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If you're looking for a healthy and flavorful meal, this Quick, Easy and Nutritious Teriyaki Salmon Bowl is just the thing. With juicy, tender salmon glazed in a sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce, it's packed with protein and veggies, making it a perfect option for lunch...
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Chief Bean Chaser, Professional Chef and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Why Chasing Beans, you ask?
I created Chasing Beans for YOU. Thanks for checking in. I believe it’s no accident that you’re here. My greatest wish is to provide you with recipes, guidance and inspiration for a healthy (and always delicious) plant based lifestyle. Click on the link below to learn more about me and how Chasing Beans got its name.
We’ve all Bean There…
Are you sick and tired of wondering what to make for dinner?
Do you find yourself eating out more than you’d like?
Are you confused about all the information out there on how to eat healthfully?
Have you had it up to here with diets?
Are you suffering from fatigue and/or other physical symptoms that are dragging you down?
Are you addicted to food? Sugar, Salt, Fat, White Flour?
Are you afraid that you can’t give up or limit certain foods that you know are not promoting your best health?
Are you ready to finally give up your unhealthy habits and find a new relationship with nourishing, delicious and life sustaining food?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you’re in the right place! I’m so glad you’re here. Taking care of “the one and only you”, not to mention the whole family, is hard in today’s world. Here at Chasing Beans, you’ll discover the life changing magic that eating well brings to your body, mind and spirit. You’ll find delicious plant based recipes made with little or no processed ingredients, health and wellness tips and inspiration.
It's officially Fall and that means it's time for squash. We have a bounty of squashes to choose from, but there's nothing like butternut squash in soups, stews and curries. This Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Curry is beautifully orange and yellow and so warm and...
Sometimes we all just need something sweet. I make my very best effort not to eat processed sugar, and because I can easily binge on even "healthy sweets" like these Date Energy Balls and Healthy Buckeye Balls, I try to limit them as well. I like to choose sweet...
What better way to enjoy the bounty of summer corn than this "Creamy" Summer Corn Chowder! With this recipe, you can avoid the butter, cream, and bacon that often make up the ingredient list of corn chowder. But you'll still be left with a warm, creamy, slightly...
In my blog post for Dee Dee's Salsa last month, I heralded the amazing taste of the tomatoes from the fields of Arkansas where I grew up. I didn't experience cherry tomatoes until I moved to New England. It turns out that cherry tomatoes didn't become popular until...
Add this tasty Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad to your "end of the summer" barbecues. Vibrant veggies and pasta are dressed with this delicious non-traditional pesto made with walnuts and white miso instead of pine nuts and parmesan cheese. The walnuts and white miso add a...
Enjoy the bounties of summer with this rich and vibrant Thai Red Curry With Summer Vegetables. You can't go wrong with the vegetables that I've chosen...zucchini, summer squash, carrots, green beans, and a red bell pepper, but you can also sub in vegetables of your...
My beautiful sister, Jennifer, who we call Dee Dee, is a master in the kitchen. It's in her bones. She has never had any formal culinary training, but she has always had everything she needs to create the most amazing dishes day after day without fail. Dee Dee just...
These Spicy Grilled Korean Chicken Breasts are perfect for a summer picnic. You'll need 4-8 hours for the marinade to do its magic, but preparing them on the grill at the last minute is quick and easy. The marinade comes together in minutes too, so your time in the...
If you haven't tried farro yet, this is your chance! This Mediterranean Farro Salad hits the spot. It's perfect for a big crowd and the flavor improves with time so leftovers are great for a quick lunch or dinner side. Rich in nutrients, minerals and antioxidants,...
Chasing something special?
There is an abundance of information available in the world today (more than ever before in history) about how to nourish yourself. It is very exciting to be able to access so much knowledge, but at times it can become overwhelming.
What’s Right for Me?
Questions arise as to which scientific study should I believe (as they are often contradictory), which expert should I follow (as experts often disagree), what’s right for me (which may or may not be what anyone else in the universe needs) and how can I find the time in my busy life to attend to these things.
Generally speaking, a range of experts in the fields of nutrition and medicine suggest the following for optimal health:
- Decrease saturated fats and trans fats
- Increase intake of fruits and vegetables
- Eat more fiber
- Substitute animal protein with plant protein
- Increase whole grains
- Limit sweets, desserts and sugary sodas
- Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all
- Reduce intake of salt
- Control portion size
- Exercise regularly
Engage with Chasing Beans
Whether you are doing some or all of these things, you will find delicious plant based recipes, inspiration and education right here on these pages, so dive right in, and in the spirit of lifting up the universe, please provide comments when they are kind, respectful and may be helpful to others especially including me.
Progress, Not Perfection
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will be you and me. We can take pride in the changes we make each day that lead us to a healthier self. I continue on my journey of self discovery into healthfulness, and I’m pretty sure I will always be on this journey. As is said, “it’s about progress, not perfection.” Moving towards your goal of a healthier you will bring you abundance that you never dreamed possible, and you can enjoy the journey.
Join me here to discover healthy and delicious recipes, learn more about how to feed yourself
for optimal health. and find inspiration for being the best that you can be everyday!
Here’s to YOU! You are AMAZING just the way you are!
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