Remember the carrot ginger soup recipe I posted recently? What would you do with the pulp that’s leftover from juicing 3 cups of carrots? I made a casserole that turned out pretty good.

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Buckwheat Cookies

I have a few recipes of healthy cookies that I like to use. This one I found on a Russian website a year or so ago. It’s simple, gluten-free, can be made vegan and always turns out fabulous! Occasionally, I add … Read more

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Plantains contain high levels of vitamin A, potassium, calcium, iron and fiber. They are also low in sodium, have no cholesterol and contain natural mood enhancers. Nutritionally, plantains are similar to bananas. I like plantains as an interesting potato alternative … Read more

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carrot soup

As I was continuing my exploration of Asheville’s healthy food scene, I visited Greenlife supermarket. A supermarket with a special section, devoted to prepared raw food items can definitely be considered healthy, don’t you think? I bought a container of … Read more

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orange-hibiscus-iced-tea

This is a wonderful light drink for the hot summer days. Occasionally, I use apple juice instead of orange juice and apple slices instead of oranges.

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Sorry, I haven’t been able to post for a few days. We went to Asheville, NC for a few days, and the house we rented had internet  troubles. On the more positive note, Asheville is home to my favorite vegetarian … Read more

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In an attempt to perfect the knowledge of a Russian alphabet in my (now perfectly) bilingual almost-three year old, I came up with this game: Firstly, we cut letter shapes out of colorful paper. If your child is a toddler, … Read more

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Father’s day is his weekend. Daddy can get a new electronic gadget, a wallet  or a pair of cufflinks, or he can get something funny, like this Tshirt I found (with a matching onesie):

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Cashew Avocado Sour Cream

A friend’s child is lactose-intolerant, so she asked me for some dairy-free recipes. Most of all, she wanted a recipe for dairy-free sour cream. My vegan-raw sour cream does not taste exactly like its dairy version, but it still tastes … Read more

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grilled veggies

I had some roasted vegetables from yesterday. The good thing about these is that you can eat them with virtually anything: pasta, grains or sandwiches can only benefit from a few strips of a freshly roasted sweet pepper or a … Read more

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tomato soup

This easy and healthy gaspacho soup can be ready in 5 minutes- just garnish it with some fresh herbs and maybe add some grated cheese. The raw soup would be a perfect appetizer on a hot summer night. The soup’s temperature and texture are very child-friendly.

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This post a reprint of a post by AnneMarie Colbin. The author suggests the following tips for  a healthy school year. I would take this one step further and recommend these steps year-round for happy and healthy children. Annemarie has … Read more

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