Five Spice Latte

 Share a warm cup of this spicy-sweet milk with someone you love this holiday season! Five Spice Powder combines cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise, and white pepper. Did you know that spices are beneficial to your health? Spices contain strong antioxidant properties, they are rich in vitamins and minerals.  Some spices are known to contain…

Mac and Cheese

(Recipe from veganyumminess.com.) Serves 4-5 This macaroni and cheese satisfies those hungry tummies AND you can feel good about incorporating those healthy veggies too! Ingredients 10 ounces macaroni noodles 1 C peeled and diced yellow potatoes 1/4 C peeled and diced carrots 1/3 C chopped onion 3/4 C water from the boiled vegetables 1/2 C raw…

Rosemary Sweet Potato Stackers

(Recipe from kimshealthyeats.com) Serves 10 Wow your holiday guests this year with these unique and delicious potatoes! These stackers are EASY to prepare and require just a few ingredients. I double the recipe because it’s impossible to eat just one or two of these! Ingredients 2 T butter (I use Earth Balance.) 2 T coconut oil, melted…

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Ingredients 2 C black-eyed peas (canned or frozen) 1 C water 2T olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1-14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes ( I use fire-roasted diced tomatoes by Muir Glen.) 3 celery stalk, finely chopped 5-8 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 stems fresh thyme 3 tsp ground cumin 3 tsp cinnamon 2…

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…

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…

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…

Portobello Beefless Stew

(Recipe from connoisseurusveg.) This savory stew is easy to make and    reheats well. A perfect nourishing stew for a cool fall evening. Ingredients 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 3 garlic cloves 1 onion, large 1 lb. Portobello mushrooms 2 lbs. red potatoes 3 T fresh thyme 2 T fresh rosemary 2 T tomato paste…

Cacao and Cardamom Chocolate Cream Tartlets

(Recipe from thevegancookingfairy.com.) Makes 4 tartlets. Crust Ingredients 1 C raw buckwheat 2/3 C dates, pitted and roughly chopped Crust Preparation Steps Grind buckwheat in food processor. Add dates and blend again until sticky dough forms. Press dough into small tartlet tins. Refrigerate till needed. Cream Filling Ingredients 1 C coconut cream (the cream top,…

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…

Apple Strudel

(Recipe from veganinthefreezer.com) By utilizing premade phyllo pastry sheets from The Fillo Factory, this recipe is quick and simple to whip up. Enjoy the relaxing aroma of cooked apples and cinnamon as your apple strudel bakes. (NOTE: I always double this recipe.) Ingredients phyllo pastry sheets ( I use dairy-free sheets from The Fillo Factory) 1…

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…