be foodie » Category » vegan http://befoodie.net food, kitchens, table settings... Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Spicy Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers /spicy-sweet-potato-black-bean-burgers/ /spicy-sweet-potato-black-bean-burgers/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:52:17 +0000 admin /?p=3142
Ingredients
1/2 cup quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large sweet potato
1/2 cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons spicy cajun seasoning
1/4 gluten free oat flour (regular oat flour or oat bran will work)
salt and pepper, to taste
olive oil or coconut oil, for cooking
6 whole grain hamburger buns (gluten free, if desired)
Sprouts
For Avocado-Cilantro Crema:
1/2 large ripe avocado, diced
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream or plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice
dash of hot sauce, if desired
salt, to taste
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Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies /paleo-chocolate-chunk-cookies/ /paleo-chocolate-chunk-cookies/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:03:16 +0000 admin /?p=3120
Ingredients
2 cups / 6.3 oz / 180 gr blanched almond flour/meal
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup / 2 oz / 55 gr coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¾ cup / 3.5 oz / 100 gr coarsely chopped +70% dark chocolate
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Berry Parfaits with Fresh Strawberry Cream /berry-parfaits-with-fresh-strawberry-cream/ /berry-parfaits-with-fresh-strawberry-cream/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:00:04 +0000 admin /?p=3117
Ingredients
3 cups Fresh Strawberry Cream (recipe below)
4 cups fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
1 tablespoon amaretto or orange liqueur
1 cup homemade granola
1 1/4 cups raw cashews, soaked for 1 hour or up to overnight
2 1/4 cups strawberries
6 tablespoons non-dairy cream cheese
3 pitted dates
2 teaspoons vanilla
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Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream /coconut-vanilla-ice-cream/ /coconut-vanilla-ice-cream/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:21:52 +0000 admin /?p=3097
Ingredients
2 cans full-fat (unsweetened) coconut milk
1 vanilla bean
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Juicy Apple Popsicles /juicy-apple-popsicles/ /juicy-apple-popsicles/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:19:11 +0000 admin /?p=3094
Ingredients
2 c. unfiltered 100% apple juice
1 t. fresh ginger (it doesn’t have to be chopped)
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole clove
⅛ t. sea salt
1 T. lemon juice
2 T. maple syrup
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Apple Butter Cookies /apple-butter-cookies/ /apple-butter-cookies/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:48:29 +0000 admin /?p=3087
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. powdered stevia
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
1/2 very ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup maple sugar
3/4 cup apple butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped and toasted nuts
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Snickers Bars /snickers-bars/ /snickers-bars/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:46:36 +0000 admin /?p=3084
Ingredients
18-20 pitted dates (~1 cup)
1 cup raw walnuts (or sub cashews or almonds)
1/4 cup vegan caramel sauce, (subbing coconut milk for cream)
1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
8 ounces (1 cup) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
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Perfect, Soft, Chewy, Delicious, and Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies. Vegan! /perfect-soft-chewy-delicious-and-healthy-peanut-butter-cookies-vegan/ /perfect-soft-chewy-delicious-and-healthy-peanut-butter-cookies-vegan/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:36:50 +0000 admin /?p=3068
Ingredients
1 3/4 cups oat flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup almond milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons Nutzo Organic Omega-3 [7 nut and seed] butter
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)Preparation method

