Vegan

Dice and chop your veggies. Good prep helps with good cooking.  Saute the onions. Once they have softened a bit, add the spices and cook one more minute.  Add broth, vegetables, lentils and peanut butter, and stir well. After 10 minutes of cooking, the stew broth will be creamier.  Mix in the kale and cashews. […]

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In my never-ending quest for delicious allergy-friendly desserts, I present a delicious chocolatey oatmeal cookie. This one has no eggs, dairy, or soy, but the taste is delicious! (My next version will be gluten-free.) Assemble your ingredients.  Scoop the dough onto parchment lined baking sheets.  Dark, rich, chocolatey and chewy cookies.  Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Adapted from “Vegan Cookies Invade […]

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Moist and flavorful, with added texture and nutrition from oats, nuts and coconut, you’ll have a hard time believing that these muffins are free of gluten, refined sugar, dairy and eggs. They are incredibly easy to make, so you can whip up a batch just before breakfast, and freeze the leftovers for a later time. […]

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Apparently, I love a challenge. When I found out that someone I care about has a lot of food intolerances and needed to eliminate gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast and sugar from their diet, I sprung into action! Breakfast can be challenging for someone who can’t eat bread, yeast, eggs or dairy. Almonds for breakfast, anyone? […]

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I’m excited about this new recipe. Crunchy, creamy and incredibly flavorful, this wonderful salad features the best of summer’s vegetables. Sweet corn, ripe tomatoes (preferably heirloom) and avocados parter with crisp jicama, lettuce and a zesty cilantro vinaigrette. Cashew-based sour cream brings it all together. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. This […]

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Kale Avocado Salad

July 18, 2012

Some people avoid raw kale because of its chewy texture. Working an acid such as lime juice into the kale does a great job of softening it. The lime juice combines with sweet ripe tomatoes and buttery avocado to form a creamy dressing. Wash kale, spin dry and strip the leaves off of the stems […]

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Thai Inspired Kale Chips

June 28, 2012

Kale chips are a trendy item these days. Most recipes call for simply adding some oil and salt to fresh kale and baking it until crisp. These Thai flavored chips are more complicated, but the results are oh so worth it. They can be baked in the oven, but this raw method does a better […]

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I needed something to do with all of the almond pulp leftover from making fresh almond milk (post on that coming soon). I love carrots and knew their sweetness and moisture would be a good balance to the nuts, and I wanted to add some seeds for additional protein and flavor. Luckily, these came out […]

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I was inspired by a post from Dr. Oz on Facebook for a cauliflower-pea blend called “Mean Green Cauliflower Machine”. I love cauliflower and peas and wanted a nice hearty soup that was nutritious and also quick and easy. It doesn’t get much easier than this – put the ingredients in a saucepan, simmer and […]

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