Satisfying Split-Pea Soup

Vegan Smoky Split-Pea Soup, No-Oil

Get energized from one tasty bowl, with easy and delicious vegan fat-free dried green pea soup.  Potatoes, barley, and carrots, create a cozy, comfy, cheerful soup.  Like pea soup you may have eaten as a meat-eating child – but better!

Powered by healthy dried peas and potatoes, lots of iron, energy, fibre, and vitamin A, get ready to feel and look fantastic.

Veganized food usually tastes better than non-vegan, doesn’t it?  We vegans spend time to figure out which spices and vegetables make a meal delicious, and don’t rely on animal fat for taste.

Two special ingredients in this recipe, if you can find them: imitation bacon bits, and smoked paprika.  Both make the vegan pea soup taste smoky, and like you used a ham bone (I hope it is not offensive to any vegans for me to say that).

The imitation bacon bits swell up like pink meat crumbs, so be ready for that!  It was a little shocking for us, as non-meat-eaters. If you don’t like soy bacon bits, the soup will still taste great without them.  I didn’t figure out to add them until recently.

This fast, easy, and simple, best, split-pea soup, will be ready in just over an hour, rather than the more traditional two.

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Beauty

The dried parsley gives it a nice green colour, but this vegan split-pea soup’s beauty, is not from the way it looks, but, from the satisfying taste, and chewy texture.

Like your body on whole-foods plant-based no-oil recipes – beautiful on the healthy inside.  Oh, wait, you will be gorgeous on the outside too… and you are being beautiful to living creatures. That’s gorgeous too.

Barley

My nutrition calculator classified barley as a health food – health food? – barley was a staple of european diets, why did people stop eating it?  I don’t have time to research that now (got more recipes to publish)… I’m curious though.

Barley bread apparently was common in the British Isles dating back to the Iron Age, that’s over 3000 years ago.  Barley is a natural, unprocessed, whole grain.

Barley contains gluten, so if you’ve had a positive gluten blood test result, then swap it for long grain brown rice (cooks faster than short grain), or more potatoes.

If the blood test was negative (like mine was) consider that you might just be gluten sensitive because you eat too many low fibre and inflammatory animal products.  That’s what happened to me; before going vegan cured my IBS and gluten sensitivity.  Try increasing your fruit and veggies, skip the animal and processed foods, and when your gut is healthy the gluten sensitivity disappears.

Back to Basics

I always think of that nursery rhyme/song when I cook this:-

Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,

Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old;

Some like it hot, some like it cold,

Some like it in the pot, nine days old.

and I think, yes!  Soup made from dried peas, potatoes, and barley, what people lived on for centuries!

We are getting back to healthy basics here.

In our house this soup never lasts nine days though, it has disappeared sooner than that. 🙂

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Satisfying Split-Pea Soup

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Western
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 306 kcal
Author: Jeanette Whitten

This soup is a favourite in our family, and we have been eating it for years.  Pot barley is such a chewy, tasty addition, but the soup is still great if you don't have any.  

This recipe allows you to cook the soup as you chop and add the ingredients in the order specified. Make sure it is bubbling the entire time, and you will be finished in 1 hour and 15 min instead of 2 hours. 

If it gets too thick, add hot water, a cup at a time.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable broth store bought cartons work great
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups green split peas dried
  • 1/2 cup barley dried, pot (hulled) barley is less processed than pearl barley. Substitute long grain brown rice if you want.
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp thyme or 2 bay leaves, discard before eating
  • 4 cups potatoes cubed, skin on, 1 1/2" diced
  • 1 onion sweet chopped
  • 2 cups carrots chopped
  • 2 celery stalk thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika use smoked! Replaces the taste of smoked ham.
  • 1/4 cup imitation bacon bits vegan, ours are made of soy and paprika
  • salt to taste
  • pepper fresh ground, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring broth, water, celery seed, bay leaves, rinsed peas and barley to a boil in a LARGE soup pot. Reduce to a simmer. 

  2. Dice and add potatoes, raise heat to high, once bubbling, lower heat again.

    Image of chopped red potatoes on a cutting board.
  3. Chop onions and carrots, add to soup and raise heat to high, once boiling, lower heat again. Tip: I like to food process the onion alone into small pieces, then add carrots, and slowly process until the carrots are in larger pieces than the onion. Takes 45 seconds this way. 

