the watermelon season is over, try this creative serving idea with peaches and mint. Watermelon is, as you would assume, mostly … water, and weighs in at only 46 calories per cup, which is mostly sugar. A good sweet watermelon doesn’t necessarily need anything to improve it, but this combination with peaches, berries and…

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Adapted from allrecipes.com contributed by bootcamper Pam Several years ago, when we first started to have a weekly bootcamp session, we decided that we shouldn’t be the only ones having fun. Our families should also meet each other, and, of course, we should get together over food. Pam brought this salad, and I have made it MANY…

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Adapted from 1,000 Lowfat Recipes by Terry Blonder Golson, 1997. This is a quick recipe for guacamole that is very easy to adapt for people with different taste and texture preferences – you can adjust the tabasco and how long you puree it in the food processor (or just mash for a chunkier feel). Almost all of…

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One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be modified – change the fruits, change the nut butter — as long as you maintain the ratios it will turn out fine. The only disclaimer is that I can not get it to hold its shape at room temperature (if you figure…

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