Coffee Freeze

Looking for a summertime treat that doesn’t fill half your daily caloric intake with one beverage?  Need a cool refreshing beverage that doesn’t send your blood sugar into orbit? I had to change my habit of periodic visits to the local coffee café for that favorite frozen coffee drink after I investigated just how many calories and tablespoons of sugar…

Date Sweetened Cherry Pie

Summertime picnics are not complete without our favorite pies!  This pie has more going for it than meets the eye. Date sugar is the only added sweetener in this delicious pie and coconut oil replaces butter in the flaky crust. Date sugar is lower on the glycemic index and that is a better choice for…

Red Beans and Rice

This slow cooker recipe is filled with nutritious red beans, aromatic spices and your choice of andouille chicken sausage or vegan sausage. Tall glasses of iced tea and steamy sides of cornbread round out this savory meal! See our recipe for Vegan Cornbread. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 lb. dried red beans 1/2 lb. andouille sausage…

Vegan Cornbread

This cornbread is quick and easy!  Add corn and chipotle peppers for extra flavor. NOTE: I recommend White Lily Self-Rising Cornmeal for superior cornbread. Ingredients 2 C self-rising cornmeal 1 1/2 C non-dairy milk 1/4 C olive or vegetable oil 2 T ground flax seed 6T water 1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen (optional) 1-2…

Quinoa Tabbouleh

This Quinoa Tabbouleh is an all-time family favorite at our house! Whip us this delicious summer salad in less than 30 minutes and store any leftovers in the fridge.  That is, if you have any leftovers! The fresh vegetables give this salad a nice crunch and the mint and parsley add just the right depth of flavor…

Black Bean Edamame Salad

Bring this delicious three bean salad with refreshing lime dressing to your next summer picnic! It’s quick and easy to throw together in no time.  This salad is one of our family favourites! 1-15 oz. can of corn (I use frozen or fresh cooked.) 1-15 oz. can black beans 1-15 oz. can garbanzo beans 12…

Strawberry Ice Cream

  After searching far and wide and testing multiple ice cream recipes, this strawberry ice cream recipe from Jeff Rogers Vegan Ice Cream is a keeper! This is as close to natural as you can get, and yet it still satisfies that insatiable ice cream appetite! Pureed dates are the only sweetner in this recipe and…

Banana Kiwi Salad

Did you know kiwi is a berry? Kiwi is also known as Chinese Gooseberry. This Banana Kiwi Salad provides optimum levels of Vitamin C. A symphony of summer flavors will delight your tastebuds from the very first bite of this refreshing salad! Whip it together in minutes and it will be the star at your…

Freekah Chipotle Burgers

Spice up your next burger night with uniquely-flavored freekah grains  and hot chipotle peppers combined in one powerhouse burger !! This meat-free burger is bursting with nutritious ingredients and show-stopping flavors! WARNING: Shy tastebuds proceed with caution! If you are exploring meat-free alternatives for your health or just for variety in your diet, these burgers deserve your…

Quick & Easy Quinoa w/ Green Beans

Quinoa Brown Rice and Green Beans Prep time is diminished with this pack of cooked quinoa & brown rice. Ingredients: 2 cups frozen green beans – snapped about 1/2 inch 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 package Seeds of Change Garlic Quinoa & Brown Rice 1/2 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup small cherry tomatoes…

Quick and Easy Homemade Guacamole

INGREDIENTS: 3 medium ripe avocados 1 small red pepper, finely diced (or tomato) 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped Seasoned Salt Borsari Citrus Blend to taste (you can find it on Amazon or Whole Foods) DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut the avocados length-wise around the pit using a chefs knife. Remove the pit and scoop out the flesh; mash…

Simple and Delicious Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies with simple ingredients like this are simply delicious! Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic Almond Butter 1/2 cup organic brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 cups rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat in a small bowl the almond butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add oats…