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  4. Add the sliced celery, parsley, basil, smoked paprika, vegan bacon bits and salt.

    Image of vegan split-pea soup ingredients in pot before cooking.
  5. Cover and simmer on low for 15 more minutes.  Total time since the peas started boiling should be at least 75 minutes.  

  6. Taste test, and if the peas are soft, serve in bowls, with salt, whole grain crackers, and freshly ground pepper.

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Nutrition Facts
Satisfying Split-Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 / 8th of recipe)
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 537mg 22%
Potassium 1168mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 8g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 119.7%
Vitamin C 21.3%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 35.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Vegan Lasagna – Tofu & Spinach, Whole Foods Plant Based

Vegan Lasagna

Whole Foods Plant Based Vegan Lasagna With No-Oil (High Nutrition, Low Calories)

This wfpb no-oil vegan lasagna is based on traditional Italian lasagna, but with a vegan cottage cheese / vegan ricotta substitute, made from tofu, basil, and lemon juice.

Fast vegan lasagna recipe that only needs 20 minutes to cook in the oven.

Need a vegan dinner recipe that is great for non-vegans too?

I have served this lasagna many times to non-vegan friends, to rave reviews. Vegetarian lasagna is a dish people are familiar with.

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This is the best cheese-free, meatless, vegetarian lasagna recipe I’ve made.

I make lasagna all the time, it’s one of our family standard meals, when I have 90 minutes.  I’ve tried many, many vegan variations, this one is our favourite.  The reason is because of extra noodles, and the zucchini gives it more bulk.  It’s not runny, but has a perfect sauce consistency.  Using blended diced tomatoes and tomato paste makes a nice dark red, thick, tasty, and healthy, sauce.

Tomato paste is LOADED with antioxidants (fight aging, prevent cancer, reduce inflammation, promote healing).

There was even a study that showed people’s sunburns healed faster when they ate tomato paste daily.

See Preventing Skin Cancer from the Inside Out video.

As long as you have a food processor,

you can cook this healthy lasagna really fast – it is easy to make, think about how you can relax while it cooks in the oven.

If you don’t have a food processor, and you have mad knife skills, please try it anyways, and let me know in the comments how you made out?

Double Pasta Noodle Layers

Watching my kids pick noodles out of lasagna (to eat first) inspired me to use double layers of pasta in this recipe, so that there is more pasta for a satisfying meal and to get a great consistency.  I have added the zucchini to balance out that extra starch, so you are also getting more vegetables.

I am sure this recipe will be popular with kids and your non-vegan friends too.

Lasagna in pan with salad

Plan to have 20 minutes to bake the vegan lasagna in the oven and about 70 minutes to cook your whole grain noodles and assemble the layers.

You can get this lasagna done in 1 1/2 hours – about 90 minutes.

Sprinkle the lasagna generously with almond flour and then salt and garlic powder – looks just like parmesan!

Zucchini whole

This vegan lasagna calls for spinach, lemon, and garlic in the tofu ricotta layer.

Zucchini and tomato paste give the tomato sauce more substance, it is thick, and italian seasoning adds great flavour.

Why Olive Oil Isn’t a Health Food

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All oils, including olive oil and coconut oil, have been shown to cause a constant and significant decrease in artery function after meals.

Inflammation increases, and blood vessel flow decreases in your body when you eat any fat, including olive and coconut oils.

Oils hurt our arteries and increase inflammation in our body.  Inflammation leads to disease.

Eating vegetables restores artery function,

since olive oil is often consumed with vegetables – in a salad for example – there can be a positive effect when eating oil, because of the vegetables – despite the oil.

Physicians studying heart disease and plant based diets recommend you skip the oil,

and just eat the vegetables – and you will have much improved arterial function.

 

Eat nuts and seeds instead

These physicians also recommend you eat an ounce daily of whole nuts and seeds to get the oils/fats you need – delivered in a food, not from a factory – the way nature intended!

Walnuts and almonds
lasagna pan rinsed - no soap

Because this lasagna has no oil, no meat and no cheese, there is no grease, no oils when you are done.

The empty pan here is after I simply rinsed it with water – no soap required.  Squeaky clean.

