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Arugula Salad with Tofu Goddess Dressing

(Jane stars in Phil’s commercial) Spring is the time to load your plate with greens.  Refreshing, cleansing and energizing. Crisp clean arugula dressed with a creamy herbal dressing.  Sounds nice to us!  The dressing can be used as a topping on pasta or grains too.  Gluten-free. Vegan. Want to print the recipe?  Click here.   About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she... read more

Creamy Asparagus Soup (non-dairy)

(Benjamin Franklin amuses Jane) A revitalizing dairy-free  soup using fresh, local asparagus, cumin and dill.  Fun way to utilize asparagus.  Serve it hot or cold.  Want to print the recipe?  Click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of Natural Medicine. She is the author of Feeding the Whole Family... read more

Triple A Salad

(so you wanna do something?) Toasted almonds, creamy avocado and mineral-rich arame team up to create this flavorful salad that is low in calories and high in calcium while Jane re-interprets dating word nuance. This happy salad is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free. To print the recipe click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary... read more

Romaine Chopped Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

(Phil finds feasible floor plan) The sharp sweet basil salad dressing poured over crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, blue cheese, yummy chickpeas and the reliable hard boiled egg make this chop salad win over anybody’s taste buds.  Vegetarian, gluten-free main dish salad. printable recipe?  Right here! About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director... read more

My three favorite environmentally and toddler friendly dinners

I admit that I am very lucky.  My toddler will eat pretty much anything that we are eating.  Don’t hate me.  It’s just luck.  And it might not last.  Here are a few of our favorite meals for now.  They are all vegetarian, since eating low on the food pyramid is good for your carbon footprint.  They also all avoid the oven, since it’s the biggest energy hog in the kitchen, other than an old refrigerator. #1 Loaded potato salad:  I microwave the potatoes to save energy and time.  For six potatoes, poke three or four fork holes per potato and microwave ~six... read more

Renew by Sharing Soup

Soup is the perfect gift for a new family, a new neighbor, a sick friend. Leave the trinkets and potted plants behind and get down to what will truly offer healing and love. Pair a pot of homemade soup or a big jar of nourishing stock  with a loaf of warm whole grain bread and you’ll never be forgotten. Parents can support each other by trading soup. It’s just as easy to make a big pot as a small pot. Work out an arrangement with another family where you swap soups once a week. Help each other. Create peace and renewal.  Nourishment on many... read more

Vegetarian Chili

3 cups cooked pinto or kidney beans 1 medium chopped yellow onion 1 green or red diced bell pepper 2 chopped tomatoes 1 cup tomato sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 minced gloves garlic 1 roasted, peeled & minced chile 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantroCombine all the ingredients, except the cilantro, in a large Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a slow boil. Remove the cover and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cook for 40 minutes. Add the cilantro just before serving. Garnish with grated cheese and red onion. Serve with Cornbread. read more

Romaine and Avocado Salad

By Ashisha This easy, refreshing salad jazzes up avocado (a nutrient-packed power food) with a fresh, flavorful dressing.2 tablespoons lemon juice1 garlic clove finely chopped1 teaspoon grainy mustard1 teaspoon honey2 tablespoon vegetable oil1 large avocado1 small head of romaine lettucesalt and pepper to tasteWhisk lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and honey. Add in the oil. Lightly toss this dressing with the avocado. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with bite-sized pieces of romaine lettuce. read more

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