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Tex-Mex Soup Bowl

Tex-Mex Soup Bowl

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is an easy, quick dish that can be used as a hearty soup for 2 people or a dip serving about 4 people. I usually make a vegan cheese sauce from another website (Brand New Vegan). When I make this cheese sauce, I freeze about half of it to use at a later date. Feel free to use 2 oz of shredded cheese instead.


Ingredients

  • 3 oz sliced kale (stripped from the stalk, then sliced)
  • 1 cup black beans (if using canned, make sure to rinse)
  • 4-6 oz diced tomato (any variety)
  • 3 oz chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup frozen sweet yellow corn
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth or reconstituted bouillon
  • 1 cup vegan cheese sauce of choice* (optional)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a 2 1/2 quart pot.
  2. Heat on high, covered, until boiling, (about 5 minutes).
  3. Uncover, decrease heat to medium and continue to heat for 10-15 minutes until broth has reduced.
  4. Serve alone, with guacamole, chipotle “cream” or any other accompaniment.

Hurry Up & Wait


We live in an extremely fast paced world.  Many of us go nonstop from the moment our feet hit the ground, not even taking a break to eat. We eat in the car, at a desk or event standing, shoveling it all in.  Slowing down during meal times is imperative to moving forward on your journey towards optimal health.  I present to you one of my favorite and most inexpensive ways to slow down when eating: chopsticks. Using chopsticks at meal times really forces me to slow down, because there is just so much I can pick up with them.  Although I have really improved my skills using them throughout the years, it always works to get me to slow down.  One rule though: the plate stays on the table or at least away from your mouth.  No “shoveling” the food in.  How do you slow down?

 

Quick Tomato Stew

Quick Tomato Stew

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Serves 1, however can be made in bulk for multiple portions.




Ingredients

  • 2 oz whole grain pasta
  • 1 serving of frozen meatballs thawed (I usually use vegetarian or vegan, however choose 1 serving of your preferred “ball”)
  • 1 cup of prepared tomato soup
  • 3 oz frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup canned, rinsed beans (any variety)
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 oz cheese (I tend to use rice cheese)
  • Red pepper flakes, optional

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. If “ball” of choice is frozen, thaw according to package directions. I usually cook them at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  3. While pasta cooks, warm up the tomato soup until simmering.
  4. Add the spinach until thawed.
  5. Add the beans, soy sauce, cheese and red pepper flakes (if using) and continue to cook until heated thoroughly.
  6. Add cooked pasta, toss until combined.
  7. Serve.

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day! Do you know the best way to protect the planet? Eat more plants!

Today is a cold and rainy day in New Jersey, however yesterday we spent the bulk of the afternoon clearing the yard of leaves for the compost pile. This will be the year my garden is bountiful!

How are you spending Earth Day?

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GARDENFEST 2012, Hopatcong, NJ

In celebration of EARTH DAY this year, the Hopatcong Community Garden is hosting Gardenfest: An Afternoon of Family Fun on April 22, 2012 from 12-4pm (rain date April 29, 2012) at Modick Park.  Please see picture for details.

The Hopatcong Community Garden is completely funded by fundraisers, donations (like from Nutrition Map) and grants.  Come support a great project that is bringing the gift of good health to Hopatcong, NJ.

Nutrition Map will have a vendor table in support of the garden.  Come by to learn how to use up all those fresh goodies from the garden.