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Garlicky Black Bean Spaghetti Spoons
Recipe: Pumpkin cupcakes + Vanilla frosting
1 cup water
3 Tbsp oil
1 box Simple Mills Pumpkin Muffin Mix
1 tub of Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting
Cinnamon, for garnish (if desired)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Whisk eggs, water, and oil in a large bowl. Add baking mix; whisk until well blended
3. Spoon batter into a lightly greased or paper-lined muffin tin, filling each 2/3 full
4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If using paper liners, let cool completely before eating to prevent muffins from sticking to paper.
5. Frost & garnish with cinnamon if desired
(Recipe courtesy Simple Mills)
Pure Organic, known for its nutritious snacks made from simple and organic ingredients, has announced the availability of its popular Fruit & Veggie Strips at Costco throughout the California Bay Area. This snack that includes 1/4 cup of organic fruit and vegetable purees and juices is available in a 36 pack for $11.09, with the instant rebate coupon. Like all Pure Organic products, the Fruit & Veggie Strips are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, vegan and kosher. Pure Organic’s Fruit & Veggie Strips are available nationwide and throughout the California Bay Area at retailers, including Sprouts, select Safeway locations, Albertsons and Whole Foods, as well as many other natural food stores, major retailers and online at PureOrganic.com.
Cooking with your smart phone is a lot tastier when you can see recipes easier, but since electronics and tomato sauce don’t mix well check out The Holding Cell, a device that will help keep your Smart Phone free of cooking ingredients and protect it from splashes and keeps your cell phone in a designated spot so you can easily see it. All you need to do is secure it to the wall with screws, Velcro, or even foam tape and then insert the phone cord in the holder, and slide to adjust to fit the phone. At home chefs will absolutely love this new device!
Larry Olmsted, author of Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating & What You Can Do About It, is a fascinating look into food fakery in the United States, from Michelin star-winning restaurants to farms and producers to your local supermarket. Did you know Truffle oil is a fake product? Truffles do not infuse oil with flavor when steeped, and almost no oil sold in the world contains any truffles. What consumers think of as truffle oil is actually 2,4-dithiapentane, manufactured in labs.
Larry’s book also tells us how to find the real stuff, like true Italian olive oil, and authentic port from Portugal. He gives us suggestions on where to shop, what to avoid on restaurant menus, and which third-party certifications to look for to be sure you’re buying the real thing.
FORKS OVER KNIVES FAMILY: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet is a great new book by the husband and wife doctor team Matthew Lederman, M.D. and Alona Pulde, M.D. They also appeared in the Forks Over Knives documentary and are authors of the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan (Touchstone).
FORKS OVER KNIVES FAMILY is simply for today’s families who want their kids to eat healthier.
The book shares relatable insights into the Drs. Pulde and Lederman’s own journey of raising two young daughters on a whole-food, plant-based diet and covers topics such as:
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the release of the Forks Over Knives film which made the convincing case that modern diseases can be prevented and often reversed by removing meat, dairy, and highly refined foods from one’s diet. The documentary sparked a medical and nutritional revolution, leading more and more people to adopt a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle—including celebrities like Ariana Grande, Dr. Oz, and Katy Perry.