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Cookie Dough Ice Pops /cookie-dough-ice-pops/ /cookie-dough-ice-pops/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:26:08 +0000 admin /?p=3065
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups chickpeas
1/4 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tbs agave syrup
15 drops stevia
1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt
1/4 cup flax
2 tbs melted coconut oil
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Lentils with Garden Vegetables, Avocado, Walnuts and Hummus! /lentils-with-garden-vegetables-avocado-walnuts-and-hummus/ /lentils-with-garden-vegetables-avocado-walnuts-and-hummus/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:31:58 +0000 admin /?p=3047
Ingredients
1/2 cup uncooked French green lentils, picked over for any stones
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, sliced into small pieces
6 cups chopped garden greens (I used swiss chard, kale and spinach)
1/2 avocado, sliced
2-4 Tbs. favorite hummus
2-4 tsp samal oelek
small handful of toasted walnuts
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Flatbread Pizzas /flatbread-pizzas/ /flatbread-pizzas/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:28:01 +0000 admin /?p=3043
Ingredients
2 whole flatbreads or gyro bread (I personally prefer gyro bread)
1/2 lime, squeezed
1 tsp olive oil
1 spoonful habanero pepper jam (any type of pepper jam will work here)
1/2 cup romaine lettuce, cleaned and thinly sliced
1/2 large avocado, pitted and cubed
1 cup roasted carrots
1/8 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced
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Double Chocolate Truffles /double-chocolate-truffles/ /double-chocolate-truffles/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:19:38 +0000 admin /?p=3022
Ingredients
for the ganache filling
1 cup dark vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon melted vegan butter
for the chocolate coating
3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
1 teaspoon coconut oil
topping
cacao nibs or vegan mini chocolate chips
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Vegan Scrambled ‘Eggs’ /vegan-scrambled-eggs/ /vegan-scrambled-eggs/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:49:56 +0000 admin /?p=2986
Ingredients
4 t. coconut oil, divided
5 T. chickpea flour (aka garbanzo bean flour)
6 T. water
1 scallion, chopped
¼ c. mushrooms, chopped
¼ c. kale, chopped
sea salt or Indian black salt, to taste (I used about ¼ teaspoon)
black pepper, to taste
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Palets de dame /palets-de-dame/ /palets-de-dame/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:12:47 +0000 admin /?p=2983
Ingredients
75 g raisins
4 cl rum
12.5 cl almond cream
80 g cane sugar
145 g millet flour
95 g cornstarch
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Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters /chocolate-coconut-granola-clusters/ /chocolate-coconut-granola-clusters/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:42:56 +0000 admin /?p=2970
Ingredients
85g (1/3 cup) Coconut Butter
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, warm (I used So Delicious Almond Plus)
1/2 tsp Coconut Extract
6 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
1/5 tsp Salt
42g (2 scoops) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder (I used SunWarrior)
1 tbs Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
120g (1+1/4 cups) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
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Almond Panna Cotta /almond-panna-cotta/ /almond-panna-cotta/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:39:50 +0000 admin /?p=2967
Ingredients
40 cl almond cream
40 cl almond milk
3 g agar
10 g stevia powder
a few drops of almond extract
350 g strawberries
12 basil leaves
20 g agave syrup (optional)
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Lemon Coconut Squares /lemon-coconut-squares/ /lemon-coconut-squares/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:19:07 +0000 admin /?p=2957
Ingredients
Base
3/4 cup (80g) gluten free oats
3/4 cup (135g) Medjool dates
3/4 cup (90g) almond meal (finely ground almonds) or you can use whole almonds
2-3 tbsp of water
Topping
3/4 cup (180ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
60g (1/4 cup melted) coconut butter (not oil!)
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 large super ripe banana (approx. 150g)
60ml (1/4 cup) agave/maple syrup – you could also use date paste but the colour of the squares will change
1 tbsp agar flakes + 1/2 cup (125ml) boiling water
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Single-Serving Red Velvet Microwave Cake /single-serving-red-velvet-microwave-cake/ /single-serving-red-velvet-microwave-cake/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:04:27 +0000 admin /?p=2954
Ingredients
1/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk (or “milk” of choice)
62g (1/4 cup) Roasted Beet Puree (see this post for instructions)
8g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
4 packets Truvia
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Butter Extract
51g (6 tbs) Sweet White Sorghum Flour
10g (2 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
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Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burgers with Coconut Caramelized Pineapple /hawaiian-bbq-salmon-burgers-with-coconut-caramelized-pineapple/ /hawaiian-bbq-salmon-burgers-with-coconut-caramelized-pineapple/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:00:38 +0000 admin /?p=2945
Ingredients
1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
pinch of cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound fresh, raw salmon (skin removed)
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon coconut oil
4 slices swiss cheese
pickeled jalopenos (optional)
4 king hawaiian hamburger buns or whole wheat buns, toasted
1 avocado, sliced or mashed
lettuce
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Raw, Vegan, Grain Free Blueberry Nectarine Crisp /raw-vegan-grain-free-blueberry-nectarine-crisp/ /raw-vegan-grain-free-blueberry-nectarine-crisp/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:51:38 +0000 admin /?p=2942
Ingredients
1 nectarine, sliced or chopped as desired
¼ – ½ C fresh blueberries
1 small squeeze fresh lemon juice
1 large Medjool date, pit removed
2 tbsp raw almonds
¼ tsp vanilla
pinch sea salt
generous pinch cinnamon
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Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime /cucumber-avocado-salad-with-tuna-cilantro-and-lime/ /cucumber-avocado-salad-with-tuna-cilantro-and-lime/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:46:40 +0000 admin /?p=2938
Ingredients
1 avocado
1 T fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 large European cucumber (or 2 smaller cucumbers)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 can (5 oz.) tuna packed in olive oil
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
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Sesame Peach Mochi Cookie /sesame-peach-mochi-cookie/ /sesame-peach-mochi-cookie/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:33:58 +0000 admin /?p=2932
Ingredients
1 cup sweet rice flour
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 large peach, peeled, and mashed up (½ cup)
¼ cup sesame seeds (I mixed black and white)
½ teaspoon water
Vegetable oil for frying
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Vegan Biscoff Pancakes. /vegan-biscoff-pancakes/ /vegan-biscoff-pancakes/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:28:43 +0000 admin /?p=2929
Ingredients
1/4 cup Speculoos (Biscoff, Cookie Spread)
1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer plus 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp Earth balance/ non-hydrogenated margarine, melted
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
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Asian Avocado Snap Pea Salad /asian-avocado-snap-pea-salad/ /asian-avocado-snap-pea-salad/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:13:04 +0000 admin /?p=2894
Ingredients
1 small, ripe avocado
large handful sugar snap peas (about 15 peas)
large handful grape tomatoes (about 10 tomatoes)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sweet chili sauce
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp orange champagne vinegar or orange juice

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Barley & Feta Salad with Avocado /barley-feta-salad-with-avocado/ /barley-feta-salad-with-avocado/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:09:05 +0000 admin /?p=2891
Ingredients
1 cup pearl barley, soaked over night
1 avocado, cubed
80 g feta, roughly crumbled
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1 tbsp coriander (fresh or frozen), finely chopped
a splash of macadamia oil (or any other oil at hand)
1 small lemon, juice and zest
salt
black pepper

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4-ingredient Banana Bites /4-ingredient-banana-bites/ /4-ingredient-banana-bites/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:05:31 +0000 admin /?p=2888
Ingredients
2 Large Banana
1/3 cup Sugar Free, Vegan Chocolate
1/3 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
Crushed Raw Nuts, optional

