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Clearwater

Though I advocate a plant-based diet, I understand it’s not for everyone.
The goal is to not consume too much meat or dairy, if eliminating it entirely is not an option for you.
Sometimes being pesca-vegetarian works for people.
Find a happy medium.
Tonight, I made an organic edamame spaghetti…. yes, spaghetti made from edamame… there’s also black bean spaghetti….protein-licious.
Because I was making it not only for myself, I added sautéed wild-caught shrimp with peppers and onions and spinach and broccoli and herbs in olive oil splashed with pomegranate vinegar.
If you want a creamy texture, add a touch of tomato sauce with some goat cheese.
Remember, spinach and broccoli have much more protein per serving as compared to meats or eggs.
It’s okay to love your salads.
Again, be creative.
My rule is to be as healthy as possible, while being delish.
Whether you’re a child or an adult, taste is an important sense.
I tend to be free-form in the kitchen…
I don’t follow recipes or really measure, but just go with what I feel may taste delicious.
Boil some edamame or black-bean or gluten-free spaghetti.
(edamame spaghetti has about 25 grams of protein!)
Meanwhile, in some avocado or olive oil and a tablespoon of vegan butter (Earth Balance), saute one red onion (chopped) and 1/2 cup of peppers (any color is fine).
Add shrimp to saute mixture and then season.
You can go crazy creative here.
Typically, dry spices and herbs are good in the quantity of 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon.
Suggestions are Himalayan salt, black pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano, parsley, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, herbs de provence, coriander, cumin, turmeric.
Add 1/2 to 1 cup spinach or kale (it wilts quickly)
Add 1/2 cup steamed broccoli if you would like (or can be eaten on the side).
Add the spaghetti to the sauteed mixture of veggies.
Use about 1 tablespoon of the water from the boiled spaghetti in the mixture to add creamy texture.
Drizzle some more oil over everything.
You can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup tomato sauce and some goat cheese to make it creamy and yummier.
Again, create your own dish, and individualize it to your taste.
You don’t have to add shrimp. or goat cheese.
Or you can add fish or organic chicken or lentils.
Serve it up and enjoy!