"Read this book! It will improve the health and lives of your kids. And it has great kid-friendly recipes such as chocolate chip pancakes, lentil fries, and mashed potatoes!" —Jay Gordon, MD, Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
"An informative, nutritionally balanced guide and recipe book so that you can feed your family a plant-based diet that is delicious, cost-effective, and easy." —Mayim Bialik, author of Mayim's Vegan Table
"One of the most wonderful things you can do for your kids is to feed them healthy plant-based foods that they’ll enjoy eating. Forks Over Knives Family shows you how. Highly recommended!" —Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
"Forks Over Knives Family serves up delicious, whole food recipes that everyone in your house will enjoy!" —Michelle and Matt, authors of the New York Times bestseller Thug Kitchen
"An essential book to protect the health and future of your family." —Michael Greger, MD FACLM, founder of NutritionFacts.org and author of How Not to Die
Christian Felber is founder of the The Economy For The Common Good based in Austria, a movement uniting over 10,000 supporters in 40 nations and backed by 2,000 companies whose mission is to eliminate the fundamental contradiction between business’ values and social well-being. The 2013 Guardian Review has a nice review of the The Economy For The Common Good concept. He is the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Change Everything: Creating an Economy For The Common Good (Zed Books-UK, 2015; distributed in the U.S. by the University of Chicago Press) which gives real world case studies of business and economic activity that can thrive based on cooperation:
1. Mondragon - The World's Largest Cooperative (in the Basque Region of Spain)
2. Sekem - Organic Farming in the Desert (Egypt)
3. Gottin Des Glucks ("Goddess of Fortune" and Craft Aid - Eco-Fair Textiles (Mauritius/Austria)
4. Fair Trade - Appreciating the People Behind the Products (58 Producing Countries)
5. Semco- "Industrial Democracy" (Brazil)
6. Community-Supported Agriculture (USA and Worldwide)
7. Regionalwert AG - Regional Equity Capital (Germany)
8. Ethical Banks in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Austria
9. John Lewis - A Role Model For Employee Ownership (UK)
10. Open Source - Global
An internationally renowned speaker, Christian has given TEDx talks in Brussels and Vienna, and has addressed the European Economic and Social Committee as well as the U.K.’s Royal Society For the Arts. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
As avid home cooks and California vegetable farmers, Michael and Erika Rutledge wanted to find a healthy, tasty and versatile cooking oil that they could use to make their favorite dishes for friends and family, including their two young children. They stopped using olive oil and began cooking with extra virgin avocado oil, but quickly discovered that it was very hard to find in stores and online- almost all of the avocado oil on the market was refined and imported. They loved it so much, they decided to create their own extra virgin avocado oil.
In 2016, they found a stellar team and began building one of the first avocado cold-pressing facilities in the United States, right here in Southern California. The Rutledge family proudly sources avocados from farms throughout California. Many are owned and operated by farming families who have been growing avocados for generations.
CalPure™ California Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is cold-pressed using grocery store quality California Hass avocados. The Certified Non-GMO high quality avocados give the oil a gorgeous emerald green color and full flavor profile. You can use this oil for dipping, emulsifying, spreading and drizzling. With a smoke point of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it is an ideal pantry staple and can be used to fry, sear, sauté or grill and has 10g of monounsaturated fats per serving and high in cholesterol-lowering beta sitosterol. Tasting Notes: Avocado, butter and hints of sweetness.
You must check out this excellent new book: Healing the Vegan Way - Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health and Wellness By Mark Reinfeld.
With contributions from leading medical professionals like Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Joel Kahn, Healing the Vegan Way demonstrates a Clear and Simple path through the latest medical research on different approaches. With practical tips for plant-based living, 200 simple whole-food recipes, health-supportive cleanses, menu plans, and more, Healing the Vegan Way helps you maximize benefits for both body and mind.
Recipes include: Black Bean and Corn Salad, Curried Crispy Chickpeas, Mexican Seitan-Stuffed Peppers, Tempeh Fajitas, Wasabi Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes, Pepita Pecan Granola, Kale Kolada, Watermelon Gazpacho, Creamy Lentil Saag, and Coco-Chia Pudding.
“If you’re interested in how eating plants can heal your body and nourish your spirit, look no further. Mark Reinfeld is a superb guide on the journey. His recipes are fabulous and his wisdom reliable.”—John Robbins, author of Diet For A New America, President of the Food Revolution Network
"Healing the Vegan Way is a rich document that goes clearly beyond a cookbook. It is a thorough scientific resource with excellent documentations surrounding great recipes."—Hans A. Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, CNS, FACN Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University
Founder, CHIP and Lifestyle Medicine Institute
"No one I know can make [culinary] magic happen better than Mark Reinfeld. In Healing the Vegan Way, Mark presents principles for creating a delicious menu that will help heal all the tissues and organs of the body—while also bringing delight to the tongue and palate. Bon appétit!"—Michael Klaper, M.D.
"Healing the Vegan Way is a wonderfully written resource for anyone interested in the countless health benefits of a plant-based diet. Mark Reinfeld combines comprehensive expert testimonies with an extensive array of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that will impress everyone at the table."—Neal Barnard, MD
Gluten free? You’d never know it. This Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix is deliciously sweet (but not too sweet)!
** Try the Vanilla Frosting too! It's Soo Yummy!! :) Enjoy!
Check out the first-ever Fair for Life-certified coconut water: Harmless Harvest that's refreshing healthy, eco-friendly and ethically made. They farm organically and sustainably to ensure a greener tomorrow, are Fair for Life certified meaning they pay fair wages that support the people and communities where the coconuts are grown and processed, put people and the planet at the heart of the supply chain to make sure they create a positive impact through the business, and it contains no GMOs, no additives, and no preservatives. Enjoy!