Think how clean this makes the inside of our bodies as well – no clogged arteries, no blocked blood flow to our brains or other important body parts (um, men).

Enjoy this lasagna with your family, it is a great meal to add to your regular routine, and because it has no added oil, it is a good way to keep your arteries clean and functioning well,  preventing heart disease in your children and yourself.

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Vegan Lasagna - With Tofu Spinach Zucchini and No Oil

Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 270 kcal
Author: Jeanette Whitten
This is a great healthy vegan, delicious, vegetable lasagna with no oil.  

Make in a 9 x 13" open casserole dish (no lid or foil required).

It uses tofu and spinach as a quick and easy ricotta cheese substitute. It tastes like a traditional Italian lasagna, except it is low fat, high fibre and not full of cholesterol.  

The zucchini makes it so colourful, and so good for you! 

Even if you have never made lasagna, you can succeed with this simple basic lasagna 101 recipe.

Ingredients

Noodles

  • 13.22 oz pasta whole grain 18 lasagna noodles - 6 layers of 3 noodles, to make GF use gluten free noodles

Tomato Sauce

  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes or fresh tomatoes
  • 5 .5 oz tomato paste canned
  • 1 onion small, I use white sweet onions, or use green onions to make this low FODMAP
  • 4 cups zucchini about 2 medium to small, about 4 cups, chopped in big chunks
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning Such as Club House brand - it includes salt
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast optional

Tofu Ricatta

  • 12.35 oz extra firm tofu 350 g package
  • 2 garlic 2 small or 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 10.58 oz frozen spinach chopped, thawed and drained
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar a bit of sweet is key to making the vegan ricotta taste like real ricotta
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dried basil or 1 cup chopped fresh basil

Optional

  • 4 tbsp almond flour or 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, for sprinkling on top. We prefer almond flour, it looks like parmesan.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C) on convection bake.  You will need a 9 x 13" uncovered casserole dish.

  2. In a large pot, start water boiling.  No need for salt or oil.

Prepare the tomato sauce

  1. In a food processor, add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, zucchini chunks, Italian seasoning and nutritional yeast. Process until in small pieces, but not fully blended.  Add salt, to taste, if your Italian seasoning is salt free.

  2. Pour the tomato sauce into a medium saucepan on the stove, bring to a simmer. Cover, and cook until the tofu ricotta mixture is ready.

  3. Rinse the food processor out (no oil means no soap required!)

Prepare the tofu ricotta

  1. Thaw the frozen spinach in the microwave for a few minutes.  You can leave it in the package, put it on a plate to catch any drips.

  2. This is a good time to add the 18 whole grain lasagna noodles to the boiling water. Sometimes I add a couple extra noodles in case any get ripped.

  3. In the food processor, add the extra firm tofu, garlic, thawed spinach, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and basil. Blend until lumps are gone.

Assemble the lasagna in this order: sauce, noodles, sauce, double noodles, tofu ricotta, double noodles, sauce, noodles, sauce

  1. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish.

  2. Place 3 noodles (single layer)

  3. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce over the noodles

  4. Place 3 noodkes

  5. Place a second layer of 3 more noodles (double noodle layer).  Kids love this.

  6. Spread all the Tofu ricotta over the double noodle layer.

  7. Place 3 noodles.

  8. Place a second layer of 3 noodles (double noodle layer)

  9. 2 cups tomato sauce

  10. 3 noodles (single layer)

  11. Top with the remaining 1.5 cups sauce and spread evenly.

  12. Spread 4-5 tablespoons of almond flour generously over top, (it looks like parmesan), then sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.  Also you could use my Vegan Parmesan Cheese over top, or nutritional yeast. 

  13. Bake in preheated convection oven for 20 minutes until bubbling

Recipe Notes

Enjoy with a salad!

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lasagna - With Tofu Spinach Zucchini and No Oil
Amount Per Serving (1 / 8th of recipe)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Potassium 984mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 99.1%
Vitamin C 36.2%
Calcium 15.9%
Iron 31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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FAST No-Rise Healthy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (oil-free vegan)

Image of vegan pizza, with focus on the crust. Pizza has vegan sausage, mushrooms, black olives, pineapple, and green peppers with homemade fast no rise whole wheat crispy and delicious pizza crust.

