Recipes, Vegetarian

Beet, dandelion, and goat cheese salad

Dandelion leaves are bitter tasting, and beets are sweet. Combine them together for a delicious and healthy salad. This dish serves 4 people as a side salad. Ingredients 1 bunch of dandelion leaves, rinsed then chopped 4 beets, roasted for 45 minutes at 400F, allowed to cool then peeled and chopped 1/4 cup of crumbled… Continue reading Beet, dandelion, and goat cheese salad

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Vegetarian shepherd’s pie

This is a vegetarian version of a English dish that was made traditionally with meat. It is often possible to switch out the meat in recipes and make an even more delicious vegetarian version, and this recipe is a good example. There are several reasons to cut back on meat; it means less saturated fat… Continue reading Vegetarian shepherd’s pie

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot secrete enough insulin, usually under conditions of chronic overconsumption of fuel, inactivity, overweight, and insulin resistance. Some people are more susceptible to developing diabetes than others. If your body sends excess fuel to develop fat in the abdomen around organs like the heart, pancreas, and in and… Continue reading Type 2 diabetes

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Web links that I like

videos Make it a priority to watch Dr. Lustig's presentation Sugar: The Bitter Truth. It will change the way you think about sugar. Sugar: The Bitter Truth. Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. health information The Diabetes Association The Obesity Society… Continue reading Web links that I like

Recipes, Vegetarian

Mixed veggie BBQ salad

Ingredients An assortment of vegetables to grill, my favorites are zucchini, squash, and fennel. Olive oil Salt for the dressing (enough for 4 people): 5 tablespoons of olive oil juice of 1/2 lemon 2 teaspoons of white balsamic vinegar 1 green chili a bunch of fresh mint a bunch of fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon of… Continue reading Mixed veggie BBQ salad

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Cauliflower & chick peas

Serves 4 people Ingredients 1 cauliflower, trimmed and divided into florets 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 can of chick peas 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds 1 green chili chopped salt and black pepper splash of… Continue reading Cauliflower & chick peas