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


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


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, […]

March 17, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Extending the Life of Your Kale and Chard

It is inspiring to me to connect with more and more people who are making fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. I love hearing about the physical improvements…clear skin, healthier hair, blood sugars stabilizing. However, a reoccurring topic of discussion is, “My kale doesn’t last very long.” So I decided to repost some easy hints for […]