Tag Archives: Quinoa

Vegan Minestrone Soup; inspired by Food Revolution

A few months ago, while on twitter, I saw that UK Chef, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution were looking for volunteer food ambassadors.

Food Revolution is a Non-Profit Global Organization with the goal of educating people how to eat healthier. One of the ways this is being done is by teaching Children the basics of cooking their own food. It seems like a simple thing, but unfortunately food education in schools is no longer a priority (as it was when I was growing up). In fact, here in the USA many schools do not even include food education in their curriculum at all!

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Buddha Bowls are Back In Vogue

One of my favorite things to make at the moment is a Roasted Vegetable Bowl also known as a “Scrap Bowl” or a “Buddha Bowl”. There are so many varieties of Buddha Bowls but generally speaking, one consists of 3 parts being a grain, vegetables and a sauce or seasoning on top. And, this is as far as it goes with rules!

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Make your very own Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce

Have you looked at the ingredients in a jar of commercial processed tomato sauce lately?

All food that is processed has preservatives added to it to keep a long shelf life, and let’s not forget that most jarred tomato sauces are also heavy-handed with unnecessary amounts of sugar, salt and oils. Call me crazy but I just do not see the point of adding sugar to a tomato sauce? One also has to consider whether the ingredients used are sprayed with chemicals/pesticides and are in fact Genetically Modified Organisms -GMO’s.

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Growing up I always loved my Mum’s home-made stew, so today let’s make a vegetable quinoa one!

When I was growing up one of my favorite dishes my Mum made for our family was a slow simmered hearty stew. Of course, it was made with minced beef, but I am sure back then there were no near as many hormones and chemicals in the cows most people eat today. I always enjoyed the taste of beef, but when I was around the age of 15 I stopped eating all animals, because I have such a love for them. It never made any sense to me to eat them.

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