Basil Jalapeño Cheese Dip

2c cashews, soaked for an hour (this step can be skipped) 1T mellow white miso 2 capsules vegan probiotics (empty powder and dispose of the capsule) 1/2c filtered water -up to 3/4 if needed 1 clove garlic — 1c fresh basil, minced 1/2t pink salt 3T coconut oil Pinch chipotle powder- more if desired ½ red jalapeno […]

Stewed Summer Tomatoes

Stewed Summer Tomatoes 10 tomatoes (roma or plum), split length wise in 1/2 2 teaspoons salt 1 small onion, medium dice 1 clove garlic, sliced 2T extra virgin olive oil 1 cherry bomb pepper, sliced *optional 3-4 large leaves of fresh basil 1-1/2c boiling water Heat up a large cooking pot; add the olive oil […]

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 […]

Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 4c tomatoes, diced 1/4c fresh basil, lightly packed, chopped 1/4t black pepper 1/4c water 1/2-1 fresh cherry bomb, chili or other hot pepper, minced 1/3c extra virgin olive oil 1t salt or to taste In a skillet, add the olive oil and sauté the […]

Fresh Tomato Tofu Vegetable Lasagna

Again, not a difficult dish to make at all, it’s all about the components- each one is full of flavor prior to joining forces in this early fall, late summer time fresh lasagna. I used brown rice lasagna noodles that are virtually un-dectectably different over wheat noodles so this lasagna is totally gluten free. I […]

Heirloom Tomatos, Garlic, Basil, & Olive Oil with Grilled Artisan Bread

I had purchased this beautiful heirloom tomato at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and it took me until today to actually think of something to make using it- I didn’t want to cook it; although a fresh Tomato Basil Soup or Gazpacho would have been amazing. A fresh pasta sauce crossed my mind but this […]