Whole-Foods Plant-Based Pizza Crust in 30 Minutes – wfpb

Food processor, no-rise, fat-free pizza dough recipe that is great for kids.  Sugar-free too.

This homemade vegan pizza recipe from whole wheat flour, might sound like a tasteless hippie food, but it is NOT.   Make this pizza dough and wow everyone because it tastes so much better than a preservative filled store-bought pizza crust.

 

Facts about this fresh whole-grain pizza dough:

  • kids love it,
  • men love it,
  • women love it,
  • ok people love it,
  • make in your food processor,
  • no waiting for dough to rise,
  • dried prunes instead of oil (moist!),
  • dates instead of sugar, and
  • homemade vegan parmesan cheese (almonds or almond flour), baked right in the crust.

The crust stays moist and chewy, but crispy on the edges and bottom, this healthy, vegan pizza crust, tastes really, really, good.  It is sweet and salty and complements the toppings perfectly.

RISING IS NOT NECESSARY WITH THIS VEGAN PIZZA RECIPE.  Just needed to repeat that.

Nutrition Facts
FAST and EASY Vegan No-Rise Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust - Oil-Free
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (8 slices per pizza))
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 293mg 12%
Potassium 169mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Be serious about your health – feel good, fight cancer, prevent heart disease, and stay slim, by taking charge of your pizza.  One of the most unhealthy and common meals.  Feel and look great tomorrow, eat plant-based low-fat high-fibre pizza today.

It is easy to make your own vegan whole-foods plant-based no-oil pizza crust!

I had no idea, I’ve been buying crusts forever, not really happy with them, but you know, we wanted to eat pizza!  Now my family loves pizza even more!

This vegan pizza dough barely needs kneading and it is no-rise dough.  You can make a whole-foods plant-based pizza faster than calling for pizza delivery – and you know exactly what is in it.  

Recruit people to help you chop some beautiful toppings, and use your food processor for them, because that is the most time consuming part of making this.

Pre-made crusts are full of oils and preservatives.

You have to wonder what kind of crazy preservatives are in packaged crusts to keep them on the shelf for weeks without spoiling – that is not good for you!

Any store crusts I can find have very little fibre, are made with refined grains, and are high in calories from fat and contain so many preservatives.

This crust will not give you a stomach ache, it won’t bung you up, it contains no greasy fat, no preservatives.

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My daughter took some slices in her lunch and sent me this text about the pizza.

I like spices… 🙂

We make vegan pizza from scratch every couple weeks now, because this dough is so scrumptious.

Everyone loves it!

Teenagers need pizza like this, and so do adults.

I read somewhere that typical teenagers eat pizza so frequently they are getting like 25% of their calories from pizza now.  That is BAD news for their insides and future health.

Don’t you agree?

3 Steps to Make Fast Healthy Vegan Pizza

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Combine the vegan pizza dough ingredients with your food processor,

use a rolling pin to roll out two large and thin crusts (which is a fun skill to learn).  Put the pizza crusts on stoneware for best results.  A pizza stone or rectangle stone work really well.  Or use whatever baking sheet you have!

Add lots of vegan toppings to the raw dough.

Great healthy vegan pizza toppings start with oil free, 100% tomato sauce from a can, sprinkled generously with Italian seasoning.

Add sliced Tofurky ham, or spicy vegan sausages (my favouite on pizza),  diced spinach, frozen and food processed pinepple, yellow and green peppers, halved cherry tomatoes, and black olives.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the edges are dark

and you have two seriously awesome wholesome pizzas.

I just ate some of our pizza leftovers,

and this pizza crust keeps really well in the fridge, it did NOT go soggy.

Whoop!  Here is how you can make it!

Vegan whole-wheat quick-rise no-oil pizza crust
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FAST and EASY Vegan No-Rise Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust - Oil-Free

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Egg Free, High Fibre, Italian, Vegan, Whole Foods
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Jeanette Whitten

This whole-foods plant-based pizza dough recipe uses prunes and no-oil.  It comes together quickly, and bakes to a perfect crispness with a wonderful flavour.

Use a rolling pin, and roll out thin and evenly, otherwise the crust will be too bready.

Yield: Pizza dough for two large 14 inch (35.5 cm) diameter rounds, or two 11” x 14” (28 cm x 35.5 cm) baking sheet rectangles.

