Special Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

This special occasion vegetarian dinner is easy to prepare and a balanced meal in terms of acid/alkaline and food combining.  The most time-consuming is the nut loaf but it is so delicious that it is worth it and does not take as much time as cooking a turkey.  Also, it is full of protein from all of the nuts and seeds…even my non-vegetarian friends and family like it.


½ cup cashews
½ cup almonds
10 almonds for decoration
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup walnuts (chopped)
1 cup short-grain brown rice
1/3 cup soy flour
4-6 tbsp soya sauce
1 onion
2 pieces of celery
¼ cup water
2 tsp basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tbsp flax meal

1.    Lightly roast the cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds in the oven.
2.    Chop and sauté the onion and celery.
3.    Chop all of the nuts and seeds.
4.    Mix all of the ingredients together and moisten with water.
5.    Pat the mixture into a well-oiled bread tin.
6.    Decorate the top of the loaf with 10 almonds and line the bottom of the tin with greaseproof paper.
7.    Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
Serve with my mushroom or onion gravy.

Usually, the problem with cranberry sauce is that it is full of sugar. Here is my version of the popular Cranberry Sauce without any sugar which is no easy thing when it comes to cranberries as they are so tart.

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Keyword cranberries, sauce, sugar-free, Vegan
Author Diana Herrington


  • 1 Package whole organic cranberries fresh, not frozen
  • 1 apple cored and chopped
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp liquid stevia
  • pinch Himalayan salt


  • Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan and let simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Taste and add more Stevia or Brown Rice Syrup if you like it sweeter.

Nutritional Tips: Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and have antioxidant and antibacterial effects on the body. Find out more about all their health benefits here:  Cranberry Benefits

In clinical studies, cranberries have been shown to help maintain a healthy urinary tract and be especially beneficial to the eyes (significantly improve symptoms of cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy)

Asparagus with Lemon Juice Recipe

If you like asparagus than you will enjoy this recipe with lemon.  You will love how easy it is to make this healthy recipe that is a delicious addition to any meal.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword asparagus, Gluten-free, lemon, olive oil, side dish, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington


  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • spike seasoning to taste


  • Wash and trim the asparagus. Cut the asparagus diagonally into 2-inch lengths.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over low heat.
  • Add the asparagus, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add Spike seasoning to taste, stir, and cook an additional 1 minute.
  • Add the lemon juice, stir well.
  • Now serve and enjoy your Asparagus With Lemon Juice.


Find out more about the healthy Ingredients: asparagus, lemon, Spike.
Have you heard of the olive oil fraud?
Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy
Nutritional Tips: Asparagus is full of nutrients!
It is a very good source of vitamin K, the B vitamin folate, vitamin C, vitamin A and also numerous B vitamins (B1, B2, B3 and B6) as well manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium and protein.
Read all about the Health Benefits of Asparagus
We use asparagus in our Spring Cleanse BootCamp!

Nutritional Tips: Asparagus is full of nutrients!  It is a very good source of vitamin K, the B vitamin folate, vitamin C, vitamin A and also numerous B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6) as well as manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and protein. 
Here is a simple dish to make and have in the oven at the same time as your nut loaf.

1 medium squash
2 sweet potatoes
2 medium carrots
2 parsnips
10 very small onions
3 – 7 cloves garlic, sliced (optional)
1 tsp rosemary
3 tbsp. vegetable oil or butter
Salt to taste

1.    Cut carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes and squash into 2-inch pieces.
2.    Remove skins from onions and leave whole.
3.    Place all vegetables in a glass casserole dish.
4.    Mix in sliced garlic, rosemary, vegetable oil, and sprinkle with salt.
5.    Bake in 450º F. oven for 35 to 45 minutes until tender.
6.    Stir occasionally while baking.

Note:  If you want to become skilled at making your own healthy meals check out our Healthy Weekend Web BootCamps or for more in-depth training for a month .  You are guided by the knowledge and skills so that you become very confident. These have the focus and achievement of a gritty outdoor boot-camp but from the comfort of your home.

Different BootCamps focuses on different areas of health.

  1.  Acid/Alkaline Balance
  2. Food Combining and Weight Loss
  3. Gluten-Free Baking

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5 thoughts on “Special Delicious Vegetarian Dinner”

  1. Ray Barriere

    I enjoyed the whole newsletter and your recipies are very interersting and I will be trying them soon
    Keep  on writing this entertainng newsletter and adding on to the education concept!! We all need education, and  alternatives to nutrition, life and health.
    Great job you two,

  2. Thank you Ray for enjoying our work of love of encouraging others to eat well.

    I love been able to share all that I have learned for decades with people who are truly interested.

    Please do me a favour and let us know how it turned out for you.

  3. Tracy, Spike a fancy vege salt with sea salt, vegetables, herbs and spices that I get at a health food store. I like using it because it means I use less salt and add some flavour. The only ingredient I do not like in it is hydrolyzed vegetable protein but the rest of the many ingredients sound ok to me.

  4. I see a few recipes here that have ingredients I can eat and look scrumptious. I’ve already written some ingredients on my shopping list. Thank you so much.

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