Mystery Chocolate Cake

A SWEET & HEALTHY TREAT. . . you can feel good about This cake is proof that you do not need to trade healthy ingredient choices for appealing taste and appearance in baked goods. You can have it all and eat your cake too! The cake is from coffeeandquinoa.com and the icing recipe adapted from Alissa Segersten and…

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…

Simple Dill Pickles

This refreshing pickle recipe can be found in Mimi Kirk’s Live Raw recipe book. Fresh dill, thyme, and bay leaves add depth of flavor to crisp cucumber slices. Ingredients Enough cucumbers to fill a mason jar 1 C apple cider vinegar 4 sprigs fresh dill 1 tsp cumin 1 T whole peppercorns 1 chili pepper…

Kale Apple Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

(Recipe from chowhound.com) Serves 6 Dressing Ingredients 3 T cider vinegar 2 T honey 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1.5 tsp poppy seeds 1/4 tsp salt black pepper 3 T olive oil 1/3 C diced red onion Cole Slaw Ingredients 1 lb. kale (approx. 2 bunches) 2 medium Granny Smith or Fuji apples Preparation Steps Place…

Veggie Lasagna

(Recipe adapted from Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Diet- Raise-the-Roof Sweet Potato-Vegetable Lasagna) This meat-less, dairy-free lasagna is packed with fresh vegetables!. You can even replace the lasagna noodles with thinly sliced zuchinni to bump it up to an even higher level of veggie goodness! Serves 10-12 Ingredients 1 onion 1 small head of garlic,…

Dairy-Free Ice Cream

(Recipe from Miyoko Schinner’s cookbook –  The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples) I’ve tested many dairy and non-dairy ice cream recipes and this is one of the best!!  Say “goodbye” to dairy and over-processed ingredients and say “hello” to flavorful  alternatives! Ingredients 1 C cashews 1 1/2 C water 1…

Your Local Farmer’s Market & When to Go Organic . . .

Summer is so short for those in the northern, east and midwest sections of the country.  Enjoy every minute of it!  This includes what you eat, and how you shop for your food. Make it an event and attend your local Farmer’s Market. How do you know when to go organic?  Whenever possible!  However, many people cannot…

Sunshine Smoothie

This smoothie is refreshing and so simple to prepare. You can nourish your body in minutes with fresh ingredients rich in  immunity-boosting vitamins. Ingredients 1 pineapple, remove top and skin (slice into chunks)* 5-7 carrots, peeled 2 inches fresh peeled ginger root 2 lemons, peel and remove seeds 1/2-3/4 C water 10-12 ice cubes Combine…

Quinoa Summer Salad

QUINOA SUMMER SALAD WITH AVOCADOS SERVES 8-10 INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth 1 Cup uncooked Quinoa 1 Large Tomato, Diced 2 Stalks Celery, Diced 2-3 Tbsp. Lime juice 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice 1/2 Cucumber, Diced 1/4 Cup Chopped Black Olives Salt and Pepper to taste, or sprinkle Herbamare seasoning to taste Instructions: Cook…

Chocolate Pie with Strawberries

(Recipe adapted from Angela Liddon’s website: OhSheGlows, Chilled Dark Chocolate Pie with Toasted Almond Crust. Angela’s recipe includes a delicious strawberry compote.  In place of the compote, I cut strawberries and placed in a spiral on top of the pie.) Pie Crust Ingredients 3/4 C raw almonds (I soak them in filtered water with salt and vinegar,…

General Tso’s Tofu

(This recipe is from onegreenplanet.com) Tofu Ingredients 1 pkg. firm Tofu, pressed and drained (I use Organic Nigari Tofu.) 1 T arrowroot powder 3 T low-sodium Tamari 1 T fresh ginger, grated 2 T peanut oil Sauce Ingredients 1 T sesame oil 1/4 C low-sodium Tamari 1 T arrowroot powder 1 T fresh ginger, grated 3…

Avocado, Mango, Broccoli, Strawberry Salad

Ingredients 2 ripe avocados 2 C diced mango 2 C strawberries 2-3 C broccoli, chopped 1/2 red onion, sliced 3/4 C raisins 1/2 C toasted pecans (toasted approx. 5 minutes in 400 degree oven) Himalayan salt (to taste) pepper (to taste) Combine all ingredients and serve. (NOTE: Chill before serving,  if using fresh strawberries and…