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One Bowl Chocolate Cake /one-bowl-chocolate-cake/ /one-bowl-chocolate-cake/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:18:28 +0000 admin /?p=2835
Ingredients
2 oz bittersweet (70% cocoa or more) chocolate
1/3 C (75 grams) vegetable oil
1 ½ C (195 grams) flour
3/4 C (150 grams) white or brown sugar
¼ C (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 C (240 ml) warm water (comfortably warm, not hot or lukewarm)
1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
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Vegan Beet Cupcakes /vegan-beet-cupcakes/ /vegan-beet-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:15:29 +0000 admin /?p=2833
Ingredients
2 medium beets
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar

3/4 cup raw turbinado OR granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola or melted coconut oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup + 1 heaping Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
scant 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 + more for topping
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
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Raw Vegan Chocolate Frosted Brownies /raw-vegan-chocolate-frosted-brownies/ /raw-vegan-chocolate-frosted-brownies/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:37:01 +0000 admin /?p=2812
Ingredients
½ C walnuts
¼ C almonds
1 C soft Medjool dates
¼ C unsweetened cocoa powder(or cacao powder to be truly raw)
pinch sea salt
dash vanilla
2 ripe avocados
¼ C cocoa powder(or cacao to be truly raw)
¼ C + 1 tbsp maple syrup
dash vanilla
pinch sea salt
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Avocado Chocolate Balls /avocado-chocolate-balls/ /avocado-chocolate-balls/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:09:01 +0000 admin /?p=2794
Ingredients
1 avocado (160 grams), pitted
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. brown sugar, not packed
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 pkts stevia (1 tsp) (to taste)
1 cup old fashion oats, processed into flour (I used Gluten-Free)
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Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart /raw-chocolate-peanut-butter-tart/ /raw-chocolate-peanut-butter-tart/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:56:09 +0000 admin /?p=2791
Ingredients
1 1/2 c. raw walnuts
2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 1/2 Tbsp. raw honey
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 ripe avocados
5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
6 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar
1 vanilla bean
pinch of sea salt
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Cuban-Inspired Black Beans with Plantains and Rice /cuban-inspired-black-beans-with-plantains-and-rice/ /cuban-inspired-black-beans-with-plantains-and-rice/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:33:34 +0000 admin /?p=2782
Ingredients
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. cumin
Scant 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash smoked paprika
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, undrained*
1/2 to 1 cup water
Dab of butter
1 plantain, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 cups cooked brown rice
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Pumpkin ‘Cheese’ Cake /pumpkin-cheese-cake/ /pumpkin-cheese-cake/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:34:41 +0000 admin /?p=2770
Ingredients
2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water overnight, drained
1.5 cups cooked pumpkin, cooled (fresh or canned)
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
Sweetener of choice (used 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tbsp rice syrup and 6 drops liquid stevia – a combination of rice syrup and stevia would be perfect and contains almost zero sugar – taste as you add the sweetener to test desired sweetness)
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Homemade Grapeseed Mayonnaise /homemade-grapeseed-mayonnaise/ /homemade-grapeseed-mayonnaise/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:26:23 +0000 admin /?p=2768
Ingredients
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (see note)
1 1/2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds (sometimes called flax meal)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup grapeseed oil
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Vegan Cherry Oatmeal Cookies /vegan-cherry-oatmeal-cookies/ /vegan-cherry-oatmeal-cookies/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:22:35 +0000 admin /?p=2765
Ingredients
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 medium bananas (equal to 1 cup of banana that has been put into a blender and liquified)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup organic all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup dark sweet pitted chopped cherries
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Raw Vegan Ice-Cream Bars /raw-vegan-ice-cream-bars/ /raw-vegan-ice-cream-bars/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:20:39 +0000 admin /?p=2748
Ingredients
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup soft pitted dates
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight
juice of 2 lemons
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup liquid honey/agave nectar/maple syrup
1 cup of cocoa powder, give or take
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Sugar-Free Coke Slushies /sugar-free-coke-slushies/ /sugar-free-coke-slushies/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:38:43 +0000 admin /?p=2738
Ingredients
2 cans Zevia Coke
2 1/2 cups Ice
1 Lime
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Spring Rolls /spring-rolls/ /spring-rolls/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:06:12 +0000 admin /?p=2706
Ingredients
1 dozen medium rice paper sheets
1 head napa cabbage, shredded
3 cups escarole (or soft lettuce), shredded
2 cups micro basil
2 cups whole mint leaves
3 avocados, segmented
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Healthy Broccoli Salad /healthy-broccoli-salad/ /healthy-broccoli-salad/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:02:30 +0000 admin /?p=2703
Ingredients
1 pound broccoli (2 small heads)
½ pound carrots, peeled
1 pound red grapes, quartered
½ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
Dressing:
2 avocados
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 Teaspoons sea salt
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Avocado Chickpea Salad /avocado-chickpea-salad/ /avocado-chickpea-salad/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:56:10 +0000 admin /?p=2700
Ingredients
1 can chickpeas, rinses and drained
1 avocado, cubed
lemon juice
salt, pepper,
2 scallions, chopped
