COLORFUL FOOD!!!

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Hey friends, so recently I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the “color” of my food. I love color!! I love the way I feel when I wear something bright, I love walking into a place & feeling like I’ve entered a rainbow. Color can really affect our state of being, and the same applies to the color of our food. Take a look at the meals you’ve been enjoying, if you were simply going off “looks” , is …

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NRGY’s Amaranth with Fresh Corn & Chipotle Field Roast Sausage

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Hey friends!! I want to share a yummy dish I made recently, amaranth with fresh corn, oats, onion, Mexican Chipotle Field Roast Sausage & jalapenos. Very filling & spicy! Amaranth is high in protein, calcium & the essential amino acid, lysine. It has been cultivated for thousands of years by native people in North & South America, the Aztec people called it huautli. It is a delicious alternative to rice, quinoa and other grains. Someone had given me some Field Roast Sausages, and although I usually don’t eat processed vegan meats …

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Should I buy Organic?

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 Hey friends!! So I often get the question, “Should I Buy Organic,” and I think it’s an important topic to discuss. We hear that organic is better, but it can also be more expensive. So what is the verdict on Organic? Let’s find out: First, lets start with, “What is Organic?“: According to the National Organic Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic farmers use renewable resources and growing methods that conserve soil and water. Crops are produced …

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NRGY’s 17 Grocery Shopping Tips

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Hey friends!! Here are a few tips for your Next Grocery Shopping Trip. When I first went vegan I was lucky to have a dad, CHEF JUAN GONZALEZ, who knew everything about vegan diets, so I didn’t struggle much with that. I figured it would be a good idea to share a few of tips to help you along your journey… I hope you find them useful!   1) LEGUMES: Pick up lots of beans, of all kinds. I especially like …

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Chiles!! Bring on the Water!

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Chiltepin chili peppers growing in my garden.   Chili peppers  have always been a staple in my meals. Fortunately for me, chilies are vegan! Yes, I know I’m stating the obvious, but when you start realizing just how many of the things you once loved you CANNOT eat, the things that you can are even more special. Chili peppers in my garden Chili peppers originated in South & Central America but they are now found all over the word, and …

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Hot Chocolate for those cool nights!

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  Anytime you make a change, whether in life, school, or work, you try to anticipate all of the adjustments you’ll need to make. Some changes are easier than others and for me one of the biggest changes I had to adjust to was finding vegan products similar to the ones I grew up loving. After making the decision to become a vegan one of the first things I ran over to check was my ABUELITA Mexican chocolate. It had been a “comfort …

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