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Zucchini & Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!After my initial go at risotto back in January was a big success (see Butternut Squash Risotto), I decided to try a different interpretation this time. I ran a search for vegetarian risotto and stumbled upon this vegan version with raving reviews so I thought, why not? I’m on a major non-animal product kick [...]

Live Choconana Mouse

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This is one of my favorites so far!!! I adapted this recipe from Vegetarian Times and added a banana because it is just as rich and creamy as a 3rd avocado and I just love the flavor combination of banana and chocolate! This is so easy to make and sinfully rich and creamy… 2 [...]

Flax Crackers

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Now that you’re tuned in, I’ll hit you with the statement – these crackers are considered RAW! Don’t stop reading… they taste great, it just means they were made using a dehydrator, which did not get hotter than 110 degrees F, the highest temperature a raw food can encounter without starting to loose its [...]

Playlist from 2.28.10 Yin Yoga class

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!As requested, here is the playlist from tonight’s Yin class. Enjoy! 1. The Ludlows – James Horner & London Symphony Orchestra (Legends of the Fall) 2. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye 3. Hayling – FC Kahuna 4. Sri Krishna Arati – Bhagavan Das 5. Northern Sky – Nick Drake 6. Ray Man [...]

Love Lasagna (Spinach & Artichoke)

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I offered to make my honey anything he wanted for Valentine’s Day and being the “I love everything you make” kind of guy, we settled on a lasagna. I’ve been on this huge vegetarian kick and depending on your definition, this may not qualify since it does have eggs and a lot of cheese [...]

Tofu Chili

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I’ve wanted to cook with tofu for a long time. I buy the tofu, and it sits in my fridge for weeks. Months. And then I realize its expired and I throw it out. I’ve done this at least 3 or 4 times. No more my friends! I just cooked my first successful tofu [...]

Winter Squash & Mushroom Risotto

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!My first attempt to make risotto and it came out wonderful! The below recipe is from www.eatingwell.com 5 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium shallots, thinly sliced 3 cups butternut squash, chopped, peeled (1/2-inch pieces) 2 cups shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 [...]

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!1 butternut squash, peeled, cubed, about 4 cups 1 apple, peeled & cubed 1 cup baby carrots 1 tsp curry Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Garam Masala to taste (about 1/4 tsp) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Salt and pepper 1 onion, chopped 1″ fresh ginger, peeled & minced or grated 6 cups broth (veggie or chicken) [...]

Raw Zucchini Hummus

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!2 chopped zucchini ½ cup lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 ½ tsp cumin 1 cup tahini (raw if you can get it)… See More 4 tbsp olive oil ½ cup raw sesame seeds 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds in or out 1 big handful of fresh cilantro 1 large garlic clove or 1 [...]

Roasted Cauliflower

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!The best cauliflower you’ve ever tasted (unless maybe it was fried…) 1 head or 12 oz. bag of pre-cut cauliflower 2 tbsp. EVOO 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar salt & pepper to taste 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan (optional) Preheat oven to 450. Drizzle olive oil over cauliflower, sprinkle generously with salt & pepper and [...]

Broccoli & Potato Soup

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!2010 January week 4… lots of veggies in the fridge but I’m really short on time these days so I’ve been trying to create some of my own recipes using stuff I have on hand. Oh yeah, I’m trying to be VEGAN this week too! This one came out pretty great: 1 tbsp. minced [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This is another recipe I get requests for every time I make it! I’m going to experiment with butter substitutes to try to make them vegan next time and will update the note with my findings – enjoy! 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg ½ teaspoon salt [...]

Nothing does a body good like Green Juice in the morning!

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!New Year’s resolutions are great… in theory. If you’ve had trouble keeping your resolutions the last few years, try to change just ONE small thing. If it involves your diet, you may want to give juicing a shot… FORGET MILK! Besides the clinical data that milk & dairy actually have the opposite effect on [...]

Rita’s Famous Guacamole

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Honestly, I don’t know how it became “famous,” but every time I have a party or get-together my friends check to make sure I’m making my guac (like they wouldn’t come over if I wasn’t!)… every potluck at work, before I know it, someone’s SIGNED ME UP to bring guacamole… so here it is [...]

Yummy Dhal (Lentil Stew)

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!For those not familiar with Dhal (sometimes spelled Dal or Dahl) -is a preparation of pulses (dried beans, lentils etc.) which have been stripped of their outer hulls and split. It also refers to a thick, spicy stew prepared therefrom, a mainstay of Nepali, Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisine. It is regularly eaten with [...]

Incredible Apples – October’s focus food

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Fall is a great time to enjoy this staple food, especially if you can get out to an orchard and pick some yourself! If that’s not happening for you, fortunately we can get these nutritional powerhouses year-round in any grocery store! Stats: 95 calories 4 grams of fiber Good Source of Vitamin C Zero [...]

Healthy, YUMmy Grocery List

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Ready to give your refrigerator and kitchen a healthy overhaul? Stock up on the below items on your next trip to the grocery store or market… PRODUCE… as much of it as you can eat before it goes bad! Organic is always better but sometimes it can go bad quicker and certain fruits & [...]


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