2 handfuls spring mix or arugula, sliced
4 tablespoons vegan basil arugula pesto
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Loaded Black Bean Sweet Potato Boats /loaded-black-bean-sweet-potato-boats/ /loaded-black-bean-sweet-potato-boats/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:20:19 +0000 admin /?p=2679
Ingredients
5 small sweet potatoes
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup grated Manchego or other Mexican cheese
Avocado crema (1/4 cup light sour cream, 1/2 ripe avocado & lime juice)
Fresh Salsa, Cilantro and Green Onion for topping and dipping.
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Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts /vegan-banana-oatmeal-pancakes-with-macadamia-nuts/ /vegan-banana-oatmeal-pancakes-with-macadamia-nuts/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:11:09 +0000 admin /?p=2675
Ingredients
1 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup organic whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ cups almond milk
2 very ripe bananas
olive oil or coconut oil
1/3 cup toasted, chopped macadamia nuts
maple syrup for serving (use reduced sugar or sugar free to keep the calorie count low)
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Avocado Tofu Spring Rolls /avocado-tofu-spring-rolls/ /avocado-tofu-spring-rolls/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:42:32 +0000 admin /?p=2672
Ingredients
8-10 spring roll wrappers (8 1/2 inch in diameter)
1 cucumber – cut into strips
1 diakon radish cut into strips
12 oz tofu- cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 cups mache, arugula or salad greens
1/4 cup chopped mint,basil, cilantro or combination of any
1 red bell pepper or carrot cut into strips
1 avocado, sliced
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Pickled Red Onions /pickled-red-onions/ /pickled-red-onions/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:41:46 +0000 admin /?p=2638
Ingredients
3 medium red onions
1 cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon pickling spice
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Creamy Avocado Linguine /creamy-avocado-linguine/ /creamy-avocado-linguine/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:42:55 +0000 admin /?p=2608
Ingredients
8 oz Linguine
2 ripe Avocados
3 T Meyer Lemon Juice
3 T Good olive oil
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
2 whole garlic cloves
generous handful arugula
1 tsp Meyer lemon zest
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Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese Sauce /healthy-baked-mac-and-cheese-sauce/ /healthy-baked-mac-and-cheese-sauce/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:35:02 +0000 admin /?p=2605
Ingredients
½ cup raw cashews
¾ cup water
2 ½ cups cooked butternut squash
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 ½ cups milk or milk alternative (I used hemp seed milk)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
salt and pepper to taste
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Guaquito – Guacamole Taco Rolls /guaquito-guacamole-taco-rolls/ /guaquito-guacamole-taco-rolls/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:22:20 +0000 admin /?p=2543
Ingredients
3 ripe Mexican avocados (slightly squishy, but with some firmness)
1 medium size red onion (~ ½ cup), diced
1 medium size tomato (I used a handful of cherry tomatoes– it’s all I had), diced
2 tsp lime juice
3 gloves of garlic (or more, up to you), minced
½ jalapeño, finely chopped (less or more; again, up to you)
½ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp ground cardamom
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp sour cream (optional, but adds to the creamy-ness)
salt + pepper to taste
10 flour or corn tortillas
2 cups of oil for frying
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Spinach Avocado Stuffed Portobellos /spinach-avocado-stuffed-portobellos-2/ /spinach-avocado-stuffed-portobellos-2/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:13:08 +0000 admin /?p=2536
Ingredients
2 Portobello mushrooms (Or leave out the large Portabellos completely and just use 8 oz of Baby Bellos)
6-8 Baby bellos (Or 1 more large Portobello mushroom)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
1 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach (well packed)
1 clove garlic
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup walnuts (toasted, if you want)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste
handful of sliced almonds (for garnish)
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Healthy Chocolate Avocado Muffins /healthy-chocolate-avocado-muffins/ /healthy-chocolate-avocado-muffins/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:50:21 +0000 admin /?p=2533
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp espresso powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 ripe avocado, pitted & peeled
2/3 cup maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
3/4 cup almond milk
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
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Pomegranate Mango Guacamole /pomegranate-mango-guacamole/ /pomegranate-mango-guacamole/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:44:27 +0000 admin /?p=2530
Ingredients
4 avocados
1 large mango
1 pomegranate
1 small to medium clove garlic, minced
1/4 red onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more or less, to taste)
Juice of 2 limes
Salt, to taste
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Avocado and Chorizo Stuffed Party Rolls /avocado-and-chorizo-stuffed-party-rolls/ /avocado-and-chorizo-stuffed-party-rolls/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:11:50 +0000 admin /?p=2514
Ingredients
12 frozen roll dough balls, thawed
1 ripe California Avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup spicy Spanish style Chorizo (precooked) link, cut into a small dice
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, diced (feel free to remove the seeds if you want it less spicy)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee /creamy-boozy-iced-coffee/ /creamy-boozy-iced-coffee/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:31:46 +0000 admin /?p=2441 boozyicedcoffee
Ingredients
6 ounces strong brewed coffee
large handful of ice cubes
1 ounce Frangelico
1 ounce half-and-half, or to taste (or cream, milk, flavored coffee creamer, non-dairy milk to keep vegan)
sweetener to taste (sugar, stevia, vanilla stevia, or your favorite sweetener)
whipped topping (or whipped coconut cream to keep vegan), optional for garnishing
pinch dark chocolate shavings, optional for garnishing
squirt of chocolate syrup, optional
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Chocolate Avocado Truffle and Concord Grape Sorbet /chocolate-avocado-truffle-and-concord-grape-sorbet/ /chocolate-avocado-truffle-and-concord-grape-sorbet/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:06:27 +0000 admin /?p=2424
