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May 22, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Plant-based Spinach Cranberry Walnut Salad

This is a quick, easy and delicious way to eat spinach. This salad is always a hit when the ladies come over for lunch, along with my Step it up a Notch Cranberry Muffins. This recipe is a great go-to when trying to increase your plant-based foods. Hope you like it! Lightly toast walnuts in […]

May 8, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Natural Remedy for Constipation

It is too easy to take our natural bodily functions for granted, until something is not working right. Constipation can be such an uncomfortable distraction physically and mentally. With the demands on our mind, body, and emotions in today’s society, it is important to recognize how crucial the upkeep of your health is. With high […]

May 6, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Plant-based Asian Cabbage Salad

With warmer weather slowly entering the Midwest, salads are more enticing to eat again. An old favorite is the Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad, laced with ramen noodles. You may remember it being served at many bring a dish to pass events. However, I decided to step it up a notch and make it plant-based. I […]

April 25, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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I Have to Stop Eating…

If you want to improve the way you eat or the things you eat, here is a helpful hint: Don’t focus on the foods you think you should not eat. Focus on the foods you want to start eating more of—like fruits and vegetables. The more you turn your thoughts towards healthier foods, the less […]

April 23, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Plant-based Empanadas

With the surge of new readers this week, let me share the reason why I refer to plant-based foods so often. This fall will be four years since I was diagnosed with lymphoma. When weighing out decisions to improve my health, Dr. Neil Barnard’s video Eating Right For Cancer Survival was a turning point for […]

April 9, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Quick and Easy Plant-based Dark Chocolate Mousse

If you are trying to eat healthier, this is a recipe you have to try! I had my apprehensions when my dear friend Jennie sent me the recipe. I am picky when it comes to textures; jello, custard, and mousse are not my thing. However, with all the enticing ingredients, I needed to check it […]

March 31, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Delightfully Colorful Plant-based Salad

With Resurrection Sunday around the corner, salad may be an item you are serving at your Easter table. Various combinations to make a healthy, tasty salad is endless, but some days it is nice to let someone else do the creative thinking for you. Adding fruit to your salad is refreshing to your taste buds! […]

March 26, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Plant-based Salad Dressing – Carrot Ginger Dressing

This dressing reminds me of a delicious salad at one of our favorite Asian Restaurants, Kuma’s Asian Bistro, in Rockford and in Naperville, Illinois. It is a refreshing, flavorful dressing that is typically served with iceberg lettuce and shredded carrots, but I say go for the gusto and pile on the colors for your salad […]

March 20, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Step it up a Notch – Asparagus Soup

If a vegetable on your plate is a rare sight, it might feel like a daunting task to add more vegetables to your diet. With the internet available to easily search for new recipes, it’s not as hard as you may think. I find salads are not as enticing when it is too cold out, […]