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Yummy Pesto Pasta Green Beans

By |August 17th, 2017|

This is a wonderful Italian dish made with pasta and green beans which is easy to make and great to eat. […]

Curried Green Beans and Potatoes

By |July 15th, 2017|

Green beans with carrots and potatoes become extra special and yummy made into a simple curry.

Ingredients: […]

Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious

By |May 30th, 2017|

This delicious Swiss chard soup is hearty with the addition of potatoes and is very nutritious too.  […]

Brazil Nut Burgers

By |February 12th, 2017|

These tasty Brazil Nut Burgers are filled with healthy ingredients and are gluten free and vegan too. This is a recipe that you will love.

Red, White, Orange and Brown Pulses Are Powerfoods

By |November 11th, 2016|

So, what are pulses?  Pulses are part of the legume family; they are the dried seed of the legume plants. Pulses come in many shapes, sizes, and colours such as lentils, chickpeas, black beans and kidney beans to name a few.  They are full of so many health benefits and are environmentally friendly too.

6 Health Benefits of Pulses […]

Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus

By |October 28th, 2016|

This is a traditional Middle Eastern Hummus dip; it is a blend of garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. […]

Delicious Black Bean Stew

By |October 13th, 2016|

This stew is easy to make and filled with nutritious ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
1 cup fresh corn or frozen
1 cup cooked short grain brown rice
2 – 5 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups cooked black beans
1 piece of Wakame Seaweed, rinsed and broken into pieces
2 – 6 tbsp. Tamari
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Cook black beans for 2 – 3 hours the time is dependent on the age of the beans. (cook according to this recipe)
  2. Saute onions in a little oil.
  3. When beans are soft, add Wakame and cook for another few minutes.
  4. Then add onions, celery, red pepper, carrots, corn and garlic.
  5. Simmer for 1/2 hour or till vegetables are tender.
  6. Mix in brown rice and add Tamari to taste.

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Sweet Bell Peppers Stuffed with Wild Rice

By |October 28th, 2015|

This sweet bell peppers recipe is a favourite of mine. It’s yummy, beautiful and nutritious! The recipe is vegan and gluten free too.

Bell peppers, with their sweet taste, crunchiness and vivid bright colours, will make your meal beautiful and add many health benefits to your meal too. They can lower the risk of prostate cancer, help repair bones, help prevent anemia and are a wonderful food for weight loss!

Learn more about Bell Peppers, the Colorful Powerfood!

Photo Directions:  (Complete Recipe Below)

Slice off top of peppers and clean out inside seeds. Steam peppers and tops for 5 minutes.

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Sauté onion and mushroom in oil for 5 minutes and mix in the remaining ingredients.

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Stuff mixture into green pepper shells.

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Cover with pepper tops and place into baking dish.

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Bake at 350º F. for 25 to 30 minutes.

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To serve cut the peppers in half.

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Serve with Tahini Cream Sauce.

Here is the full recipe:
Sweet Bell Peppers Stuffed with Wild Rice

Ingredients:

Bell Peppers
1/2 Small Onion (Chopped Finely)
1/4 Pound Mushrooms
1 Tbsp Almond or Coconut Oil
1 Cup Long Grain Brown Rice (Cooked)
1 Cup Wild Rice (Cooked)
½ Cup Frozen Corn
¼ Cup Parsley (Chopped)
1 tsp Himalayan Salt

Directions:

1. Slice off top of peppers and clean out seeds inside.
2. Steam peppers and tops for 5 minutes.
3. Sauté onion and mushroom in oil for 5 minutes.
4. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
5. Stuff mixture into green pepper shells and cover with pepper tops.
6. Place into baking dish.
7. Bake at 350º F. for 25 to 30 minutes.
8. To serve cut the peppers in half.
9. Serve with Tahini Cream Sauce.

Tahini Cream Sauce

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This is a very simple and quick sauce to make.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Light Tahini (sesame butter)
1/4 – 1/2 cup Water (the reason there is such a variance in the water is because some tahini is thicker than others)
1 tsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste

Directions:

1. Put tahini in a small deep bowl.
2. Slowly add water and blend with a fork.
3. At first it will make a thick sauce.
4. Add water until it is a creamy sauce.
5. Add more water if you would like it thinner.
6. Use on top of steamed vegetables or a grain like brown rice.

More delicious rice recipes:

rice pulao                                 Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao

Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao

Creamy Chickpea and Rice Pie

Luxurious Brown Rice Pudding

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Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Vegetable Stew

By |May 6th, 2015|

This is a very nutritious stew with 4 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods.  It is an easy stew to make.

Ingredients:

1 bunch Broccoli
1 cup shredded Cabbage
1 large Onion
2 large Carrots
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp fresh Ginger, grated
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Himalayan salt
Black Pepper to taste
1 – 2 cups Water

Directions:

1. Remove skins from onions, chop fine.
2. Sauté onion in coconut oil till golden brown in a large sauce pan.
3. Add spices, sauté for a minute, stirring constantly.
4. Add 1 cup of water and cook for 10 minutes to make flavourful stock.
5. Chop the rest of the broccoli into 1 inch pieces and carrots into slices.
6. Pour stock into a saucepan.
7. Place all vegetables into a saucepan.
8. Add just enough water to half cover the vegetable.
9. Cover with lid and cook for 10 to 15 minutes till almost tender, stir occasionally.
10. Don’t overcook the vegetables till they’re mushy; it will taste better if there is a slight crunch to the vegetables.
11. Enjoy.

Try this Anti-Inflammatory Salad and Salad Dressing:

                                 Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad

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Smartest Prank Ever

By |December 22nd, 2014|

Are you ready for a laugh on #MeatlessMonday?

Don’t watch if you like to eat pigs.

Fox N’ Friends Thinks Meatless Monday is a Plot to Brainwash Kids

By |November 30th, 2014|

We are great Meatless Monday fans here on Real Food for Life and fully support the Meatless Monday movement.

Being an avid Twitterer I saw this video.

The video is hilarious!  And at the same time sad to see such narrow-mindedness.

Really! Is having a MeatlessMonday in schools propaganda?  Then what does it mean when all the other days of the week are meat meals for the children?

I am very much involved in this movement every Monday on Twitter, see me there: https://twitter.com/DancinginLife  If you are on Twitter check out the hashtag #MeatlessMonday for many recipes and inspiration.

Every Monday on Facebook we post a Meatless Monday inspiration or recipe.
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Also, there are lots of recipes right here: Meatless Monday Recipes

Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao

By |September 11th, 2014|

I made this rice pulao for a potluck birthday party a few years ago; it was a favourite.
I took all of my favourite pulao ideas and put them together into this one recipe and I am happy to say it is the best one I have come up with so far!!!!! […]