Garlicky Green Beans With Pine Nuts

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Garlicky Green Beans With Pine Nuts Ingredients: 1 tablespoon organic unsalted butter 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil 1 medium head garlic – peeled and sliced 1 lb fresh green beans 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice unrefined sea salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup pine nuts Directions: Steam green beans to reach desired tenderness. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil; add garlic, and cook until lightly browned, stirring frequently....

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Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Butter

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Butter Not only is this recipe delicious but pumpkin seeds are also loaded with the mineral zinc. Some of the health benefits of zinc include proper functioning of immune system, digestion, control of diabetes, improves stress level, energy metabolism, acne and wound healing. It is also a major factor in fertility/pregnancy, hair care, eczema, weight loss, night blindness, colds, eye care and appetite loss along with many other factors. Ingredients: 3/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds (soaked...

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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Salads & Dressings, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Black Bean and Couscous Salad Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous (or quinoa to make gluten-free, make as per regular directions) 1 1/4 cups water (or chicken stock if you’re not vegetarian for added flavour) 3 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 4 green onions, chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen organic corn kernels, thawed if frozen 2...

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Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Gluten-Free, Main Courses, Salads & Dressings, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Peanut Soba Noodle Salad Ingredients: 454 g (16 oz) package soba (buckwheat) noodles 1 bunch asparagus spears, ends trimmed then cut into 1/2-inch segments 3/4 cup organic peanut butter 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar 2 cloves garlic, crushed drizzle of toasted sesame oil big pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1/4-1/2 cup hot water 4 spring onions, chopped 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped 350g (12 oz) extra-firm organic tofu, cut into small cubes (I usually saute mine first in some coconut oil) unrefined sea salt to...

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Mango, Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Mango, Tomato and Avocado Salsa There’s nothing better for a summer BBQ appie! Ingredients: 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 avocado, diced (*see below on how to easily dice an avocado) 4 medium tomatoes, diced (roma works best) 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 small red onion, chopped 1 tablespoons olive oil Directions: In a medium bowl, combine the mango, avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno,...

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Easy Guacamole

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Appies & Sides, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Easy Guacamole Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 lime, juiced 1/4 teaspoon cumin 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped unrefined sea salt and black pepper to taste Directions: Scoop avocados out of skin and mash in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, cumin, cilantro salt and pepper. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

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