December 2011

Quick Southwest Dinner with Black Beans, Corn, and Bell Peppers

December 31, 2011 Dairy free

black bean, corn, red pepper and cilantro in a blue bowl

With bell peppers, corn, and two cans of black beans, you’ll have this Southwest Beans and Corn recipe on in no time. It’s healthy, vegan, and fast.

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Getting back to your fitness routine after a break

December 30, 2011 Fitness

oh don't forget

How to get on track again after a break in your fitness routine.

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Hot Pepper Sesame Spaghetti Squash with Scallions and Artichoke Hearts

December 30, 2011 Dairy free

hot pepper sesame spaghetti squash with scallions and artichoke hearts (3)

Scallions, artichoke hearts, and hot pepper sesame oil perk up this spaghetti squash and turn it into a handy snack or side dish.

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Goal-Setting Success with Process Goals

December 30, 2011 Figure skating

handwriting process goals with a pen

Process goals: a sane way to enjoy the journey. How it works for competitive athletes and for the rest of us.

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Holiday lifestyle challenges

December 24, 2011 healthy holidays

holiday foods

Dealing with the stress and ever-present special food snacks of the holidays.

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Holiday Stress-Busting: Too Busy to Not Exercise

December 18, 2011 Figure skating

Mary skating Pre-Bronze

Beating holiday stress with some heart-pumping exercise. Do it, you and your family will both be happier!

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Flavorful Vegetarian Beans from Scratch

December 18, 2011 Dairy free

onion and cilantro

A few key items added to the pot- cilantro, onion, garlic- make these beans flavorful from the start. And the quick soak method can get them on the table without an overnight soak. Great with either black beans or red kidney beans.

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Tempeh, Bell Pepper and Pineapple Stir-fry with Red Pearl Onions

December 16, 2011 Dairy free

pineapple tempeh red pearl onion stir-fry (2)

With a ripe pineapple on the counter, it was time to make this tempeh, pineapple, and bell pepper stir-fry. I added some red pearl onions my friend had given me, and they looked marvelous with the yellow pineapple. So I added even more purple by chopping up some red cabbage. The result looked almost too […]

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Fried Tempeh

December 16, 2011 Dairy free

Fried Tempeh

I love tempeh fried in long strips and sprinkled with tamari to turn it into the fatty, crunchy, salty vegan equivalent of bacon.  Steaming or baking tempeh also works if you want to avoid added oil, but frying is a good way to introduce tempeh into your menus and get your family hooked on it […]

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Pearl Onions: I’m Not Intimidated Anymore!

December 16, 2011 Recipes

red pearl onions

How to easily get the skins off pearl onions.

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