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 […]

Simple Lentil Soup with Greens

I used fresh local spinach and it could not have been more satisfying. You can strip this soups down to just the onions and garlic and it would still be delicious. The turmeric adds a boost of anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties that we could all use more of and the cumin just makes it […]

ESCAROLE & BEANS

Served over whole grain toast, GF bread, Paleo bread or GF pasta, this is an all time favorite. Super delicious and simple. Even delicious cold. Serve with raw cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and nutritional yeast….I LOVE THIS DISH. White Beans with Escarole (Scarole & Beans) 1 bunch escarole, washed, trimmed, and torn into bite […]

Tomato Red Lentil Soup

This soup is so easy to make and a quick cooking source of  vegetable protein. Delicious on its own, or packed with freshly steamed, or sautéed greens. Tomato Red Lentil Soup 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 1 large can or 1 jar (28oz) strained, pureed tomatoes 1 clove garlic, smashed 1t black pepper 1/2t cayenne […]

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw  1/2 head of green cabbage, shredded 1 medium carrot, shredded 1T maple syrup or raw agave or raw honey 1/2c veganaise or another type prepared vegan mayonnaise 2T olive oil 1/4c apple cider vinegar 1T salt 1/2t ground black pepper Place the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Sprinkle 1T of […]

Roasted Spring Asparagus

This winter took SO LONG to break…for me the 1st signs of light are tulips and asparagus- so when I walked into the River Valley Co-Op and saw beautiful bunches upon bunches of purple tipped asparagus, I knew spring had finally sprung. I am of the school that the simplicity of the main ingredient is […]

Chipotle Tempeh

Chipotle Tempeh 8oz or 1 package tempeh (I used Flax), sliced in ½ and then thin slices 2T coconut or olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1t pink salt 1t chipotle powder 1/4t black pepper 2T nutritional yeast In a large skillet or cast iron pan that has been heated over medium to high heat, […]

Buckwheat Soba Salad Bowl

Sesame Ginger Noodle Sauce 1/4c tamari 1/4c mirin 2t hot sesame oil 1 clove garlic, smashed and minced 1″ fresh ginger, grated 1T water 1T extra virgin olive oil 1t raw agave or honey 1/4t cayenne pepper 1/2 lemon, juiced Place all ingredients in a jar and set aside. You will not need all of the […]

Buckwheat Soba with Ginger Sesame Bok Choy

Buckwheat is totally grain free, and gluten free, it’s a fruit seed that is in the rhubarb family! It is an excellent source of protein as well as many other important nutrients which help to regulate blood sugar and keep you feeling full at the same time. This dish is super delicious and fast to prepare- […]

Cheddar Cheesy Zucchini Pappardelle

Because it is still apparently winter this late in March, I decided I needed something warming so I am slightly cooking the zucchini- you can definitely eat the noodles raw by salting them and setting them in a food dehydrator for a 1/2 hour or just set aside for 15-20 minutes so they soften. I […]