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Choco-Nana Mini Pies

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This is an easy and tasty raw dessert… and a dessert that I can eat for breakfast is O-K in my book! 1/2 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cup raw pecans 10 dates, soaked in water for 30 minutes 2 bananas, just yellow, not too ripe 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder Crust & crumble for [...]

Farfalle with Spicy Pesto

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Bon giorno! This recipe comes from “Giada at Home” by Giada de Laurentiis and I followed the recipe pretty closely, halving her original recommendations which would have given me 4 to 6 servings. The below amounts yielded 2 very generous sized main-course portions (or could have been 4 sides if served with protein). 1/2 [...]

Quinoa Loaf with Mushrooms and Peas

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!April 22nd 2010 was the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. My Earth Day contribution was a day of vegan eating, 100% no animal products. For dinner, I tried a recipe from Whole Foods and followed it exactly: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced Salt and [...]

Tropical Green Monster Smoothie

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!NEWSFLASH: It is recommended that you (yes, YOU!) eat as much as 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day! This smoothie is an easy way to get close to 1/2 of your recommended daily servings! Note – this is not a “breakfast beverage”. It is a MEAL. It will give you more fiber, [...]

Black Bean Quinoa

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This dish is ridiculously simple and a protein and whole grain powerhouse. The avocado adds a nice touch of healthy omegas and the basil gives it a great fresh taste that just reminds me of Spring. Enjoy! 1 cup whole grain quinoa 2 cups vegetable stock 1 can (about 2, 2.5 cups) black beans, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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