Ingredients
1/2 cup meat of fresh young coconut
flesh scooped from centers of 2 avocados (see assembly instructions below)
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons carob powder
1 tablespoon mesquite powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
5 tablespoons raw agave nectar
3-4 tablespoons coconut oil
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Avocado Cupcakes /avocado-cupcakes/ /avocado-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:31:56 +0000 admin /?p=2418
Ingredients
3 c (360g) flour
6 Tbls (32g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 c (400g) granulated sugar
1/4 c (60ml) vegetable oil
1/2 c (120 ml) soft avocado, well mashed, about 1 medium avocado
2 Tbls white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c (470ml) water
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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcake /vegan-chocolate-avocado-cupcake/ /vegan-chocolate-avocado-cupcake/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:26:09 +0000 admin /?p=2415
Ingredients
1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup mashed ripe avocado (approximately 1 medium avocado)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Guacamole /guacamole-2/ /guacamole-2/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:26:22 +0000 admin /?p=2412
Ingredients
3 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 lime, juiced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/2 large red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tbs. cilantro leaves
1 tsp. salt
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Chorizo Tofu Benedicts /chorizo-tofu-benedicts/ /chorizo-tofu-benedicts/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:17:08 +0000 admin /?p=2408
Ingredients
1 teaspoon oil
1 small yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
Vegan chorizo, crumbled (stourbough or homemade)
350g firm tofu, slightly pressed
Hollandaise sauce
1 avocado, halved, pit removed and cut into slices
2 english muffins, split into halves and toasted
Green onion, for garnish
Chipotle powder, for garnish
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Vegan Chocolate Milkshake /vegan-chocolate-milkshake/ /vegan-chocolate-milkshake/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:23:46 +0000 admin /?p=2395
Ingredients
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 avocado
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon chocolate flavored protein powder
3 ice cubes
A good squirt of chocolate
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Avocado Dream Sandwich /avocado-dream-sandwich/ /avocado-dream-sandwich/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:13:12 +0000 admin /?p=2392
Ingredients
2 slices of bread/ciabatta
1 avocado
1/2 sliced tomato
salted potato chips
a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
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Creamy Potato Salad /creamy-potato-salad/ /creamy-potato-salad/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:04:07 +0000 admin /?p=2388
Ingredients
1 1/2 Lbs New Potatoes, scrubbed
1 Large Ripe Avocado
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt, or to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Mixed Chopped Herbs
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Spicy Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos /spicy-bean-and-sweet-potato-burritos/ /spicy-bean-and-sweet-potato-burritos/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:56:28 +0000 admin /?p=2386 Burrito
Ingredients
1 1/2 limes, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced (could use lime juice instead)
3 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
500 g sweet potato, skin on and chopped into 1 cm cubes
3 cups cooked black, pinto or kidney beans (1.5 cups dried*)
1 cup thinly sliced red capsicum
1 cup chopped silverbeet, kale or spinach
2/3 bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped
2 avocados, flesh removed and roughly mashed
8 tortillas
1/2 to 1 tsp chilli powder (or cayenne powder)
2 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp dried coriander
1/2 tbsp coconut oil for cooking
salt and pepper to taste
Optional extras:
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Vegetable Tian /vegetable-tian/ /vegetable-tian/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:59:10 +0000 admin /?p=2349 IMG_4044
Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
1 large sweet yellow onion cut in half and sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 russet potatoes, unpeeled
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
3 large Roma tomatoes
Sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Dried thyme, to taste
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
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Crash Hot Potatoes /crash-hot-potatoes/ /crash-hot-potatoes/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:52:09 +0000 admin /?p=2346 Ingredients
12-15 baby red potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
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Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwich /mozzarella-grilled-cheese-sandwich/ /mozzarella-grilled-cheese-sandwich/#comments Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:49:53 +0000 admin /?p=2296
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Corn and Tomato Stuffed Avocados /corn-and-tomato-stuffed-avocados-2/ /corn-and-tomato-stuffed-avocados-2/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:58:55 +0000 admin /?p=2211 Ingredients
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
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Stuffed Peppers /stuffed-peppers/ /stuffed-peppers/#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 17:22:18 +0000 admin /?p=1503 Ingredients 6 large bell peppers, any color 2 pounds ground beef 1 cup chopped onions 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 3 tablespoons A-1 steak sauce 1 cup water 1 cup long grain white rice 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, divided [...]]]>
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6 large bell peppers, any color
2 pounds ground beef 1 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons A-1 steak sauce
1 cup water
1 cup long grain white rice
6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, divided
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Avocado Coconut Ice-Cream /avocado-coconut-ice-cream/ /avocado-coconut-ice-cream/#comments Mon, 20 May 2013 19:20:05 +0000 admin /?p=1470
Ingredients
2 ripe avocado
180g gula malaka, chopped (you can also use dark brown sugar)
4 egg yolks
250 ml milk
500 ml coconut cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
A pinch of salt

