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Houlihan's Pulled off a MiraclePlaces to Eat
Houlihan's Bar & Grill in Schererville, Indiana pulled off a bit of a miracle last night; they made me like cauliflower. Most of you all know that I harbor no love for that bland, bleached-down cousin of broccoli, and that I do all that I can to avoid it. But, having only recently given up m...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
June 01, 2021
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Brussel Sprouts & QuinoaHealthy Meals
I'm still on my EAT MORE PLANTS diet and my wife, Meeks, is doing an excellent job helping me eat a plant-based/vegetarian diet. This is the Brussel sprouts and quinoa that she made me, and the seasoning is UNBELIEVABLY Good
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
May 26, 2021
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UMAI Japanese Kitchen & SushiPlaces to Eat
Meeks and I went out on a date this past weekend and she had octopus for the first time. Following our trip to "Artopia: An Immersive Art Experience" we stopped by UMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi in downtown Chicago for dinner. The setting and ambiance were exquisite and the food was amazi...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
May 13, 2021
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Hidden Vietnamese Food Gem 2 Hours from ChicagoPlaces to Eat
Just outside of the heart of Downtown Rockford, IL and mere minutes away from the Rock River sits a hidden gem of Vietnamese dining. Nustled in an unassuming storefront on a rather unassuming street sits Hai Qyunh, a small and cozy Vietnamese dining experience waiting to be had. Don’t be fooled by...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
March 26, 2021
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Salmon, Oysters & Scallops at Greenfire RestaurantPlaces to Eat
This past weekend I was celebrating both my wife's birthday and Valentine's day. As such, it was time for us to drop the kids off at their Nanna's house and get away as a couple for a few days. Those of you who have known me for a while are fully aware by now that [my wife] Meeks' bi...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
February 15, 2021
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Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss, and an Energy BoostHealthy Meals
Here is an excellent breakfast meal idea that I had recently and would love to share with you all to try. Sliced cantaloupe, with strawberry slices goes extremely well together as their tastes blend extremely well together. In the bowl is steel cut oats (no sugar or sweetener) with sliced bananas an...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
February 03, 2021
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Avocado & Cucumber SnackHealthy Meals
It's Veggie Time for my Game Time Snack! Let's Go! This was my snack for the NFC and AFC Championship games.

- Avocado slices,

- Cucumber slices

- Humus

I lightly seasoned the avocado and cucumber slices with garlic salt and pepper...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
January 24, 2021
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A Little Snickity SnackHealthy Meals
A little afternoon snack. I wanted something sweet, so I made a plate of cantaloupe,strawberries and grapes. Oh my goodness this cantaloupe was sweet too!
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
January 23, 2021
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I've Fallen In Love WIth Steak!Healthy Meals
BIG BOY FOOD. This is how Big Boys feed those Big Muscles; and NOBODY makes a stake like the Mrs. Buckner AKA the First Lady of Big Strong U! I went 25 years without eating meat, and had never had an actual stake before July of 2020. Now, I am HOOKED! Seriously, it fills me up and packs me full of ...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
January 07, 2021
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Zucchini KabobsHealthy Meals
This is from my wife's and my garden; fresh from the garden to the grill. The zucchini and the baby tomatoes are from our garden and I'm not going to even lie, these Zucchini Kabobs were outstanding. The tomatoes were perfectly sweet and zesty, and I really think we are raising some prize zu...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
July 21, 2020
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Our First Harvest from Our GardenFood Blogs & Videos
Look, it's our first harvest from our garden! Meeks went out and plucked a few items from our garden; here is what she pulled:

- 3 Shishito peppers
- 3 Jalapeno peppers
- 3 Cherry Tomatoes
- Basil
- 1 Zucchini

Yes, that big, round gr...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
July 09, 2020
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Veggie Wheat Pasta & Oolong TeaRecipes
This is a great plant-based meal for an evening alone or entertaining guests. I have served this meal in particular when entertaining non plant-based company because, even without meat it is filling and delicious.

INGREDIENTS

- wheat pasta

- fresh string ...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
June 18, 2020
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Fruit, Fruit, Fruit!Healthy Meals
This is a delicious afternoon snack that I had and think you all might also enjoy too if you're looking for something sweet to eat. The front plate has mango and watermelon cubes with blueberries and peches slices to the side. The bowl in the back has strawberries, bananas and blueberries. It...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
June 18, 2020
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Fried Eggplant & SpinachHealthy Meals
EAT MORE PLANTS!
Mrs. Buckner hasn't shared her recipe with me, but I just had to share this one with you all. This is fried eggplant with spinach that she made for me last night, and it was absolutely AMAZING! I love eggplant, but have massively failed every time I tried to make it, so s...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
June 12, 2020
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Open-Faced Stir-Fried Avocado SandwichRecipes
This amazing Open-Faced, Avocado Stir-Fry Sandwich is an AMAZING treat that we came up with and can be made in about 5-10 minutes.

Here is how I made this open-faced veggie sandwich:


Ingredients:

- mushrooms

- shredded carrots
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Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
June 11, 2020
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Fruit & Protein That Keeps You FullHealthy Meals
EAT MORE PLANTS! I had to share this meal with you all and suggest that you give it a try. It's quick, extremely easy, creates an amazing blend of tastes for your flavor palate and keeps you full. Not to mention, it's a good source of protein; and if you need them, carbs.

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Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
June 11, 2020
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Plant-Based Eating at Bonefish GrillPlaces to Eat
This past weekend my wife was looking absolutely too good to just go straight home after church. So, after considering a few places to eat before we went to look at Christmas decorations for our house; we settled on Bonefish Grill in Orland Park, IL. Not the most plant-based friendly restaurant out ...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
December 09, 2019
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Plant-Based at Olive GardenPlaces to Eat
I had not been to Olive Garden for ten years due to a bad experience with a hostess and waitress. I won't bring up old news because I'm fairly certain that anyone related to that incident is long gone from the company. So, last night after attending the Judge Mathis show with Meeks; she sai...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
October 09, 2019
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Eating Plant-Based/Vegan in New OrleansPlaces to Eat
When Meeks and I arrived in New Orleans in the summer of 2018 I was starving. I hadn't eaten a full meal since about 1 o'clock the previous day due to traveling on a tight schedule, so Meeks suggested I try the IHOP, IHOB, or whatever they are now. So I walked over and after browsing the men...[continue]
Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
September 05, 2019
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Orange SmoothieRecipes
I cannot begin to describe to you how delicious this nutrient-rich smoothie is. My only suggestion for you is that you try it for yourself. As such, here is the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

- 1/4 of a papaya

- 2 whole carrots

- 1 lemon
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Corey Buckner (@cbuckner)
September 04, 2019
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