Eat For Your Health: Black Lentil, Roasted Carrots and Green Harissa

This year, inspired by my international travels, I decided to make a somewhat traditional dish with a global twist.  While the black lentils and roasted carrots are absolutely delicious, for me the rising star is the Harissa sauce!  

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Eat For Your Health: Jam Filled Breakfast Cookies

These breakfast cookies are hearty AND healthy, doughy AND dense.  There is no added sugar or flour and they are gluten-free, oil-free and cholesterol-free (#hearthealthy). The ripe mashed bananas add the perfect dose of sweetness, rounded out with the creaminess of the peanut butter.

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Eat for Your Health: Pancake Dreams (V, GF)

It's hard to believe, but I've been in Malaysia for nearly 4 weeks already and in 1 week I will move on to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! My, oh my how the time does fly.   I am fortunate enough to have a kitchen in my current accommodations and in an effort to save money (and stay healthy!) I've been preparing a fair amount of simple meals at 'home' (like overnight oats).  However, I have otherwise been torn between buying ingredients to make more elaborate meals knowing that I may very well have to toss them at the end of the month or eating out more frequently. Throwing away food gives me massive guilt, so I've opted to eat out more, which I've rationalized by convincing myself it's a necessary way to explore a city and blog for vegantravel.com :)

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Eat For Your Health: Spicy Winter Soup (V, GF)

After a great weekend cross-country skiing and hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I came down with a nasty cold.  I am my father's child and basically never lose my appetite, but when I'm feeling stuffed up, I gravitate to soups and stews with hot spices.  Spicy foods, like cayenne, turmeric, cumin and habanero, are natural decongestants, helping to relieve symptoms without the side effects or unnecessary toxins of some over the counter decongestants.  

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