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Jun 27 2012

Avocado Pesto Pasta

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Avocado Pesto Pasta This is such a healthy and satisfying meal, and kids seem to love it! It has iron, omega 3s, and tons of phytonutrients. This is often my go-to when I don’t have a lot of time or energy to cook. INGREDIENTS 1 pound dried linguine 1 bunch… Read More

Jun 18 2012

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

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I know it sounds weird, but these black bean brownies are really good! Nobody ever knows they are any different than regular brownies. Not only are they easier to make than traditional brownies, you can literally eat the whole batch and not worry about it – like my kids do… Read More

Jun 13 2012

Banana/Chocolate Ice Cream/Frozen Pudding

Banana/Chocolate Ice Cream/Frozen Pudding

I love finding healthy solutions to satisfy our need for sweets. When it’s hot out, the kids always want something cold and sweet when they come inside and juice/smoothie pops have already worn out their welcome. This dessert/snack is full of iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. I’m actually hoping they… Read More

Jun 12 2012

Vegan Is Love

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Vegan is Love, Having Heart and Taking Action, is Ruby Roth’s second children’s book about living a vegan lifestyle. Ruby is able to take potentially complex issues and talk about them in a way that is not only understandable to kids, but interesting as well. Vegan is Love explains how… Read More

Jun 4 2012

Josie Maran’s SPF Moisturizer

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There was a time not that long ago when I could not find the right SPF moisturizer and now there are so many great options. I recently purchased this one from a cosmetics line I already adored, Josie Maran Cosmetics. It has SPF 40, UVB, and UVA ray protection. It… Read More

Jun 1 2012

More Celebrities Embracing a Plant Based Diet

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While getting ready to fit in a cat suit for all the world to see in The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson opted for a raw vegan diet. According to Scar Jo, she’s trying to “fix” her previous Paleo diet. That’s one diet I’ve never understood, and I’m not sure who got… Read More

May 29 2012

Humane Society Foster Program

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that we are big into fostering animals for the Humane Society. We’ve had Dogs, Puppies, Kitties, bunnies, more kitties and our latest family that consists of a hardworking mom, and her six pups. Libby, a Lab/Pit mix, came into the Humane Society as a stray. She had her… Read More

May 21 2012

How Much Protein Do Kids Need?

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Probably less than you think. Healthy 1-to-3-year-old children need 0.55 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day, which means the average 29-pound toddler needs 16 grams of protein each day. The RDAs for older children are 0.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight for 4-to-6-year-olds;… Read More

May 18 2012

Protein Rich Whole Wheat Orzo

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Organic Whole Wheat Orzo is a great vegetarian source of protein, with 7 grams in only 1/3 of a cup. Not to mention 9 grams of fiber! It’s easy to incorporate into dishes, and is a great substitute for brown rice. I’m always surprised at how obsessed people are with… Read More

May 16 2012

The Raw Cafe – Detroit

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The Raw Cafe is a totally vegan, and raw restaurant in the heart of Detroit. Founded by the amazing, LaKeta McCauley, and inspired by Hippocrates famous quote, “Let Food By Thy Medicine”, The RAW Cafe-Detroit brings the constructive, healing, and delicious power of food to the urban market. At the… Read More

May 15 2012

My VegNews.Com Article

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VegNews recently asked me to contribute to their VegNews.Com website and I was thrilled! It’s a great resource filled with vegan recipes, and news on whats going on in the veggie world. Check out the article I did on incorporating “SuperFoods” into our kid’s diets, and ours!

May 11 2012

A Cup Of Lentils A Day

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Lentils are one of the most underrated and underused foods out there! Just one cup has 89% of the folate needed for the day, along with 36% of the iron needed. One cup of lentils also has 18 grams of protein, which is 36% the daily recommended value, and 15… Read More

May 8 2012

Asparagus-Celery Soup

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Not only is this soup incredibly good, it’s also a great cure for bloating! Asparagus and celery are both great for eliminating excess water, and toxins from you liver. I like to double the recipe and freeze half for a rainy day when I don’t feel like chopping! Ingredients: 2… Read More

May 7 2012

Superfood Pancakes!

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Ever since I stopped giving my kids cereal in the morning they have not gotten sick. Check out the post I did a few months ago and you may want to do the same if you haven’t already. I think I quit cereal sometime in the fall in an effort… Read More

May 4 2012

Collard Greens Combo

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Admittedly I am am a huge Dr. Oz follower and try many of his suggestions. Recently he suggested adding a cup of collard greens into our diets twice a week. Here’s what he has to say about them. “Cruciferous vegetables such as collards have been shown to help protect women against… Read More

May 2 2012

Tell PETA My Mink Is Draggin’ On The Floor

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“Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor” are lyrics from Kanye West’s song, “Theraflu”. I suppose he thinks that’s clever, but to me it’s merely a childish and very desperate attempt at getting negative publicity. It worked though. He’s gotten a ton of attention from not only people… Read More

May 1 2012

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats

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These cookies are Oat-standing! I posted this a while ago, but I just made them, and they are worth a re-post – a must try recipe! The video is from two years ago when I had my other website (shut it down a year ago, and started the Kind Cafe)… Read More

Apr 30 2012

John Salley at VegFest Michigan

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VegFest Michigan had an outstanding turn out once again this year. That is in part thanks to former Detroit Piston, and Four-Time World Championship Winning, John Salley. John is an outspoken vegan who has done more to draw attention and awareness to adopting a plant-based diet than most celebrities. His… Read More

Apr 27 2012

Plywerk Photo Display

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Plywerk has perfected an easy, elegant, and eco-conscious way to exhibit artwork and photos without the clunky and expensive frame, glass and mat. They print, mount and ship the Plywerk right to your door. It’s super easy: 1) upload your image 2) select finishing options 3) wait for your handmade… Read More

Apr 25 2012

Beautiful Beginnings Doula Services

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My longtime friend Stacy Thompson has always had a passion for helping women, particularly pregnant women. She was a huge support to me during my first pregnancy, and now she’s bringing her knowledge to you. Stacy is a certified doula, and is launching Beautiful Beginnings Birth Services in April, 2012.… Read More

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