Baked Fish with Black Japonica Rice

Black japonica rice is a nutrient rich rice with a spicy sweet taste.  According to Lundberg Family Farms, this sweet nutty rice is packed with health-promoting anthocyanine antioxidants, like those found in blueberries and blackberries. For a quick meal idea, bake your favorite fish fillet in the oven while you  cook japonics rice on the…

Gingersnaps and Almond Nog

( Adapted from thisrawsomeveganlife.com Raw Gingersnap Cookies) These gingersnaps and almond nog are easy to whip up in no time and they can be a nutritious alternative to overly processed, sugar-laden treats this holiday season. Gingersnap Cookies 2 C oats, ground into flour in your food processor (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats) 1 1/2 …

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken & Carrots

  Warm spices, refreshing apricots and cranberries,  crisp carrots and organic chicken combine in this simple yet  delectable slow-cooker recipe that is sure to add a note of pizzazz to your next cozy winter meal or special gathering. The subtle yet powerful touch of spices in this comforting dish enhance the combined flavors of dried fruits and slow-cooked…

Earthy Potato Chive Soup

  (This recipe has been adapted. The original recipe, by Wendy Irene, can be found at onegreenplanet.org) Serves:  6 A few fresh herbs and time-tested spices can transform a humble potato soup into a savory, comforting bowl of goodness! Best of all, this simple soup is ready for the table in less than thirty minutes….

Ginger Nut Energy Bites

These energy bites are packed with wholesome nutrients! They are easy to whip up and a great grab-n-go alternative when you need a boost. They also perfectly complement a cup of your favorite tea. Preserve a few moments to nourish your body and calm your spirit with these tasty treats and your favorite warm beverage….

Chicken Apple Spinach Salad

Serves 2-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts (2-4) Spinach (2-4 large handfuls) Granny Smith apples, sliced (1-2) Dried cranberries (as desired) Walnuts (as desired) Rasberry Vinaigrette dressing Olive oil Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts in baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 25-35 minutes…

Simply Sweetened Applesauce

When the days shorten and begin to cool it’s a great time to whip up some healthy comfort food.  Humble applesauce fits the bill! When you prepare homemade applesauce you can be confident your finished product will be a healthy dish with wholesome ingredients – minus all the unhealthy chemicals and preservatives. The pleasing aroma of…

Food Mill

A food mill is a cross between a sieve and a food processor.  It strains, mashes, and sauces. The perforated disk separates out any seeds or skins. The food mill can be used to make applesauce.  See our simple applesauce recipe here:http://simply-sweetened-applesauce applesauce You don’t need to peel the apples when making applesauce because the food…

Pear Crisp

There’s something about cool fall days that just calls for a warm fruit crisp straight from the oven! This pear crisp is quick and easy and requires limited ingredients.  It is packed full of delicious flavor that will warm your heart and taste buds on a cool autumn day. You can choose date sugar which…

Vegetable Curry

(Recipe adapted from More-with-Less cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre.) Serves 5-6 This curry is an all-time family favorite at our house! It is a quick meal option on a busy day. Just pop your rice in a rice cooker and cook your curry. Sweet warm Jasmine rice is a perfect complement to this savory curry….

Grasshopper Bars

Refreshing Grasshopper Bars These bars are refreshingly delicious and easy to make.  They are packed with nutritious ingredients and are a great replacement for processed sugar-laden treats. Whip up a batch and you have a quick “go-to” treat waiting in the freezer. (Recipe from Raia’s Recipes.com.) Ingredients Mint Cream Layer 1 Hass avocado 1/4 C…

Mushroom Stroganoff

You will not miss the beef in this hearty, aromatic stroganoff!   It serves up as  awesome leftovers too. That is, if everyone has not cleaned their plates and the cooking pan! This Mushroom Stroganoff is meat-free comfort food at it’s best and you can replace the noodles with quinoa or converted rice to follow a lower glycemic requirement….