Healthy Recipes

a perfect summer treat: acai berry kanten

Published on September 2nd, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Kanten is a traditional Macrobiotic dessert made with agar- a seaweed powder that replaces gelatin in this jello-like dessert. This one features apples, berries, and açai puree for a not-too-sweet summertime treat. Açai & Berry Kanten [&hellip
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Favorite Green Goods for the Kitchen

Published on July 21st, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

aloha friends: Vibrant Wellness Journal has another guest post up at Green Business Owner featuring some of my favorite green goods: eco-friendly dishsoap, rubbish bags, sponges and such. Not the sexiest post ever, but if you [&hellip
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Healthy Recipes

Quick Meals: Toasted Quinoa & Carrot Salad

Published on July 10th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Another recipe from the carrots cooking class, this one featuring wholesome quinoa and bright shredded carrots. This super quick salad/meal is great whenever you want something light, but rich with flavor. The ingredients are simple, but [&hellip
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Rustic Tomato Flatbreads

Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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My job teaching cooking classes at our local health food store gives me freedom to experiment with new foods and challenges me to find new and clever recipes each week. To encourage some experimentation- and get [&hellip
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Fresh Vegetable Enchiladas

Published on May 27th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

These enchiladas were a serious test of my patience. Usually I am pretty good at throwing stuff together and having it taste great, but these enchiladas did not work the first, second, or third time I [&hellip
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Arame Salad with Sesame Dressing

Published on April 30th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Sea veggies are a great source of natural iodine, magnesium, potassium, and fiber, and offer a range of flavors and textures. Arame is an especially great sea vegetable to work with because it has a very [&hellip
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Super Collard Green Rolls

Published on April 17th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Collard green rolls are a quick, wholesome dinner that can be made by combining leftover grains with miscellaneous vegetables and hiding them in some simple nori sheets. There are a multitude of fillings that one could [&hellip
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vegan baked mac & cheeze!

Published on April 2nd, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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This is the best vegan mac & cheeze ever. A bold statement, I know, but I am confident in my assertion. I’ve had quite a few experiences with vegan mac & cheeze, and it’s not always [&hellip
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smokey mushroom tofu

Published on March 20th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Who needs meat when you have tofu that tastes like this? This Smokey Mushroom Tofu is decadent dinner fare featuring earthy mushrooms, hearty tofu, and a hemp-milk based creme sauce with layers of smoke. Smokey flavor [&hellip
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quick meals: millet fried rice

Published on February 24th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Confession: I do not love millet. I do love up on whole-grains all day long, but millet is not something I can really get excited about (nor buckwheat or amaranth, in case you are wondering). Editorial [&hellip
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Kitchen Notes

Tiny Bubbles: How to Make Water Kefir

Published on December 29th, 2011 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Water kefir is my first official fermentation project, a little homemaking fun that has been in the works for awhile now. I’ve always been a bit hesitant about experimenting with the fermentation thing– mostly because it’s always [&hellip
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Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Soup

Published on October 1st, 2011 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Generally white foods are not too healthy (think white sugar, white bread) but cauliflower is actually quite powerful nutritionally. It’s crazy high in vitamin B5, B6, C, K, and folate, and it’s host to trace minerals [&hellip
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News & Reviews

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shared awareness: something really big is going on

Published on September 28th, 2011 | by Andrea Bertoli

This crazy smart article features the dangerous ideas of Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals and Everything is Illuminated.  He spent many years doing research about modern industrial animal farming for his Eating Animals book; [&hellip
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