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Obama Sushi /obama-sushi/ /obama-sushi/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 19:39:55 +0000 admin /?p=1386
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Baked Avocado Fries /baked-avocado-fries/ /baked-avocado-fries/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 16:34:11 +0000 admin /?p=1360
Ingredients
2-3 slightly firm avocados
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts
3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided use (or your favorite seasoning blend)
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup flour or pancake mix (optional)

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Chocolate Desert /chocolate-desert/ /chocolate-desert/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 17:54:20 +0000 admin /?p=1211 Ingredients
1 cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 cup maple syrup
pinch of good salt
1 avocado
1/2 tspn vanilla paste/extract

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Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream /chocolate-avocado-ice-cream/ /chocolate-avocado-ice-cream/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 17:46:52 +0000 admin /?p=1207 Ingredients
4 very cold avocados
1 can cold coconut milk (you will not need the whole can)
4 tablespoons dark chocolate coco powder
2 tablespoons powdered suger
2 tablespoon honey
3 ounces mlk chocolate, melted and cooled
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
sprinkles, for topping (optional)
ice cream cone (optional)

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Fruit Pizza /fruit-pizza/ /fruit-pizza/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 19:22:12 +0000 admin /?p=1178 Ingredients
1½ cups sugar
2½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
14 tablespoons (1¾ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
7½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1¾ cup powdered sugar
assorted fresh fruit cut into slices

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Southwestern Twice Baked Potatoes /southwestern-twice-baked-potatoes/ /southwestern-twice-baked-potatoes/#comments Sun, 12 May 2013 19:05:36 +0000 admin /?p=1154 Ingredients
4 medium baking potatoes
1/2 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 T. dry ranch seasoning mix
2 avocados
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste

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Grilled Cabbage Wedges /grilled-cabbage-wedges/ /grilled-cabbage-wedges/#comments Sun, 12 May 2013 18:58:01 +0000 admin /?p=1148 Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 head of cabbage (I used half of head of green and half a head of purple)
Canola oil

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Healthy Baked Fries /healthy-baked-fries/ /healthy-baked-fries/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 13:00:33 +0000 admin /?p=1092 Ingredients
3 medium russet potatoes (about 1.75 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt

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Oven Baked Zucchini Chips /oven-baked-zucchini-chips/ /oven-baked-zucchini-chips/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 12:39:11 +0000 admin /?p=1080 Ingredients
¼ cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs
¼ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (you could also use skim milk)
2½ cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini
Cooking spray

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Spinach Avocado Stuffed Portobellos /spinach-avocado-stuffed-portobellos/ /spinach-avocado-stuffed-portobellos/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 17:48:38 +0000 admin /?p=1067 Ingredients
2 Portobello mushrooms
6-8 Baby bellos
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach (well packed)
1 clove garlic
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste
handful of sliced almonds

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower /oven-roasted-cauliflower/ /oven-roasted-cauliflower/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 15:29:01 +0000 admin /?p=1053 Ingredients
1Big Cauliflower (Cut Into Medium Size Florets)
1/4 CupOil
2 TablespoonsSambar Powder
1 TeaspoonRed Chili Powder
1/4 TeaspoonTurmeric Powder
1/4 TeaspoonHing
As Per TasteSalt
1 TablespoonCornflour

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Herb Roasted Potatoes /herb-roasted-potatoes/ /herb-roasted-potatoes/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 09:38:15 +0000 admin /?p=1015 Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (I used the small ones)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
Kosher salt or sea salt, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Paprika

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Baked Zucchini Chips /baked-zucchini-chips/ /baked-zucchini-chips/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 07:34:15 +0000 admin /?p=987 Ingredients
1 zucchini, sliced in large rounds at an angle
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
2 generous tablespoons grated cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper

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Cucumber Feta Rolls /cucumber-feta-rolls/ /cucumber-feta-rolls/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 07:27:49 +0000 admin /?p=984 Ingredients
2 cucumbers
6 ounces crumbled feta
3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
2 1/2 – 3 1/2 tablespoons finely diced sundried tomatoes or red bell pepper
8 – 12 pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon roughly chopped dill or oregano
2 teaspoons lemon juice
pinch of pepper, or to taste

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“Better than Potatoes” Cheesy Cauliflower Puree /better-than-potatoes-cheesy-cauliflower-puree/ /better-than-potatoes-cheesy-cauliflower-puree/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 06:25:09 +0000 admin /?p=974 Ingredients
1 head of cauliflower
2 Tbl heavy cream
1 Tbl butter
2 ounces dubliner or other sharp cheese
salt and pepper to taste

 

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Avocado Fries /avocado-fries/ /avocado-fries/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 21:24:07 +0000 admin /?p=970 Ingredients
Oil For Frying
2 Avocados
2 Eggs, beaten
1 and 1/3 Cup Bread Crumbs
1 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cumin

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Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries /avocado-cream-cheese-and-salsa-stuffed-puff-pastries/ /avocado-cream-cheese-and-salsa-stuffed-puff-pastries/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 21:12:33 +0000 admin /?p=966 Ingredients
1 large sheet puffed pastry, thawed
1 ripe avocado, halved and mashed
1/3 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup salsa
salt and pepper, sprinkled to taste
1 egg, beaten

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Avocado Egg Rolls /avocado-egg-rolls/ /avocado-egg-rolls/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 21:09:04 +0000 admin /?p=963 Ingredients
3 large ripe Avocados, sliced
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil. chopped
1/2 tsp salt
Egg roll wrappers
water (for sealing edges of eggrolls)
oil (for frying)

 

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Fried Mozzarella Balls /fried-mozzarella-balls/ /fried-mozzarella-balls/#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 10:58:39 +0000 admin /?p=905 Ingredients
1  8 oz container of mozzarella balls, such as bocconcini
2 large eggs
1/4 cup of milk
1 cup of plain flour
2 cups of breadcrumbs or panko
1 tablespoon of dried oregano
salt and pepper
canola oil for frying

