Ellen’s No Meat Sauce

I made this sauce tonight after work- it doesn’t take long and it is SUPER delicious, hearty, and satisfying.  The tempeh offers added protein- 14 grams per serving… For those who are not a fan of tempeh or are wary, it’s a good way to introduce it, for those who love it, you can’t go […]

Baby Lima Bean-Basil Spread

This is summer in a dip. Delicious- super easy especially if you have the pesto in your fridge! Baby Lima Bean Basil Spread  1c cooked baby lima beans (white) 1t ground chipotle powder 2T extra virgin olive oil 2T prepared basil or arugala pesto 1 lemon, juiced 1/4t black pepper 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1t […]

Arugula Pesto

Arugula Pesto 1-1/2-2c fresh arugala, lightly packed 1/4c fresh basil 1/3c raw pine nuts, sprouted- omit if not available 2T sweet mellow white miso 3T nutritional Yeast 1/3-1/2c extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 lemon, juiced Salt and pepper In a blender, add all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth or to desired […]

Sundried Tomato & Scallion Tofu Spread (Surfer’s Spread)

I was at a local co-op here they have a spread called “Surfer Spread”. It. is. YUMMY. I was determined to replicate it, I have a ton of RAW unsulfered sun-dried tomatoes, and picked up some local fresh scallions at the Farm Stand down the road and VOILA….It took me two times to get it. I […]

Pine Nut Basil Pesto

Pesto is a sure sign summer is here, with it’s fresh beautiful taste. Basil also has a whole host of healing properties including anti-bactieral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging as it is filled with antioxidants…..Good news for all of us, and as easy as Pesto! I picked this beautiful bag of basil up yesterday at the local farmer’s market […]

Spicy Raw Almond Sesame Sauce

Not all of the ingredients in this sauce are raw, however feel free to add in, subtract out what you need. Just the perfect amount of spicy heat. I sauced up some organic gluten free buckwheat noodles and sprinkled black sesames atop…nomnomnomnomnom Spicy Raw Almond Sesame Sauce 1/2c raw almond butter 1/2t toasted sesame oil 1T […]

Sesame Tahini Ginger Dressing

This dressing is to DIE FOR! Sooooooooo fricken yummy and easy to make. Tahini offers more protein than milk and plenty of calcium to boot. The ginger has been used in eastern medicine as a natural anti inflammatory and pain killer so after a killer HERO WOD this morning this was the perfect outfit to dress […]

Pasta Con Tanti Funghi alla Crema / Pasta with Many Mushrooms Cream Sauce

Pasta with Many Mushrooms Cream Sauce I made this pasta on my birthday and I am telling you, NO ONE, unless they were crazy, would miss the dairy, butter, or cheese in this recipe. The cashews offer a super creamy, velvety texture; paired with the divine savory intensity of the mushrooms is SUPER FRICKEN YUM. […]

Not So Basic Off-Da-Hook Mushroom Gravy

I can always make a basic gravy. I  use the pan after pan frying tofu or tempeh in garlic, usually with a cornmeal coating so when I was challenged to make a vegan gravy that was of equal if not greater to taste than a traditional turkey based gravy….IT WAS ON. I can’t believe the […]