Moroccan Chickpea Soup

A healthy and hearty soup from nourishingmeals.com will warm you up from the inside out.  Savor the flavors, and reap the benefits of turmeric, which is known to improve liver function.  Food is medicine! 2 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped pinch or two of sea salt 6 cloves garlic,…

Hectic Holidays… Healthy Holidays

Are you busy?  Is everyone you know busy?  We live most days resigned to stress and endless time crunches.  For many of us, holiday time ramps up the stress to even higher levels as we gather together for numerous events with friends, family, and co-workers. Some days it is all we can do to just…

Greens! Luscious Greens!

These beautiful greens are easy to prepare with only 8 simple ingredients. Spicy red pepper flakes bring out the glamour in these greens! Collard greens are packed with healthy antioxidants and are a smart choice when incorporating a variety of leafy greens into your diet. An added benefit ~ they smell delicious while cooking! Ingredients…

Creme Brulee with Golden Kiwi

Serves 6 This creme brulee is egg-free and dairy-free. It is a great option for satiating those sweet tooth cravings! Add this recipe to your recipe collection of healthy alternatives this holiday season. Golden Kiwi is a delicious complement to this lightly sweetened custard base. Blueberries, rasberries, nectarines, or pears are also good alternatives to…

Star Pumpkin Pie

(This recipe is from therawtarian.com.) This pumpkin pie is bursting with nutritious ingredients!  The crust is made from a combination of nuts, dates, and coconut.  The filling gets it creaminess from cashews. An assortment of earthy spices, including ground cloves, cinnamon, and allspice can be tasted in every bite.  Organic pumpkin and carrots round out…

No Bake Vegan Pumpkin Custard

(Recipe from chowhound.com.) Ingredients 1/2 C cashews 1 T agar agar flakes (I use Agar Agar Sea Vegetable Flakes from Eden.**) 1 pinch salt 1 1/4 C boiling water 1 1/2 C pumpkin puree 1/4 C sweetener (I use raw agave nectar from Madhava. You can use maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar.) 1 T vanilla 2…

Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Serves 5 (Recipe from Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon – Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado-Cilantro Cream Sauce.) **I’ve adapted the recipe by replacing the spice mix with the Crowd-Pleasing Tex-Mex Casserole spice mix from the same cookbook. Angela’s cookbook is a worthwhile investment if you are interested in cooking healthy,…

Pumpkin Bars/Muffins

Did you know that eating pumpkin may help play a role in cancer prevention?  One more reason to feast on the season’s best comfort food – pumpkin! DELICIOUS PUMPKIN BARS Ingredients: 1 c pumpkin puree 1 c almond butter 1/2 c raw honey 2 eggs 1 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1…

Sprouted Wheat Honey Bread

(Makes 2 loaves.) This is a dense bread that is delicious warm from the oven. It stores well in an air-tight container and should be refrigerated or frozen if stored longer than 1-2 days. Sprouted wheat flour retains a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals and in many cases is easier to digest. Ingredients 3T…

Shepherd’s Pie

The first cool breezes of autumn stir up cravings for “comfort foods” at our house. You can create simple, nourishing comfort foods that do not require hours in the kitchen or loads of calorie-laden ingredients. Try incorporating fresh herbs and wine into your nourishing comfort foods. Fresh herbs bring out stronger flavors in your dish….

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves 6. Ingredients 2-20 oz. cans Whole Fire Roasted Tomatoes 2 large onions, peeled and cut into fourths One head of garlic (remove outside skin and cut off top) 1 T olive oil salt and pepper, to taste 3 tsp paprika 4 tsp dried basil 3 tsp dried oregano 2 T maple syrup 2 C…

Lemon Salmon with Pearled Barley

(Recipe adapted from Blue Apron.) Serves 2 Ingredients 2 skin-on salmon fillets 1/2 C pearled barley 4 oz. spinach 1 zucchini 1 lemon 1 bunch dill 1/4 C Vegenaise Preparation Steps Cook barley approximately 25-27 minutes in a large pot of boiling salted water. Drain and return to pot. While the barley is cooking, wash…