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Guacamole /guacamole/ /guacamole/#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 10:42:34 +0000 admin /?p=891 Ingredients
2 ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted
juice of 1 Lime
1/4 Cup minced Red Onion
2 Tablespoons minced Cilantro
1 small clove Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 Tablespoon minced Jalapeño

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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Aioli /crispy-baked-sweet-potato-fries-with-chipotle-aioli/ /crispy-baked-sweet-potato-fries-with-chipotle-aioli/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 09:21:26 +0000 admin /?p=804 Ingredients
2 medium sweet potatoes or yams
1 egg white
sea salt to taste
herbs or spices to taste

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Simply The Most Decadent Healthy Chocolate Cake /simply-the-most-decadent-healthy-chocolate-cake/ /simply-the-most-decadent-healthy-chocolate-cake/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 09:08:06 +0000 admin /?p=793 Ingredients
1½ cup extra dark cocoa powder
3 ripe avocados
1 cup date paste
¾ cup coconut milk (the canned variety)
6 large eggs
¾ cup (6) egg whites
½ cup water
2 tsp pure vanilla
½ tsp salt

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Stuffed Avocado Salad /stuffed-avocado-salad/ /stuffed-avocado-salad/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 09:04:47 +0000 admin /?p=789 Ingredients
1 ripe avocado
4 tbsp fresh chives or parsley
10 cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp spirulina flakes
1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
fresh ground pepper

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Eggs in Avocado Slices for a Festive Holiday Breakfast /eggs-in-avocado-slices-for-a-festive-holiday-breakfast/ /eggs-in-avocado-slices-for-a-festive-holiday-breakfast/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 20:16:34 +0000 admin /?p=753
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Bean and Tortilla “Pie” /bean-and-tortilla-pie/ /bean-and-tortilla-pie/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 07:39:36 +0000 admin /?p=586 Ingredients
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion, diced
1 jalapeno chile, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
One 29-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
12 ounces (1 can) of beer…or use 1 and 1/2 cups water.
One 10-ounce package frozen corn
1 and 1/2 cups refried beans, warmed (or more, depending on how much you like refried beans)
4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
2 and 1/2 cups shredded cheese

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Breakfast Quinoa with Cinnamon-Roasted Fruit /582/ /582/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 07:35:13 +0000 admin /?p=582 Ingredients
2 cups skim milk (or vegan alternative)
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3-4 large figs, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries
1-2 tablespoons agave or honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas /sweet-potato-and-black-bean-enchiladas/ /sweet-potato-and-black-bean-enchiladas/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 07:19:39 +0000 admin /?p=576 Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cups sweet potatoes, skinned and chopped (about 2 large sweet potatoes)
One 15-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
One 16-ounce container prepared salsa
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup water
One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 and 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
One 12-ounce round of queso fresco

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Spring Green Juice /spring-green-juice/ /spring-green-juice/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:47:11 +0000 admin /?p=565 Ingredients
1 celery root (also called celeriac)
2 small pears
2 ginger root


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Fresh Green Bean Casserole /490/ /490/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:01:57 +0000 admin /?p=490 Ingredients

2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons panko
1 teaspoon sea salt

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Buttery Lemon Parsley Noodles /buttery-lemon-parsley-noodles/ /buttery-lemon-parsley-noodles/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:46:32 +0000 admin /?p=468 Ingredients

1 pound Pasta (fettuccine, Linguine, Angel Hair)
4 Tablespoons Butter
1/4 cup Finely Minced Parsley
1 whole Lemon
Salt And Pepper, to taste

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Eggplant Focaccia and The Village Press Dipping Sauce /eggplant-focaccia-and-the-village-press-dipping-sauce/ /eggplant-focaccia-and-the-village-press-dipping-sauce/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:32:01 +0000 admin /?p=452 Ingredients

1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 pound pizza dough
2 tablespoons cornmeal
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup Emmentaler (or swiss or Gruyere) cheese, shredded
Fresh oregano, for garnish

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Spaghetti with Bok Choy and Poached Egg /spaghetti-with-bok-choy-and-poached-egg/ /spaghetti-with-bok-choy-and-poached-egg/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:04:42 +0000 admin /?p=412 Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch bok choy, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
Pinch red pepper flakes
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup vegetable broth
4 large eggs, poached
1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti
Green onions, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

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Caprese Grilled Cheese /caprese-grilled-cheese/ /caprese-grilled-cheese/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:49:13 +0000 admin /?p=383 Ingredients
2 slices fresh bread (I recommend sourdough or rustic white bread)
3 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced into rounds or grated*
4 – 6 Roma tomato slices
1 Tbsp chopped, fresh basil ribbons
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil or 1 Tbsp butter
1/2 clove of garlic, for rubbing bread

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Ranch Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich /ranch-potato-grilled-cheese-sandwich/ /ranch-potato-grilled-cheese-sandwich/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:47:02 +0000 admin /?p=380 Ingredients
1 (6 oz) red potato, washed and dried
olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and drained
2 – 3 oz Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese, sliced (I used Hook’s Marble Jack Wisconsin Cheese – it’s SO good)
2 slices fresh firm bread (don’t use the light and fluffy, airy kind of bread, use something fairly heavy)
Ranch dressing
1 Tbsp butter, softened
1 green onion, diced

