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  • Dinner Tonight: Hearty Vegan Minestrone

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | March 4, 2019

    As parts of the United States still continue with low temperatures, you may be looking for recipes that will help you stay warm on a cold winter day! We’ve got you covered with of one of our favorite soup recipes... vegan minestrone.

    Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with vegetables and pasta or rice. The remaining ingredients are basic pantry items, including canned tomatoes, beans, spices and any vegetables you may have on hand. Not only will this budget friendly soup keep you warm on a cold day, but it is also packed with fiber, plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will help give your immune system a boost this winter, as we anxiously await the warmer temperatures. Read more

  • Lunch Today: Black Bean and Quinoa Power Bowl

    by Paula Gallagher | February 19, 2019

    If you want to kick up your salad game, try a power bowl. Power bowls are basically amped up salads. Many times they are supplemented with nutrient-rich grains and protein to make them more filling and to provide energy to sustain you throughout your day, perfect for lunch. They are also very simple to make.

    Power bowls usually consist of vegetables, protein and whole grains and then tossed with a delicious dressing. Nuts  and seeds are great toppers and add texture, as well as important nutrients. This recipe uses black beans as its protein, spinach as its main veggie and quinoa as the whole grain. Read more

  • New at Village Green: INIKA Organic Make-Up

    by Paula Gallagher | February 12, 2019

    Our new line of beautiful makeup products, INIKA, uses 100% natural ingredients and is 100% certified cruelty-free with Australia's Choose Cruelty Free organization. INIKA was started because people were looking for gentle yet effective skin and beauty care that did not contain harmful chemicals. All of their ingredients are ethically sourced, natural and derived from botanicals or minerals.

    INIKA Organic offers the highest quality and safest ingredients to nourish and protect your skin. All of their cosmetics are certified organic or vegan, certified halal and certified cruelty free. INIKA does not use harsh or harmful chemicals, additives or fillers. Read more

  • Valentine's Day Dessert: Strawberry Chia Pudding

    by Paula Gallagher | February 11, 2019

    This yummy Strawberry Chia Pudding is the perfect treat to show someone how much you love them. The recipe is vegan and is made with strawberries, chia seeds and nondairy milk. This is from Dr. Neal Barnard's Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes.

    Chia seeds contain high concentrations of fiber, protein and healthy omegas, as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorus and manganese. Studies have shown chia seeds as an effective means to boost plasma ALA and EPA omega-3 levels. Omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Further, omega-3s are excellent for brain and skin health, Read more

  • Plant-Powered Super Bowl: Tom Brady and Beyond Meat

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | February 5, 2019

    We just witnessed a plant-powered Super Bowl LIII. NFL quarterback Tom Brady – who eats a primarily plant-based diet – brought the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year, this time taking on the Los Angeles Rams. By now, we know that the New England Patriots won their 11th Super Bowl, and quarterback Tom Brady  now sports 6 Super Bowl rings. Read more

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