JANNA VANDERVEEN

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The one snack my children can’t live without is a fruit smoothie.  When time permits, I prepare an all-natural fruit concoction for my children’s evening snack.  This one is their favorite treat. Five Fruit Smoothie 1 cup Organic Vanilla Coconut Milk  1/4 cup Organic Coconut Palm Sugar 3 Banana’s 1 Peach 1 Cup Frozen Chunk Pineapple 10 Large Frozen Strawberries 1/2 cup Frozen Raspberries Directions: 1. Add all of the above ingredients into your Vitamix Blender in the… Read More

Rip Esselstyn Engine 2 Lasagna is the most delicious, healthy, fiber filled vegetable lasagna that I have ever found.  Made.  Eaten.  Anywhere!  Having watched the documentary “Forks over Knives”, and it’s spin-off “Engine2Diet,” I was impressed by how yummy this vegan lasagna looked.  So…I thought I’d give cooking it a try.  The recipe with more detailed instructions can be found at this link: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianlasagnarecipes/r/engine2lasagna.htm. Sweetheart by Janna I have to confess that I was initially quite leery of making this recipe,… Read More

This is a delicious coffee cake that I would highly recommend by the Smitten Kitchen.  I found it at http://www.smittenkitchen.com/.  I made a few adjustments to the recipe and made it easier to read… but you can find the original at the link.  Enjoy! Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake Cranberry layer 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries (6 oz) Dry Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 tsp… Read More