Recipes

Suddenly It’s Soup!

April 23, 2021 |

We have owned an Instant Pot for quite awhile now and have greatly appreciated its ability to cook beans quickly and produce perfectly cooked rice.  Happily, we’re now discovering that the Instant Pot has many other charms.  Recently we have been pressed for time in the evenings and have been looking for meals that can…

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Bonanza Burgers

July 19, 2019 |

Burgers are a tasty and versatile meal, great for cooking on a grill, an easy contribution to a bbq and a satisfying focus around which to place some delicious side dishes. Plant-based burger recipes are plentiful and we have enjoyed many of them. Their base can be a wide variety of vegetables, from such delicious…

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Luscious Hummus

May 17, 2019 |

Hummus is a food that has been around a very long time. The earliest mention of hummus comes from the Middle East in the 13th century. Hummus means chickpeas in Arabic. Hummus is undeniably healthy. It is particularly high in folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium,…

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Blissful Buddha Bowls

April 19, 2019 |

Buddha bowls are all the rage now….and with good reason! With a little planning ahead they can be fast and easy to put together. Plus they contain all the nutrients you’re looking for in a healthy meal …. the macronutrients – carbohydrate, protein and fat; the micronutrients – antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals; and lots…

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A Plant-Based Holiday Dinner

December 14, 2018 |

The December holiday season is rolling quickly towards us and with it come festivities with family and friends and the inevitable foods of celebration. Unhappily the traditional foods we prepare at this time of year are not usually at the top of the healthy check list. Whatever holiday you may be celebrating, the centerpiece of…

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My name is Debra Harley (BScPhm) and I welcome you to my retirement project, this website. Over the course of a life many lessons are learned, altering deeply-rooted ideas and creating new passions.