Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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I had a patient yesterday that was absolutely hilarious. Somehow, he wandered onto the topic of what Mr. Prevention likes to eat. People are often curious, I think, as to whether or not I have a lot of say over what Mr. P eats and/or if he eats junk. The short answer to those questions… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Field Greens with Pear Vinaigrette

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Explaining to people what a “food blogger” is (does?) can be…awkward? Complicated? I’m not really sure, but I always get tongue-tied with my response. How do you explain, “I make food, take pictures of it, and post it online,” and make it sound…cool. Because let’s face it, food blogging is totally cool in every way…. Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #10 – Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

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This is it. The 10th and final chili recipe of my 4th Annual Chili Contest! And yes, I still love chili. This year’s contest was a huge success and I’m not looking forward to having to choose just one best chili. I had intended for the chili contest to end along with the Illini football… Read more →

Recipe Repeat & Meatless Monday: Vegan Crock Pot Refried Beans

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We went out for create-your-own stir fry followed by a create-your-own yogurt creation on Saturday night with our friend and her 4-year-old. Other than coloring Care Bears with her, it was fun to see her create her masterpieces to eat. Before we got up from the table to create our stir fry, she was encouraged… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pumpkin-Coconut Muffins

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Most recently, I’ve had coconut in the form of a pina colada. A REAL pina colada made with REAL coconut and REAL pineapple. I splurged and had one while in Mexico. I enjoyed every last sip of the calorie-packed cocktail. It was glorious. As someone who rarely consumes cocktails, a pina colada while on a… Read more →



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