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Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato Sauce Recipe

Peace Love Plates’ Recipe: Tomato Sauce Ingredients (1) 28 oz can crushed tomatoes – $1.68 (1) 6oz can tomato paste – $0.62 2 tbsp olive oil – ($5.74) $0.22 1 yellow onion, finely chopped – $0.60 5 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped – ($0.40) $0.20 1 tbsp […]

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The Big Picture: PLP and Preventative Health Care

The Big Picture: PLP and Preventative Health Care

With our health care system still adjusting to health care reform; causing an influx of recently insured patients into understaffed, oversaturated community health clinics — there is still a tremendous gap in the ideal time of access to health care services for patients and the ideal amount of time […]

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Our Children are Dying

Our Children are Dying

As of 2010, 1 in 3 children and young adults are overweight according to the National Institute of Health.   I’ve been sitting here at my computer for 30 minutes with this one fact in front of me, and I am absolutely shocked. 1 in 3 children […]

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3 Tips for Perfectly Cooked Meat

3 Tips for Perfectly Cooked Meat

3 Tips for Perfectly Cooked Meat Room temperature. Dry. Seasoned. Perfectly cooking meat can seem like a challenging task; but it isn’t! Aside from chicken (all poultry) and fish needing to reach an internal temperature of 165º F and 145º F respectively, cooking meat is incredibly easy. […]

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The Only 8 Kitchen Items You’ll Ever Need!

The Only 8 Kitchen Items You’ll Ever Need!

A lot of people I talk about cooking with seem to always ask “what do I need to make this?” There’s an entire world of kitchen utensils filled with gadgets and infinite variations of the same frying pan which can cause a lot of confusion in what’s […]

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Chicken Kebab & Authentic Hummus Recipe

Chicken Kebab & Authentic Hummus Recipe

I’ve always loved Mediterranean style food and after visiting the Mediterranean coast I realized just how much I enjoyed the cuisine. I had hummus – the BEST hummus – with every meal and I couldn’t get enough of it. True, authentic hummus is so simple yet so […]

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September 27th Cooking Class

September 27th Cooking Class

This Saturday, September 27 at 1pm, we will be teaching another healthy eating on a budget nutrition and cooking class! We’ll be making a Broccoli Chicken Stir-Fry – the dish we demonstrated at the Back to School Family Health Fair this past weekend! This 500 calorie dish […]

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An Open Letter – Why Peace Love Plates?

An Open Letter – Why Peace Love Plates?

Dear friends, family, and supporters, I started the non-profit organization Peace Love Plates because I believe those in poverty and close to poverty deserve a high quality health and nutrition education. When I was younger I had access to this information because I was provided a good […]

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SNAP Challenge recipe #1: Pork Loin Chops with Apples and Carrot Medley

SNAP Challenge recipe #1: Pork Loin Chops with Apples and Carrot Medley

A little over a year ago, Jeff and Linell attempted to live on less than $37 worth of food for a whole week through the SNAP challenge (watch their SNAP challenge video here). Their challenge was to create healthy, beautiful meals for less than $1.50 per meal; […]

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PLP and the “Back to School” Family Health Fair

PLP and the “Back to School” Family Health Fair

Peace Love Plates will be participating in the “Back to School” Family Health Fair on Saturday, September 20th from 10am-4pm in the heart of Los Angeles! We’ll have a booth to give away educational materials on health and nutrition, our Peace Love Plates shopping list, recipes for the […]

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