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup water hot from the tap
  • 1.5 ounces prunes 4 dried prunes
  • 1.5 ounces dates 4 dried dates or 1 Tbsp raw sugar like coconut sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast rapid-rise or instant, 1 envelope

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour whole wheat bread flour or regular whole wheat flour - measure exactly
  • 2 tbsp almond flour 30 mL ground into flour before adding, or packaged almond flour
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 30 mL
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 5 mL
  • 2 teaspoons salt

For sprinkling on the baking sheet

  • 1 tbsp cornmeal prevents sticking, tastes good

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500° F (260° Celsuis).  Convection oven: use top and middle racks to bake 2 pizzas at once.  

  2. Sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza stone/baking sheet or use a silicone mat or light cooking spray to prevent sticking. 

    Rectangle stoneware great for pizza
  3. Blend the hot water, dates (or sugar), and prunes in a small high speed blender.   

  4. Whisk the prune/date water, and quick rise yeast together in a liquid 2 cup measuring cup (so you can pour it into a running food processor later).  If you use dates it will just barely fit in a 2 cup.  With sugar about 1 2/3 cup.

  5. Allow yeast mix to grow and puff up for 5 minutes. 

  6. Pulse flour, almond flour, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt, in the food processor until combined. 

  7. Slowly pour the yeast water mixture into the running food processor and run for about 2 minutes, until a shaggy ball forms.  It should be sticky, but dry enough to pick up without it sticking all over your hands, add water or flour, if needed, to adjust (hopefully not).  Flour on your work surface can make it less sticky too.

  8. Remove the pizza dough and separate into two equal balls.  Place one dough ball at a time onto a heavily floured work surface and quickly knead a few times until it comes together.  

  9. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a round about 14 inches in diameter, or a 11” x 14” (28 cm x 35.5 cm) rectangle/oval shape to fully fit your baking sheet.  For best results, roll the dough out as thin and even as reasonably possible.  Aim for 1/2 inch even thickness rather than a perfectly round shape.  Spread it to the edges of your pans.  Pinch dough under around the edges to make them thicker and give a grip to grab onto.

  10. Add sauce and toppings right up to the edges.  Exposed crust will get very crispy.  Use a generous amount of toppings!  
    vegan pizza faux meat toppings
  11. We like vegan low-fat spicy sausage on our pizza like this one from Yves:

  12. Our pizzas look like this before we put them in the oven.

    vegan pizza full of wfpb pizza toppings ready for the oven
  13. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, on the top racks until the exposed crust is a medium brown and is crispy.

    cooked vegan wfpb pizza crust
  14. Watch closely and remove from the oven right away if you see or smell toppings or the crust burning. 

    Vegan wfpb Pizza Slices
  15. Customize your pizza for your family's preferences!

    Vegan Ham and Pineapple Pizza

Recipe Notes

Dates or applesauce might work instead of the prunes, but I bet they wouldn't be as good for creating a moist softness.  The prunes are like magic.

Topping ideas:

To save time, food process your toppings and spoon over!

  • Tomato sauce, oil free from a can sprinkled with Italian seasonings.  
  • Blend fresh spinach into tomato sauce for extra nutrition and a rich dark colour. 
  • Peppered Tofurky sandwich slices, cut into triangles.
  • Vegan spicy sausages.
  • Spinach, chopped 
  • Olives
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Green pepper
  • Mushrooms

We eat this pizza weekly lately, it's a real hit with the whole family.  

 

Nutrition Facts
FAST and EASY Vegan No-Rise Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust - Oil-Free
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (8 slices per pizza))
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 293mg 12%
Potassium 169mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 
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Acknowledgements

The fast and easy no-rise inspiration comes from: Cookie and Kate.

The prunes instead of oil inspiration comes from Youcef Banouni.

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VeganEnvy recipes are easy, low-fat, whole-foods, plant-based and nutrition rich.  Real food my family eats, and techniques we use to cook.

I choose ingredients that are proven to prevent and reverse disease, based on scientific studies, such as those reviewed on nutritionfacts.org and findings published by whole-foods plant-based (WFPB) experts featured in the Forks Over Knives (FOK) and What the Health documentaries FOK trailer.

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