Vegetarian

Amy's — a Natural Foods Staple for 30 Years!

Amy’s is a California Original! When we visited Northern Califoria this year, we were excited to tour Amy’s Kitchen in Petaluma. We were surprised and impressed with their hands-on approach. I expected floor to ceiling stainless steel machinery doing all the work, but what we saw was hundreds of dedicated workers hand making and packaging …

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Danish Cucumber Salad

Salad, Side Dish, Appetizer, Sandwich Topping — You Will Love this Simple and Easy Recipe! If you have enjoyed a Danish Smörgåsbord (or Swedish, for that matter) you have probably noticed a multitude of small serving dishes with little pickles of all kinds, red cabbage (rødkål, see Oda’s recipe here), peas and carrots, cucumbers, pickled beets, and …

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Another Quick Dish–this one can be Vegetarian!

Kalamata Olive Pasta…Otherwise Known as Pasta Puttanesca   I always have the ingredients for this easy Italian Pasta dish on hand for those busy days when I just don’t want to cook, but I want to eat!  This dinner takes only about 30 minutes, including the salad shown! Kalamata Olive Pasta (Pasta Puttanesca) (This recipe …

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Vegan Zucchini Lasagna

A True Labor of Love …and there’s so much love!   Most of the good things in life are at least a little labor intensive. Building a house, painting a mural, planting a garden… but the outcome is always oh, so nice and oh, so worth it. As Stephanie, our Lassen’s Ventura Sample Captain confessed, …

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Documentary Review–Forks Over Knives

Look at all of those gorgeous fruits and vegetables! Just in time for Spring and lots of gorgeous produce, I watched the documentary, “Forks Over Knives.”     This was a compelling and convincing argument for changing our diet–especially the highly processed animal-based diet of the average American–to a whole-food, plant-based diet.     Of …

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