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Broccoli Cheese Soup /broccoli-cheese-soup/ /broccoli-cheese-soup/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:36:23 +0000 admin /?p=337 Ingredients
1/3 cup butter, diced in cubes
1 cup diced yellow onion (about 1/2 large onion)
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk (I used 2%)
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups finely chopped, fresh broccoli pieces*
6 oz. freshly grated Sharp Cheddar cheese
1 oz. freshly, very finely grated Parmesan cheese (or more to taste)
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Black Bean Salsa Chili with Avocado Cream /black-bean-salsa-chili-with-avocado-cream/ /black-bean-salsa-chili-with-avocado-cream/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:21:47 +0000 admin /?p=324 Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons lime juice
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

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Soba Noodles in Mushroom-Ginger Broth /soba-noodles-in-mushroom-ginger-broth/ /soba-noodles-in-mushroom-ginger-broth/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:17:07 +0000 admin /?p=320 Ingredients

1 tablespoon peanut oil (or other neutral oil, such as canola, vegetable, or grapeseed oil)
8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup water
5 dried porcini mushrooms (or shitake…whatever you like)
One 1-inch piece of ginger, sliced into strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 and 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 tablespoons miso

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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup /vegetarian-tortilla-soup/ /vegetarian-tortilla-soup/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:13:09 +0000 admin /?p=315 Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon chipotle seasoning blend (optional)
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 14-ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
6 cups vegetable broth

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan /creamy-tomato-basil-soup-with-parmesan/ /creamy-tomato-basil-soup-with-parmesan/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:09:37 +0000 admin /?p=312 Ingredients
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 cup finely diced onions
1 cup finely diced carrots
1 cup finely diced celery
¼ cup vegetable oil
4 cups chicken broth
1 tbs. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 bay leaf
½ cup flour
½ cup butter
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups half and half
salt and pepper

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Red Beans and Rice Soup /red-beans-and-rice-soup/ /red-beans-and-rice-soup/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:06:44 +0000 admin /?p=307 Ingredients
1 package Hurst Family Harvest Bayou Cajun Red Bean Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound andouille sausage (omit for vegan and vegetarian), sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large or 4 small carrots, thickly sliced
4 close garlic, minced
Kosher salt and pepper
1 cup rice
4 cups gluten free chicken or vegetable stock
3 cups water
3 green onions, sliced

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Vegan Sushi /vegan-sushi/ /vegan-sushi/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:14:06 +0000 admin /?p=303 Ingredients
1/3 cup cooked Japanese sushi rice (or sticky rice)
1 sheet roasted seaweed
Rice vinegar
Bragg’s soy sauce
Some julienned carrot
A couple strips of cucumber
A little bit of pickled ginger
1-3 small, marinated mushrooms
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds (you just need a couple sprinkles)

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Raw Almond Milk /raw-almond-milk/ /raw-almond-milk/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:06:58 +0000 admin /?p=300 Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight
6-7 cups pure water
1 tsp. vanilla
Pinch sea salt

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Tropical Granola /tropical-granola/ /tropical-granola/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:03:28 +0000 admin /?p=297 Ingredients
6 cups rolled oats (gluten free)
¾ cup organic coconut flakes
¾ tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup raw macadamia nuts
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup agave
2 tsp. pure vanilla
1 ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup chopped organic, dried papaya
1/3 cup chopped organic, dried figs
1/3 cup chopped, organic mango

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Chocolate Coconut Chew Lara Bars /chocolate-coconut-chew-lara-bars/ /chocolate-coconut-chew-lara-bars/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:00:06 +0000 admin /?p=293 Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds
1 ½ cups dates (I used Medjool)
¼ cup pure cocoa
½ cup dried coconut
1 cup raw walnuts (soaked)
Add a little water to help the processing

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Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate /vegan-peppermint-hot-chocolate/ /vegan-peppermint-hot-chocolate/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:57:24 +0000 admin /?p=290 Ingredients
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 peppermint tea bags
2 tbsp. pure cocoa
2 dropper-fulls of NuNaturals cocoa bean stevia*
½ packet NuNaturals stevia

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Exotic Fruit Salad /exotic-fruit-salad/ /exotic-fruit-salad/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:54:17 +0000 admin /?p=286 Ingredients
Banana
Avocado
Grapes, frozen
Wild blueberries
Grapefruit, sectioned
Kiwi
Apple
Lime juice
Pineapple juice

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Everyday Quinoa Salad /everyday-quinoa-salad/ /everyday-quinoa-salad/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:50:37 +0000 admin /?p=282 Spring-Salad-02-436x600Ingredients
1-1/2 cups organic uncooked quinoa
3 cups water
2 tbsp. bouillon
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. Braggs soya sauce
3 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1 organic green pepper, diced
3 organic tomatoes, diced
2 organic cucumbers, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 organic green onions, diced
1 cup mung bean sprouts (opt)
1 cup chopped chicken (opt)

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Tropical Bubble Tea /tropical-bubble-tea/ /tropical-bubble-tea/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:46:06 +0000 admin /?p=279 Ingredients

1/4 cup tapioca pearls, dried
1/2 cantaloupe
1/4 cup peaches, frozen
1/4 cup mangoes, frozen
9 drops of liquid vanilla stevia
1/2 cup almond milk

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Banana Bread /bananabread/ /bananabread/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:59:47 +0000 admin /?p=78 Ingredients

35 g dates
200 mL almond milk
5 g baking soda
2 ripe bananas
103 g buckwheat flour
53 g unblanched almond meal
5 g baking powder
pinch of salt
1 flax egg
5 g vanilla extract
10 mL olive oil

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